I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.
Marion G. Romney
You always succeed in producing a result.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
The road to success is always under construction.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
Roll with the punches.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
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.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Love is letting go of fear.
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
You become what you think about.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
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.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
What you cannot enforce, Do not command.
It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
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.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
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.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.