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No man is wise enough by himself.
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Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
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.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
You complete me.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Do what you love and the money will follow
The best proof of love is trust.
You are what you think about all day long.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
All work is empty save when there is love.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
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.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
I saw and loved.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
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.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Love the giver more than the gift.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
Ideas without action are worthless.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
They alone live, who live for others.
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
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.
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.