am not what I ought to be,
I am not what I want to be,
I am not what I hope to be one day.
But thank God I am not
what I used to be
and by the grace of God,
I am what I am.
longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude to me, is more important than the past, than education, than
money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what
other people think or say or do.
more important than appearance, giftedness or skills. It will make
or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is
we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that
change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one
string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life
is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. So it is with
you... We are in charge of our attitudes."
I want it, it's mine.
If I give it to you and change my mind later, it's mine.
If I can take it away from you, it's mine.
If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.
If it's mine, it will never belong to anyone else, no matter what.
If we are building something together, all the pieces are mine.
If it looks like mine, it is mine.
things go wrong as they sometimes will.
the road your trudging seems all uphill, when the funds are low and
the debts are high and when you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
when care is pressing down a bit . . . by all means pray, but don't
is failure turned inside out, God’s hidden gift in the clouds of doubt.
You never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems
in the Lord when you're hardest hit . . . it's when things go wrong,
that you must not quit!
Top 11 Quotes for Living Well!
the years many people have offered their models of the "Good
Life", and some have left quotes that nicely summarize important
truths. The following are ten of my personal favorites.
Know Thyself Socrates. From ancient Greece comes this reminder
that introspection, keeping a journal, paying attention to the heart
of things, comes first. Before we can know the world around us,
and make wise choices, we must first come to grips with who we are
and what we value.
Thine Own Self Be True Shakespeare. In life there is no substitute
for integrity. My grandmother was fond of saying, "We either
stand for something, or we'll fall for anything." Integrity
is about going beyond the truth to full and complete honesty, openness
the Greatest of These is Love St Paul. He also observed that
"without love I am just a clanging symbol or a noisy gong."
Without love, caring relationships, and compassion, life is indeed
a dry and shallow thing.
Rules the World Napoleon Bonaparte. The good life is at least
partly based on dreams that are worthy of us, dreams that elevate
and challenge and inspire our best. Bobby Kennedy noted, "Others
look at the world and ask, 'Why?' I dream of a world that never
was and ask, 'Why not?'" Martin Luther King's defiant cry,
"I have a dream!" will live long after most of us are
gone and forgotten.
much of a good thing is just right Mae West. The good life
is about living large, about expressing the joy and love of life.
It's about song, exuberance, and about taking chances, and "going
multiply as they are seized SunTzu. Success depends on the
courage to act, and courage in turn requires a level of faith that
every opportunity acted upon will lead to more and better ways to
serve, learn, grow and prosper.
or do not. There is no "try". Yoda (The Empire
Strikes Back). Life requires action, boldness and decisiveness.
Mae West also observed, "He who hesitates is a damned fool."
is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there
is nothing left to take away Antoine de St. Exupery. Henry
Thoreau recommended, "Simplify, simplify, simplify. Let your
concerns be as 2 or 3, not more." Friends, work, the media
and this thing called the Internet, along with our own "wish
lists" try to seduce us to complexity, busy-ness and anxiety.
Keep it simple!
artist is nothing without gift, but gift is nothing without work
Emile Zola. Only focused, intelligent, diligent effort turns
potential into reality. Without creative effort, talent and "gift"
seem to atrophy and die. Truly a case of "use it or lose it".
are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein.
I highly recommend practicing the attitude of gratitude. What else
At every decision making opportunity you have three choices. The
Best thing which is the right thing, the next best thing which is
the wrong thing, or the worst thing which is NOTHING.
For The Road
Cherish things while you still have them,
before they're gone,
and you realize how precious they really are.
can only be understood backwards,
but it must be lived forwards.
in life is temporary.
So if things are going good,
enjoy it because it won't last forever.
And if things are going bad,
don't worry because it won't last forever either.
is not a matter of chance,
it is a matter of choice;
it is not a thing to be waited for,
it is a thing to be achieved.
journey of a thousand miles
begins with a single step.
cross a bridge
without knowing how to swim the tides.
you could not add years to your life
Add life to your years.
and use these quotes to your advantage
you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail." (Author:
"The greater the obstacle, the more glory to over coming it."
"Courage is the mastery of fear, not the absense of fear."
(Author: Mark Twain)
"Man cannot help being what he is, but he can help remaining
what he is." (Author: Paul Brunton, Notebooks)
"Without heros we're all plain people and don't know how far
we can go." (Author: Benard Malamud, The Natural)
"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough."
(Author: Lao Tsu)
"We cannot outgrow the limits that we place on ourselves; we
can only set new limits within which we must live." (Author:
"Never let school interfere with your education." (Author:
"The greatest warrior is the one who conqueres himself."
(Author: Samurai Maxim)
"My only regret in life is that I am not someone else."
(Author: Woody Allen)
"You cannot transcend what you do not know. To go beyond yourself
you must know yourself." (Author: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj)
"The mind is like an untrained horse. It runs everywhere."
"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of
Hell, a Hell of Heaven." (Author: John Milton)
quotes are from Nou Lee
1. Those who run away, live to fight
2. It's not the situation. It's your reaction to the situation.
3. Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to
doesn't mean they don't love you.