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The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
You become what you think about.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Hope springs eternal.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
If there is a will, there is a way.
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
I know that I will die laughing.
Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
The heart that loves is always young.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
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.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
Hi-Yo, Silver !
The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
Begin with the end in mind.
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
You complete me.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
What is life without the radiance of love.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Talkers are no good doers.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.