God made man hunger for food, so he would not get lazy. Then he plagued him with disease, so he would have the need for God.
Each person comes not only with a face but also with a fate.
Heaven is hard to earn; the price for heaven is life
When you add up all of life’s joys and all of its sorrows, the end result is nothing short of magnificent.
Why does the past seem beautiful? Even events that were painful to live through from afar assume a wonderful aura.
Every talent is a burden. It carries the burden of expression, the burden of hard work and the burden of frustration.
We admire kids for all the good qualities we have lost.
Happiness can never be pursued directly. It is in the pursuit of a goal that we find happiness.
The only thing worse than failing is failing to try.
The devil can never make you do it. Whatever dark influence there is, the decision, whether to be good or bad, is always your own.
God is the world’s greatest poet. He has written a magnificent life story for each person who has ever lived.
Others want to see you doing well, but not better than them. -popular
Make it hard to do bad; make it easy to do good -Gretchen Rubin
To live is to fight and to fight is to live.
There is a certain beauty to our lives; that of coincidences, poetic justice, and full circle moments.
Many are the ones willing to have fun with you. Few are the ones willing to suffer alongside you.
A friend in need is a friend in deed. -Ennius (Roman)
You wish to have your neighbor’s life; he wishes to have yours! -Joel Osteen
The present is always the best time to be alive!
Time does break the ties that bond, but the memories remain special.
Don’t mind the mistakes. Mistakes make you human. Only machines are perfect.
Setting is everything; so is timing
Though the challenges of today are lighter than those of yesterday, in their own right, they are just as heavy
Being good is hard in the short run. Being bad is hard in the long run, and much more costly.
Happiness is in the here and now.
To each his equal, as matched by place
If you send good out, expect good in. If you send bad out, expect bad in.
You have already made it to the promised land. You are here!
The lottery is never won, but like all money, is worked for and earned
Leave everything a little bit imperfect
Only a machine is perfect; the soul is always imperfect
You are a product of your environment; the secret is choosing the right environment
The body has mind; it reflects our emotions
Every success carries some failure; every victory, some loss
When nothing’s going right, be patient
It is smart to learn from smart people (dad)
Others can feel your pain, and your joy
The goodness of children is better than the goodness of adults
If we sit back and assume the future will be good because destiny is in control, we couldn’t be more wrong! We have to work to make it good.
If all is given in the beginning, all will be taken away in the end; if some is given, some will be left to keep
Sometimes, those of whom we expect the most of, will surprise us, and give us the least
mind your temper
Fate is always poetic; life is a series of events that when pieced together form a coherent and wonderfully intricate picture
It is only by luck that we come upon something special-a person, a place, a thing-and cannot ever meet with it when we plan for it
Don’t expect to be happy; you have earn it!
Strive against perfectionism
Yesterday we were happy, today we are sad; mood is as mysterious as the weather
We often look fondly on the sufferings of the past, but under no conditions are we ever willing to appreciate the sufferings of the present.
Even hand-outs aren’t free, but must be fought for and earned.
Life is boring…but there are many things which are intriguing, fascinating, fun, etc.
A swan outside its pond is an ugly duckling*
Out with the old, in with the new*
Use your wit to amuse, not abuse*
What you did yesterday, matters today
Setting is everything
You always pass misery on your way to happiness
The mistakes of the past must be straightened out in the present
When you find a good doctor, make sure to hold on to him
Always remember your l.k.r.’s: love, kindness, respect
Original Post Thursday, July 3, 2014
I am reminded of the fact that as technology improves less is asked of man but less is given to him too. If you dig a hole with a shovel, you will feel the pain and the pleasure, and get stronger. If a machine does it you will not feel either pain or pleasure and not get stronger. I can point to many examples of the same kind. The car has made life far more convenient, but is it not true that walking is healthier than driving? Another example is reading versus watching a movie. You can get the same basic story from a book or from the screen. But when you read you put in effort and engage the mind to decipher meaning. When you watch a movie, there is no mental effort; not on the same level, and thus no intellectual gain. A life of labor is less comfortable and harder, but by the same token it gives you the pleasure of work and makes you stronger.
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Every human is a reality.
Nine times out of ten, the trouble you run away from is nothing compared to the trouble you run into. Face up to trouble. (Lassie)
How am I to get through this day?
Be kind; Kindness works better than hate.
Part of me knows i’m growing too old -kongos
I don’t believe in luck; I believe in hard work and preparation -Jeff Gordon
Sing, dance or run up the stairs; capture an ordinary moment with a burst of enthusiasm
At the end of the day we are happy for no other reason than our aches, pains and troubles are for now over
Happiness is when the soul shines through the face and body.
We did nothing to earn this life, so of course it would be only half a blessing. But the next life we earn by this life’s toils; of course it must be heaven!
Good decisions are made in good times; bad decisions are made in bad times
Timing is the source of luck; both of the good and the bad
Luck is another word for fate; they’re opposite sides of the same coin
Every face is a mirror and reflects you your own, in a way no other can
The eyes like a familiar face since long absent
Beauty eases pain
Some rise by sin and some by virtue fall -Shakespeare
How often have the good suffered only because they were within the scope of influence of the bad…
We often dislike those we’ve hurt -Gretchen Rubin
To be good is to be happy; he who is good is happy, and he who is happy is good
The world is a poem composed by God.
The artist has to earn his audience.
Ain’t gonna waste this life*
Believe it the world has changed in a whole new way*
You can cheat death but you can’t cheat fate
What you can’t perceive can’t hurt you
To each his equal, as determined by place
We don’t know who we are but in each other’s eyes.
There is intelligence in a glance; which vanishes once the mouth opens and the conversation becomes dumbed down to an unsophisticated level.
The body carries mind; every limb carries soul, and feels.
We never know how lucky we have been, until it’s over…
Only what is mine is any good, for the good thing that is not mine, I could never enjoy…