Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
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Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.
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) .
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
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
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Fortune favors the brave.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
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
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
Above all to thine own self be true.
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
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.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
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.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
Live with passion !
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?
The search for someone to blame is always successful.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
The best things in life are not things.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
A woman who is loved always has success.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.
Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.