The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
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God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
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 thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Success leaves clues.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
You had me at hello.
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Success is the child of audacity.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?
Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Kind words conquer.
Ideas without action are worthless.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
I'm the ghost with the most, babe.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My friends are my estate.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
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)
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
In imagination, there's no limitation.
Mark Victor Hansen
In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
You can observe a lot just by watching.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
Never live in the past but always learn from it.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
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
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.