We’ve collected the best Our Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Colin Mochrie, Jocko Willink, Cesar Chavez, Mahatma Gandhi, Vladimir Lenin. Use them as an inspiration.
We all have a tendency to avoid our weaknesses. When we do that, we never progress or get any better.
It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity.
Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.
We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.
If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
Most of us have embraced digital technology, and depend on it more and more in our daily lives, both at home and at work.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
We all have a responsibility to protect endangered species, both for their sake and for the sake of our own future generations.
The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
The presence of the Holy Spirit is the keystone of all our hopes.
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
Higher education is a cornerstone of our state’s future.
No matter where you stand politically – even if you’re unsure of what your political ideology is – it is important to take part in the process of shaping our government.
The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
Being transgender, like being gay, tall, short, white, black, male, or female, is another part of the human condition that makes each individual unique, and something over which we have no control. We are who we are in the deepest recesses of our minds, hearts and identities.
God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.
Destiny has two ways of crushing us – by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.
Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we’re still at the mercy of nature.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
The most valuable investment we can make is in our children’s education. When we make education a priority, we give our children opportunity. Opportunity to learn at higher levels than their parents were able to learn; to earn at higher levels than we were able to earn.
We have created a society where individual rights and freedoms, compassion and diversity are core to our citizenship. But underlying that idea of Canada is the promise that we all have a chance to build a better life for ourselves and our children.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
My countrymen, I have given proofs that I am one most anxious for liberties for our country, and I am still desirous of them. But I place as a prior condition the education of the people, that by means of instruction and industry our country may have an individuality of its own and make itself worthy of these liberties.
Once you got a solar panel on a roof, energy is free. Once we convert our entire electricity grid to green and renewable energy, cost of living goes down.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.
When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power.
We want our legacy to stand upon the youth. We want to give knowledge to the younger generation and be a part of changing the game.
The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.
I don’t see any of my colleagues as rivals. I don’t think our generation needs to do that. We are a chilled out lot, and we should all be happy.
Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage.
Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness.
Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind‘s greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear.
We’re all human beings, in the end, despite our differences.
Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
You will kill 10 of our men, and we will kill 1 of yours, and in the end it will be you who tire of it.
There is nothing more fearful for the average person in our society than to stand before a group of people and speak.
Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
The Church is not an automobile showroom – a place to put ourselves on display so that others can admire our spirituality, capacity, or prosperity. It is more like a service center, where vehicles in need of repair come for maintenance and rehabilitation.
We think of our future as anticipated memories.
The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
You can win all the tournaments you want, but the majors are what you’re remembered for. It’s how you’re measured as a champion in our sport. The majors are where it’s at.
The American dream comes from opportunity. The opportunity comes from our founding principles, our core values that’s held together and protected by the Constitution. Those ideas are neither Republican, Democrat, conservative, liberal, white, or black. Those are American ideologies.
We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that.
Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.
We are born of love; Love is our mother.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage of the young people.
Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
If we are all in agreement on the decision – then I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement and perhaps gain some understanding of what the decision is all about.
Whatever we put our attention on will grow stronger in our life.
For my own part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen the representative of our country. He is a bird of bad moral character. He does not get his living honestly.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Our capacity to retaliate must be, and is, massive in order to deter all forms of aggression.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.
Our core values and business ethics will always be paramount in all that we do, and we are always looking to do the right thing and settle claims fairly and accurately.
Our own self-realization is the greatest service we can render the world.
We convince by our presence.
Our society is full of hypocrites and irrational people.
Globalization means we have to re-examine some of our ideas, and look at ideas from other countries, from other cultures, and open ourselves to them. And that’s not comfortable for the average person.
I think we all have our own personality, unique and distinctive, and at the same time, I think that our own unique and distinctive personality blends with the wind, with the footsteps in the street, with the noises around the corner, and with the silence of memory, which is the great producer of ghosts.
Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.
As long as we’re united, and as long as we continue to organize, invest, and lead with our values, we’ll be unstoppable.
A strong renewable energy industry is good for our environment and our economy.
Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
I do believe in the old saying, ‘What does not kill you makes you stronger.’ Our experiences, good and bad, make us who we are. By overcoming difficulties, we gain strength and maturity.
Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.
We are bombarded on all sides by a vast number of messages we don’t want or need. More information is generated in a single day than we can absorb in a lifetime. To fully enjoy life, all of us must find our own breathing space and peace of mind.
Good governance with good intentions is the hallmark of our government. Implementation with integrity is our core passion.
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
The strongest governments on earth cannot clean up pollution by themselves. They must rely on each ordinary person, like you and me, on our choices, and on our will.
The lessons from the peace process are clear; whatever life throws at us, our individual responses will be all the stronger for working together and sharing the load.
In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
All of our technology is completely unnecessary to a happy life.
Wellness is the compete integration of body, mind, and spirit – the realization that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an effect on our state of well-being.
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.
Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our state. We have a responsibility to provide safe settings for at-risk children and facilitate permanent placement for children who cannot return home.
A transition to clean energy is about making an investment in our future.
Education is the foundation upon which we build our future.
While we should never give up our principles, we must also realize that we cannot maintain our principles unless we survive.
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.
For the most part, Islam is about peace. It’s dealing with submission to the most high. Mohammed is a prophet, a messenger. But at the same time, we’ll fight in the name of Allah. We’re not going to let you disrespect our prophet.
Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
Some people come into our life as a blessing, while others come into our life as a lesson, so love them for who they are instead of judging them for who they are not.
Optimistic people play a disproportionate role in shaping our lives. Their decisions make a difference; they are inventors, entrepreneurs, political and military leaders – not average people. They got to where they are by seeking challenges and taking risks.
By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.
For me, my secularism is, India first. I say, the philosophy of my party is ‘Justice to all. Appeasement to none.’ This is our secularism.
Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.
To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them.
Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us but the attitude we bring to life.
The solar system should be viewed as our backyard, not as some sequence of destinations that we do one at a time.
Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever.
Our life is the sum total of all the decisions we make every day, and those decisions are determined by our priorities.
Time is the most valuable thing on earth: time to think, time to act, time to extend our fraternal relations, time to become better men, time to become better women, time to become better and more independent citizens.
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
A Christian reveals true humility by showing the gentleness of Christ, by being always ready to help others, by speaking kind words and performing unselfish acts, which elevate and ennoble the most sacred message that has come to our world.
We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.
Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let’s not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.
The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.
Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things – of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires.
Music is critical in our lives and culture. It’s the inspiration that drives us. It’s also the window to our souls. It’s a reflection as to who we are, what we stand for and where we’re going.
God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves?
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
The people who hold that our culture is an oppressive patriarchy, they don’t want to admit that the current hierarchy might be predicated on competence.
Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.
We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.
Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place in museums; others, we take for walks.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: ‘Thou shalt not ration justice.’
The budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations.
The youth is the hope of our future.
One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
Education must lead us from the irresponsible opinion to true responsible judgment. It must lead us from chance and arbitrariness to rational clarity and intellectual order. Therefore, let us guide our students over the road of discipline from materials, through function, to creative work.
In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.
I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed.
The passenger pigeon, the golden toad, the Caspian tiger: they are all gone, and other species hang by a thread. Our actions are not merely driving other species to extinction: we threaten our own survival, too, by destabilising ecosystems and destroying biodiversity.
The things that make us different, those are our superpowers.
This Earth is our only home. Together, we must protect and cherish it.
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.
Our only security is our ability to change.
Life is really not easy, we all have our personal battles, but it is important that you really treasure yourself, love yourself and have a sense of self-worth.
It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.
Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.
There are amazingly wonderful people in all walks of life; some familiar to us and others not. Stretch yourself and really get to know people. People are in many ways one of our greatest treasures.
It’s okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers – they help us to learn.
When President Obama entered the White House, the economy was in a free-fall. The auto industry: on its back. The banks: frozen up. More than three million Americans had already lost their jobs. And America’s bravest, our men and women in uniform, were fighting what would soon be the longest wars in our history.
It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
The memories we make with our family is everything.
Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.
Our life is made by the death of others.
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer.
Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
I hate imperialism. I detest colonialism. And I fear the consequences of their last bitter struggle for life. We are determined that our nation, and the world as a whole, shall not be the plaything of one small corner of the world.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.
For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.
Money is our madness, our vast collective madness.
I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that’s not what America’s about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don’t contract them.
Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable.
We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.
If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we’d all be millionaires.
Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.
God does not begin by asking our ability, only our availability, and if we prove our dependability, He will increase our capability.
I think we are a product of all our experiences.
If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?
Fashion is part of our culture, and it’s about more than just a pretty dress.
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.
We’ve definitely had our share of ups and downs as a group, and there were times we’ve faced some pretty big challenges, but we were able to get through these times, which allowed our bond to grow stronger.
Humility is a super-important factor in all of our lives, and I try to remind myself every evening in front of the mirror, ‘Just calm down.’
I am Warhol. I am the No. 1 most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh.
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. A monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Our thoughts create our reality – where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go.
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.
Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that’s what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.
The great epochs of our life are the occasions when we gain the courage to rebaptize our evil qualities as our best qualities.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
There is a role and function for beauty in our time.
Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us, and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children and of future generations.
Between stimulus and response, there is a space where we choose our response.
To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.
For reasons probably related to the popular vision of Albert Einstein and, also, the threat posed by black holes in comic books and science fiction, our gravitational wave discoveries have had an amazing public impact.
Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.
When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way.
I am a simple man who comes from a village, and villagers like us speak our mind. Now, in the process, if unknowingly my words came across as disrespectful or insulting, then I am deeply sorry. I don’t want to hurt anyone.
Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction.
Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces.
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
It is not our mistakes that define who we are; it is how we recover from those mistakes.
The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.
Each person does see the world in a different way. There is not a single, unifying, objective truth. We’re all limited by our perspective.
Democracy is not just an election, it is our daily life.
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
Our entire life – consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
We identify in our experience a differentiation between what we do and what happens to us.
Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
In fact, the socialization gives us the tools to fill our evolutionary roles. They are our building blocks.
Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.
We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.
It’s time for political leaders across the ideological spectrum to realize that, while partisanship is understandable, hyper-partisanship is destructive to our country. We need more visionary leaders who will earnestly strive for bipartisanship and finding policy solutions that can move America forward.
Every age has its storytelling form, and video gaming is a huge part of our culture. You can ignore or embrace video games and imbue them with the best artistic quality. People are enthralled with video games in the same way as other people love the cinema or theatre.
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone.
Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
Is adult entertainment killing our children? or is killing our children entertaining our adults?
In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He’s sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped.
We must be our own before we can be another’s.
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.
To overcome poverty and the flaws of the economic crisis in our society, we need to envision our social life. We have to free our mind, imagine what has never happened before and write social fiction. We need to imagine things to make them happen. If you don’t imagine, it will never happen.
Our daily decisions and habits have a huge impact upon both our levels of happiness and success.
The equal right of all citizens to health, education, work, food, security, culture, science, and wellbeing – that is, the same rights we proclaimed when we began our struggle, in addition to those which emerge from our dreams of justice and equality for all inhabitants of our world – is what I wish for all.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all.
Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.
Love of country, subordination of personal interests to the common good, concern and care for the helpless and the impoverished – these are among the lost and faded values that we seek to recover and revitalize as we commence our journey towards a better Philippines.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his old wife.
It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.
One of the greatest indicators of our own spiritual maturity is revealed in how we respond to the weaknesses, the inexperience, and the potentially offensive actions of others.
Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon.
Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.
Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.
Climate change is sometimes misunderstood as being about changes in the weather. In reality it is about changes in our very way of life.
It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re alive – to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.
To reminisce with my old friends, a chance to share some memories, and play our songs again.
The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.
We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn’t a matter of political correctness. It’s a matter of understanding what makes us strong. The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith.
In our business, things look like a failure until they’re not. It’s pretty binary transitions.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.
When leaders know how to lead great meetings, there’s less time wasted and less frustration. We have more energy to do the work that matters, realize our full potential, and do great things.
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
The culture of a workplace – an organization‘s values, norms and practices – has a huge impact on our happiness and success.
I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.
Globalization is very destructive to our species.
Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo – obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other.
Our political leaders have great responsibilities, but as with many situations in life, people often rise or fall to meet your expectations. Our responsibility as citizens is to expect our leaders to lead and to give them enough support so that they may do so.
We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.
What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.
I have Chinese blood in me… I am not ashamed to admit that perhaps the great leaders of our country all have Chinese blood.
An increased push for energy efficiency, renewable energy technology, electric mobility – along with the growing digitalization movement and a universal carbon pricing structure – would speed up the carbon-free future and the rise of a global middle class we desperately need. We can and must all do our part.
Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up.
I think our life is a journey, and we make mistakes, and it’s how we learn from those mistakes and rebound from those mistakes that sets us on the path that we’re meant to be on.
Transportation is the center of the world! It is the glue of our daily lives. When it goes well, we don’t see it. When it goes wrong, it negatively colors our day, makes us feel angry and impotent, curtails our possibilities.
For each of us, life is a journey. Heavenly Father designed it for us out of love. Each of us has unique experiences and characteristics, but our journey began in the same place before we were born into this world.
We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.
Like all best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping.
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.
We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation’s wars.
These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor – and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.
Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. We read for the pleasure of thinking another person’s thoughts.
We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all.
When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.