If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
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Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
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.
There are never enough I Love You's.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Well, nobody's perfect.
Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
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
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
Without a general an army is lost.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.
All-righty then !
Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
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.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.