Life Sayings (Part 4)

“The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.” – William J. H. Boetcker

“The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.” – Tommy Smothers

“Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.” – Phillips Brooks

You can’t be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.

“The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” – George Eliot

“Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it.” – Charles Swindoll

“Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen for you, to you and because of you.” – T. Alan Armstrong

“Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.” – Julius Charles Hare

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.”

“To the extent that we are not living our lives exactly as we want – with the love and friendships we want, the abundance we want, and the happiness we are seeking – it’s to that extent we are resisting it.” – Brad Yates

“Nothing of importance is ever achieved without discipline. I feel myself sometimes not wholly in sympathy with some modern educational theorists, because I think that they underestimated the part that discipline plays. But the discipline you have in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority.” – Bertrand Russell

“If you do not act congruently with a belief across all parts of your life, then you don’t really believe it.” – Steve Pavlina

The greatest battles in life are fought daily in the silent chambers of our own souls.

“How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.” – Alexandre Dumas

“I do not believe much in education. Each man ought to be his own model, however frightful that may be.” – Albert Einstein

“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.” – Albert Einstein

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

“A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.” – Thomas Jefferson

“The measure of a man is what he does with power.” – Plato

“Rebellion is almost as stupid as obedience. In either case you let yourself be defined by what they tell you to do.” – Paul Graham

“If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us least live so as to deserve it.” – Immanuel Hermann Fichte

As long as you think you’ll find happiness “out there”, you’ll never find it anywhere else.

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

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.”

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

“All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.” – Johann von Goethe

In the word “impossible” is another word – “possible”.

“Stop chasing life – it can run faster than you.” – Arvind Katoch

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr Suess

“Don’t speak unless you can improve on the silence.” – Spanish Proverb

“The older I grow the more I listen to people who don’t talk much.” – Germain G. Glien

“Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.” – Sir Francis Bacon

You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth. – Evan Esar

“Pain (any pain – emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories: “We would be more alive if we did more of this,” and, “Life would be more lovely if we did less of that.” Once we get the pain’s message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away.” – Peter McWilliams

“We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.” – Helen Keller

“The things that one most wants to do are the things that are probably most worth doing.” – Winifred Holtby

“The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.” – Josh Billings

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