We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
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Whatever it takes !
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
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 strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
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
Love never claims, it ever gives.
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
There is no education like adversity.
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
I know that I will die laughing.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
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.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
If you love someone, set them free.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
E. E. Hale
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
The more goals you set - the more goals you get.
Mark Victor Hansen
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
They are able because they think they are able.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.