Life Sayings (Part 2)

“There are no difficult students – just students who don’t want to do it your way” – Jane Revell & Susan Norman

“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.” – Galielo Galilei

“You can’t direct the wind but you can adjust the sails.” – Anonymous

“The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.” – Pierre de Coubertin

A career is a job that has gone on too long.

“A city is a large community where people are lonesome together.” – Prochnow

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. – Galileo Galilei

“The best revenge is to be unlike the one who caused the injury.” – Marcus Aurelius

“I realized long ago that life is all about the journey and not about the destination. The moment you think you know it all you stagnate and die. Life and the arts are all about bodies in motion.” – Richard Norton

“If you’re not in awe, then you’re not paying attention.”

“The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it.” – Albert Einstein

“When life kicks you, let it kick you forward.” – E. Stanly Jones

“Any plan, no matter how poorly conceived, if boldly executed, is better than inaction.” – U.S. Infantry manual

“One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.” – Pearl S. Buck

“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” – Harry S. Truman

“Our opinion of people depends less upon what we see in them than upon what they make us see in ourselves.” – Sara Grand

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.” – Lucius Seneca

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius

“To live without hope is to cease to live.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy

“Of all the things which wisdom acquires to produce the blessedness of the complete life far the greatest is the possession of Friendship.” – Epicurus

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain

“Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.” – Arabic Proverb

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.” – Aristotle

“I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.” – Wolfgang Mozart

“Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Winston Churchill

“Wish not so much to live long as to live well.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Don’t aim at success – the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue… as the unintended side – effect of one’s personal dedication to a course greater than oneself.” – Viktor Frankl

“If I could turn back the clock, I would have resisted parental pressure and moved away from home. Parents and society suffer from a permanent hysteria over economic security. The young are not permitted any other considerations…I would have learned a skill and alternated periods of work, study and travel. I would have chosen my teachers from life. Do this rather than receive what is basically indoctrination in error.” – Henry Makow

Too often we treat survival as our first priority, and only after we secure that can we move onto something more interesting than survival, like discovering a life purpose. But you aren’t here to survive. Do you realize you’re not going to survive? You’re going to die. Your physical life here is temporary. If you set survival as your goal, you lose automatically. Everyone who tries to survive fails. That’s how the game is set up. It’s supposed to happen that way. – Steve Pavlina

“So take it from me, you’ll learn more from your accidents than anything that you could ever learn at school.” – Billy Joel

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” – Albert Einstein

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