(Written at the turn of 2011)
I was born in 1983,
But I feel this is the beginning.
I was a baby in 1983
But I am a fledgling in 2011.
This is the beginning of my career.
And thus of my life.
Because I believe
To live is to work.
And to work
Is to live.
Now I want to work.
Now I am free to live.
You ain’t a man till you make a stand. -folk
Revolutionary change comes about only from extreme pain.
You have got to commit, then you jump. –W Smith
He who is smart with the intellect alone is still half dumb; for feeling is the other half of intelligence.
Some things should be addressed, but some things aren’t worth holding on to. -Dave Meyer
How near to good is what is wild.*
Rome was not built in a day, but Rome was built every day.
Happiness must be earned.
Everyone is a genius. -David Garcia
You must get your living by loving.*
We can’t afford not to live in the present.*
*H D Thoreau
What I have is what I want.
What I hope for I will probably get.
What I did not get I probably did not deserve.
Where I go I will like.
What I do is up to me.
I have seen the dark side of life,
And I could cry over it.
But I choose not to,
And maybe life is not so bad after all.
(written in 2013)
Ate qe kam eshte ajo qe dua.
Ate qe shpresoj ndoshta do ta kem.
Ate qe nuk pata ndoshta nuk e meritoja.
Atje ku do shkoj do ta pelqej.
Cfare do bej varet nga mua.
Kam pare anen e erret te jetes,
dhe mund te qaj mbi kete.
Por zgjedh te mos,
Ndoshta jeta nuk eshte aq e keqe —
me ne fund.
Faith is for the true believer.
It’s not just who you know; It’s who knows you.*
There’s good debt and there’s bad debt; One costs your present. The other costs your future. If you must go into debt, do it to save your future.*
You have to mean it for it to work.
Never be cheap; for money is always the least expensive price for anything.
Break the rules, not the law, but the rules -Arnold Schwartzenegger
Love and support are key to recovery.
Positivity is the antidote to fear.
Let things take longer.
He who has no care who is better than whom, is better off than he who is the better man of the two.
Why be good? Because it leads to a good way of life.
At the end of his life, every man says: Oh, no, I’ve lived my life all wrong! Now I know how to do it right…
Listening takes concentration.
Only when we see our misbehavior reflected in another, do we see its folly.
How often do we miss the past? In some far off future you will miss this present, so enjoy it while it’s here.
The goodness of children is better than the goodness of adults.
Thank God for the kindness of strangers.
Sadness can’t catch you while you’re moving.
I always knew one day I’d lead a beautiful life. But I was already living it everyday
Quiet is better than idle chatter
You are your own life’s author
Risk is your only chance at happiness
Good fences make good neighbors –Robert Frost
There are no guilty people -Tolstoy
If nothing’s going right, be a little creative
Remember those guiding words
E dija se nje dite, jeta do te ishte e bukur, por ne fakt ajo ishte e bukur cdo dite
Shpesh-here heshtja eshte me e mire se biseda pa vlere
Njeriu eshte autori i jetes se tij
Ne raste te vecanta, trimeria eshte i vetmi shans per te arritur lumturine
Gardhi i larte garanton komshij te mire –Robert Frost
Nuk ka njerez te denuar –Tolstoy
Neqoftese asgje nuk ecen, duhet te behesh pak krijues
Mos i harro theniet e mencura udherefyese
You become the company you keep (popular)
If you hold on to a dream too long, it flies away like a bird, before you can act. So just act!
When was it ever easy?
Happiness doesn’t make us happy; It’s the pursuit! –Dan Ferguson
I should listen to myself
You must pay your own debts – Emerson
A new year is a new hope
Without happiness there can be no vigor –Emerson
Only the smart suffer.