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Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

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We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
- Titus Livius


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Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

We cannot solve our problems with the same
thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

 

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can easily judge the character of others
by how they treat those who can
do nothing for them or to them.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

Problems cannot be solved at the same level
of awareness that created them.
- Albert Einstein

Meditation is neither shutting things out nor off.
It is seeing things clearly,
and deliberately positioning yourself differently in relationship to them.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others,
I can see them as teachers.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Mastery is not measured by the number of terrible
things you eliminate from your life, but by
the number of times you eliminate calling them terrible.
- Neale Donald Walsch

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Everyone is born a genius,
but the process of living de-geniuses them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
- Benjamin Franklin

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

Intellectuals solve problems,
geniuses prevent them.
- Albert Einstein

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

The things of this world exist;
they are; you can't refuse them.
- Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - Book One #2 - version by Ursula K. Le Guin

The remedy for wrongs is to forget them.
- Publilius Syrus

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

Look at other people and ask yourself
if you are really seeing them or just your thoughts about them.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Do not seek to bring things to pass
in accordance with your wishes,
but wish for them as they are,
and you will find them.
- Epictetus

Truths and roses have thorns about them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Don't fight forces, use them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

To lead people walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Happiness lies in accepting everyone
in our lives EXACTLY as they are.
We cause ourselves untold misery whenever
we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If you can, help others;
if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

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.
- Henry David Thoreau

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

I must uphold my ideals,
for perhaps the time will come
when I shall be able to carry them out.
- Anne Frank

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Once we accept our limits, we can go beyond them.
- Albert Einstein

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

We deem those happy, who from the experience of life
have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
- Carl Jung

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

To let go means to give up coercing, resisting, or struggling,
in exchange for something more powerful and wholesome
which comes out of allowing things to be as they are
without getting caught up in your attraction to or rejection of them,
in the intrinsic stickiness of wanting, of liking and disliking.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Eagles come in all shapes and sizes,
but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.
- E. F. Schumacher

You will do foolish things,
but do them with enthusiasm.
- Colette

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau


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