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PostSubject: QUOTES OF WISDOM   Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:40 pm

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
Barbara De Angel

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
Aristotle

Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
William Arthur

Learn to self-conquest, persevere thus for a time, and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it.
St. Teresa of Avila

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
Alfred Adler

The scars you acquire by exercising courage will never make you feel inferior.
D.A. Battista

The greatest dangers of liberty lurk in insidious encroachment of men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
Louis D. Brandeis

We say we waste time, but that is impossible. We waste ourselves.
Alice Bloch

William Blake

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.



You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Dale Carnegie


Sir Winston Churchill
People stumble over the truth from time to time,
but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.


There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.
Gilbert K. Chesterton



Confucius
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

When you see a good man, try to emulate his example, and when you see a bad man, search yourself for his faults.

It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Wayne Dyer

Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas Alva Edison

Albert Einstein
All our lauded technological progress - our very civilization - is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal.


There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.


Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm S. Forbes

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
Galbraith's Law

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
Galileo

Indira Gandhi
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit.
Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

Kahlil Gibran
Trickery succeeds sometimes, but it always commits suicide.

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.

Keep me away from the wisdom that does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.


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

Let everyone sweep in front of his own door and the whole world will be clean.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

If you take fire into your heart, your house is likely to burn.
Alyson's great grandmother

Elbert Hubbard
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.


I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Aldous Huxley

My goal is simple. It is complete understanding of the universe, why it as it is and why it exists as all.
Stephen Hawking



Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes, it obstructs your vision.
Hsi-Tang

Dag Hammerskjvld
The longest journey of any person is the journey inward.

Do not seek death.
Death will find you.
But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.

Life comes in the form of opportunities, which are easy to recognize, after they have been wasted...

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser

We would have much peace
if we would not busy ourselves with the sayings and doings of others.
Thomas Kempis

Yesterday's the past and tomorrow's the future. Today is a gift-- which is why they call it the present.
Bill Keane

The only unchangable certainty in life is that nothing is unchangable or certain.
John F. Kennedy

Lao-Tzu
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty.

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench.
Care about other people's approval and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.

Abraham Lincoln
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Ann Landers It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
Vince Lombardi

Expose yourself to your deepest fear;
After that, fear has no power,
And the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes.
You are free.
Jim Morrison

It's not what happens to you; it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
W. Mitchell

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine with only interests.
John Stuart Mill

The ultimate truth is so simple. It is nothing more than being in the pristine state. This is all that needs to be said.
Only mature minds can grasp the simple truth in all its nakedness.
Ramana Maharshi

Michel

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
James Oppenheim

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent that the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
George Orwell


If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always had!
Lesley P.

When men speak ill of thee, so live that nobody believe them.
Plato

Doubt everything or believe everything: these are two equally convenient strategies.
With either we dispense with the need for reflection.
Henri Poincare

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Plutarch

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Pascal

PROVERBS
No one's head aches when he is comforting another
India

You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent them from nesting in your hair.
Sweden

Charity sees the need, not the cause.
Germany

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Japan

He who knows not and knows not he knows not, he is a fool - shun him.
He who knows not and knows he knows not, he is simple - teach him.
He who knows and knows not he knows, he is asleep - awaken him.
He who knows and knows that he knows, he is wise - follow him.
Arabia

There are two rules on the spiritual path:
Begin and Continue.
Sufi saying

If you always assume the person sitting next to you is the Messiah waiting for some human kindness,
You will soon come to weigh your words and watch your hands.
And if he/she so chooses not to reveal him/herself in your time -
It will not matter.
A Rabbi's Proverb

Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.
Tony Robbins

I discovered a long time ago that if I helped people get what they wanted, I would always get what I wanted and I would never have to worry.
Anthony Robbins

Every man dies. Not every man lives.
Tim Robbins

Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Jim Rohn

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge
Bertrand Russell

No one can make you feel inferior without your permission
Eleanor Roosevelt.

Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld



Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.
Jonathan Swift

Our own true nature is Infinite Joy!
Always happy, Always peaceful, Always free.
Sri Swami Satchidananda

This above all; to thine own self be true.
Shakespeare

Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Like a goldfish who never suspects a greater world beyond the ponds surface, the limited awareness of humankind floats beneath the surface of a greater reality; groping, mouth agape in total ignorance.
After studing all major religions, out of body experiences, near death experiences, hauntings, psychics and memories of previous lifetimes through regressive hypnosis techniques, I have indeed deduced that we are not people having spiritual experiences, but spirits having human experiences.
Paul Schroeder

A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are made for.
John A. Shedd

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert Schuller

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.
It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
E.F.Schumacher

George Bernard Shaw
I never thought much of the courage of a liontamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.

You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"

The people and circumstances around me do not make me what I am, they reveal who I am.
Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Don't be afraid of showing your feelings, be afraid of regretting it when you don't.
Laura Springer

We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.
Adlai E. Stevenson

If only it were all so simple, if only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being, and who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
Alexander Solzhenitsyen

Discipline divorced from wisdom is not true discipline,
but merely the meaningless following of custom,
which is only a disguise for stupidity.
Rabindranath Tagore

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

What you keep to yourself, you lose.
What you give away, you keep forever

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop


Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.
Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
Brian Tracy

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
Mao Tse Tung

Without memory, there is no healing.
Without forgiveness, there is no future.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu

"When may I give you my heart?"
"When it is no longer yours or mine."
Tykal

Courage is the mastery of fear, not the absence of fear.
Mark Twain

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Margaret Thatcher


If your aim in life is nothing; you can't miss.
And you can't win

A man with one watch will always know the time.
A man with two watches will always be in doubt.

Don't let your victories go to your head, or your failures go to your heart.

The test of tolerance comes when we are in a majority.
The test of courage comes when we are in a minority.


Everyone is crazy, some people just hide it better than others.

Failure is not the worst thing in the world, the very worst is not to try.


The best way to have what you want, is to want what you have. If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got.


A wise man knows how to laugh at himself. If he cannot, others will.


All the darkness in the world could not put out the light of one small candle.

"Silent" and "listen" are spelled with the same letters.


Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.


All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
Swami Vivekananda


As long as we are persistent in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow.
We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom.
It happens in its own time."
Denis Waitley

We must be courageous but also reasonable. The world admires us for walking a tightrope without falling off. It asks us to keep our balance.
Lech Walesa

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward

How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker.
Failure is delay, not defeat.
It is a temporary detour, not a dead end.
Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Denis Waitley

Nothing is worse than extreme affliction which destroys the 'I' from the outside,
because after that we can no longer destroy it ourselves.
Simone Weil

Oscar Wilde
We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow.

Men always want to be a womans first love - women like to be a mans last romance.

Love is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families and nations.
Paramahansa Yogananda

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility is being superior to your formal self.
Thom Yorke

Zig Ziglar
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.


It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude.

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