You’re not going to make me have a bad day. If there’s oxygen on earth and I’m breathing, it’s going to be a good day.
Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles and begin to wander away from the road that leads to their realization.
– Jawaharial Nehru
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You do not have to be rich to be generous. If you have the spirit of true generosity, a pauper can give like a prince.
-Corrine U. Wells
Generosity consists not of the sum given, but of the manner in which it is bestowed. -unattributed
Your habits can be your friends or your enemies; they can help you or hurt you. – Maxwell Maltz
Know that every bad habit is a thornbush. After all, how often have you stepped on its thorns? – Jalal al-Din Rumi
When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death–ourselves.
We should have no regrets. We should never look back. The past is finished. There is nothing to be gained by going over it.
The characteristic of the ignorant person is that he or she strives to be other than what he or she is…. To the enlightened one, there is none who are ignorant.
When one is prey to one’s emotions, one is not one’s own master.
The world will never have lasting peace so long as people reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.
John Foster Dulles
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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!
I do my thing and you do your thing. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I. And if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped.
Frederick Salomon Perls
The happiest people seem to be those who are producing something; the bored people are those who are consuming much and producing nothing.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.