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Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

A great man is one who has not lost the child’s heart.

Mencius

Life is too important to take seriously.

Corky Siegel

Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.

Alan Cohen

Don't ever forget that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world, it's the only thing that ever has.

Aaron Sorkin

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

John F. Kennedy

A happy soul in a happy body.

Lailah Gifty Akita

At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead. The hard thing is finding the courage to do it.

Suzanne Collins

Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Oscar Wilde

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.

Epictetus

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

Henry David Thoreau

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.

Theodore Roosevelt

A very interesting theory makes no sense at all.

Groucho Marx

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Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

Chinese Proverb

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

Nelson Mandela

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable.

Charles Darwin

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.

G. K. Chesterton

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

William Arthur Ward

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.

Rene Descartes

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

Robert Brault

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.

Jim Rohn

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I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.

Lewis Carroll

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.

Alfred North Whitehead

Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.

Socrates

Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley

Many a time I have wanted to stop talking and find out what I really believed.

Walter Lippman
Believe nothing, O monks, merely because you have been told it … or because is it traditional, or because you yourselves have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But, whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings–that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
Learn to recognize the false dawn from the true; distinguish the color of the wine from the color of the cup. Then it may be that patience and time may produce, out of the spectrum-viewing sight, true vision, and you will behold colors other than these mortal hues, you will see pearls instead of stones. Pearls, did I say? Nay more, you will become a sea, you will become a sun traveling the sky.
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation.

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