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Men who look young, act young, and everlastingly harp on the fact that they are young, but who nevertheless think and act with a degree of caution that would be excessive in their grandfathers, are the curses of the world.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
( Martin Luther King, Jr. )
The successful man is he who when he sees that no further certainty is attainable, promptly decides on the most probable side, as if he were completely sure it was right.
I have examined myself thoroughly and come to the conclusion that I don’t need to change much.
We are not divided by race, colour, gender or religion.
We are are divided by the people who give themselves labels.
The people who divide themselves by race, colour, gender or religion.
( Rose Winfold )
Sometimes what we learn and who we become in the process of waiting is even more important than what we are waiting for.
We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.
To do things today exactly the way you did them yesterday saves thinking.
Every time we spend money, we are choosing how the world becomes.
( Florence Emily Hookins, 1896-1962 )
When you’re going through hard times and wonder where God is, remember the teacher is always silent during a test.
You don’t have to explain your life to others.
You don’t have to explain why you do what you do, or want what you want, or need what you need.
You are allowed to live a life that others may or may not understand.
If we knew for certain how long we have left, the little time we have, would we make different choices?
( Wilfred Soon )
Obsessing about how the future will turn out creates anxiety.
Stay in the present.
Stay here, in the moment.
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted, when we tolerate what we know to be wrong, when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy or too frightened, when we fail to speak up and speak out, we strike a blow against freedom, decency and justice.
( Robert F. Kennedy )
Officialdom has banished street vendors and street entertainers and the only persons who still earn their living on the streets are prostitutes and dope peddlers.
Don’t waste your time and energy on trying to find things that may offend you.
Look for positive things that you agree with.
Weapons of war, prisons, murder, drugs, brutal sports, suicides, alcohol, animal abuse, rape, divorce, electric chairs, paedophiles, prostitution, kidnapping, torture, low wages, famine, greed and corruption.
The only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.
( Nadia Comaneci )
Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn’t have to do it himself.
Positive people also have negative thoughts.
They just don’t allow those thoughts to control them.
Living and speaking the naked truth will always disturb those living and speaking well-dressed lies.
( Len Firswood )
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
The world is full of unsuccessful men with talent.
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
( Isaac Newton )
Strong men can always afford to be gentle.
Only the weak are intent on “giving as good as they get”.
Most human beings learn to be tolerant, unselfish, and kind to each other.
But their story never gets into the newspapers or the novels or the cinema.
There is no drama in homespun loyalty and homespun love.
But these things outlive and outlast all other things.
They are the splendour and radiance and glory of the commonplace.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
None of us are better than anybody else.
Those who think they are, are fools.
And there are many fools in the world today.
When you tell the truth, you never have to worry about your lousy memory.
By asking for the impossible we obtain the best possible.
Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstances.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
( Ralph Waldo Emerson )
To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.
We are free to choose, but we are not free from the consequence of our choice.
To know a little of anything gives neither satisfaction or credit, but often brings disgrace and ridicule.
One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.
Some people cannot tell a lie.
Some people cannot tell the truth.
And some people cannot tell the difference.
Being able to respond with sarcasm within seconds of a stupid question is a sign of a healthy mind.
There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter.
Everything is within.
Seek nothing outside of yourself.
Three things you can’t recover in life ..
The word after it’s spoken.
The moment after it’s said.
The moment after it’s missed.
And the time after it’s gone.
Pay attention to everything, but pretend and act like you know nothing.
It’s dark because you are trying too hard.
Lightly child, lightly.
Learn to do everything lightly.
Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply.
Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.
( Aldous Huxley )
Days are like identical suitcases.
All the same size but some people can pack more into them than others.
Some people are able to do nothing extremely well.
The general population doesn’t know what’s happening.
And it doesn’t even know that it doesn’t know.
( Noam Chomsky )
The world is a big ball that revolves on its taxes.
It’s not the lie that bothers me.
It’s the insult to my intelligence that I find offensive.
Integrity is choosing your thoughts and actions based on values rather than personal gain.
Many complain of their looks, but none of their brains.
Do not act following customary beliefs.
( Miyamoto Musashi )
Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
There are many busybodies without real purpose who rise at four in the morning to drive a nail at noon.
People change because either their minds have been opened or their hearts have been broken.
Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely.
( Ralph Waldo Emerson )
Life is what happens while you are making other plans.
If you rely on life’s daily trivialities to provide you with real satisfaction, you will, inevitably, be dissatisfied.
Fill your life with some real ambitions, some genuine goals, and the inspiration will lift you above the humdrum and out of the everyday world.
It’s a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research and study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other.
No matter how good a person you are, you will be evil in someone’s twisted mind.
You know you’ve reached middle age when your wife tells you to pull your belly in and you already have.
The world is beautiful, but has a disease called man.
( Friedrich Nietzsche )
When young we tend to view ageing as something exciting, eagerly anticipating growing up, and when old – facing physical decline – as something depressing.
In a crisis, whether it be financial, physical or emotional, you need every brain cell to be in tip-top working condition.
Drugs will merely make you numb so that you aren’t aware of the emotional pain.
All the glories of this world are not worth a good friend.
Man-made religions conceive an idea and then try to make it true with lies, propaganda, force, and violence.
( Rose Winfold )
Boredom is the bitter fruit of too much routine or none at all.
We have eyes not only to see things.
But to see into the heart of things.
We are more disturbed by a calamity which threatens us than by one that has befallen us.
A man can smile and smile and be a villain.
We need to be able to neutralize the aggression that builds up within us.
To understand all is to forgive all.
Your own mistake is more useful to you than another’s triumph.
Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
( Miyamoto Musashi )