Quotes for Inspiration July/August (06)
The sign of intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
On having time
Avoiding the phrase "I don’t have time..." will soon help you to realize that you do have the time needed for just about anything you choose to accomplish in life.
Recognition is the greatest motivator.
—Gerard C. Eakedale
Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can’t be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you had everything to do, and you’ve done it.
When you make a mistake, don’t look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
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