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Benjamin E. Mays Quotes

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The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Related topics: Values Motivational

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Tragedy is when I cut my finger.
Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
- Mel Brooks

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child.
Things never get back to the way they were.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


 

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon,
but that we wait so long to begin it.
- Anonymous

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle
than the courage of a final moment;
but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
- John F. Kennedy

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you've always gotten.
- Tony Robbins (quoting Mark Twain)

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Face the facts of being what you are,
for that is what changes what you are.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In silence you hear who you are becoming.
You create yourself.
- Jewel

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

You do ill if you praise, but worse
if you censure, what you do not understand.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

If you love what you are doing, you ARE a success.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
- Maimonides

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

If you wish to see the truth,
then hold no opinion for or against.
- Osho

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Life is what you make it.
- Anonymous

The more you expect, the more you get disappointed in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

If you begin to understand what you are
without trying to change it,
then what you are undergoes a transformation.
- J. Krishnamurti

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.
- Indian Proverb

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
- Soren Kierkegaard

When you are impeccable, you take
responsibility for your actions,
but you do not judge or blame yourself.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else,
and for everything you gain,
you lose something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

Happiness is a choice.
You grieve, you stomp your feet,
you pick yourself up and choose to be happy.
- Lucy Lawless


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