A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
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O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
All work is empty save when there is love.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Tolerance can lead to learning something.
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
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
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
I know that I will die laughing.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
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.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.
Donald A. Laird
Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.