Life Sayings (Part 3)

“To abandon a comfortable lifestyle that isn’t deeply fulfilling is to abandon nothing.” – Steve Pavlina

“The good is the enemy of the best.”

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” – Stacie Tauscher

“We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space.” – Dr. Bob Moorehead

There is nothing that is permanent. In that realisation is the peace that we are searching for.

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting.”

“The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” – old Chinese proverb

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein

“He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.” – Albert Einstein

“Don’t blame the tool for what the user did with it.” – Rebelnerd

When I was five years old, my mom always told me happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “Happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them they didn’t understand life.

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.

I don’t think the point of life is to accomplish a certain level of external success. I believe we’re actually here to acquire and enjoy experiences.

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E.E. Cummings

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” – Albert Camus

“Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.” – Ralph Ellison

“Tradition” is a euphemism for organised ignorance

Speak when you’re angry, and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.

“Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill

“Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain and most fools do.” – Ben Franklin

“The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear… What he wants above everything else is safety.” – Henry Louis Mencken

“Fulfilment is reaching your own expectations, not the expectations of others.”

“What will survive of us is love.” – Phillip Larkin

“Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.” – Henry Ford

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” – B.Franklin

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”

“Always do right; this will gratify some and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain

“That best portion of a good man’s life: His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.” – William Wordsworth

“Our patience will achieve more than our force.” – Edmund Burke

“Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice.” – George Jackson

“Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.” – Plutarch

“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever – lengthening, ever – ascending, ever – improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.” – Sir Winston Churchill

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self – confident and more and more successful.” – Mark Victor Hansen

“Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.” – Sumner Redstone

War does not determine who is right, it determines who is left.

“Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“When any government, or church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, this you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motive.” – Robert A. Heinlein

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