Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
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Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Actions speak louder than words.
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
Hard work pays off.
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
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.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.
Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
Above all to thine own self be true.
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
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.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
Never complain about what you permit.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
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.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving
Love sees roses without thorns.
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.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
After your jump, the net appears.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.
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.
There is time for everything.
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
Faith can move mountains.
Reach for the stars.
I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
Ideas... they have the power
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
Mark Victor Hansen
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.