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Thursday 13: 13 Quotes I keep nearby for disappointments and accomplishments


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

2. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage. Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. Maria Robinson

4. Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer. Shunryu Suzuki

5. If someone out there doesn’t agree with me, then somewhere a village is missing their idiot. Dr. Phil

6. We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired to glory. Cicero

7. Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. Euripides

8. Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving. Dennis Waitley

9. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no use being a damn fool about it. W.C. Fields

10. As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell, who taught me what was meant by “survival of the fittest.” Bill Cosby

11. The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain. Jennifer Aniston

12. There are two things on Earth that are universal: hydrogen and stupidity. Zappa’s Law

And my favorite:

13. I have opinions of my own –strong opinions– but I don’t always agree with them. George W. Bush.

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6 thoughts on “Thursday 13: 13 Quotes I keep nearby for disappointments and accomplishments

  1. I have been meaning to comment on Zappa's Law for some time now. I saw Zappa in concert in 1977. It was crazy, would have to rank in my top 5 shows I have seen.A quote that has a special meaning for me is "Bad decisions make good stories". I seem to live by that one.

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