Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
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Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Friendship is not born of words alone.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
Love never claims, it ever gives.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
Live with passion.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
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.
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Reach for the stars.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Love is letting go of fear.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
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
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
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
When we place blame, we give away our power.
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
One, two, Freddy's coming for you.
Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
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.