Mark Twain

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

- Mark Twain

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Quotes and Notes to myself

Actions always prove why words mean nothing. We have all experienced the pain of broken promises and should understasnd that people often promise more than they can deliver.

If we are not intentional about how we spend our time, it easily evaporates.

Sieze the day, trusting as little as possible in the next one.

Rules of conduct - Hail:


God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
The insight to priortize wisely what I want to change;
The patience to resist trying to everything I could, had I the energy and the time;
The courage and the skill to change the things I have chosen to change;
And the wisdom to know the differences among all these.

- Dr. Edward Hallowell
(The serenity Prayer adapted for A.D.D.)

Use your energy to fight today's battles. Past losses can't be regained. Save your energy to be in the now. Stop over-complicating life because it robs daily life of all Joy.

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally. Machiavelli

Life seems to be fashioned and formed best out of the obstacles that seem unbearable.” - John Paul Warren

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man. - Lana Turner

"Self-respect is the fruit of discipline." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

A lazy boy and a warm bed are difficult to part. ~ Danish Proverb

 Neither a borrower nor a lender be. This saying was taken from a soliloquy by Polonius in Act I, Scene 3 of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Polonius is giving advice to his son Laertes before Laertes heads back to school. Here is more of the quote.

Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
For loan oft loses both itself and friend
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.

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The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
- Machiavelli

God Is My Hope's mission is to show that with God there is always hope, even in the most hopeless of times. -Romans 15:13

A man without learning is as a beast of the field. ~ Hindi Proverb

It's no use crying over spilt milk. ~ English Proverb

No one can live on beauty, but one can die for it. ~ Swedish Proverb

It's all fate and chance. ~ Arabian Proverb

Reason is the wise man's guide, example the fool's. ~ Welsh Proverb

Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat. ~ Gaelic Proverb

He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything. ~ Arabian Proverb

It is only the toad that gets up from its knees and falls back again on its knees. ~ African Proverb, Nigeria

If you try to cleanse others, like soap, you will waste away in the process! ~ African Proverb

God sells knowledge for labor -- honor for risk. ~ Arabian Proverb

Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day. ~ Polish Proverb

The dog's kennel is not the place to keep a sausage. ~ Danish Proverb

The liar needs a good memory. ~ Italian Proverb

All cats are grey at night. ~Russian Proverb

Before one cooks, one must have the meat. ~ African Proverb

Why kill time when you can employ it? ~ French Proverb

After all is said and done, more is said than done. ~ American Proverb

One should be just as careful in choosing one's pleasures as in avoiding calamities.
~ Chinese Proverb

The higher you climb, the heavier you fall. ~ Vietnamese Proverb

God grant me a good sword and no use for it. ~ Polish Proverb

Charge nothing and you'll get a lot of customers. ~ Yiddish Proverb

A friend to all is a friend to none. ~ English Proverb

"I believe that every person is born with talent." - Maya Angelou

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. -Dalai Lama

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that whispers, "I will try again tomorrow."
― Mary Anne Radmacher.

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