Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
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The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
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?
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
No pain, No gain.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
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
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
It ain't over till it's over.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
There is time for everything.
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
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.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
And that's how you play "Get the Guests".
George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.