|Yesterday is but a memory
Tomorrow an unchartered course
So live today so it will be
A memory without remorse.
"The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes!"
"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on my life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company ......a church ......a home. The remarable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past ......we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the enevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.......I am convinced that life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent how I react to it. And so it is with you ......we are in charge of our ATTITUDES."
Dr. Charles Swindoll
"There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method."
Herman Melville, Moby Dick
"Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent..... Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
"Write it in your heart that everyday is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt, crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This new day is too dear, with it's hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."
"The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority."
"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love."
"Isolation is aloneness that feels forced upon you, like a punishment. Solitude is aloneness you choose and embrace. I think great things can come out of solitude, out of going to a place where all is quiet except the beating of your heart."
Jeanne Marie Laskas
"It is wicked to hoe up weeds, as God planted them. He doesn't wish for them to be disturbed."
Dorothy Jacob, from "The Witch's Guide to Gardening"
"It is not the level of prosperity that makes for happiness but the kinship of heart to heart and the way we look at the world. Both attitudes are within the power, so that a man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy, and no one can stop him."
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
"You're only young once, but you can be immature forever."
"Old age and treachury will overcome youth and skill."
"Never hate your enemies, it affects your judgement."
The Godfather movie
Anything worth doing would have been done already.
God put me on earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now.........I am so far behind, I will live forever.
"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing is changed until it is faced."
"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
"No man is an Iland, intire of itselfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Manor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee."
A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.
"It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: 'And this, too, shall pass away.' How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the
Sullivan Ballou Letter - Poetry to me! Letter written by Civil War soldier to his wife.
Ulysses - Tennyson
Intimations of Immortality - Wordsworth
Tiger, Tiger - Blake
What Lips My Lips Have Kissed - Millay
Warning - Jenny Joseph
Road Not Taken - Frost
My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold - Wordsworth
The House With Nobody in It - Kilmer
The Young Man's Song - Yeats
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