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It’s a very dangerous world we live in.
Very few get out of it alive.
There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
( Albert Einstein )
Anybody that says they can still do at 60 what they were doing at 20, wasn’t doing much at 20.
People who are excited about life are usually too busy to ask themselves if they are happy.
I’m stronger because I had to be, smart because of my mistakes, happier because of the sadness I’ve known, and now wiser because I’ve learned.
Reputation is what men and women think of us.
Character is what God and angels know of us.
( Thomas Paine )
Never regret a day in your life.
Good days give you happiness.
Bad days give you experience.
Really bad days give you lessons.
And best days give you memories.
The way you treat the elderly is a measure of a civilised country.
The young have aspirations that never come to pass.
The old have reminiscences of what never happened.
All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity.
( William Shakespeare )
When a man realises that he is a beloved child of the Creator, then he is ready to see his neighbours in the world as brothers and sisters.
Our life is love, and peace, and tenderness, and bearing one with another, and forgiving one another, and not laying accusations one against another.
It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life.
Time doesn’t change anything.
Doing things changes things.
Not doing things leaves things exactly as they were.
If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.
( C.S. Lewis )
The mass of people in the world lead lives of quiet desperation.
The pen is the tongue of the mind.
Knowledge does not always impart wisdom.
And ignorance does not always prevent it.
Equality is the soul of liberty.
There is no liberty without it.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age.
Which means never losing your enthusiasm.
The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly deceived.
( Oscar Wilde )
It is not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong.
Not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich.
Not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned.
Not what we preach but what we practice that makes us Christians.
A secret is something that people consider to be either too insignificant to be kept secret or too important to be kept secret.
If you never tell your secret to your friend, you will never fear him when he becomes your enemy.
We are all manufacturers in a way.
Making good, making trouble or making excuses.
To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
( C.S. Lewis )
No one wants advice.
If a wise man does not listen to advice, he is not a wise man.
If you don’t do wild things while you’re young, you will have nothing to smile about when you’re old.
A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realise how blessed you are.
Those who know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories.
I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.
( C.S. Lewis )
Diplomacy is the art of putting your foot down without stepping on anybody’s toes.
The next best thing to doing something worthwhile is not to do something daft.
Welcome everything that comes to you.
But do not long for anything else.
Angry people are not always wise.
No one is ever old enough to know better.
They say that age is all in your mind.
The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
( Epictetus )
Not everyone is meant to be in your future.
Some people are just passing through to teach you lessons in life.
Work is the price you pay for money.
Until it ends, there is no end.
We are all of us clocks whose faces tell the passing years.
( Arthur Stanley Eddington, 1882-1944 )
A poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy.
Because the poor person has hope.
He thinks money would help.
Money sometimes makes fools of important persons.
But it may also make important persons of fools.
Victory is one-handed.
But peace gives victory to both sides.
If we feel inwardly strong, we will have no need or desire to speak ill of others.
( Sri Chinmoy )
Business is the art of extracting money from another man’s pocket without resorting to violence.
Not everything will go as you expect in your life.
This is why you need to drop expectations and go with the flow.
One who thinks that money can do everything is likely to do anything for money.
The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon.
We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.
( Ralph Waldo Emerson )
The wealthy man is the man who is much, not the one who has much.
To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober.
Wealthy people miss one of life’s greatest thrills – paying that last instalment.
I was born with my heart on my sleeve, a fire in my soul, and a mouth I can’t control.
Any fool can run toward the light.
It takes a master with courage to turn and face the darkness and shine his own light there.
( Leslie Fieger )
People have different reasons for the way they live their lives.
You cannot put everyone’s reasons in the same box.
A wise person accepts things as they come and makes the best of them.
Any fool can know.
The point is to understand.
The dead cannot cry out for justice.
It is the duty of the living to do so for them.
Those who blindly adopt a religion, which are all man-made, cease to grow.
They cease to live as Nature and the Creator intended.
In this life, people will love you and people will hate you and none of that will have anything to do with you.
( Abraham Hicks )
Envy shooteth at others, but hitteth and woundeth herself.
Consistency is a jewel.
And, as in the case of other jewels, we may marvel at the price that some people will pay for it.
The great loving kindness is the spirit to save all people by any and all means.
Man’s faith is the reaction to this spirit.
Just as a mother realises her motherhood by loving her child.
Then the child, reacting to that love, feels safe and at ease.
Yet people do not understand this spirit and go on suffering from the illusions and desires that arise from their ignorance.
They suffer from their own deeds accumulated through worldly passions.
Others rain on your parade because they are jealous of your sun when they have only shade.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )
Life is too short to waste time on doing nothing.
The ego is impatient because it knows it’s time is limited.
The spirit is patient because it knows time is eternal.
If I’m wrong, educate me.
Don’t belittle me.
We are caged by our cultural programming.
Culture is a mass hallucination, and when you step outside the mass hallucination you see it for what it’s worth.
( Terence McKenna )