In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
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)
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
Happy wife, happy life.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
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.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.