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Sometimes a failure is just a willingness to experiment and take risks.
A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader.
A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.
( Eleanor Roosevelt )
A single friend can be the world to some.
And a single flower can be their garden.
Fair play is primarily not blaming others for anything that is wrong with us.
( Eric Hoffer )
Thoughts blow through our mind like the wind, but our memories remain forever.
We all leave this world through the same door, and it’s a door into a lift.
But no matter how much money we have, we don’t get to push the buttons.
Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars.
And they pass by themselves without wondering.
( St. Augustine )
Seek out life’s challenge, share the joys of each day.
Have a goal, dream a dream, and you’ll brighten life’s way.
Kindness can be an attitude, an expression, a look, or a touch, and not just a deed.
No sooner do we think we have assembled a comfortable life than we find a piece of ourselves that has no place to fit in.
( Gail Sheehy )
Most people know what is right.
But they sometimes need to be guided in the right direction.
Kindness and affection are responsible for the happiness in most peoples’ lives.
The better we feel about ourselves, the fewer times we have to knock somebody else down to feel tall.
( Odetta )
One true friend is worth more than a thousand acquaintances.
Life is an adventure and wonderful treasures are in store.
Establishing goals is all right if you don’t let them deprive you of interesting detours.
( Doug Larson )
A smile is a light in your eyes that lets others know there is a caring soul within.
Life is a matter of moments, not milestones.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
( C. Archie Danielson )
None of us are far from each other, we all look up at the same sun and the same moon.
Whether or not we follow any particular religion, the benefits of kindness and compassion are obvious to everyone.
The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
( Gaylord Nelson )
The time we enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
You can tell a lot about a person by what they choose to see in you.
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.
( Douglas MacArthur )
We should treat each day as a gift, and not worry too much what the future has in store.
Our dreams are very often wiser than reality.
Words are vehicles that can transport us from the drab sands to the dazzling stars.
( M. Robert Syme )
If you fail and remain positive, it’s not a failure but just an experience.
Trust your instincts more than your fears, and your decisions will lead you on the right path.
Fortunate, indeed, is the man who takes exactly the right measure of himself and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use.
( Peter Latham )
Whoever makes fun of those trying their best are the ones who should be ashamed.
We must treat others exactly the same way as we expect to be treated.
Integrity is not a conditional word.
It doesn’t blow in the wind or change with the weather.
It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won’t cheat, then you know he never will.
( John D. MacDonald )
It’s always in our power to be kind.
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
( Havelock Ellis )
God asks no man whether he will accept life.
That is not the choice.
One must take it.
The only choice is how.
( Henry Ward Beecher )
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
( Lin Yutang )
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
( Charles Dudley Warner )
We sometimes have to remind ourselves who we are and who we want to be.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
( Annie Dillard )
A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.
( Robert Orben )
Every single day, I fail to understand what some people do and what some people say.
I’ve come to accept that life is not meant to be understood, that life is full of cruel, evil, greedy, nasty, selfish, corrupt people, and is a challenge for the good, kind, compassionate people in this world to stand up for, and speak up for, the weak and the vulnerable and the exploited, both all the people and all the animals we share this wonderful planet with.
One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.
( Luciano Pavarotti )
Part of the art of living is knowing how to compare yourself with the right people.
Dissatisfaction is often the result of unsuitable comparison.
( Dr Heinrich Sobotka )
Don’t blame a clown for acting like a clown.
Ask yourself why you keep going to the circus.
Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?
( Friedrich Nietzche )
Yes, there is a nirvana.
It is in leading your sheep to a green pasture.
And in putting your child to sleep.
And in writing the last line of your poem.
( Kahlil Gibran )
My life would be so much easier if I wasn’t intelligent enough to realise how dumb some people are.
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty and truth.
( Albert Einstein )
If things were really as we wanted them to be, people would still complain that they were no longer what they used to be.
( Pierre Dac )
If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed.
But we are more than logical.
We are human beings, we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.
( Jacques Cousteau )
We couldn’t conceive of a miracle if none had ever happened.
( Libbie Fudim )
What I admire in Columbus is not his having discovered a world but his having gone to search for it on the faith of an opinion.
( A. Robert Turgot )
Hope smiles on the threshold of the year to come, whispering that it will be happier.
( Alfred, Lord Tennyson )
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure.
But from hope to hope.
( Samuel Johnson )
There is one thing which gives radiance to everything.
It is the idea of something around the corner.
( G. K. Chesterton )
Waiting is still an occupation.
It is not having anything to wait for that is terrible.
( Cesare Pavese )
The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within.
Strength, courage, dignity.
( Ruby Dee )
A life spent making mistakes is more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
What others think of you is not your business.
It’s what you think of yourself that matters.
Integrity is something more than a charming sentiment to which we feel we ought to aspire.
It is the only reliable and responsible connection between ourselves and the world around us.
( David Puttnam )
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
If you like yourself, and you like what you’re doing, and you like how you do it.
That is success.
The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability.
He is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognise the ability he has.
( Confucius )
Don’t think of all the misery, think of the beauty that still remains.
A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improve the system they live under.
( Sam Houston )
When we spend money, we can earn more.
But when we spend time, it’s gone forever.
To have doubted one’s own first principles is the mark of a civilised man.
( Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. )
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
If you make a mistake, and you don’t correct it, that’s another mistake.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
( Carl G. Jung )