One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
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A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
Begin with the end in mind.
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
Change your thoughts, change your life.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.
Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
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.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
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.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
Fortune favors the brave.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
Whatever you are be a good one.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
Our intentions create our reality.
Wayne W. Dyer
Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
Be who you are in every situation.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)