Courtesy of Unknown and Anonymous:
If you press the elevator button three times it goes into hurry mode – really…
You were looking good from afar now you’re far from looking good
Oh, you hate your job! Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.
Mirrors cant talk, lucky for you they can’t laugh either.
I wish we were better strangers.
Is being stupid a profession or are you just gifted?
I never admit or deny anything it makes things more interesting.
If you find it hard to laugh at yourself, I would be happy to do it for you.
I don’t believe in plastic surgery, but in your case – go ahead.
I am not young enough to know everything.
Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome
Anyone who told you to be yourself couldn’t have given you any worse advice.
“When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.”
I am not sarcastic. I am just intelligent beyond your understanding.
The Cold War isn’t thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat. Communism isn’t sleeping; it is, as always, plotting, scheming, working, fighting.
Richard M. Nixon
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
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.
The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
I grew up in a time when people believed in duty, honor and country. My grandfathers were both officers. My father was a General in the Air Force. My brother and I were both in the Army. I’ve always felt a kinship with soldiers; I think it’s possible to support the warrior and be against the war.
The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.
Ulysses S. Grant
If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man’s intelligence and his comprehension… would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Inspiration is never genuine if it is known as inspiration at the time. True inspiration always steals on a person.
“Life is like a sewer… what you get out of it depends on what you put into it”
“My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything – even if you have no clue what you’re doing”
“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time”
“Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you, but not in one ahead”
“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door”
“Society is like a stew. If you don’t stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top”
“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it”
Morality like art, means drawing a line some place.
“There is a myth, sometimes widespread, that a person need only do inner work…that a man is entirely responsible for his own problems; and that to cure himself, he need only change himself…The fact is, a person is so formed by his surroundings, that his state of harmony depends entirely on his harmony with his surroundings.”
Christopher Alexander, The Timeless Way of Building
“At these best moments a great humility fused with a great ambition: to be only what I was, but to the utmost of what I was.”
Stephen Spender, World Within World
“For our duties and our needs, in all the fundamental things for which we were created, come down in practice to the same thing.”
Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain
“In the best times of my life I always think I am making room, even more room in me. Here I shovel away snow, there I raise aloft a piece of fallen sky; there are superfluous lakes, I let them run out (I save the fish), overgrown forests, I drive crowds of apes into them, everything is astir, but there’s never enough room, I never ask why, I never feel why, I just have to keep making room, on and on, and as long as I can do so, I merit my life.”
Elias Canetti, The Human Province
“I was entirely happy. Perhaps we feel like that when we die and become a part of something entire, whether it is sun and air, or goodness and knowledge. At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.”
Willa Cather, My Antonia
Happy people build their inner world; unhappy people blame their outer world.
T. Harv Eker
Invest in yourself. You can afford it. Trust me.
Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim.
Tyler Knott Gregson
“In my opinion, there are two types of perfect. The first is the type that seems so obvious and intuitive to you and everyone else that in a perfect world it would simply be considered standard; but, in reality, in our flawed world, what should be considered standard is actually so rare that it has to be elevated to the level of ‘perfect.’ This is the type of perfect that makes you and most other people think, ‘Why isn’t everything like this? Why is it so hard to find…’ a black V-neck cotton sweater, or a casual non-chain restaurant with comfortable booths, etc.–‘that is just exactly the way everyone knows something like this should be?’ ‘Perfect,’ we all say with relief when we finally find something like this that is exactly as it should be. ‘Perfect. Why was that so hard to find?’
“The other type of perfect is the type you never could have expected and then could never replicate.”
B. J. Novak, “Sophia,” in One More Thing
“Associate with people who are likely to improve you.”
I stopped explaining myself when I realized people only understand from their level of perception.
Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.
Think once before you act, twice before you speak, and three times before you post on Facebook.
Most of us can forgive and forget; we just don’t want the other person to forget that we forgave.
We read that we ought to forgive our enemies, but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.
Sir. Francis Baco
Without forgiveness life is governed by… an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.
Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
Louis B. Smedes
The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.
If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there.
baseball player and manager
“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.”
In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.
Be the reason someone smiles today.
Popularity is for mediocre people.
Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head on.
Alice Duer Miller
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
William Arthur Ward
Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me.
Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.
Sincere forgiveness isn’t colored with expectations that the other person apologizes or change. Don’t worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time-just like it does for you and me.
When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.
“The only cure I’ve ever know for fear and doubt and loneliness is an immense love of self.”
If you want something that’s going to provide you with a lot of challenges and a variety of different things to do, then you really can’t beat a place like the Air Force. I don’t mean this to sound like a recruiting pitch. But it’s been a lot of fun.
I went to the University of Washington as a physics and astronomy major. My other interest, of course, was aviation. I always wanted to be a pilot. And if you’re going to fly airplanes, the best place to be is the Air Force.
Michael P. Anderson
“In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine.”
His army incomparably holds, after long years, the abiding love of its surviving veterans. Who marched with it, fought with it, took part in its victories and defeats, shared its sufferings and joys; shall [never] be deaf when its deeds are sung, [nor] mute when rung out its plaudits!
Brig. Gen. G Moxley Sorrell, “Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer”, 1905 M
If your attack is going too well, you have walked into an ambush.
I joined the air force. I took to it immediately when I arrived there. I did three years, eight months, and ten days in all, but it took me a year and a half to get disabused of my romantic notions about it.
What all the wise men promised has not happened and what all the dammed fools said would happen has come to pass.
Missing someone gets easier everyday because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will.
Beautiful are those whose brokenness gives birth to transformation and wisdom.
John Mark Green
“Be there. Be open. Be honest. Be kind. Be willing to listen, understand, accept, support, and forgive. This is what it means to love.”
“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving,”
“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”
“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“In a retreat situation, you are forced to come face to face with yourself, to see yourself in depth, to meet yourself.”
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
“I am worthy of the best things in life, and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it.”