We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
– Benjamin Franklin
You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.
– Winston Churchill
The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.
– Mark Twain
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.
– Shunryu Suzuki
Appear as you are. Be as you appear.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
You can be the ripest, juiciest, peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.
– Dita Van Teese
Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.
– Chinese proverb
The Buddha says that we are not punished for our anger, we are punished by our anger. In other words, anger is its own karma.
– Eknath Easwaran
There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it, and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
– Henry David Thoreau
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
– Lin Yutang
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.
– Matsuo Bashō
You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.
– Navajo proverb
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
– William Butler Yeats
We know what we are, but not what we may be.
– William Shakespeare
A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress extremely well.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
– George Santayana
There are no uninteresting things; only uninterested people.
– G.K. Chesterton