A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
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My life is my message.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
Remove failure as an option.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Success is a journey not a destination.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
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.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
Love is friendship set on fire.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
My friends are my estate.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
Hope springs eternal.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
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.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
Strike while the iron is hot.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Work is love made manifest.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
Don't water your weeds.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
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.
The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation
Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.