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
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!
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
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
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.
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
In the past, you suffered, persevered, and survived. Like then, today you will suffer, persevere and survive.
One’s objective should be to get it right, get it quick, get it out, and get it over…Your problem won’t improve with age. -Warren Buffett
Always do what you are afraid to do -Emerson
The bold are always lucky -Danish proverb
Do the right thing even when the wrong thing is happening -Joel Osteen
Faith makes things possible, but it does not make them easy -Alonzo Mourning
Patience is the best medicine
No struggle befalls a man but one he can comprehend
Equality is for the afterlife; compensation is for this life
You are what you think, so think positively; you are what you believe, so believe in yourself
Effort and belief in yourself will get you where you think you belong
(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