"... to be a child, to be a child! To have
the roads and the days all stretching out forward and upward and away."
"Beauty endures only for as long as it can be seen;
goodness, beautiful today, will remain so tomorrow."
Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Even in determination, you must always consider...What is the cost of winning?
Have no fixed beliefs, and find your own light.
It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.'
"Leave more for others to follow...
then footprints in the water."
"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself."
Who do you want to be?
Progress, however, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step.
Some birds aren't meant to be caged; their feathers are just too bright.
The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that is what the child will always need can hit hard.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered. You will never grow
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
A Note To Myself
"Do not make knowledge your companion, while not allowing humility to walk beside it, for one is never really complete without the other."
A successful marriage is a building that must be reconstructed day by day
A traveler crossed a frozen stream
in trembling fear one day;
Later another drove across,
and whistled all the way.
Great and little faith alike
were granted safe convoy;
One had pangs of needless fear,
the other all the joy.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp-or what's a heaven for?
All kids are gifted; some just open their packages earlier than others.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes.
As we watch them grow, the resemblances come into view like a photograph developing.
Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
Be yourself, who else is better qualified.
Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.
Because you believed in me, I believed in me.
Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Children live in a world of imagination and
They invest the most insignificant
object with any form they please, and see in
it whatever they wish to see.
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
Create your own reason.
Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.
Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
Don't be so full of adult there is no room for the child in you.
Don't compromise yourself...you are all you've got.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Es bringt nichts am System zu rütteln. Man kann es nur zerbrechen.
Es bringt nichts am System zu rütteln. Man kann es nur zerbrechen.
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
Everyone needs their own spot.
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
Flowers may fade, but fragrant memory lingers
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.
God gave us grandchildren, so we could see the world through the eyes of a child.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.
He who wishes to secure the goods of others has already secured his own.
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"Beauty endures only for as long as it can be seen; goodness, beautiful today,... 26-Mar-05
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"It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'Re... 29-Jul-06
"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself." Who do you w... 16-Dec-06
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Human race should learn to value the dignity of every person. It looks like people think they are superior race. It seems they can do anything they want because they have more rights than others. These behaviors and attitudes will destroy all human beings, as it will result in unending conflict. Though we look different from each other and unique in a physical sense, we still share the same rights before God. - Alon Calinao Dy
I live in the present...I only remember the past and anticipate the future.
I started dying the moment I was born.
I will conquer my procrastination problem...Just you wait!
I will embrace today's difficult tasks, take off my coat, and make dust in the world.
I wondered what else in my life I perceived to be wrong or difficult instead of exploring to understand the true purpose.
I've learn that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.
If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was within me an invincible summer.
In the Past...
This country has been called "the melting pot." Customs and cultures from many lands were expected to blend together, like ingredients in a cream soup.
We're starting to realize that the U.S. is more like a tossed salad--a variety of flavors, textures, colors, and shapes.
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end."
It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
Just go as far as you can go--from there you can see farther.
Kinder sehen Dinge, die für uns als entdeckt gelten.
Doch in Wahrheit haben wir sie genau so wenig entdeckt,
wie die abenteuerlustigen Kinderaugen.
Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself.
Live one day at a time and make it a masterpiece.
Live today fully, expressing gratitude for all you have been, all you are right now, and all you are becoming.
Minds are like parachutes--they only function when open.
My MIND is a GARDEN; my thoughts are the SEEDS. I can grow FLOWERS or I can grow WEEDS.
Noble souls, through dust and heat, rise from disaster and defeat, the stronger.
Only the shallow know themselves.
Pain is Temporary, it may last a minute, a hour, a day or even a year, but at some point that feeling will subside and something will take it's place. If I quit however, that feeling will last forever.
Sometimes it takes someone else to see in us what we cannot see ourselves.
Success is never automatic in this world-nothing is achieved without trying
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything.
The best blush to use is laughter: it puts roses in your cheeks and in your soul.
The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work extremely well.
The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The minute you begin to do what you really want to do, it's really a different kind of life.
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
Living Philosophies, 1931
The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.
The most important thing she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.
The only way most people recognize their limits is by trespassing on them.
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
The Secret to having it all is Believing you already do.
The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that they are not mended again.
There are some things you learn best in calm....and some in storms.
There is are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
There is no remedy for love
but to love more.
There's a little cowboy in all of us,
a little frontier.
Things do not change;
To imagine the unimaginable is the highest use of the imagination.
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.
To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
We see the world as we are, not as it is.
We would never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.
Why not learn to enjoy the little things...there are so many of them.
Wir denken, dass wir denken, doch wir folgen dem System.
Die Sonne scheint heute hell am Himmel, doch schon morgen wird sie vergehn.
Zerstören uns selbst durch Krieg und Hass, haben längst vergessen für was.
Sag, ist es uns unser Leben wert? Durch die Welt zu laufen, als lief alles verkehrt?
You are more than a human being, you are a human becoming.
You can make more friends in a month by being interested in them than in ten years by trying to get them interested in you.
You can't be a good cookie with a crummy attitude.
You can't try to do things; you simply must do them.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face...you must do the thing you cannot do.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
You may have riches and wealth untold, caskets of jewels and baskets of gold. But richer than I youâ€™ll never be, for I had parents who read to me.
You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.
“We grow up and look down, we grow old and look back.
Oh but what is was to be a child, to be a child! To have
the roads and the days all stretching out forward and upward and away,
not one of them yet missed or wasted or repented.
Everything in the world a newness and a novelty,
as it once was to the first beings of all creation.”