Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Love is the only rational act.
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This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
What is essential is invisible to the eyes.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
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.
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
He who stops being better stops being good.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.
Barbara De Angelis
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
Truth fears no questions.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
None are homely who smile.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
Security is a kind of death.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.