Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Without a general an army is lost.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
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
No involvement, no commitment.
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie De Lamartine
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.
Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
I think we deserve a break.
Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
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.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
James Anthony Froude
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
It ain't over till it's over.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Barbara De Angelis
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.