It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
Live your dreams.
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
I won't be ignored, Dan !
Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
W. Clement Stone
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
Love the giver more than the gift.
We come to beginnings only at the end.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
Success leaves clues.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
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
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
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
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.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''