“Today is today. But there are many tomorrows...”
“Make peace within, and there will be no one who can overcome you. And no one you will wish to overcome.”
“Even a dark purpose can keep a man alive.”
“Life is about refinement, not perfection. And you still have refining to do.”
“A man's character reveals itself most clearly when he makes a choice under pressure.”
“I don’t even know if the sun will rise or whether I’ll wake up in the morning. I don’t know if God will grant me my next breath. So I choose to live on faith rather than knowledge—and accept whatever comes, welcome or not, bitter or sweet—all of it, a gift from God.”
“When a man has learned to live without money, he thought, a few rubles can go a long way.”
“You will fail many times, but in failing you will learn , and in learning you will find your way.”
“The movements of the highest warriors are relaxed and expansive because they fight for a cause larger than themselves. Only by surrendering to God’s will does one find victory in battle and serenity in life.” Serafim started pacing again, as he did”
“What good to conquer an enemy in battle, only to be vanquished by hunger or cold?”
“First of all," said Serafim, "there are no advanced skills; there is only skillful movement.”
“Never fear the weapon, only the man wielding it. Focus on your opponent while he focuses on his knife or saber or pistol. He invests his power in the weapon but forgets the rest of his body.”
“The actions you take will shape your future for better or for worse. Such is the power of choice.”
“Valójában, Szókratész, nincs ellenséged, csak te magad. Békélj meg magaddal, és nem lesz senki, aki legyőzhet. És senki, akit te kívánnál legyőzni.”
“Merülj el a rejtélyben, Szókratész! Bízz benne! Felejtsd el, amit gondolsz, hogy minek kellene és minek nem kellene lennie, és ismét megtalálod a hited.”
“When do I start?" is the most refreshing thing I've heard in this whole war.”
“But I guess you never really know some people. Sometimes they can be wonderful; sometimes they can be the absolute worst. You just have to decide how much of either you can accept.”
“الخطأ الأكثر شيوعا من قبل الأبوين، هو تعويل آمال غير مبررة على أولادهما، والابن البكر هو على الدوام تقريبا من يتلقى صدمة المبالغة في الآمال المعقودة عليه من قبل أمه وأبيه.”
“Just know that it’s fear that keeps most people working at a job. The fear of not paying their bills. The fear of being fired. The fear of not having enough money. the fear of starting over.
That’s the price of studying to learn a profession or trade, and then working for money. Most people become a slave to money… and then get angry at their boss.”
“He loved TV Guide. He never watched television, didn’t need to—he got everything he needed from the magazine”
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