It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
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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.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
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.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
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.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
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 time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
You are what you think about all day long.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
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.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
Love like there is no tomorrow.
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
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.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.