Luffy Tuesday, January 08, 2008 Popular PostI see life in two ways. Reality is that which happens regardless of what you think. What you think may or may not be reality. Understanding that reality causes things to happen, try not to think too much.
Rather than attempt a profound dialog that readers may relate to, following is a list of quotations, in no particular order, some famous, that I see as the reality we live with.
Thoughts, they become Words
Words, they become Actions
Actions, they become Habits
Habits, they become Character
Character, it becomes your destiny.
These are Darwinian times in our industry, the failure to change is the failure to survive.
Change is the law. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
For fear of failure, he did nothing.
Fortune favors the bold.
I struggled and rose again.
Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.
Excuses are bridges to nowhere. People who use excuses are monuments to nothing.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong
There are three kinds of people.
Those who make things happen.
Those who watch things happen.
Those who wonder what happened.
The person who is not hungry or thirsty sees the 1/2 empty cup. The person who is thirsty sees the 1/2 full cup. Let the person get thirsty, so he'll see the 1/2 full cup. You can't sell a half empty cup.
The difficult takes a long time. The impossible takes a little longer
If two people who love each other let a single instant wedge itself between them, it grows, it becomes a month, a year, a century, it becomes too late.
Only choose in marriage a woman who you would choose as a friend if she were a man.
The appetite you get outside, you eat at home.
Emotions felt, logic computed, There is no choice.
You can get everything in life you want, if you will help enough other people get what they want
He who wants to persuade should put his trust, not in the right argument, but in the right word.
For power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.
There is hardly anybody good for everything, and there is scarcely anybody who is absolutely good for nothing.
It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid, than to open it and remove all doubt.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'
To think is easy, to act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
The broad mass of people falls victim to a big lie more easily than to a small one.
Beauty is only skin deep, ugliness goes through the bone.
A man's character is determined by the way he treats those who can give him nothing in return.
Men believe what they want to.
I think therefore I am.
Knowledge itself is power.
To err is human.
He who is silent agrees.
Do what you love, love what you do, and deliver more than you promise.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
There is no defeat except for those who give up.
Some suffer from real misfortunes. Sadly, others only imagine that they do.
Don't mistake kindness for weakness.
He who lives without principles dies without honor.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain as he is. If you treat someone as he ought to be, he will become what he ought to be.
It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement.
If a man doesn't know where he's going, it doesn't matter what path he takes.
If you give what you do not need, it isn't giving."
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
The man who rows the boat generally doesn't have time to rock it.
Every man is my equal in that I can learn from him.
Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours.
Whoever acquires knowledge but does not practice it is as one who ploughs but does not sow.
Lose your dreams and you'll lose your mind.
The difference between fact and fiction? Fiction has to make sense.
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
If you never budge, don't expect a push.
The lower people's expectations, the higher you can go.
Ideas are like wandering sons. They show up when you least expect them.
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
Don't spit into the well--you might drink from it later.
No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
An eye for an eye makes the world blind.
Treat others' as you would have them treat you.
Those who are at war with others at not at peace with themselves.