This is an extract of sayings a dear coworker has collected during a number of years. May they bring you enlightenment and joy.|
Security is when everything is settled. When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life. -Germaine Greer
Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be. -Jose Ortega y Gasset
You don't have to fear defeat if you believe it may reveal powers that you didn't know you possessed. -Napoleon Hill
When things go wrong - don't go wrong with them.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. -Ambrose Redmoon
Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves. -Gene Fowler
It's not the load that breaks you down - its the way you carry it.
Do you know what a pessimist is? A person who thinks everybody as nasty as himself, and hates them for it. -George Bernard Shaw
Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. -David Lloyd George
Try to relax and enjoy the crisis. -Ashleigh Brilliant
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. -Dale E. Turner
Nothing contributes more to peace of soul than having no opinion at all. -George Christopher Lichtenberg
If it doesn't matter, it doesn't matter.
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A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn't particularly feel like it. -Alistair Cooke
It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world. -George Dennison Prentice
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. -Samuel Johnson
The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone. -Stella, Lady Reading
The impossible is often the untried. -Jim Goodwin
Continue to be yourself because in the end that's what people will remember about you.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. -Marilyn vos Savant
A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain. -Mildred Stouven
Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. -Samuel Johnson
I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man. -Mahatma Gandhi
Friends: People who know you well, but like you anyway.
This is really pretty simple. Fear is the problem; faith is the solution; and courage is the result."
Make a firm decision now... you can always change it later.
"God puts assholes in our lives so we may recognize our OWN potential!"
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. -Nathaniel Hawthorne
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. -Helen Kelle
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it. -Arnold H. Glasow
Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have. -Doris Mortman
The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it. -John Ruskin
It takes only one person to change your life - you. -Ruth Casey
Persistent people begin their success where others end in failures. -Edward Eggleston
Change your thoughts and you change your world. -Norman Vincent Peale
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. -Helen Adams Keller
Never rise to speak till you have something to say; and when you have said it, cease. -John Witherspoon
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion, it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the world, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. -Mark Twain
Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Just remember--when you think all is lost, the future remains. -Bob Goddard
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
No really great man ever thought himself so. -William Hazlitt
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. -Friedrich Nietzsche
You train people how to treat you by how you treat yourself. -Martin Rutte
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. -Alice Walker
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. -Anais Nin
When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. -Corrie Ten Boom
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. -John Ruskin
The more we live by our intellect, the less we understand the meaning of life. -Leo Tolstoy
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest. -Confucius
An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. -G. K.Chesterton
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. -Dalai Lama