Today’s quote: Consequences

“In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are only consequences.”
~ Robert B. Ingersoll, American Civil War veteran, political leader, orator, (1833 – 1899)

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Today’s quote: Love your unsolved questions.

Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke

Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke (Photo credit: elycefeliz)

 

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet

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Today’s quote: What constitutes success

“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.”
~ an essay by Mrs. A.J. Stanley, published in the Lincoln Sentinel, Nov. 30, 1905

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Today’s quotes: Habits & success

“Successful people are simply those with successful habits.”
– Brian Tracy, self-help author, motivational speaker, (1944 – )

So, if you are not successful, check out your habits …

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Today’s quote: Maturity

“Maturity is that time when the mirrors in our mind turn to windows and instead of seeing the reflection of ourselves we see others.”
~ Author unknown

This is probably too simple. What would you add?

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Today’s quote: Live with sympathy and understanding toward others

Don’t judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes.
~ Cherokee tribe of Native Americans proverb

To Kill a Mockingbird (film)

To Kill a Mockingbird (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“You never really know a man until you understand things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”
~ Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1960

Often we quickly jump to judgements of others. If we are positive, no harm is done. It’s when we are negative, put others down, or point out “you should have known better” that we should pause first and recall these quotes.

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Today’s quote: Being faithful yet adapting to the times

Fiddler on Roof Tevya

Fiddler on Roof Tevya (Photo credit: jimmiehomeschoolmom)

“Tevye was no rebel – he was faithful – and his faithfulness allowed him to process the suffering and even to read the signs of the times. Although his tradition yielded in some respects, it did so through a process of seeing and perceiving, hearing and listening, and most of all, loving. We could all do with more of this approach to life.”
~ Edward Morse, Daily Reflection of Creighton University’s Online Ministries,  August 16th, 2012, commenting on Fiddler on the Roof

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