Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
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You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
It's always darkest before the dawn.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
You had me at hello.
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
Our intentions create our reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Union gives strength.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
A woman who is loved always has success.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.