“If you are seeking revenge, start by digging two graves.”
~ Chinese proverb

“Experience is not what happens to you.  It is how you interpret what happens to you.”
~ Aldous Huxley

“This above all: to thine own self be true.  And it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”
~ William Shakespeare (from Hamlet)

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
~ Mark Twain

“Criticism is something we can avoid easily
by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”
~ Aristotle

“Take time to work
it is the price of success
Take time to think
it is the source of power
Take time to play
it is the secret of perpetual youth
Take time to read
it is the fountain of wisdom
Take time to be friendly
it is the road to happiness
Take time to love and be loved
it is the nourishment of the soul
Take time to share
it is too short a life to be selfish
Take time to laugh
it is the music of the heart
Take time to dream
it is hitching your wagon to a star.”
~ anonymous

“When everyone is thinking the same, no one is thinking.”
~ John Wooden

“Persistence.  Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.  Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.  Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.  Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.  Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.  The slogan, ‘Press on,’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
~ Calvin Coolidge
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.  We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
~ Teilhard de Chardin

“Nothing happens to anyone who by nature is not fitted to bear it.”
~ Marcus Aurelius

“Carefully watch your THOUGHTS, for they become your WORDS.  Manage and watch your WORDS, for they will become your ACTIONS.  Consider and judge your ACTIONS, for they have become your HABITS.  Acknowledge and watch your HABITS, for they shall become your VALUES.  Understand and embrace your VALUES, for they become YOUR DESTINY.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything.  In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone’s letter.”
~ Chinese proverb

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”
~ Phyllis Diller

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘Thank you,’ that would suffice.”
~ Meister Eckhart

“Gratitude is the heart’s memory.”
~ French proverb

“It takes more courage to alter an opinion than to stick with it.”
~ George Christoph Lichtenberg
“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting.  It has been found difficult and left untried.”
~ G. K. Chesterton

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
~ Carl Bard

“Man only learns in two ways: one by reading, the other by association with smarter people.”
~ Will Rogers

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“We see things not as they are, but as we are.”
~ H. M. Tomlinson

“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing.  If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”
~ Groucho Marx

“A truth’s initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed... When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker, a raving lunatic.”
~ Dresden James

“We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood
until we have stopped saying ‘It got lost,’ and say, ‘I lost it.’”
~ Sydney J. Harris

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy is when men are afraid of the light.”
~ Plato

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each guest has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
~ Rumi

“Just because you are not interested in politics, does not mean that politics is not interested in you.”
~ Pericles

“Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.”
~ Epictetus

“Tell me and I’ll forget.  Show me and I’ll remember.  Involve me and I’ll understand.”
~ Confucius

“It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.”
~ Wendell Berry

“If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each man’s life a sorrow and a suffering enough to disarm all hostility.”
~ Henry Longfellow
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