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Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
( Marie Curie )
Earn your success based on service to others.
Not at the expense of others.
Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.
Some family members will travel miles for your funeral, but couldn’t be bothered to call you on the telephone and ask you how you are when you was alive.
( Rose Winfold )
Criticise the behaviour, not the person.
Being kind is more important than being right.
A loving heart that listens is more important than an intelligent mind that speaks.
The supply of available curse words is very often insufficient to meet my demands.
We are responsible for this Earth.
So if we are able to do something useful but do not act, we are mindless idiots.
( Rose Winfold )
A wise man will always make a long story short.
Tact is the ability to see others as they see themselves.
The Bible is very easy to understand.
But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers.
We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly.
( Soren Kierkegaard )
We live in a time and a society where open-minded, free-thinking people are called crazy and the close-minded, ignorant people are regarded as being normal.
The reward for a good deed is to have done it.
Anytime your heart is feeling so eager to do even a small good deed, then it might be a good chance for you to be a better man.
( Toba Beta )
By others faults wise men correct their own.
Think before you speak and you will find yourself with a lot less to talk about.
Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator.
( Romans 1:25 )
Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.
Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could only do a little.
Ability is important, dependability is critical.
Be wise enough not to be reckless, but brave enough to take great risks.
( Frank Warren )
I am what I started with, and when it is all over I will be all that is left of me.
Once you start worrying about the past then the present will become a nightmare and you won’t have a future.
A man leaves all kinds of footprints when he walks through life.
Some you can see, like his children.
Others are invisible, like the prints he leaves across other people’s lives, the help he gives them and what he has said.
His jokes, his encouragement.
All these marks added together are what man means.
Life, like some cities, is full of blind alleys.
The great art is to keep out of them.
Childhood is the time of life when you make funny faces in the mirror.
Middle age is the time of life when the mirror gets even.
Developing as a person is a lifetime process.
We must accept one another as we are, incomplete and imperfect.
If we are afraid to disclose our imperfect selves, we cannot expect others to do so, and we remain strangers.
We must have as deep a respect for their rights, attitudes and feelings as we do for our own.
Dreams won’t always take you on a straight path to destiny but they’re usually related to what your soul wants for you.
( Kelly Cutrone )
He that is doing nothing is seldom without helpers.
It takes YOU to make a quarrel.
Some people bury their head in the sand thereby exposing their thinking parts.
Show how strong you are by not noticing how weak the other fellow is.
His thoughts were slow, his words were few
But he was a joy to all his friends.
You should have heard him listen.
A bore is someone who has more answers than there are questions.
The best parts of our life will be the small, magic moments we spend smiling with someone who matters to us.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )
If you can keep you head while all about you are losing theirs, you’re probably not paying attention.
My mother, father, wife and children can have anything they want, at any time of the day or night, if it is within my power.
The wise man adapts himself to the world.
The foolish man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore, all progress depends on the fools.
Whether you think you can or cannot be successful, you will be right.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night, and in between does what he wants to do.
A pessimist is a person who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself.
And hates them for it.
In its highest form, not judging is the ultimate act of forgiveness.
( John Kuypers )
Before confessing, be perfectly certain that you do not wish to be forgiven.
Some people are never right except when they admit they’ve made mistakes.
The value of life is not measured by usefulness to others.
But is the irreplaceable value to the being whose life it is.
As you get older, you understand that life is about the person you’ve become and how you treated others.
He who tells a lie must invent twenty more to maintain that one.
Listen to me without judgement.
Don’t tell me that what I feel is insignificant or not real.
It’s my experience and therefore important and real to me.
And, in the end, I knew there was nothing better in life than keeping the head and the heart up.
And when you cannot see the shoreline, always putting one hand, one word, in front of the other.
( Gerald Hausman )
Some people know a lot more when you try to tell them something than when you ask them something.
I regret often that I have spoken.
Never that I have been silent.
The man who can hold his tongue can hold anything.
The smartest person we know is the one who asks our advice.
If you keep an open mind, people will throw a lot of rubbish into it.
Jesus was the first socialist, the first to seek a better life for mankind.
( Mikhail Gorbachev )
Compassion and kindness is not something special.
Helping others is not charity.
It’s normal, it’s moral, it’s decent, it’s respectful, it’s being human.
In all recorded history there has not been one economist who had to worry about where the next meal came from.
Money will buy all the friends in the world.
But they’re seldom worth the price.
Remember, you’re never too important to be nice to people.
The greatest financer of all time was Noah.
He kept his company afloat when the rest of the world was in liquidation.
It is only the poor who are forbidden to beg.
Sometimes you are in the middle of your destiny before you even know it has begun.
( Sarah Holman )
Despite the cost of living, a penny for some people’s thoughts is still a fair price.
He who knows when he has got enough is rich.
It is irritating to see the nation’s finances being run by economists who don’t look old enough to look after their own pocket money.
One of the strangest things in life is that the poor, who need money the most, are the very ones who never have it.
The people who have millions in the bank (and will never get to spend it) could help so many people that don’t have any money, but of course they won’t, because most of them are greedy and selfish
Most people go through life as though they are more frightened of failing than anxious to succeed and more worried about dying than they are keen to enjoy living.
Millions of sad souls avoid all risk and excitement and tip-toe through life far too cautiously.
They may live to be 90 but when they die they will have done far less living than many who die at half that age.
Life is too short when you think of the length of death.
( Sean Mangan )