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The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
Slow but steady wins the race.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
Norman Vincent Peale
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.
Henry David Thoreau
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Where there is a will, there is a way.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
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.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
John Quincy Adams
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
Jacques Benigne Bossuel
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
You are what you think you are.
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
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.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
What's another word for thesaurus ?
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
He who has great power should use it lightly.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?
Marian Wright Edelman
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.