People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
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It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Dale E. Turner
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
You must motivate yourself every day.
After your jump, the net appears.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
They alone live, who live for others.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Love is friendship set on fire.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Live your dreams.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
No matter where you go, there you are.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.
John P. Strelecky
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.