For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
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I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
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)
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
To know me is to love me.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
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
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
The best way out is always through.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
Nothing succeeds like success.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
No man is wise enough by himself.
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
There is no education like adversity.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
You become what you think about.
Anything is possible.
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
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
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
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.
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.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
You are what you think about all day long.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
We come to beginnings only at the end.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
The best things in life are free.
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.