A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
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.
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
This too, shall pass.
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
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.
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
The price of greatness is responsibility.
Actions speak louder than words.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
You can do what you want to do.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.
They can because they think they can.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
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
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
"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.
Ideas... they have the power
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
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.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
Attitude determines altitude.
Obstacles are great incentives.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
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.
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
Love conquers all.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.