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Good-Living Quotes

Miguel De Cervantes: "Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn." Albert Einstein: "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." Jean Toomer: "Acceptance of prevailing standards often means we have no standards of our own." Henry Ward Beecher: "Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you." Source Unknown: "A conservative sees a man drowning 50 feet from shore, throws him a 25 foot long rope, and tells him to swim to it. A liberal throws him a rope 50 feet long, then drops his end and goes off to perform another good deed." Helen Rowland: "The follies which a man regrets most, in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity." Henry Kissinger: "The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault." Walter Bagehot: "The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." Gen. George S Patton, Jr.: "Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning." Source Unkown: "In order to discover new lands, one must be willing to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." Margaret Fuller: "If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it." Source Unknown: "Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, fools by their own." Denis Waitley: "Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable." James K. van Fleet: "I'm always willing to accept change, just as long as it isn't change for the sake of change. If that change will result in a better way of doing things, then I'm all for it." Mary Waldrop: "It is important that people know what you stand for. It's equally important that they know what you won't stand for." Duane Alan Hahn: "Give a man a fish before you teach him how to fish or he may starve before he learns." Duane Alan Hahn: "Save a drowning man today and teach him how to swim tomorrow." Duane Alan Hahn: "Past bad deeds of others do not excuse your bad deeds today." Henry David Thoreau: "Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something." Robert C. Edwards: "You are only what you are when no one is looking." Thomas B. Macaulay: "The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out." Og Mandino: "Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions: never know too much to learn something new." Francois De La Rochefoucauld: "Perfect valour is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world." Mac Orlan: "When you have a taste for exceptional people, you always end up meeting them everywhere." Edward Everett Hale: "Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds; all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have." Elbert Hubbard: "The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one." John Jay Chapman: "People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold." Source Unknown: "Don't tell other people your troubles. Half of them aren't interested, and the other half will think you deserved it." Source Unknown: "It doesn't matter what the other is being, doing, having, saying, wanting, demanding. It doesn't matter what the other is thinking, expecting, planning. It only matters what you are being in relationship to that." Robert T. Kiyosaki: "When I want a bigger house, I first buy assets that will generate the cash flow to pay for the house." Mahatma Gandhi: "There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever." George MacDonald: "No man ever sank under the burden of the day. It is when tomorrow's burden is added to the burden of today, that the weight is more than a man can bear." Charles Caleb Colton: "Where we cannot invent, we may at least improve." Francis Bacon: "He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils." Samuel Johnson: "He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything." Source Unknown: "Rather than complain about the thorns among roses, let us be thankful for the roses among thorns." Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: "Be like the promontory against which the waves continually break, but it stands firm and tames the fury of the water around it." Cyril Connoly: "We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy." Rabino Nilton Bonder: "Many people believe that humility is the opposite of pride, when, in fact, it is a point of equilibrium. The opposite of pride is actually a lack of self-esteem. A humble person is totally different from a person who cannot recognize and appreciate himself as part of this world's marvels." Raymond E. Feist: "Never accept the proposition that just because a solution satisfies a problem, that it must be the only solution." Katherine Heptun: "Is life worth living? I decided say 'yes', because any ugly life is better than a beautiful funeral." John Keats: "Nothing ever becomes real until it is experienced — even a proverb is no proverb to you until your life has illustrated it." Source Unkown: "Good intentions are not good enough... ultimately we are measured by our actions."

"Minds are like parachutes: they only function when open."