Forum: Arts / Philosophy

Some quotes of wisdom (karma: 1)
By rosalinde
On Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:27 AM

Because we all need to sit back and look at the world from a little distance sometimes ...

Learn to recognize the inconsequential; then ignore it.

Every person you meet knows something you don't; learn from them.

Measure people by the size of their hearts, not by the size of their bank accounts.

Don't stop the parade to pick up a dime.

Remember that the person who steals an egg will steal a chicken.

Trust in God, but lock your car.

Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.

Don't burn bridges. You'll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.

When declaring your rights, don't forget your responsibilities.

Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.

Never deprive someone of hope; it may be all they have.

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all: "This, too, shall pass."

Never decide to do nothing just because you can only do a little. Do what you can.

Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time.

Remember that everyone you meet wears an invisible sign. It reads, "Notice me. Make me feel important."

Don't expect life to be fair.

Win without boasting. Lose without excuses.

Don't dismiss a good idea just because you don't like the source.

Accept a breath mint if someone offers you one.

Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be. Nobody can tell the difference.

Show extra respect for people whose jobs put dirt under their fingernails.

Be an original. If that means being a little eccentric, so be it.

Give people a second chance, but not a third.

Almost everything looks better after a good night's sleep.

When there is a hill to climb, don't think that waiting will make it smaller.

Become someone's hero.

Someone will always be looking at you as an example of how to behave. Don't let that person down.

Source: Life's little treasure book on Wisdom.


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