A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
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A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Ideas without action are worthless.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
The first duty of love is to listen.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
Your talent is god's gift to you.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
If there is a will, there is a way.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Never say die.
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.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
Reach for the stars.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
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.
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
If you love someone, set them free.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.