Monday, September 29, 2008

wisdom of the ages

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
- Zig Ziglar

A half truth is a whole lie
- Yiddish proverb

Such is human psychology that if we don't express our joy, we soon cease to feel it.
- Lin YĆ¼-tang

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
- William Arthur Ward

To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.
- Edward Weeks

The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
- H. G. Wells

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
- William Allen White

Happiness begins where selfishness ends.
- John Wooden

He who is calm disturbs neither himself nor others.
- The Vatican Sayings, Epicurus

The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away.
- David Viscott

It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If you want something you've never had, you've got to do something you've never done!
- Tangela

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
- Margaret Thatcher

It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
- Carl Sandburg

Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
- Ruth Ann Schabacker

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
- Robert H. Schuller

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
- General Schwarzkopf

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
- Gail Sheehy

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
- Sicilian Proverb

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
- Beverly Sills

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man.
- Roy L. Smith

Pray as if everything depended on God, and work as if everything depended upon man.
- Francis Spellman

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
- Dan Stanford

Experience is the comb life gives you after you lose your hair.
- Judith Stearn

Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more.
- James Stephens

The greatest success, is successful self acceptance.
- Ben Sweet

Even if you're on the right track you'll get run over if you just sit there.
- Will Rogers

Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
- David Russell

Pray to God, but keep rowing to shore.

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
- General George Patton

Until you value yourself you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.
- Pericles

You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
- Michael D. Perry

Character is simply habit long enough continued.
- Plutarch

You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.
- Bonnie Prudden

A label is easy to stick on, but difficult to remove.
- Old Proverb

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
- Jawaharial Nehru

What's going on in the inside shows on the outside.
- Earl Nightingale

If you change the belief first, changing the action is easier.

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.
- Rev. Mary Manin Morrissey

Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.
- Doris Mortman

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
- Grandma Moses

Experience is the worst teacher; it gives the test before presenting the lesson.

Most of us are pretty good at keeping promises to others and pretty bad at keeping promises to ourselves.
- Lawrence LeShan

Buddha left a road map,
Jesus left a road map,
Krishna left a road map,
Rand McNally left a road map.
But you still have to travel the road yourself.
- Stephen Levine

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