Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kind words conquer.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You're as old as you behave.
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
We will either find a way or make one.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
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.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Without a general an army is lost.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
Passion is the genesis of genius.
I saw and loved.
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
To know me is to love me.
Success is a journey not a destination.
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
We can only learn to love by loving.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Things do not change we change.
Henry David Thoreau
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
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.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.
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.
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.