21 February 2010 Leave a comment
A few actions and conducts that appear to be sensible, prudent and rational, but are really just another poor excuse to repeat yet more quotations:
Plan for the future, but live for now; don’t live for a future that might be better, because it may never arrive.
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” ~ Albert Einstein
“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” ~ Yogi Berra
“Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” ~ Wayne Dyer
Be yourself and say what you think.
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” ~ Dr. Seuss
“It is better to be hated for what one is, than loved for what one is not.” ~ André Gide
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” ~ Kurt Cobain
Enjoy luxuries in small doses; too much of any one thing reduces the pleasure you take from it.
“The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.” ~ Charlie Chaplin
Don’t complain; either do something about it or forget it and move on.
“Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn’t take any brains to complain.” ~ Robert A. Cook
“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain — and most fools do.” ~ Dale Carnegie
Tell the truth; being untruthful will almost always come back to you.
“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” ~ Mark Twain
“You never find yourself until you face the truth.” ~ Pearl Bailey
Help other people; that too will almost always come back to you.
“Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.” ~ Les Brown
“No man can help another without helping himself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.” ~ Althea Gibson
Don’t assume anything; assumptions stifle your thoughts and actions.
“If you see the teeth of the lion, do not think that the lion is smiling at you.” ~ Al-Mutanabbi
“Many people might have attained wisdom had they not assumed they already had it.” ~
Travel to new places.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” ~ Mark Twain
“Travel teaches tolerance.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” ~ Aldous Huxley
“The more I travelled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” ~ Shirley Maclaine
Don’t expect money to make you happy.
“Money makes a good servant, but a bad master.” ~ Francis Bacon
“The only thing I like about rich people is their money.” ~ Lady Nancy Astor
“If you marry for money, you will surely earn it.” ~ Ezra Bowen
Don’t spend too much time either on your appearance or worrying; neither will solve anything in the long term.
“We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.” ~ Ethel Barrett
“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“Stop worrying — nobody gets out of this world alive.” ~ Clive James
Have the courage to do things; most of the time you will be successful.
“Do something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn’t, do something else.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Achieve things that matter to you.
“You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.” ~ Dale Carnegie
Work without interruption on one single thing at a time.
“The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.” ~ Sydney Smiles
Keep your mind open to new ideas, tools and techniques.
“There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand.” ~ Charles F. Kettering
And last, but not least; when you do something, do it well.
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Believe nothing you hear, and only half of what you see.” ~ Mark Twain
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