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Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
You must motivate yourself every day.
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.
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
It's never too late.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
They are able because they think they are able.
Happiness is a state of mind.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.
It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
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.
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
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.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
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.
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.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Reach for the stars.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
Norman Vincent Peale
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
George Matthew Allen
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.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.