This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
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Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
The successful man is the average man, focused.
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.
God doesn't make junk.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
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
Love is the only rational act.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
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 feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.
Miles, Risky Business (1983)
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
If you mean to profit, learn to please.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.
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.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
Henry David Thoreau
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
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.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
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.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
Hard work pays off.
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
The show must go on.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
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.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.