Quotes Worth Quoting…

Updated 9-27-10

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong.
The amount of work is the same.
–Carlos Castaneda

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You can end half your troubles immediately by no longer permitting people to tell you what you want.
–Vernon Howard

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Laughter is an instant vacation.
–Milton Berle

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Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
–John Wooden

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[The following 7 quotes are from unknown origins:]

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.

An effective boundary does not depend upon compliance by an outside party.

Just because someone tosses you a ball doesn’t mean you have to catch it

Seek first to understand, not to be understood

I’d rather be loathed for who I am, then loved for who I am not.

The only way out is through.

An Indian guru appeared, clad in a loincloth.                                                                                                                As he began to adjust my spine like a chiropractor, I protested, “Stop, you’re giving me a lot of pain.”                                                                                                                                                                                                 “No,” he responded… “I’m giving you change. It’s your resistance that’s giving you the pain.”

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The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.

Arnold J. Toynbee

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We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

Calvin Coolidge

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We are sometimes taken into troubled waters…not to be drowned, but to be cleansed. Anon

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Walt Emerson

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[T]he way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.

The Lion King  Rafikki

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Give it all you’ve got because you never know if there’s going to be a next time.

Danielle Ingrum

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Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made.

Oscar Wilde

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To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are.

Tim Menchen

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The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.

Voltaire

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The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.

Michelangelo

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If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.

Will Rogers

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Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.

Buddha

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Nothing is really “work” unless you would rather be doing something else.

James M. Barrie

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Three Rules of Work:  Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

Albert Einstein

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Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

Theodore Roosevelt

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My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.

Abraham Lincoln

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Don’t waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success.

Oscar Wilde

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Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.

Jalaludin Rumi

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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Confucius

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If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

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Life is too important to take seriously.

Oscar Wilde

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Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

Oscar Wilde

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Henceforth I ask not [for] good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune.

Walt Whitman

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If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.

Will Rogers

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Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Lao Tzu

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We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

Benjamin Franklin

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Those who wish to sing, always find a song. Swedish Proverb

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Try not.
Do or do not.
There is no try.
Yoda

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It is better to make a mistake with the full force of your being than to carefully
avoid mistakes with a trembling spirit.
–Dan Millman