The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !
John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Friendship is not born of words alone.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Well done is better than well said.
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
You are today where your thoughts have brought
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
William Lowe Bryan
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
Happiness is a state of activity.
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
Don't ever give up.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The book you don't read cant help.
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Ability is sexless.
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.