Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
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
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
A bold onset is half the battle.
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
Believe in yourself.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
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.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
Excuse me while I whip this out.
Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
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.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
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)
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.