People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.
Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried from time to time.
Action and care will in time wear down the strongest frame, but guilt and melancholy are poisons of quick dispatch.
We plan, we toil, we suffer - in the hope of what? A camel-load of idol's eyes? The title deeds of Radio City? The empire of Asia? A trip to the
moon? No, no, no, no. Simply to wake just in time to smell coffee and bacon and eggs.
When I'm at a Chinese restaurant having a hard time with chopsticks, I always hope that there's a Chinese kid at an American restaurant somewhere who's struggling mightily with a fork
Whatever forms of meditation you practice, the most important point is to apply mindfulness continuously, and make a sustained effort. It is unrealistic to expect results from meditation within a short period of time. What is required is continuous sustained effort.
The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do
When you're not used to comfort and good things to eat, you're intoxicated by them in no time. Truth's only too pleased to leave you. Very little is ever needed for Truth to let go of you. And after all, you're not really very keen to keep hold of it
It is too great comfort which turns a man against himself. Life is most readily renounced at the time and among the classes where it is least harsh
The fundamental problem with golf is that every so often, no matter how lacking you may be in the essential virtues required of a steady player, the odds are that one day you will hit the ball straight, hard, and out of sight. This is the essential frustration of this excruciating sport. For when you've done it once, you make the fundamental error of asking yourself why you can't do this all the time. The answer to this question is simple: the first time was a fluke
The festivals are like a map charting our spiritual progress in God.
We cast away priceless time in
dreams, born of imagination,
fed upon illusion, and
put to death by reality.
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched for they are full of the truthless ideal which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real, they are bruised and wounded
The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender
Time on its back bears all things far away - Full many a challenge is wrought by many a day - Shape, fortune, name, and nature all decay
All the time we wondered and wondered, who is this person coming/growing/turning/floating/swimming deep, deep inside
Because they've either conveniently forgotten with time or they're trying to be supportive, most mothers won't tell you how hard pregnancy (and then childbirth) can be. Let me tell you, it is. It's brutal sometimes! But, if I did it, ANYONE can do it. I mean, I always knew I was meant to do something really BIG in life, and now I know that this was it. Screw winning an Academy Award someday ... I GAVE BIRTH
IÝve seen many troubles in my time, only half of which ever came true
Worrying about it takes precious time and attention away from your priorities and increases your feelings of dissatisfaction about life
Never bear more than one trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds -
all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have
Rather than sitting and worrying, do something, anything. Worrying is a waste of time
Money is a lubricant. It lets you ýslideţ through life instead of having to ýscrapeţ by. Money brings freedomˇfreedom to buy what you want , and freedom to do what you want with your time. Money allows you to enjoy the finer things in life as well as giving you the opportunity to help others have the necessities in life. Most of all, having money allows you not to have to spend your energy worrying about not having money.
If things happen all the time you are never nervous. It is when they are not happening that you are nervous.
I wish my parents had spent more time worrying about my education than me being a star
When there is a storm in your life, it is not the time to build. No creature on earth tries to build during a storm. Conserve your energy until the storm passes.