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No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
Be the best that you can be.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
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.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Success is predictable.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is smiling on the inside and out.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
Live life to the fullest.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
You can do anything you put your mind to.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.
Don't ever give up.
Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.
Mark Victor Hansen
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
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.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
They can because they think they can.
You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?
Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)
Don't go through life, grow through life.
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
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.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
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.
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
It is always your next move.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.