Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
It would be a better world if we all remembered the Dalai Lama's words -- "We live very close together. So, our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them."
Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way—that is not easy.
The greatest enemy for anger is delay.
Grow angry slowly—there’s plenty of time.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
In spite of illness, in spite of even the arch-enemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.
Changes are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one’s own unnecessary vegetation.
If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.
The fellow who never makes a mistake takes his orders from one who does.
—Herbert V. Prochnow
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
—George Bernard Shaw
There are no eternal facts as there are no absolute truths.
The truth is more important than the facts.
—Frank Lloyd Wright
Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.
—Henry S. Haskins
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities.
Success is never a destination—it’s a journey.
—Satenig St. Marie
There is only one success—to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Money is a terrible master, but a wonderful servant.
Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repairing.
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
The deepest principle of Human Nature is the craving to be appreciated.
Vanity is so secure in the heart of man that everyone wants to be admired: even I who write this, and you who read this.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
—Norman Vincent Peale
To travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
—Robert Louis Stevenson
Flowers grow out of dark moments.
Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.
We live very close together. So, our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else.
Let’s face it, a date is like a job interview that lasts all night. The only difference between the two is that there are very few job interviews where there’s a chance you will end up naked at the end of it.
Personally, I think if a woman hasn’t met the right man by the time she’s 24, she may be lucky.
If you would know what the Lord God thinks of money, you have only to look at those to whom he gives it.
To be clever enough to get a great deal of money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally.
I never did a day’s work in all my life. It was all fun.
Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment. —Robert Benchley
Quoting: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
The wise make proverbs and fools repeat them.
When a man points his finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.
Life is the art of being well-deceived.
Never give up
Be like a postage stamp—stick to one thing till you get there.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg—not by smashing it.
I think and think for months and years. Nintey-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
It’s never too late, in fiction or in life, to revise.
In the battle of existence, talent is the punch; fact is the clever footwork.
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
—Howard W. Newton
Tact: Ability to tell a man he’s open-minded when he has a hole in his head.
Don’t think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.
Remember that a kick in the ass is a step forward.
Hone your skills for work and family and you hone them for living life to the fullest