I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
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There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.
The best way out is always through.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
Believe in yourself.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
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.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
He who hesitates is lost !
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Well done is better than well said.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Never say die.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
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 the proper utilization of failure.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.