I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
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The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Every dog has his day.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
Give all to love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
Reach for the stars.
Come, let us make love deathless.
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
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."
Get busy living or get busy dying.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
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 person does not hear.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Never stop dreaming.
Whatever it takes !
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.