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If you don’t take any risks then you won’t ever make any mistakes.
But you may end up with an attic full of regrets.
Only you can decide how to use your life.
If you don’t try everything now, when the gates close and the rides shut down you’ll be left clutching a useless fistful of unused tickets.
The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.
( Stephanie Perkins )
Some people are not meant to be tamed.
They are meant to run wild until they find someone just as wild to run with.
Men and nations behave wisely only when they have exhausted all other alternatives.
Unexpressed emotions will never die.
They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.
Remember, you are a unique person.
Just like everyone else.
We learn from history that no one learns anything from history.
The real things haven’t changed.
It is still best to be honest and truthful.
To make the most of what we have.
To be happy with simple pleasures.
And have courage when things go wrong.
( Laura Ingalls Wilder )
Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement.
Without doubt, the toughest of all games is change.
Some people would say that it is the only game.
Change, then, is the game that must be won.
The truth is, that in everything we do, be it in our personal, family, social or business lives, whatever our talents and skills, there is a constant need to be in control of change and its effects.
It’s your capacity to have and to maintain this control which determines whether or not you are an achiever.
It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about it.
( Dale Carnegie )
Never open a can of worms unless you intend to go fishing.
If you are willing to admit that you are all wrong when you are all wrong, then you’re all right.
Develop an interest in life as you see it.
The people, things, literature, music.
The world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people.
( Henry Miller )
You have to bend with the wind when it blows, or break.
Those who seek revenge are the ones who usually suffer the greatest consequences of it.
You have to have faith that you are doing God’s will.
Sometimes you will not understand.
Sometimes you will doubt.
But if you are doing God’s will, you can’t be wrong, you can’t go wrong.
( Philippa Gregory )
Opportunities mostly come disguised as work.
He who can take advice is sometimes superior to he who can give it.
Most of us lead far more meaningful lives than we know.
Often finding meaning is not about doing things differently.
It is about seeing familiar things in new ways.
( Rachel Naomi Remen )
Experience is what teaches you that you need a lot more experience.
There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate.
When he can’t afford it, and when he can.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Among the things that money can’t buy these days are the things it used to.
Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of others.
Trying is always enough.
( Patricia Briggs )
If you can’t be kind, at least be vague.
An after-dinner speech should be like a lady’s dress.
Long enough to cover the subject and short enough to be interesting.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
If two people agree all the time, one of them is unnecessary.
Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so.
No one lights a lamp in order to hide it behind the door.
The purpose of light is to create more light, to open people’s eyes, to reveal the marvels around.
( Paulo Coelho )
Some people will lose their temper just from seeing you keep yours.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work.
So most people don’t recognise them.
In the depths of my heart I can’t help being convinced that my dear fellow-men, with a few exceptions, are worthless.
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Experience is what enables you to recognise a mistake when you make it again.
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
( Benjamin Franklin )
When you start with nothing, the worst thing that can happen is that you end up with what you had when you started.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half consists of people who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
Young people nowadays imagine that money is everything, and when they grow older they know it.
Of money, wit and virtue, believe one-quarter of what you hear.
Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
( George Bernard Shaw )
Whatever you do may be insignificant.
But it is very important that you do it.
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
What progress we are making.
In the Middle Ages they would have burned me, now they are content with burning my books.
Sparks of brilliance aren’t the dominion of the solitary genius, but are within the grasp of us all.
An ally has to be watched, just like an enemy.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
( John F Kennedy )
You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.
A pessimist takes life with a grain of sulk.
Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea.
They become powerless when they oppose it.
There is nothing more demoralising than a small but adequate income.
Honesty is incompatible with amassing a large fortune.
The only thing more annoying than idiots are the fools stupid enough to listen to them.
( Rose Winfold )
Life is a misery if you don’t get more than you deserve.
Birthdays are good for you.
Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.
The more perfect a person is on the outside, the more demons they have on the inside.
Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath
A revolution is an opinion backed by weapons.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
( Ralph Waldo Emerson )
The future is much like the present, only longer.
The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination.
But so few have imagination, that’s why there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer.
Nothing is ever so bad that it can’t get any worse.
The principle that the majority have a right to rule the minority, practically resolves all government into a mere contest between two bodies of men, as to which of them shall be masters, and which of them slaves.
( Lysander Spooner )
Kind-hearted souls who try to keep everyone happy often end up feeling the loneliest.
Avoid anger and love one another.
The trouble with a fixed income is that there is no such thing as a fixed outgo.
God favours men and women who delight in being made worthy of happiness before the happiness itself.
( Criss Jami )