When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
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The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
Robert H. Schuller
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
Your attitude determines your altitude.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
He who hesitates is lost.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.
Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !
Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
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.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are two kinds of failures. The man who will do nothing he is told, and the man who will do nothing else.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
The best things in life are not things.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.
It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.
John P. Strelecky
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
My heart shall be thy garden.
Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.
Gorden B. Hinkley
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.