“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” Aristotle

“Don’t be so humble.  You’re not that great.” – Golda Meir

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”   John A. Shedd

famous people really said

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

“Leap and the net will appear.”   Zen

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”  – George Eliot

famous people really said

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”   Anais Nin

“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”  Dhirubhai Ambani

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”  Tony Robbins

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

famous people really said

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” – Thomas Henry Huxley

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”
 Confucius

famous people really said

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Sir Winston Churchill

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When people look for the road in the clouds
The cloud road disappears
The mountains are tall and steep
The streams are wide and still
Green mountains ahead and behind
White clouds to east and west
If you want to find the cloud road
Seek it within

Though face and form alter with the years, I hold fast to the pearl of my mind.

Today I sat before the cliff Until the mist and rainbows disappeared I followed the emerald stream Explored a thousand tiers of green cliffs In the morning my spirit rests among white clouds At night a bright moon floats in the sky I am free of the busy world There is not a doubt in my heart or a worry to disturb my mind

If your house has Cold Mountain poems They are better for you than sutras Hang them up where you can see them Read them and read them again

I love the joy of mountains Wandering free with no concerns Every day I find food for this old body There’s leisure for thinking, nothing to do Often I carry an ancient book Sometimes I climb a rock pavilion To look down a thousand foot precipice Overhead are swirling clouds A cold moon chilly cold My body feels like a flying crane

Climb the steep Cold Mountain way Roads to Cold Mountain are many and never ending The valleys are long and deep, the peaks piled high The streams are wide, the grass is thick The moss is slippery though there is no rain The pines sigh though there is no wind Who can escape the snares of the world And come to sit with me among the white clouds?

Since I retired to Cold Mountain I’ve lived by eating mountain fruits What is there to worry about? Life passes according to karma The months pass like a flowing stream Days and nights like sparks from flint Heaven and earth endlessly change While I sit happily among these cliffs

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Some Really Famous People Said.

“The quietest people have the loudest minds.”  – Stephen King

“Sometimes you don’t know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”  – Dr. Seuss

“There is only one way to avoid criticism:  do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”  – Aristotle

“To live is the rarest thing in the world.  Most people just exist.”  – Oscar Wilde

“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” – Albert Einstein

“Why worry?  If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.”  – Walt Disney

“Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep you balance you must keep moving.”  – Albert Einstein

“Speak only if it improves the silence.”  – Mahatma Gandhi

“Some people feel the rain.  Others just get wet.”  – Bob Marley

“Remember, just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.”  – Robert Downey Jr.

“Normal is an illusion.  What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.”  – Morticia Addams

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”  – Karim Seddiki

“Storms make trees take deeper roots.”  – Dolly Pardon

“True friends stab you in the front.”  – Oscar Wilde

“The meaning of life is to discover your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away.” – William Shakespeare

“Some people die at 25 but aren’t buried until 75.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle.”  – Plato

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley

“You can tell how smart people are by what they laugh at.”  – Tina Fey

“Complaining about a problem without offering a solution is called whining.”  – Teddy Roosevelt

“Don’t expect your god to do for you what you don’t do for others.”  – Bob Marley

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”  – Mark Twain

“Some muddy the water to make it seem deep.”  – Friedrich Nietzsche

“If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.”  – C.G. Jung

Socrates Said.

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue-to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

I am not an Athenian, nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.

Enjoy yourself — it’s later than you think.

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.

Worthless people love only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.

Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it.

The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.

In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.

What a lot of things there are a man can do without.

The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor.

Be as you wish to seem.

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

 

Voltaire Said.

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