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Some thoughts and quotes I liked

Achievements, Success and Faliure:

"Success is a journey, not a destination."  - Arthur Ashe

"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in his life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed" - Booker T. Washington

“Behind every successful man there's a lot of unsuccessful years.”- Bob Brown

“I would prefer even to fail with honor than to win by cheating.”- Sophocles

“The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary.” - Vidal Sassoon

“I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone."-  Bill Cosby

Life and philosophy

"Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions"
-Albert Einstein

"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow"
- Unknown

"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."
- Helen Keller

"Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged."
- Helen Keller

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."
- Helen Keller

"Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can't change. Kiss slowly, play hard, forgive quickly, take chances, give everything and have no regrets. Life's too short to be anything but happy."
- Anonymous -

"The ultimate measure of man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -

"Pain never really goes away; you just elevate and get used to it by growing stronger."
- Philippos -

"You have to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you've got, remember what you had, learn from your mistakes, but never regret, people change, things go wrong, but remember life goes on!"
- Anonymous -

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
- Ann Landers -

"Always put yourself in the other's shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the person too."
- Unknown

"Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
- Confucius

"The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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