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Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
Faith can move mountains.
Success is never wondering what if.
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.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
The heart that loves is always young.
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
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
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
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.
You are what you think about all day long.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
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.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
Make the second effort your second nature.
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Love is a hole in the heart.
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
For Love is Immortality.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Love is the only rational act.
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
Fortune favors the brave.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
Elementary, my dear Watson.
Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.
Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)
For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.