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A wooden bed is better than a golden coffin.
Everything you can imagine is real.
If you can read this, thank a teacher.
The more you know, the less you need to show.
Most people would succeed in small things, if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
If you don't control your mind, someone else will.
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
If you can't be clever, be good.
The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.
I give myself sometimes admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater.
It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west; they originate within one's own mind. Therefore, it is foolish to guard against misfortunes from the external world and leave the inner mind uncontrolled.
«If we are not happy and joyous at this season, for what other season shall we wait and for what other time shall we look?»
Some say the glass is half empty, some say the glass is half full, I say, are you going to drink that?
"We have art to save ourselves from the truth."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
Character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
Talent is God given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be grateful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree
In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these
No sense being pessimistic, it probably wouldn't work anyway
Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct.
Phaedrus Latin Writer
Like an image in a dream the world is troubled by love, hatred, and other poisons. So long as the dream lasts, the image appears to be real; but on awaking it vanishes.
Sankara , Hindu Philosopher
Joy has nothing to do with material things, or with man's outward circumstance...A man living in the lap of luxury can be wretched, and a man in the depths of poverty can overflow with joy.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature
"Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation. Foolish preparation?"
Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy
No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back
Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.
So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers
To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance
If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track, which has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living
Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted
"A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes." ~ Hugh Downs
If you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness." ~
Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast-you also miss the sense of where you are going and why
Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.
There are no accidents. God's just trying to remain anonymous.
Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?", responded the Cheshire cat."I don't know." Alice answered.
"Then, " said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gleaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. John Muir Scottish Born American Naturalist
Just as a tree, though cut down, can grow again and again if its roots are undamaged and strong, in the same way if the roots of craving are not wholly uprooted sorrows will come again and again. The Dhammapada , Buddhist Collection of Moral Aphorisms
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Emerson American Poet and Essayist
If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.
For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru' narrow chinks of his cavern.
William Blake English Poet and Artist
"When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change." Thich Nhat Hanh
"A great many people think they are thinking when they are acutally rearranging their prejudices." - William James
Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it
There is only one time that is important - NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time we have any power over
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it
If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others.
Chartiy sees the need, not the cause.
"Everything has been figured out, except how to live."
"This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind...let it be something good."
The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts: and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible. Montaigne
Think of your own faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and of the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep.
If people really liked to work, we'd still be plowing the land with sticks and transporting goods on our backs.
It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
It usually takes a long time to find a shorter way.
No good deed goes unpunished.
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.
Success folows doing what you want to do.
There is no other way to be successfull.
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
We are drowning in information, but starved for knowledge.
We give nothing so freely as advice.
When a man wants to murder a tiger, it's called sport; when the tiger wants to murder him it's called ferocity.
Wise men don't need advice. Fools don't take it.
Your enemy is never a villain in his own eyes. Keep this in mind, it may offer a way to make him your friend. If not, you can kill him without hate and quickly.
You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do.
I don't think suicide is so terrible. Some rainy winter Sunday, when there's a little boredom, you should always carry a gun. Not to shoot yourself, but to know exactly that you're always making a choice.
The secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience so that they believe they are as clever as he.
It is we that are blind, not Fortune.
The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
We seldom attribute common sense except to those who agree with us.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensible part of happiness.
What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner
I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull
"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy." ~ Anne Frank
You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy
Find a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life
If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.
Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.
When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.
What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.
Hay is more acceptable to an ass than gold.
Better late than never.
No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.
Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger
"I have often regretted my speech, never my silence."
"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important."
"Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do."
"Never mistake motion for action."
"Denial ain't just a river in Egypt."
"If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use? Two strong oxen or 1000 chickens?"
What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
Be the change you want to see in this world.
Not only is the universe stranger than we think, it is stranger than we can think
Work like you don t need the money. Dance like no one is watching. Love like you ve never been hurt
It is better to be hated for what you are then to be loved for something you are not
It‘s so easy to laugh, it’s so easy to hate. It takes strength to be gentle and kind
When one door closes, another door opens. But we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which opened for us
"Better to light a candle than curse the darkness."
- Chinese Proverb
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. Emerson American Poet and Essayist
Cease to think that the decrees of the gods can be changed by prayers.
Vergil , Roman Epic, Didactic, and Idyllic Poet
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Bacon English Philosopher, Essayist, and Statesman
By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day. Robert Frost American Poet
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
"For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pride is the mask of one's own faults.
God is closest to those with broken hearts.
All animals except man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it
No labour bestowed upon a worthless thing can be productive of fruit; even by a hundred efforts a crane cannot be made to talk like a parrot. The Hitopadesa Sanskrit Fable from Panchatantra
The world is seldom what it seems; to man, who dimly sees, realities appear as dreams, and dreams realities. Thomas Moore Irish Poet
"God for you is where you sweep away all the mysteries of the world, all the challenges to our intelligence. You simply turn your mind off and say God did it."
- Carl Sagan, Contact
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats.