Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
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The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
Where there is love there is life.
Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
Find the good -- and praise it.
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
Hasta la vista, baby. :
The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
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.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
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
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
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.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
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.
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
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.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
For with god all things are possible.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Only the educated are free.
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.