“For just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there’s nothing else. It’s here, and you’d better decide to enjoy it or you’re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.”
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We are all dying, every moment that passes of every day. That is the inescapable truth of this existence. It is a truth that can paralyze us with fear, or one that can energize us with impatience, with the desire to explore and experience, with the hope- nay, the iron-will!- to find a memory in every action. To be alive, under sunshine, or starlight, in weather fair or stormy. To dance with every step, be they through gardens of flowers or through deep snows.”
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
~ Will Rogers
“The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.”
**Robert Louis Stevenson
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
For my friends taking the legal bar exam, because sometimes it’s good to remember that there are at least 5 billion people who will never know or care about your results 🙂 **DB
“No matter how great your triumphs or how tragic your defeats — approximately one billion Chinese citizens couldn’t care less.”
“Now walk that unknown road, fear not,
for only new paths can lead to new and exciting places.”