2001-10-31 14:24:18 -- Motivation
by Mother Theresa
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.
"What amazes me most about you is the fact that no matter what, your determination pushes all your fears away. You never let fear stand in the way of accomplishing your goals."
"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
---Henry David Thoreau
"All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother."
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
"Everyone suffers disappointments and setbacks. But it's what you learn from the experience that counts."
---Life's Playbook for Success by GTE Academic All-America Hall of Famers
"Angels show themselves to you when you least expect it--often when all hope is lost."
"Do not fear life, as you do not fear the stars or the evening breeze. We are all here for a purpose and everything happens for a reason."
"Love is patient and trusting; it doesn't hold a grudge when somebody hurts you, and most of all, it endures."
---No Time to Cry By Lurlene McDaniel
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on."
"When you run the risk of loving, you get a lot back."
---Eric by Doris Lund
"Dark clouds are things that pass; the blue heavens abide always."
"Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, help to make earth happy like the heaven above."
---Julia A. Fletcher Carney
"Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself."
"Love isn't something that will carry you through life, but something that will change your life forever."
"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."
---Louisa May Alcott
"Don't be afraid to close your eyes and dream. Then wake up and see where you are."
---Sean "Puffy" Combs
"We are never alone. We are all aspects of one great being. No matter how far apart we are, the air links us."
"Initiative is key. Anybody who wants to be somebody is going to work as hard as they can to fulfill that dream."
---Sean "Puffy" Combs (Puff Daddy)
"Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would I'd never leave."
---Winnie the Pooh
"Death is not to be feared, but to be challenged."
"You can't put a Band-Aid on every boo-boo you've made; some just need time to heal..."
"Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be."
"I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail."
"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them."
---Lady Bird Johnson
"There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets in the future."
"It is easy to fly into a passion--anybody can do that--but to be angry with the right person to the right extent and at the right time with the right object and in the right way--that is not easy, and it is not everyone who can do it."
“Never answer a letter while you are angry.”
LAWS OF SUCCESS
Do you want something ?
-- Will you pay the price ?
The great sin -- Gossip.
The great crippler -- Fear.
The greatest mistake -- Giving up.
The most satisfying experience
-- Doing your duty first.
The greatest blessing -- Good health.
The great gamble --
Substituting hope for facts.
The most certain thing in life -- Change.
The greatest joy -- Being needed.
The cleverest man -- The one who
does what he thinks is right
The most potent force -- Positive thinking.
The greatest opportunity -- The next one.
The greatest thought -- God.
The greatest victory -- Victory over self.
The best play -- Successful work.
The greatest handicap -- Egotism.
The most expensive indulgence -- Hate.
The most dangerous man -- The liar
The most ridiculous trait -- False pride.
The greatest need -- Common sense.
~ By Jack Yianitsas
Imagine there is a bank, which credits your account each morning with $86,400, carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course! Well, everyone has such a bank. Its name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the records of the day. If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against the "tomorrow." You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success! The clock is running. Make the most of today..
To realize the value of ONE YEAR Ask a student who has failed his exam.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH Ask a mother who has given birth to a pre-mature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE DAY Ask a daily wage laborer who has ten kids to feed.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE Ask a person who has missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND Ask a person who has survived an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND Ask the person who has won a silver medal in Olympics.
I have to live with myself, and so, I want to be fit for myself to know
I want to be able as days go by, Always to look myself straight in the eye; I don't want to stand with the setting sun
And hate myself for the things I've done.
I don't want to keep on a closet shelf
A lot of secrets about myself,
And fool myself as I come and go
Into thinking that nobody else will know The kind of man I really am;
I don't want to dress myself up in shame.
I want to go out with my head erect,
I want to deserve all men's respect;
But here in this struggle for fame and pelf,
I want to be able to like myself.
I don't want to think as I come and go
That I'm bluster and bluff and empty show.
I never can hide myself from me, I see what others may never see,
I know what others may never know,
I never can fool myself-and so, Whatever happens,
I want to be Self-respecting and conscience free.
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