We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
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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
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Without a general an army is lost.
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
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.
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Believe in yourself.
Well done is better than well said.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
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.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
You're as old as you behave.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
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 listener does not hear. quotes
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.