Words To Live By

“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“In matters of conscience the law of majority has no place.” – Gandhi

“I accept the universe!” – Margaret Fuller

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.” -HD Thoreau

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” – James Joyce

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Gandhi

“Keep Calm and Carry On” – WWII British Propaganda

“You can learn more about a person in a hour of play than in a year of conversation.” – Plato

“Do what you can with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.” Margarette Thatcher

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Einstein

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But, it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!” – Rocky Balboa

“Even in a palace life may be lived well.” Marcus Aurelius

“All, everything that I am, that I understand, I understand only because, I LOVE.” – Tolstoy

“The creation of the world- that is the world of civilized order is the victory of persuasion over force.” -Plato

“Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.” Isac Asimov

“Our worst fault is or preoccupation with the faults of others.” – Kahlil Gibran

“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Anne Frank

“The reason for forgiveness is for your own sake. For our own health. Because beyond that point needed for healing, if we hold on to our anger we stop growing and oru souls begin to shrivel.” -M Scott Peck

“You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.” Jeanette Ranicin

“The excessive increase of anything in one direction causes a reaction in the opposite direction.” – Plato

“Regret for the things we do can be tempered by time.. It is regret for the things we do not do that is inconsolable.” – Sydney J Harris.

“To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.” – Jorge Luis Borges

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed, In this life we get nothing save effort.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“The strongest minds are often those of whom the noisy world, hears least.” – William Woordsworth

“Everything has been figured out except how to live.” – Sarte

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

“A life spent making mistake is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” George Bernard Shaw

“Many things such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly – Are done worst when we try hardest to do them.”

“Never laugh at live dragons.” JRR Tolkein

“We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them.” – William Arthur Ward

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”-Aristotle

“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renewed shall be blade that was broken, the crown less again shall be king.” -J.R.R Tolkien

“The burned hand teaches best.” -J.R.R.Tolkien

“There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they’re necessary to reach the places we’ve chosen to go.” -Richard Bach

“There, is always safety in valor” – Emerson

“The man who makes no mistakes doesn’t usually make anything.” Eward Phelps


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  1. Pingback: VI. Words Relating to The Sentiment and Moral Powers « rebecca peel

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