Failure

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

—George Bernard Shaw.


You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.

—Johnny Cash.


The awesome thing about failure is that it is only temporary. Embrace it, learn the lesson and come back blazing.

—Joel Brown.

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Zenith

Nowadays the world is becoming increasingly materialistic, and mankind is reaching toward the very zenith of external progress, driven by an insatiable desire for power and vast possessions. Yet by this vain striving for perfection in a world where everything is relative, they wander even further away from inward peace and happiness of the mind.

—Dalai Lama.


Man, if he compare himself with all that he can see, is at the zenith of power; but if he compare himself with all that he can conceive, he is at the nadir of weakness.

—Charles Caleb Colton.

Kindness (3)

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.

—Barbara De Angelis.


Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

—Princess Diana.


Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.

—Dale Carnegie.

Being Yourself

About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.

—Rita Mae Brown.


To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson.


Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.

—Harvey Fierstein.

Stress

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

—William James.


In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.

—Lee Iacocca.


If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

—Marcus Aurelius.

Focus

Don’t dwell on what went wrong.
Instead, focus on what to do next.
Spend your energies on moving forward
toward finding the answer.

—Denis Waitley.


One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.

—Tony Robbins.

Fearless

You are not your mother, your father, your history, or your cultural influences. You are uniquely and originally you. Be bold and daring and fearless and unconventional. Be willing to use your voice in service to your soul. Go on. Rock that damn boat. The wave you create might just change the world.

—Cheryl Richardson.


If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

—Dale Carnegie.

Courage (3)

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

—Mark Twain.


I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

—Nelson Mandela.

Design

This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.

—Isaac Newton.

Nature (3)

A monk asks: Is there anything more miraculous than the wonders of nature?
The master answers: Yes, your awareness of the wonders of nature.

—Angelus Silesius.


The Best Things In Life Are Free — Sunshine, songs of birds, the blue heavens, sunrise, the sea air, the field full of flowers, the wonders of nature, the magenta sunset, love, joy, peace of mind, the wonders of nature, the warm rain, the dew of the roses, the love of God, etc., are here for our enjoyment.

—Alfred Armand Montapert.