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Wonderful words to live by......

"Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped."

- African Proverb -

"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." 

- Maya Angelou -

"Life is a test. It is only a test. Had this been a real life, you would have been instructed where to go, and what to do." 

- Anonymous -

"Adversity introduces a man to himself." 

- Anonymous -

"Courage is not the absence of fear, it's going ahead despite the fear."

- Anonymous -

"You haven't really lost the one you loved, if you love the one you lost." 

- Anonymous -

"Sometimes the best place to be is somewhere else." 

- Anonymous -

"Those who have faith need no explanation. For those who have no faith, no explanation is possible." 

- Anonymous -

"He who focuses on only his own needs often doesn't end up with very much."

- Anonymous -
"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our heart and we are never, ever the same."

- Anonymous -

"A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small package."

- Anonymous -

"None of us learn anything we don't already know."

- Aristotle -

"The first hour of waking is the rudder that guides the whole day."

- Henry Ward Beecher -

"When one door closes, another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us."

- Alexander Graham Bell -

"There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness." 

- Josh Billings -

"Nothing is so fragile as action without prayer."
- Buddha -

"How can one ever know anything if they are too busy thinking."

- Buddha -

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see."

- John Burroughs -

"Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all."

- Carlos Castaneda -

"A gem cannot be polished without friction."

- Chinese Proverb -

Tell me, I'll forget.
Show me, I may remember.
But involve me and I'll understand.

-Chinese Proverb -

"Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks."

- Charles Dickens -

"What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expect generally happens."

- Benjamin Disraeli -

"Happiness is inward and not outward; and so it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are."

- Henry van Dyke -

"Imagination is more important than knowledge, because knowledge tells what was whereas imagination tells what will be."

- Einstein -

"Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration."

- Einstein -

"Great spirits will always encounter violent opposition from mediocre minds."

- Einstein -

"For everything you have missed, you have gained something else."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson -

"There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience."

- French Proverb -

"It is ever true that he who does nothing for others does nothing for himself."

- Goethe -

"The important thing in this world is not where we stand, but in what direction we move."

- Goethe -

"I am only one, but still I am one; I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."

- Edward E. Hale -

"To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing and be nothing."

- Elbert Hubbard -

"The human mind is our own fundamental resource."

- John F. Kennedy -

"I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go."

- Abraham Lincoln -

"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." 

- Abraham Lincoln -

"Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul."

- Douglas MacArthur -

"The human body cannot tell the difference between something real and that which is vividly imagined."

- Maxwell Maltz -
"Gratitude is the memory of the heart."

- J.B. Massieu -

"Love cures people -- both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it."

- Dr. Karl Menninger -

"A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions."

- Proverbs 17:2 -

"Good people are good because because they've come to wisdom through failure."

- William Saroyan -

"To be enslaved to oneself is the heaviest of all servitudes."

- Seneca -

"Words don't describe reality, they create it."

- Shakespeare -

"Nothing is either good or bad but thinking makes it so."

- Shakespeare -

"Let him that would move the world first move himself."

- Socrates -

"To every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage." 

- W. Clement Stone -

"Each man can interpret another's experience only by his own." 

- Henry David Thoreau -

"Nothing is ever difficult once you get use to it." 

- Tibetan Proverb -

"The person who does not read books has no advantage over the person who cannot read them."

- Mark Twain -

"Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve." 

- Leonardo da Vinci -

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your mind off the goals."

- Zig Ziglar -


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