Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
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No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
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.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
Love is not selfish.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.
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.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
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.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.
In love beggar and king are equal.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
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.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Attitude determines altitude.
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Tough times never last but tough people do.
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
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.