Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
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.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
The best way out is always through.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
Don't ever give up.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
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
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
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
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
No one became poor by giving alms.
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Never spend your money before you have it.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that 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.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
Honesty is the best image.
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.