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Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes.

If you think you can, you can.
And if you think you can’t, you’re right.

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

I’m not going to try and rush things.
However, I don’t want to wait until it’s too late.
( Jonathan Anthony Burkett )

Nothing is so embarrassing as watching someone do something that you said couldn’t be done.

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody.
It saves so much time.

The trouble with time is that it disappears while you are deciding what to do with it.

Our ignorance can be divided into problems and mysteries.
When we face a problem, we may not know its solution, but we have insight, increasing knowledge, and an inkling of what we are looking for.
When we face a mystery, however, we can only stare in wonder and bewilderment, not knowing what an explanation would even look like.
( Noam Chomsky )

If you find yourself caught up in a misunderstanding that could be cleared up quickly with a simple explanation, for goodness sake keep your mouth shut.

The world is a great mirror.
It reflects back to you what you are.
If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you.
The world is what you are.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

I never approve, or disapprove, of anything now.
It is an absurd attitude to take towards life.
( Oscar Wilde )

The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right.

The man who speaks the truth is always at ease.

You cannot hold back a good laugh any more than you can the tide.
Both are forces of nature.

If you surround yourself with the good and righteous, they can only raise you up.
If you surround yourself with the others, they will drag you down into the doldrums of mediocrity, and they will keep you there, but only as long as you permit it.
( Mark Glamack )

Sometimes you have to say what you think.

The lesson we learn from the mistake we make is more important than the mistake.

Most people’s biggest fault is being blind to their own mistakes.

Do not waste the vast majority of your life doing something you hate so that you can spend the small remainder sliver of your life in modest comfort.
You may never reach that end anyway.
( Adrian Tan )

No man is ever old enough to know better.

In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.

I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.
( Robin Williams )

A hero is a man who does what he can.

The rapists, the murderers, the pedophiles, the animal abusers, all forget they are lighting a fire wherein they will burn one day.

An optimist wears out his shoes and just figures he’s back on his feet.

We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why.
( Stephen King )

No one is smart enough to remember everything he knows.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

Anything that reaches my ears or is seen by my eyes, becomes my business.

Every person passing through this life will unknowingly leave something and take something away.
Most of this ‘something’ cannot be seen or heard or numbered or scientifically detected or counted.
It’s what we leave in the minds of other people and what they leave in ours.
The census doesn’t count it.
Nothing counts without it.

( Robert Fulghum )

I never take anything for granted, therefore, I am rarely disappointed.

The fiercest enemy is he that has nothing left to lose.

Most people who plant trees are planting them for their grandchildren.
You look up into that space above a sprig, and it requires a dream.

Don’t look for the answers now.
They cannot be given to you now because you could not live with them.
( Rose Winfold )

We only upset ourselves by our sins.
But we upset others by our confessions.

The most dangerous liars are those who think they are telling the truth.

Never look into the future and anticipate this, that, or the other.
For to do so is to live in fear.

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute.
We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.
And the human race is filled with passion.
And medicine, law, business, engineering – these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life.
But poetry, beauty, romance, love – these are what we stay alive for.
( Robin Williams )

Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.

If you limit your actions in life to the things that nobody can possibly find fault with, you will not do much.

The best things in life are the simple things.

Life is not the way it’s supposed to be, it’s the way it is.
The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.

Anything that you learn becomes your wealth, a wealth that cannot be taken away from you.
Whether you learn it in a building called school or in the school of life.
To learn something new is a timeless pleasure and a valuable treasure.
And not all things that you learn are taught to you, but many things that you learn you realise you have taught yourself.
( C. JoyBell C. )

There are no hopeless situations in life, there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.

There are two things to aim at in life.
First, to get what you want.
Second, to enjoy it.
Only the wise man achieves the second.

Life consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that are forever blowing through our mind.

I’m so relieved when I wake up in the morning and find I am still alive.

Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.

Life is a highway.
The enjoyment you get depends on the lane you choose.

My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.
( L.M. Montgomery )

The best way to punish one that has done you an injustice, is to do them a kind deed in return.

A discussion is an exchange of intelligence.
An argument an exchange of ignorance.

We should give our respect to those who earn it, not to those who claim it as a right by virtue of their position.

I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.
( Robin Williams )

The wise man does not argue.
He remains silent and goes quietly on his path.

Be still within, be calm.
Do not try to overdrive your life.
Do your work quietly.
Live as the flowers live, opening your heart to the sunlight.

By maintaining inner peace and letting the light burn steadily within you, you are doing far more good than if you get excited and argumentative about disagreeable conditions.
Keep your poise, be steady on your path.

Each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.
( Mitch Albom )

Learn to conserve energy and to control the emotional and mental expenditure and wastage continually taking place in everyday life.
Train yourself to remain calm and tranquil in spite of the storms of life.

The wise man knows that what is lost has served its purpose, and knows that out of the ashes of the past new life is born.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighs your concern for yourself.

I have no idea what’s awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends.
For the moment I know this, there are sick people and they need curing.
( Albert Camus )

The choices you make on a daily basis affect what you will have, be, or do in the tomorrow’s of your life.

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you can learn to do it well.

I would rather attempt something great and fail, than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.

We live in a world full of brain-numbing computer games for kids, and adults with not much upstairs.

They didn’t bother to send me a birthday card or a Christmas card.
They didn’t bother to thank me for the birthday cards and the Christmas cards I sent them.
They didn’t even bother to thank me for the Christmas gifts I gave them.
Those ‘relations’ of mine just better not bother coming to my funeral.
( Rose Winfold )

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