Wise Words

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to be one’s own self.            Montaigne

 Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool that I’ve ever encountered to help make the big choices in life . . . because almost everything – all external expectations,all pride,all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death,leaving only what is truly important . . . there is no reason not to follow your heart.     – Steve Jobs

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.  – Colette

 Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.
– Lady Bird Johnson

 There will come a time when you believe everything is finished.  That will be the beginning.   –Louis L’Amour

There ain’t nothing from the outside can lick any of us.
– Margaret Mitchell

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

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
– Peter Ustinov

A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.  – Chinese Proverb

Tell me . . . what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
                                        — Mary Oliver

I don’t worry about the storms, I am learning to sail my own ship.
                                            — Louisa May Alcott

In our inner work we need not create anything new. All we need is to illuminate that which is already hidden within us.  — The Rebbe of Kotsk

Do not fear mistakes.  There are none .  Miles Davis

That the birds of worry and care fly over your head,that you cannot change,but that they build nests in your hair,this you can prevent.                        — Chinese proverb

Nothing happens unless it is first a dream.   – – Carl Sandburg

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.    — Meister Eckhart

In the small matters, trust your mind, in the large ones, the heart.                          –Sigmund Freud

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.  –Anais Nin

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