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At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
When you see a man of worth, think of how you may emulate him. When you see one who is unworthy, examine yourself.
There is a call within every one of us, a call to do something, however unpopular or unnoticed, to make the world a better place.
Robert K. Cooper, The Other 90%
Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich.
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.
Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily. If a person does not invent herself, she will be invented. So, to be bodacious enough to invent ourselves is wise.
Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
Associate with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Glass, china and reputation are easily cracked, and never well mended.
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Martin Luther King
All you have is now. The measure of our peace of mind and the measure of our personal effectiveness are determined by how much we are able to live in the present moment.
Andrew Matthews, Being Happy!
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it - write it in the sand near the water's edge.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
Don't allow someone else's expectations to run your life.
Elaine St. James, 365 Simple Reminders
If you fail to manage your own life, other people will definitely manage it for you, and not always with your best interests in mind. The choice is yours alone, to make every day.
Charles M. Marcus, Success is Not a Spectator Sport
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change we seek.
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.
The greater the awareness you have about yourself and your abilities, the greater the passion you will have in your life.
Diane Matyas,Performance Your Guide to Personal and Professional Excellence
Everyone has a purpose in life - a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.