Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
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)
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Life is what you make it.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.
Whatever you need more of is what you need to tithe some. quotes
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
Let thy words be few.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
Come, let us make love deathless.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
Success is predictable.
There is time for everything.
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
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)
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
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.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
You see, it's never the environment ; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. quotes
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
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.
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
Hasta la vista, baby. :
The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
I'll be back.
The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.