Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
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
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
Change your thoughts, change your life.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
W. Stanley Mooneyham
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
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.
Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
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.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
Love that is true never grows old.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Love is perfect kindness
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
May you live all the days of your life.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
You are what you think you are.
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.