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The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

Steven Covey

Seek first to understand and then to be understood.

Steven Covey

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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.

Unknown

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.

Bruce Lee

The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.

Thomas Edison

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.

Dale Carnegie

Success leaves clues.

Jim Rohn

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?

Bruce Lee

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.

Stephen Covey

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.

Dale Carnegie

You had me at hello.

Jerry Maguire

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.

Emma Lazarus

When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?

Steven Wright

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.

Thomas Edison

My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.

Thomas Edison

We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.

Anthony Robbins

With my brains and your looks, we could go places.

Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Success is the child of audacity.

Benjamin Disraeli

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.

Stephen Covey

A goal properly set is halfway reached.

Zig Ziglar

Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

Albert Einstein

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

Aristotle

Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.

Erich Fromm

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.

Swami Vivekananda

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.

Anonymous

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.

Nelson Mandela

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.

Abraham Lincoln

Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.

Thomas Edison

Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.

Dale Carnegie

Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.

Rollo May

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.

Tamil Proverb

Ideas without action are worthless.

Harvey Mackay

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.

Sidonie Gabrielle

As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.

Bible

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Helen Keller

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.

Tom Peters

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

Helen Keller

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.

Carl Schurz

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.

Josh Billings

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.

William Wordsworth

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein

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.

Emily Dickinson

Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.

Zig Ziglar

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.

Satchel Paige

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

Vince Lombardi

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

Helen Keller

You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.

Susan Podziba

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.

Harvey Mackay

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.

Charles Morgan

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Thoreau

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.

Margaret Thatcher

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.

George Santayana

Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.

Lisa Hoffman

Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.

Stephen Covey

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.

Brian Koval

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.

Paul Tillich

You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

Anonymous

In imagination, there's no limitation.

Mark Victor Hansen

In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

Anonymous

Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.

Alfred Whitefield

If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.

Anonymous

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.

Harold Whitman

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Colin Powell

Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.

Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)

You can observe a lot just by watching.

Yogi Berra

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Darrell Royal

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.

Napoleon Hill

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.

Albert Einstein

When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.

F.W. Nichol

Never live in the past but always learn from it.

Anonymous

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.

Stephen Covey

You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.

Anonymous

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

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.

Napoleon Hill

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.

John Maxwell

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

Margaret Mitchell

A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.

Islamic Proverb