It is easy to like those who are like you; the key is to also like those who are different from you
We make the world a better place by leaving behind children who are better than ourselves
Allow chance to take its course and it always arrives at fate
Oftentimes normal is best and what’s best is not normal
The imperfections make art. Exactness makes science
Everyone has a burden to bear
There are ten broken hearts for every light on Broadway -popular
Forget normal; be special!
Paths cross when two people have something to say
Work is happiness. Sloth is depression
A head start is everything
How do you know when you’re ready for a great journey? The secret is, you’re never ready; just start -Aventurat e Julit
Don’t allow atrophy. Stay active.
We’ve always had our hands full; today is not the only hard time we’ve ever faced
There is a temporal factor to good and bad. What is bad does not last. What is good lasts.
Bad allures but good endures. -Tolstoy
Be gentle in reproach; hostility begets hostility, understanding begets understanding
It is better to be hurt by the truth than comforted by a lie -folk
You can’t run away; the trouble you face abroad is ten times worse than the trouble you face at home
Love your life however humble it may be
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
Sometimes we are to live with nothing to lose, while other times we are to live with nothing to gain
Don’t sweat the small stuff
That is what I want… but this is who I am
Want things… If you really want something it is not out of reach
You have no excuses not to change the world -Barack Obama
Choose challenge, not the easy way out
This is the time for bold measures. -Bono
Be content with what you have. And hope for a better tomorrow.
Destiny holds back what you want, and gives what you don’t, until you pay your dues.
This is our mission: to cast a ray of light and pass on -Maria Montessori
It is always a writer’s duty to make the world better -Ben Johnson
desire not more than what is meant for you
You can never enjoy pleasure because it’s always accompanied by pressure
Excessive good luck is not a gift but a loan to be exacted for in the end with excessive interest
Sticks and stones may break my bones but words, the way we treat one another, really do matter
Common sense is the basis of genius*
everything is impossible until we see a success*
It is the lot of some to be poor, and this is my lot, for which I have no remorse about. -A
True wealth is to know not the value of riches
A happy ending is so but temporarily; soon enough the struggle resumes and takes on new form
the dream is ripped away in the beginning and restored in the end
why not realize your world? never mind the defeat, there is victory yet -Emerson
change does not come from washington; change comes to washington -Corey Booker
all storms conclude in sunshine
Not till we are lost do we begin to find ourselves -Thoreau
Wherever there is an excess of good luck there is also an excess of bad luck
God starts the day in the dark -Joel Osteen
fate makes no mistakes
lose small, rather than big; lose in the beginning, win in the end
in times like these, it’s helpful to remember that there have always been times like these-Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster
(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.
Setbacks check poor foundations; strong foundations check setbacks
Fight to get where you think you belong
One is gifted at what one values
When we feel well we can overcome our faults; when we feel ill, they get the better of us
A good word, even if small, goes a long way
Happiness is to live in the present; to live in the future is to never get there
You will achieve as much as you were meant to achieve, no more no less
A little difference makes a lot of difference
Happiness is the fuel of life
Patience is the best medicine
Everybody’s got something to suffer about; everybody’s got something to be happy about.
Build a new personality!
Return good for evil -the gospel
The worst enemy in life is not a person; it is a place you don’t belong. The best ally is home.
You act your way into a new way of thinking, not the other way around -Pastor Richard Wing
The task poorly begun is better than that left perfectly undone.
Children begin the world anew -Thoreau
I want to live and celebrate my life – Taio Cruz
Life is the journey. Heaven is the destination.
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!