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…
After a certain age, the race feels over and every year is a victory lap!
Those at the beginning long to be at the end; those at the end long to be at the beginning
To allow the current to take control, instead of resisting its waves, is to relinquish your destiny; to assert your will is to find your way back home.
What is, is meant to be; what never was, was never meant to be
Carry life on happily
Turn your weakness into your strength.
If you can’t beat the fear, do it while scared! -Will Smith
The self is perceived in meditation; but it is seen more clearly when reflected from another.
Life itself is always one’s greatest accomplishment.
Just as every story needs a happy ending, life must end in heaven.
(I posted this on 29 Jul 2014 on an old blog)
If you think about it, if you have no responsibilities and nothing is expected out of you in life, you are in big trouble. At first, you might think that you’re on easy street, but did you know that an “easy life” soon turns into a “hard life.” Yes, in another sense, an easy life, i.e. a life without responsibilities and expectations, is a hard life. It is your responsibilities that keep you going. If you think, “I have to do this, because it matters and it needs to be done,” you will be much more driven than if you think, “oh, I can do this today, but no one cares if I do it or not.” It is the expectations that others put on you to perform that make you feel important. If nothing is expected out of you, which may happen when a bully expects you to do or be nothing, you lose your sense of self-worth and feel powerless. Self-worth and happiness are often equated with work. Indeed true, we work not only to put bread on the table, but we work to feed our spirits too.
An equal start is everything*
there is momentum to both success and failure*
a small difference makes a big difference*
Man, whom rational we call, is pleased with nothing if not blessed with all -Alexander Pope
Fate never kicks a down and out man into high places
A revolution might land me on top -Fitzgerald
Now there are philosophy professors, but no philosophers -Thoreau
On him whom scorns the world, the scorned world takes its revenge -Emerson
The best revenge is living well -popular
Earn your happiness!
God is a poet. He puts everyone and everything in the right place and the right time
You are author of your own destiny
A resolution is not a quick fix that comes true upon declaration. It is an ongoing process that must be managed, and monitored over time.
Why is my life the way it is today?
Everyone wants to be more fortunate than what they are
His parents viewed the breaking of the will as the cornerstone of education – Herman hesse
The ability to listen is a skill
What I feel I know to believe; what I merely think I know to doubt
If you can’t enjoy the little things you can’t enjoy life
Past a certain point in life, every year is a celebration
No one is judging you
The bad need fear evil not; while the good need goodness for their protection
We need God most when we’re ill
Scheduling a treat eliminates the need for self control
Cope, manage, deal
I can’t feel happy when I am supposed to. When I am not supposed to, I feel happy!
You already are a success
Being alone teaches self-reliance
It’s not about success; it’s about the effort!
What is too good to be true is also too bad to be true!
Never mind what you missed out on in the past. Focus on the opportunities of today
Be yourself… as if one has a choice to be anyone else but who he is!
You want to be happy? Do not be a philosopher
Don’t do stupid hard things. Do worthy hard things.
Don’t expect to be happy. You have to earn it by doing good things!
Live for today
Cope, Manage, Deal
The good thing about pain is it can never kill you. The bad thing about pain is it can never kill you.
You are never too sick. You are never too old. (anonymous)
You are appreciated where you belong
You have to feel good to create good art
Life uses us for its purposes…
Make a moment with a stranger, for a better day
Do something nice for somebody
Work will keep your mind off your worries
Without pleasure work needs double the effort and yields half the profit; with pleasure, it yields double the profit from half the effort
When we are well, we forget misery; when unwell we forget wellbeing
Where there is an inspiration there is a way
What is now written on stone, was once written on paper
What joy do the old have but to take an interest in the life of the young?
The face is the canvas of the brain; it paints a vision of what the brain thinks
Creativity is everything. When the mind is at its best, it is the most creative
When Rome is burning, you can’t stay the course
Our wills and fates do so contrary run -Shakespeare
Half the job is looking the part, the other half is acting it
Life itself is always one’s greatest achievement
Your faith has made you well -Jesus
Bill and I believed all lives are of equal value – Melinda Gates
“When your toil has been a pleasure, you have not earned money merely, but money, health, delight, and moral profit, all in one.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
“A man does what he must in spite of personal consequences, obstacles and dangers,” John F Kennedy; the price he paid for making the world a better place was his life.
“Never underestimate the healing power of humor.”
“Use humor to turn a bleak situation upside down on its head.”
Happy people may people happy –G Rubin
Enjoy the journey for arrival means the end.