Monday, April 6, 2009

Thoughts and Quotes

Success: To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty and find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Our single greatest gift is the freedom to choose our attitude. Your attitude is more important than your knowledge, education, background, wealth, position, talent or appearance.
It is even more powerful than what other people think or say or do. It will make or break a person... team...a company... a relationship... a home.
I am convinced that life is 5% what happens to me and 95% how I choose to look at and react to it.
And so it is with you. Your attitude is your choice. Choose to be positive.”
“There’s no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in it’s hands”
Richard Bach

“Obstacles come to instruct, not to obstruct”
"Fear is a negative projected outcome. A negative expectation. Because we tend to "bring about" that which we dwell upon, it is far better to focus our attention on what is good, on what is positive, and to let go of our fear"
C. Douglas

"Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."
Bertrand Russell

"If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility."

"It’s foolish for a society to try to cling to it’s old ideas in new times, just as it is foolish for a grown man to try to squeeze into a coat that fit him in his youth."
Thomas Jefferson

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