Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
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If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Love never claims, it ever gives.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
The loving are the daring.
Hi-Yo, Silver !
The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
No pain, No gain.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Love is friendship set on fire.
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Our love is here to stay.
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
Learning is definitely not mere imitation or the ability to accumulate and conform to fixed knowledge. Learning is a constant process of discovery and never a concluding one. In JKD we begin not by accumulation but by discovering the cause of our ignorance, and oftentimes this involves a shedding process. Truth will not come until we have come to understand personally the whole process of the working of our being. After all, ultimately, knowledge in martial art simply means self-knowledge, and JKD can become intelligible only in the vigorous and constant process of self-inquiry and self-discovery.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
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
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
What a dump.
Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
In love beggar and king are equal.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.