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There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
I really believe I've been a good person. Not perfect - forget about perfect - but just learning by what I was taught and living by my own values. I might have stepped on a few ants - and a few other things as well - but I've never hurt anybody.
Kiri Te Kanawa
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
I think the American Dream used to be achieving one's goals in your field of choice - and from that, all other things would follow. Now, I think the dream has morphed into the pursuit of money: Accumulate enough of it, and the rest will follow.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
I don't pay attention to the number of birthdays. It's weird when I say I'm 53. It just is crazy that I'm 53. I think I'm very immature. I feel like a kid. That's why my back goes out all the time, because I completely forget I can't do certain things anymore - like doing the plank for 10 minutes.
The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Writing means sharing. It's part of the human condition to want to share things - thoughts, ideas, opinions.
Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle.
I don't believe that if you do good, good things will happen. Everything is completely accidental and random. Sometimes bad things happen to very good people and sometimes good things happen to bad people. But at least if you try to do good things, then you're spending your time doing something worthwhile.
It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Love is a really scary thing, and you never know what's going to happen. It's one of the most beautiful things in life, but it's one of the most terrifying. It's worth the fear because you have more knowledge, experience, you learn from people, and you have memories.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.
Edgar Allan Poe
I am a bit difficult to be around sometimes. I can be stubborn on a lot of things, and I'm set, but I can also adapt in a conflict situation and don't hold on to an ego. I end up seeing the larger good and adapt to it, provided it benefits me. I may come across as a cold person, but I am extremely sentimental.
I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one's life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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