Life Sayings (Part 6)

“There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.” – Alfred Korzybski

“To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.” – Stanislaw Leszczynski

“Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.” – Andre Gide

“I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.” – Dorothy Day

“It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.” – Anne Tyler

“The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.” – Hannah Whitall Smith

“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.” – Robert Fritz

“The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools.” – Doug Larson

“There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart’s desire. The other is to get it.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.” – Rebecca West

“Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur

“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” – Sam Ewing

“A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.” – Jack London

“Be charitable before wealth makes thee covetous.” – Sir Thomas Browne

“Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.” – Brendan Gill

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

“Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.” – Oscar Wilde

“Could you imagine how horrible things would be if we always told others how we felt? Life would be intolerably bearable.” – Randy K. Milholland

“Never explain–your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.” – Elbert Hubbard

“There isn’t much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you aren’t really living without it.” –

“Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” – Unknown, (often attributed to Albert Camus)

“I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”  – Ettiene De Grellet

“Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else’s life forever.” – Margaret Cho

“The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it.” – C. P. Snow

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller

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

“People always call it luck when you’ve acted more sensibly than they have.” – Anne Tyler

“The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.” – Mark Twain

“If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old.” – Edgar Watson Howe

“Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.” – Elsa Maxwell

“You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.” – Michael Pritchard

“Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.” – W. H. Auden

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

Don’t be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

“The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries, to come to conclusions that are right for him, whether or not they coincide with your own.” – Alistair Cooke

A clever person solves a problem — A wise person avoids it.

Nobody listens until you say something wrong.

“Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.” – Bobby Knight

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