Life According To...
Loa Tzu 520BC
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.
You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you, if you realized how seldom they do.
Issac Newton's 3rd Law:
To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased
striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
Learn from the mistakes of others.
You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
It is better to travel well than to arrive.
No one can make a real masterpiece of life until he sees something infinitely
greater in his vocation than bread, and butter, and shelter.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Earl Of Chesterfield 1774:
Wear your learning, like your watch,
in a private pocket:
and do not pull it out and strike it,
merely to show that you have one.
If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the
rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago.
If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.
Written by J.K.Rowling:
Hagrid to Harry. Harry Potter, Goblet Of Fire, Book 4 Chapter 37.
"No good sittin' worrying about it. What's coming, will come.
And we'll meet it when it does."
Gian Vincenzo Gravina 1664-1718:
A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
I have decided that suicide is completely out of the question.
I refuse to end the suffering of others...
No, I must contemplate homicide and end the suffering of one... ME!!!
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
Enjoy the spring of love and youth,
To some good angel leave the rest,
For time will teach thee soon the truth,
"There are no birds in last year's nest."
George Bernard Shaw:
There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire.
The other is to get it.
Socrates (469 BC-399 BC):
Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food,
and tyrannize their teachers.
We all rise to the height of our own incompetence.
Sir Hugh Walpoe:
The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being
with whom one's relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase.
This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it
cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of Divine
The scientific theory I like the best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
Ultimately nothing matters.
When we have done our best, we should wait for the result in peace.
A good scare is worth more to a person than good advice
Man will do more to avoid pain, than to gain pleasure.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval
I'm too young to be old.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you got.
Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC):
To find yourself, think for yourself.
Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet.
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.
Alfred Lord Tennyson:
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist
in the absence, but in the mastery of his passions.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take
him kindly, and forgivingly by the hand, lead him to a quiet place and kill him.
A friend is a second self.
I think that when you invite people to your home, you invite them to yourself.
When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
Watch your thoughts: they become your words.
Watch your words: they become your actions.
Watch your actions: they become your habits.
Watch your habits: they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny and who you are.......
Issac Newton's Law Of Inertia:
An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion
with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.
Being alone and being lonely are two different things.
"If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door..."
It is not doing the thing we like, but liking the thing we have to do that makes life happy.
There is no riches above a sound body, and no joy above the joy of the heart.
Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.
Robert Louis Stevenson:
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune
or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
It has never mattered to me that thirty million people might think I'm wrong.
The number of people who thought Hitler was right did not make him right...
I got a lotta best friends. Some o' them I don't even hardly know!
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
The dumber people think you are, the more surprised they're going to be when you kill them.
I never said most of the things I said.
Statistics: The only science that enables different experts
using the same figures to draw different conclusions.
The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person
you want to be. . . . Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself,
for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.