In this post, you will find great Us Quotes from famous people, such as Robert Burns, Stephen Hawking, Gloria Steinem, Blaise Pascal, Dwight D. Eisenhower. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
The wide world is all before us – but a world without a friend.
The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.
Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.
Doing Good is a simple and universal vision. A vision to which each and every one of us can connect and contribute to its realisation. A vision based on the belief that by doing good deeds, positive thinking and affirmative choice of words, feelings and actions, we can enhance goodness in the world.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
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.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
We’re so complex; we’re mysteries to ourselves; we’re difficult to each other. And then storytelling reminds us we’re all the same.
Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.
We need time to defuse, to contemplate. Just as in sleep our brains relax and give us dreams, so at some time in the day we need to disconnect, reconnect, and look around us.
In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance.
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
The wonderful thing about God is he knows what we need to persuade us.
Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.
Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.
But we try to pretend, you see, that the external world exists altogether independently of us.
We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.
God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them.
Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.
Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
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.
I don’t know. Only God knows where the story ends for me, but I know where the story begins. It’s up to us to choose, whether we win or lose and I choose to win.
The good and bad things are what form us as people… change makes us grow.
You live in the image you have of the world. Every one of us lives in a different world, with different space and different time.
What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth.
I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.
Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.
Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.
Personal songs take a little more to record, definitely. We had to bring our souls into the recording studio. It was us being very vulnerable. We heard that our fans can kind of feel that.
For most of us, relationship with another is based on dependence, either economic or psychological. This dependence creates fear, breeds in us possessiveness, results in friction, suspicion, frustration.
Each of us has a vision of good and of evil. We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is good… Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place.
There would be no need for love if perfection were possible. Love arises from our imperfection, from our being different and always in need of the forgiveness, encouragement and that missing half of ourselves that we are searching for, as the Greek myth tells us, in order to complete ourselves.
Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
All of us need to grow continuously in our lives.
It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions.
For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.
We teach people how to treat us.
Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.
We all have a dark side. Most of us go through life avoiding direct confrontation with that aspect of ourselves, which I call the shadow self. There’s a reason why. It carries a great deal of energy.
History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that can surprise us.
For those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we are grateful that such men and women were among us. For those who continue to serve, we honor their commitment. For those who return to civilian life, we honor their service.
The more important a call to action is to our soul’s evolution, the more Resistance we will feel about answering it. But to yield to Resistance deforms our spirit. It stunts us and makes us less than we are and were born to be.
The differences that separate human beings are nothing compared to the similarities that bond us together.
Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We, of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.
Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.
Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
People sacrifice the present for the future. But life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Let us reject violence and selfishness which could destroy our country’s unity.
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
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.
Each one of us decides to incarnate upon this planet at a particular point in time and space. We have chosen to come here to learn a particular lesson that will advance us upon our spiritual, evolutionary pathway.
There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.
War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want.
There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance. Such food, moreover, taxes our digestive organs decidedly less, and, in making us more contented and sociable, produces an amount of good difficult to estimate.
Only a god can save us.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.
We’re not perfect, and there are some dark patches in our past, but what makes us special is that we recognize these evils, we come to grips with them, and we fix them.
Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
There’s only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe – because I’ve done a little of this myself – pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing.
It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.
The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.
We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
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.
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
Most of us are imprisoned by something. We’re living in darkness until something flips on the switch.
The world calls for, and expects from us, simplicity of life, the spirit of prayer, charity towards all, especially towards the lowly and the poor, obedience and humility, detachment, and self-sacrifice. Without this mark of holiness, our word will have difficulty in touching the heart of modern man.
This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Some books leave us free and some books make us free.
They’ve got us surrounded again, the poor bastards.
There are big problems that change the world. If we are working together, that will make us understand each other, appreciate each other, help each other.
Times may have changed, but there are some things that are always with us – loneliness is one of them.
Death has its revelations: the great sorrows which open the heart open the mind as well; light comes to us with our grief. As for me, I have faith; I believe in a future life. How could I do otherwise? My daughter was a soul; I saw this soul. I touched it, so to speak.
The psychoanalysis of neurotics has taught us to recognize the intimate connection between wetting the bed and the character trait of ambition.
Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us.
All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.
I am humbled and excited by new opportunities for me to support and share the amazing work NASA is doing to help us travel farther into the solar system and work with the next generation of science and technology leaders.
Cognitive psychology tells us that the unaided human mind is vulnerable to many fallacies and illusions because of its reliance on its memory for vivid anecdotes rather than systematic statistics.
From the dust of the earth, from the common elementary fund, the Creator has made Homo sapiens. From the same material he has made every other creature, however noxious and insignificant to us. They are earth-born companions and our fellow mortals.
We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.
Every one of us is a perfect human being, deformed by the family, the society and the culture.
Love and peace of mind do protect us. They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive… to live now… to have the courage to confront each day.
The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
The industrial revolution allowed us, for the first time, to start replacing human labour with machines.
Often the most unexpected, unpredictable moments in life are the ones that leave the biggest impression and that teach us to roll with the punches.
A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do.
Love is the greatest gift that God has given us. It’s free.
Death comes for us all. Even for kings he comes.
Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.
We are the movies and the movies are us.
Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy.
The five stages – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance – are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.
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.
Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
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.
We cannot live being obsessed with what other people think about us. It’s impossible to live like that. Not even God managed to please the entire world.
It’s a struggle for every young Black man. You know how it is, only God can judge us.
The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
A true friend encourages us, comforts us, supports us like a big easy chair, offering us a safe refuge from the world.
Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is.
Morality is of the highest importance – but for us, not for God.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
The value and utility of any experiment are determined by the fitness of the material to the purpose for which it is used, and thus in the case before us it cannot be immaterial what plants are subjected to experiment and in what manner such experiment is conducted.
The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.
No, I’m not a vegetarian. I do eat that way. I actually eat vegan quite a lot. I feel better when I eat that way, and I think there’s been a lot of proof that’s come up over the last however many years, that you can’t deny, I don’t think, that meat or dairy aren’t all that good for us.
Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.
If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.
History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they’ve answered the call in bravery and sacrifice.
All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They.
Let us ask ourselves, ‘What kind of people do we think we are?’ And let us answer, ‘Free people, worthy of freedom and determined not only to remain so but to help others gain their freedom as well.’
Don’t get caught up in the ‘look’ thing. Sometimes, we as men and women, the first thing that attracts us to someone is their physical appearance, and that’s not always a good thing because what’s good on the outside is not always good on the inside.
Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.
Education doesn’t just make us smarter. It makes us whole.
To be offended is a choice we make; it is not a condition inflicted or imposed upon us by someone or something else.
Life is about choices. Some we regret, some were proud of. Some will haunt us forever. ‘Black Rain’ was very much about choices. The message – we are what we chose to be.
Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!
We are all in this together. We will all make it or none of us will make it. If everyone cleans up their act except one big ole country, it isn’t going to work.
The future belongs to us, because we have taken charge of it. We have the commitment, we have the resourcefulness, and we have the strength of our people to share the dream across Africa of clean water for all.
From my point of view, God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine light is within each of us.
You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.
All of us, believers and non-believers, desire some kind of fellowship and connection.
The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel.
The days are gone forever when our enemies could blackmail us with nuclear bombs.
If we are faithful to God in little things, we shall gain experience and strength that will be helpful to us in the more serious trials of life.
Understand, our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day. They’ve got a tough job to do to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law.
Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
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.
In the US, there is basically one party – the business party. It has two factions, called Democrats and Republicans, which are somewhat different but carry out variations on the same policies. By and large, I am opposed to those policies. As is most of the population.
Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.
Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.
The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
Music is sunshine. Like sunshine, music is a powerful force that can instantly and almost chemically change your entire mood. Music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose.
In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.
We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand.
The beauty of dystopia is that it lets us vicariously experience future worlds – but we still have the power to change our own.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.
It’s about learning how to slow down… I think this Covid environment that we’re in there’s a lot of sadness and a lot of pressure going on in terms of the uncertainty, but what it is teaching us or forcing us to do is appreciate the small things: be grateful for a slower pace of life.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
The scars of others should teach us caution.
When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
Life is not always easy to live, but the opportunity to do so is a blessing beyond comprehension. In the process of living, we will face struggles, many of which will cause us to suffer and to experience pain.
Our children are counting on us to provide two things: consistency and structure. Children need parents who say what they mean, mean what they say, and do what they say they are going to do.
There are little gems all around us that can hold glimmers of inspiration.
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.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Elections remind us not only of the rights but the responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy.
All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.
One mustn’t look at the abyss, because there is at the bottom an inexpressible charm which attracts us.
We only see what we want to see; we only hear what we want to hear. Our belief system is just like a mirror that only shows us what we believe.
Self-talk, for me, has been the biggest thing in my life. A lot of us have a dialogue that is crap. It’s a crappy dialogue. We live in a world right now that is very external. Everything is very on the surface. Superficial. Everything. And what we’re telling ourselves is what we see on TV.
None of us wants to be reminded that dementia is random, relentless, and frighteningly common.
An asteroid or a supervolcano could certainly destroy us, but we also face risks the dinosaurs never saw: An engineered virus, nuclear war, inadvertent creation of a micro black hole, or some as-yet-unknown technology could spell the end of us.
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.
The most important lesson that I have learned is to trust God in every circumstance. Lots of times we go through different trials and following God’s plan seems like it doesn’t make any sense at all. God is always in control and he will never leave us.
Life on earth is such a good story you cannot afford to miss the beginning… Beneath our superficial differences we are all of us walking communities of bacteria. The world shimmers, a pointillist landscape made of tiny living beings.
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent.
It is only for the sake of those without hope that hope is given to us.
We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.
There are many things we do not want about the world. Let us not just mourn them. Let us change them.
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.
Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.
Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. A monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity.
I think it’s important for us as a society to remember that the youth within juvenile justice systems are, most of the time, youths who simply haven‘t had the right mentors and supporters around them – because of circumstances beyond their control.
My concern with religion is that it allows us by the millions to believe what only lunatics or idiots could believe on their own. That’s not to say that all religious people are lunatics or idiots. It’s anything but that.
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.
Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.
Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
When we die our money, fame, and honors will be meaningless. We own nothing in this world. Everything we think we own is in reality only being loaned to us until we die. And on our deathbed at the moment of death, no one but God can save our souls.
This continuing spike in gas prices is bad for consumers, bad for our economy, and bad for all other businesses. It is hurting us and costing us jobs.
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.
My favorite thing is when we lift a trophy. Afterward, we can have a picture of us lifting a trophy. And that picture shows a lot of work, a lot of difficulty and a lot of sacrifice together.
Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link.
Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.
My life will not be defined by a single political campaign. Those will come and go. But what has driven me to run for elected office in the past still drives me today: the knowledge that heroes do walk among us with tremendous strength and power.
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.
The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
We identify in our experience a differentiation between what we do and what happens to us.
Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
We all knew this. We all knew that it would take more time than any of us want to dig ourselves out of this hole created by this economic crisis.
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
If Muslims curse the Christians, then the Christians will curse the Muslims. And people will curse Allah, and Allah will hold us responsible for that.
We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can – namely, surrender our will and fulfill God’s will in us.
The cars we drive say a lot about us.
The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.
Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and will go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics.
Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
I can’t imagine anything more important than air, water, soil, energy and biodiversity. These are the things that keep us alive.
There’s always a ying-yang in life. With everybody. There’s evil in all of us. It’s just about how you balance out the evil and the good and having faith in yourself and how you carry yourself.
It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.
Mistakes happen, and they happen to the best of us.
To preserve our sovereign integrity, we must prove to them nobody need tell us how to hold a clean and democratic election.
The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.
Living with fear stops us taking risks, and if you don’t go out on the branch, you’re never going to get the best fruit.
You have the right to kill me, but you don’t have the right to judge me. That’s life. There’s nobility in that. There’s focus. It’s genuine. It’s crystal and it’s pure and it’s available to everybody, so just shut your traps and put down your McDonalds, your vaccines, your Us Weekly, your TMZ and the rest of it.
Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more.
Make no mistake about it. Bad habits are called ‘bad’ for a reason. They kill our productivity and creativity. They slow us down. They hold us back from achieving our goals. And they’re detrimental to our health.
Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow‘s reality.
Destiny has two ways of crushing us – by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
The American dream belongs to all of us.
Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.
Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.
We’re all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.
It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand.
Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.
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 isn’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so.
None of us wants to be judged by our worst act on our worst day, and we consistently judge Burr for that. He was not a perfect man, but he’s not a villain. He’s a dude, just a guy.
The sin which is indulged to the greatest extent, which separates us from God and produces so many spiritual disorders, and which are contagious, is selfishness.
I can’t believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it’s a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.
I think beta males on an evolutionary basis are much more successful than the alpha males are. You don’t hear much about us, but there’s a lot more of us out there.
You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.
Within all of us, there is a little child. Why not enjoy life?
There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behooves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.
People don’t want to go to the dump and have a picnic, they want to go out to a beautiful place and enjoy their day. And so I think our job is to try to take the environment, take what the good Lord has given us, and expand upon it or enhance it, without destroying it.
I was drafted during the Korean War. None of us wanted to go… It was only a couple of years after World War II had ended. We said, ‘Wait a second? Didn’t we just get through with that?’
Reconciliation and forgiveness can actually help all of us move on in a healthier, happier way.
Sometimes you have to disconnect to stay connected. Remember the old days when you had eye contact during a conversation? When everyone wasn’t looking down at a device in their hands? We’ve become so focused on that tiny screen that we forget the big picture, the people right in front of us.
My parents are very hard working people who did everything they could for their children. I have two brothers and they worked dog hard to give us an education and provide us with the most comfortable life possible. My dad provided for his family daily. So, yes, that is definitely in my DNA.
We cannot always control everything that happens to us in this life, but we can control how we respond. Many struggles come as problems and pressures that sometimes cause pain. Others come as temptations, trials, and tribulations.
Few of us can stand prosperity. Another man’s, I mean.
We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
Globalization is going to bring us closer and closer together across nations and technology you can’t stop.
The law of unintended consequences pushes us ceaselessly through the years, permitting no pause for perspective.
It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.
Many of us are more capable than some of us… but none of us is as capable as all of us!
The calling of the humanities is to make us truly human in the best sense of the word.
The best news of the Christian gospel is that the supremely glorious Creator of the universe has acted in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection to remove every obstacle between us and himself so that we may find everlasting joy in seeing and savoring his infinite beauty.
What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.
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.
In fact, the socialization gives us the tools to fill our evolutionary roles. They are our building blocks.
To my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can’t see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life.
The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains.
I suppose that every one of us hopes secretly for immortality; to leave, I mean, a name behind him which will live forever in this world, whatever he may be doing, himself, in the next.
Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.
The golden age is before us, not behind us.
People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.
I basically taught myself how to DJ, but I’ve been inspired by DJs throughout my whole career. I have some good friends that would hook us up with music. You learn some little things here and there from each DJ and you just take it and put your own style into to it.
When you’re young, you look at television and think, there’s a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that’s not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want.
We’re all going to die, all of us; what a circus! That alone should make us love each other, but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities. We are eaten up by nothing.
Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we’re tired of hearing promises that we know they’ll never keep.
The things that we love tell us what we are.
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting.
Globalization creates economic policies where the transnationals lord over us, and the result is misery and unemployment.
How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.
Let us read and let us dance – two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
If we do not discipline ourselves the world will do it for us.
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.
Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.
You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift, the power to work is a blessing, the love of work is success!
I think all of us have a hero and a villain in us.
The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.
Oprah‘s got good politics, she’s got a good heart, and she’ll have us all up Jazzercising at six in the morning. This cannot be a bad thing, and reading a book while we’re Jazzercising. So America would be better off if Oprah were president.
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.
Feeling compassion for ourselves in no way releases us from responsibility for our actions. Rather, it releases us from the self-hatred that prevents us from responding to our life with clarity and balance.
I believe that life is hard. That we all are going to walk through things that are hard and challenging, and yet advertising wants us to believe that it’s all easy.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to us.
Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.
Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.
Seems like God don’t see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams – but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worthwhile.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
The science of psychology has been far more successful on the negative than on the positive side… It has revealed to us much about man’s shortcomings, his illnesses, his sins, but little about his potentialities, his virtues, his achievable aspirations, or his psychological health.
The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free.
Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.
Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.
Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.
If we give something positive to others, it will return to us. If we give negative, that negativity will be returned.
Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.
We can find Nature outside us only if we have first learned to know her within us. What is akin to her within us must be our guide. This marks out our path of enquiry.
The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?
I don’t want to be fake. I’m just being me. And I have the power to break stereotypes and whatever useless rules that society puts on 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.
Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness, except greed.
Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.
Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation.
Tardiness often robs us opportunity, and the dispatch of our forces.
Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.
All of nature begins to whisper its secrets to us through its sounds. Sounds that were previously incomprehensible to our soul now become the meaningful language of nature.
Sacrifice, discipline and prayer are essential. We gain strength through God’s word. We receive grace from the sacrament. And when we fumble due to sin – and it’s gonna happen – confession puts us back on the field.
We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.
The best thing of all is God is with us.
If we are honest with ourselves, we have to admit that sometimes our assumptions and preconceived notions are wrong, and therefore, our interpretation of events is incorrect. This causes us to overreact, to take things personally, or to judge people unfairly.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
Unfortunately, we can never truly know if we’re making the right decision. What we do know is that wherever we are, that’s where the Light wants us to be. It’s the best place for us to be now. And as long as we don’t try to control the situation, then we won’t end up in the place we shouldn’t be.
In life, an abundance of confidence gives us higher motivation, persistence, and optimism and can allow us to accomplish things we otherwise might not have undertaken.
I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say.
Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we’ll find it.
God wants us to know that life is a series of beginnings, not endings. Just as graduations are not terminations, but commencements. Creation is an ongoing process, and when we create a perfect world where love and compassion are shared by all, suffering will cease.
The weather is perfect. The gods are shining on us.
The things that make us different, those are our superpowers.
Truth, according to the Christian faith, is God’s love for us in Jesus Christ. Therefore, truth is a relationship.
AI is neither good nor evil. It’s a tool. It’s a technology for us to use.
If God wanted us to bend over he’d put diamonds on the floor.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.
You are priests, not social or political leaders. Let us not be under the illusion that we are serving the Gospel through an exaggerated interest in the wide field of temporal problems.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it’s the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism.
Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.
Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.
If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we’d all be millionaires.
I hate books; they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about.
Hatred, anger, and violence can destroy us: the politics of polarization is dangerous.
Humans have a light side and a dark side, and it’s up to us to choose which way we’re going to live our lives. Even if you start out on the dark side, it doesn’t mean you have to continue your journey that way. You always have time to turn it around.
We can’t solve modern problems by going back in time. Retreating to the safety of the familiar is an understandable response, but God has called us to a life of faith. And faith requires us to face the unknown while trusting Him completely.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
We called him Tortoise because he taught us.
Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
Study hard so that you can master technology, which allows us to master nature.
It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it.
It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.
The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ came to do three things. He came to have my past forgiven, you get a purpose for living and a home in Heaven.
Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.
Looking at the world through a sustainability lens not only helps us ‘future proof’ our supply chain, it also fuels innovation and drives brand growth.
At Microsoft, we’re aspiring to have a living, learning culture with a growth mindset that allows us to learn from ourselves and our customers. These are the key attributes of the new culture at Microsoft, and I feel great about how it seems to be resonating and how it’s seen as empowering.
Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.
Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.
We may have bad weather in Ireland, but the sun shines in the hearts of the people and that keeps us all warm.
What greater bliss than to look back on days spent in usefulness, in doing good to those around us.
Let us endeavor so to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.
Let us leave pretty women to men devoid of imagination.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
It is together that we will be able to save our biodiversity. This is a principle of effectiveness. But it is also a principle of humility; none of us can act alone.