Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
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It's never too late to be what you might have been.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
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As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
The sun will come up tomorrow
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
You had me at hello.
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.
Henry David Thoreau
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on 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. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
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)
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
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.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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.
Whatever it takes !
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
They say you were shot in the tabloids.
Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)
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.
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
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
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.