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)
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
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.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
If it is to be it is up to me.
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
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.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
This too, shall pass.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
Love understands all languages.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
Great men are not always wise.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
There is time for everything.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.
John P. Strelecky
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
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
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Hard work pays off.
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
Robert H. Schuller
Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Get busy living or get busy dying.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
William Curry Theodore
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.