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Wise Words

03 Dec


Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.  ~Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ, c.1420Don’t wait for the Last Judgment.  It happens every day.  ~Albert Camus, The Fall, 1956

Good for the body is the work of the body, and good for the soul is the work of the soul, and good for either is the work of the other.  ~Henry David Thoreau

Remember, if you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns!  ~Allison Gappa Bottke

Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall.  Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day.  Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down.  And this is all life really means.  ~Robert Louis Stevenson

If you don’t like how things are, change it!  You’re not a tree.  ~Jim Rohn

In what you say of another, apply the test of kindness, necessity and truth, and let nothing pass your lips without a 2/3 majority.  ~Liz Armbruster

See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little.  ~Pope John XXIII

Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.  ~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You will turn over many a futile new leaf till you learn we must all write on scratched-out pages.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

Now that it’s all over, what did you really do yesterday that’s worth mentioning?  ~Coleman Cox

Laziness will cause you pain.  ~Slogan on T-shirt worn at the Vee Arnis Jitsu School of Self-Defense

If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it.  ~Toni Morrison

Do not confuse your vested interests with ethics.  Do not identify the enemies of your privilege with the enemies of humanity.  ~Max Lerner, Actions and Passions, 1949

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it.  ~Author Unknown

Sometimes it’s more important to be human, than to have good taste.  ~Brecht

[O]wning your burdens is half the battle.  ~From the television show Scrubs

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.  ~Victor Hugo

We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.  ~William James

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.  ~Leo Aikman

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires.  Seek discipline and find your liberty.  ~Frank Herbert, Dune Chronicles

The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.  ~Plato

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.  ~Jonathan Kozel

Tough and funny and a little bit kind:  that is as near to perfection as a human being can be.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.  ~Frances Willard

Always when judging
Who people are,
Remember to footnote
The words “So far.”
~Robert Brault,

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me.  ~Author unknown, variation of an excerpt from “The Serenity Prayer” by Reinhold Neibuhr

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “Wise Words

  1. thenewlittlegirl

    December 7, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Sibotak pake helm Baja
    Niat Kepasar sama Bini
    Oke Deh Segitu Aja
    Jangan Lupa Mampir Lagi Kesini ! ^_^

     

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