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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.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
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.
My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
Only the educated are free.
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
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.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
The buck stops here.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
You become what you think about.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
Love is a hole in the heart.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
Mark Victor Hansen
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
The heart that loves is always young.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
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
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.