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There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage. Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. For every action there is an equal and opposite government program. Bob Wells There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted. James Branch Cabell A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction. Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory. Mahatma Gandhi While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions. We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions. Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their agreement on a course of action; and give them your ultimate trust. Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression. Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers. It's not the situation ... It's your reaction to the situation. There's no thrill in easy sailing when the skies are clear and blue, there's no joy in merely doing things which any one can do. But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take, when you reach a destination that you never thought you'd make. Anonymous quotes What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. Helen Keller
Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose. One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention. Friends aren't jumper cables. You don't throw them into the trunk and pull them out for emergencies. No man is worth your tears, but once you find one that is, he won't make you cry Nobody can hurt you without your permission. Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too. Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right. — Laurens Van der Post, author, The Lost World of the Kalahari For the truly faithful, no miracle is necessary. For those who doubt, no miracle is sufficient. When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap. There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking. — Alfred Korzybski, logician and scientist We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases. Nearly all societies have the instinct is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, they finish by loading honors on your head. — Winston Churchill, British prime minister Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” There is no doubt in my mind that there are many ways to be a winner, but there is really only one way to be a loser and that is to fail and not look beyond the failure. This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past. Think of yourself as an incandescent power, illuminated and perhaps forever talked to by God and his messengers. All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring. Pray as if everything depended upon God and work as if everything depended upon man.
Call on God, but row away from the rocks. Indian Proverb God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest. J. G. Holland I want to believe in intelligent design, and hence I am suspicious of anything that seems to confirm my desire to believe. God must become an activity in our consciousness. Sometimes it seems like God is difficult to find and impossibly far away. We get so caught up in our small daily duties and irritations that they become the only things that we can focus on. What we forget is that God's love and beauty are all around us, every day, if only we would take the time to look up and see them. No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen. Minor White It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare...And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere. A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling. The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends. Have no friends not equal to yourself. Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - yours or his. Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. All people want is someone to listen. When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back.
I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones. Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy. It's a lot like nature. You only have as many animals as the ecosystem can support and you only have as many friends as you can tolerate the bitching of. The only thing that lasts longer than a friend's love is the stupidity that keeps us from knowing any better. There isn’t much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you aren’t really living without it. To like and dislike the same things, that is indeed true friendship. If we all are in the gutter , some of us are looking at the stars. Everything seems funny as long as it is happening to somebody else Never regret any of your acts…because at one time it was what you wanted !! We meet to create memories , we part to preserve them. Its not that some people have willpower and others don’t. Its just that some people are ready to change and others are not. Even if thoughts come like a flash between two long nights, these thoughts are everything. Contrary to the general belief , I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best ,they are merely the people who got there first. When one door closes another opens … But often we look so long , so regretfully to the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened. Helen Keller The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. Don’t listen to what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive And then go and do that; Because the world needs people who have come alive..
I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.
I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
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