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What are the proper grounds for joy?
Is it circumstance which will
determine the stature of my spirit?
Ah, no. It is choice. It is always a choice -
in the face of any event - for joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Related topics: Inspirational Choice Happy Positive Happiness Attitude Circumstances Wisdom

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman
in the midst of this world,
where each person is clinging to his piece of debris?
What's the proper salutation between people
as they pass each other in this flood?
- The Buddha

You know the only people who are always sure about
the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.
- Bill Cosby

The proper study of mankind is the science of design.
- Herbert Simon

 

There are six components of wellness:
proper weight and diet,
proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit,
control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

Don't think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment
without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania.
Appropriate rituals channel your emotions
and life energy toward the light.
Without the discipline to practice them,
you will tumble constantly backward into darkness.
- Lao Tzu

I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze
than it should be stifled by dry rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor,
every atom of me in magnificent glow,
than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
- Jack London

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Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.
- Thomas J. Watson

The proper means of increasing the love we bear our
native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
- William Shenstone

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You see people who have been very heavy in their life
who have taken that body,
trimmed it down, firmed it up through discipline,
exercise and being able to say no.
Eating properly, that all comes into it.
- Mike Ditka

I really believe the only way to stay healthy is to eat properly,
get your rest and exercise.
If you don't exercise and do the other two,
I still don't think it's going to help you that much.
- Mike Ditka

LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food;
sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.
- Henry Fielding

The art of medicine was to be properly learned only
from its practice and its exercise.
- Thomas Sydenham

The main prank that we play with props is for people's birthdays.
The special effects people will put a little explosive
in the cake so it blows up in their face -
that's always fun to play on a guest star,
or one of the trainees or someone who's new.
- Catherine Bell

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Example is not the main thing in influencing others.
It is the only thing.
- Albert Schweitzer

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The main goal of the future is to stop violence.
The world is addicted to it.
- Bill Cosby

Child-rearing is my main interest now.
I'm a hands-on father.
- Sean Penn

The essence of all religions is One.
Surrender is the main duty of everyone.
Surrender means the feeling of oneness,
I and God are One. Why?
The reason is that the One
who is present in you is present in me.
- Sri Sathya Sai Baba

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need,
and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life.
Ideas are any man's greatest asset.
- Harvey S. Firestone

The main facts in human life are five:
birth,
food, sleep, love and death.
- E. M. Forster

I am not naturally that thin, so I had to go through
everything from using drugs to diet pills to laxatives to fasting.
Those were my main ways of controlling my weight.
- Carre Otis

The main thing experience has taught me is that one
has to sort of hone their relationship to time,
you know.
- John Frusciante

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
- Anonymous

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future -
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing.
You don't win once in a while,
you don't do things right once in a while,
you do them right all the time.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Life is not easy for any of us.
But what of that?
We must have perseverance
and above all confidence in ourselves.
We must believe that we are gifted for something
and that this thing must be attained.
- Marie Curie

Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it.
Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return.
Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
- Epictetus

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Do the thing you fear,
and death of fear is certain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which I must stop and look fear in the face.
I say to myself, I've lived through this
and can take the next thing that comes along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...
I'll always be with you.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Nothing is more valuable than your self respect.
When you lose respect for yourself, you have lost everything.
Whatever it takes, and whoever you upset,
do what you know - deep inside - is the right thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again
and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein (attributed)

It is a better thing to weigh and measure priorities
in the illuminating light of your own mission
than to have your activities formed by the
impressions and expectations of others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair


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