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Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
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.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
Slow but steady wins the race.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Fortune favors the brave.
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.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.
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.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
If it is to be it is up to me.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
Don't ever give up.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
The road to success is always under construction.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
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
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)
Count your blessings.
Remove failure as an option.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.