If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
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I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
He who hesitates is lost !
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
What's meant to be will always find a way
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
The best proof of love is trust.
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William A. Ward
You become what you think about.
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
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
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.
W. Clement Stone
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.