Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.
Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
There is no education like adversity.
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
You create your reality.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Who, being loved, is poor ?
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
God doesn't make junk.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.
W. Clement Stone
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
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.
A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.
Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
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.
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
Adventure is worthwhile.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
Hard work pays off.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.