Wise Words

A teacher once said to me, "We all bring joy to others...sometimes when we enter a room, sometimes when we leave...". I wonder what he was trying to tell me...

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.

Be brave. Even when you're not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.

Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come ninety percent of all your happiness or misery.

Make a habit of doing nice things for people who'll never find out.

Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.

Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.

Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.

Remember that overnight success usually takes about fifteen years.

Don't say that you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours each day that were given to Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa, and Leaonardo da Vinci.

Winners do what losers don't want to do.

Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in a harbour is safe, but in time it will fall apart.

Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation.

Know when to keep silent - know when to speak up.

Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it for you.

Get your priorities straight. No one ever said on their death bed, "Gee, if I'd only spent more time at work".

The only thing evil needs to triumph is good people doing nothing.

Improve your performance by improving your attitude.

Every person you meet knows something you don't; learn from them.

Don't use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved.

Losers see problems; winners see opportunities.

Don't expect others to listen to your advice and ignore your example.

Your mind can only hold one thought at a time. Make it a positive and constructive one.

No person ever went blind looking on the bright side of life.

Memory; use it or lose it.

The only dumb question is a question you don't ask.

The greatest unexplored territory is the space between our ears.

If you can't be grateful for what you've got, be grateful for what you haven't got.

Instead of seeing the rug being pulled out from under us, we can learn to dance on a shifting carpet.

People are like teabags; you never know how strong they are until they are in hot water.

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

Success is getting up one more time than you fall.

Your mind is like a parachute; it doesn't function until it's open.

You can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.

The person who says "I can't" and the person who says "I can" are both right.

We are all given two ends; one to think with and one for sitting on. Our success in life depends on which one we use. Heads we win, tails we lose.

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration

We are no bigger than the size of the problem that can stop us.

Leadership gravitates to the person who can get up and say what they think.

I never make mistakes. Once I thought I had, but I was wrong.

When I was 17, I wondered why my parents were so stupid. By the time I was 25, it was amazing at how much they had learnt.

Parents giving you a hard time? They don't understand you and have no idea about the pressures you face each day? Here's the solution - MOVE OUT - GET A JOB - PAY YOUR OWN BILLS!

Written on a research lab wall at Massey University:

He who knows what he knows not is a child; teach him

He who knows not what he knows is asleep; wake him

He who knows not what he knows not is a fool; shun him

He who knows what he knows is wise; listen.


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