I'm not sure if 'words of wisdom' is the appropriate expression, but I think we all have some quotes that we keep and remind ourselves of from time to time. Some are wise words, others are humorous, others just crazy...
How about sharing a few of them?
For now, here are three of my favorites (although I of course don't know if the translation is accurate):
I am strongest when I laugh at my own weakness. (Diktonius)
What doesn't break you will undoubtedly make you stronger.
Everyone could see the apples falling, but it was only Newton who asked himself why (Bernard M Baruch)
Professionals built Titanic.
Amateurs built the Ark.
The spirit of modding is SHARING. (~ by Grumpy, 1950-2005, and by Wrye)
In order to grow in quality rather than in quantity, modding has to be a labour of love, not a labour for money. My web-site
"Hope for the best, expect the worst, and take anything you can in-between."
Something I used to tell my children, when they were very little. When the enormity of things around them got to be too much, we would go outside at night, under the stars or moon and I would say:
"Hey, always remember this...right here, right now, from the top of your head, to the doors of Heaven, you are the tallest thing in the world at this very spot."
"If a man treats life artistically, his brain is in his heart." -The Picture of Dorian Gray I am Dandowin and Dandowin is me. We've both seen too much and enjoyed too little. The only thing we ever wanted, was what the common man often takes for granted. Family, Love, laughter, and the smiles of honest friendship.
Post by enclavecommander on Nov 14, 2010 16:29:43 GMT
"There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere." - Isaac Asimov "Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality." - Jules de Gautier "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." - Albert Einstein "The journey is the reward." Taoist saying "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it." - William Arthur Ward "Even a fool knows you can't touch the stars, but it doesn't stop a wise man from trying." - Harry Anderson
Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it because what the world needs is people who have come alive. - Howard Thurman
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. - Voltaire
So I walk like I'm on a mission because that's the way I groove. I got more and more to do. I got less and less to prove. It took me too long to realize that I don't take good pictures because I have the kind of beauty that moves. - Ani DiFranco
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. - Albert Einstein
Always jump in the puddles! Always skip alongside the flowers. The only fights worth fighting are the pillow and food varieties. - Terri Guillemets
Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted. - John Lennon
But the only soldier now is me. I'm fighting things I cannot see. I think it's called my destiny that I am changing. - Suzanne Vega
When life is a bitter pill to swallow, you gotta hold on to what you believe. Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow and that your Saints and Sinners bleed. We weren't born to follow. - Bon Jovi
They can't break me as long as I know who I am. They can't tell me who to be because I'm not what they see. The world is still sleeping while I keep dreaming for me. Their words are just whispers and lies that I'll never believe. - Johnny Rzeinek
"Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it." - Kevyn Aucoin
I have a wall full of quotes, but the one in center-place that always stands out is this, by my favourite maverick politician:
"I believe it's better to die in battle, rather than hold aloft a very revolutionary and very pure banner, and do nothing . . . advance a little, even if it's only a millimeter, in the right direction, instead of dreaming about utopias." - Hugo Chaves Frias, President of Venezuela.
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” Dr. Seuss “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” Dr. Seuss