Tag: Life Lessons

Quotes August 08, 2020

The key to life is resilience. … We will always be knocked down. It’s the getting up that counts.
Dominique Browning,
writer, editor
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
Albert Schweitzer,
theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, physician
How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives.
Judy Blume,
I am awaiting perpetually and forever a renaissance of wonder.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti,
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.,
physician, poet
Your direction is more important than your speed.
Richard L. Evans
Learning from your mistakes is wise, but learning from the mistakes of others is quicker and easier.

Quotes March 31, 2018

Do we really need much more than this? To honor the dawn. To visit a garden. To talk to a friend. To contemplate a cloud. To cherish a meal. To bow our heads before the mystery of the day. Are these not enough?
Kent Neburn
As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.
Clarence Darrow,
Nothing, I am sure, calls forth the faculties so much as the being obliged to struggle with the world.
Mary Wollstonecraft,
writer, philosopher and women’s rights advocate
I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.
Lady Gaga
The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have.
Leonard Nimoy
The fact is the sweetest dream that labor knows.
Robert Frost,
“Make your last journey
from this strange world
soar for the heights
where there is no more
separation of you and your home

God has created
your wings not to be dormant
as long as you are alive
you must try more and more
to use your wings to show you’re alive”

Tim Minchin:  UWA Address 9 Life Lessons 

Tim Minchin’s 9 Rules To Live By

You don’t have to have a dream. Be micro-ambitious and see what happens as you pursue short-term goals…

Rather than chasing happiness for yourself, keep busy and aim to make someone else happy.

Remember that we are lucky to be here, and that most of us – especially those of us with a college education, or those actively seeking to educate themselves to a similar degree—will achieve a level of wealth that “most humans throughout history could not have dreamed of.”

Exercise. Among other things, it helps combat depression.

Identify your biases, prejudices, and privileges and do not exempt your own beliefs and opinions from intellectual rigor.

Be a teacher! Swell the ranks of this noble profession.

Define yourself by what you love, rather than what you despise, and lavish praise on the people and things that move you.

Respect those with less power than yourself, and be wary of those who do not.

Don’t be in a rush to succeed. It might come at a cost.