Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
Fortune favors the brave.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
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Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
Practice makes perfect.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
Love as much as you can from wherever you are.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
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.
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.
Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be Here Now.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
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.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
You complete me.
Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
Love the giver more than the gift.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
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.
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
There's no place like home.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.
W. Clement Stone
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.