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!
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
Sometimes it’s good to hold on, sometimes it’s better to let go
When you mind your own business, life is easier
Success is temporary and failure is temporary –Phil Collen, Def Leopard
My position couldn’t be any worse! –Fitzgerald
Timing is of the essence!
Only destiny can protect you in life
I don’t want to change my life. I want to like my life!
Our intelligence travels throughout our body, and especially to where others place their gaze
It doesn’t matter that you don’t do your craft at the highest level; it matters that you do it
We envy what we ourselves cannot do
Opportunity is where luck meets preparation -popular
There is no way to go back, but there may be a way to go forward
Whether it is lived right or lived wrong, life is hard. But the life that is lived right is hard in a rewarding way, while the life that is lived wrong is hard in a regrettable way.
The first draft sometimes is the best draft
Even a Toad has four ounces of strength – Chinese proverb
“We lived our lives as if life was forever. To live one’s life without a sense of time is to squander it.” — Diana Trilling, The Beginning of the Journey
Failure is only true after a real and worthy effort; failure after the first try is a foolish lie.
For what human ill does not dawn seem to be an alleviation? –Thornton Wilder
If you count everything you been through, it proves you are stronger than you think
How can they say my life isn’t a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escape being eaten? –Logan Pearsall Smith
I don’t want to change my life. I want to like my life!
The light that burns twice as bright lasts half as long. -popular
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.
Whoever put us on this earth knew what we had to do here, and in doing it, we become worthy of the afterlife.
The good have good things to say. Only the bad have bad things to say.
Sometimes life is harder on the good. -folk
Just keep going
What we seek is already within us. My life was perfect, but i didn’t know it… -Bellamy Young
Sometimes in life, your strength will be used against you.
Know your worth -folk
It is funny how a person’s troubles seem small to another, but one’s own troubles seem serious.
The greatest enemy in life is not a person. It is a place you don’t belong. The greatest ally in life is not a person. It is your home.
The right thing, though hard, is the smartest thing, and in many ways the easiest – Alex and Brett Harris
Life is never problem free. Just when one obstacle is overcome, a new obstacle is put there to take its place.
The body is not the source of true strength; it is the soul!