I posted these 'thoughts to ponder' because these are the pieces which represents the concrete form of my guiding principles in life. So somehow i can reflect my deeds into it.
we all have the right to make bad decisions; that's how we learn to make good ones.
a soda pop poured in a glass shoots to the brim in an attempt to spill. but when it fizzles down, it really isn't filled. it's strange, but most people's feelings do the same.
the wise man has his follies no less than the fool, but herein lies the difference - the follies of the fool are known to the world, but are hidden from himself; the follies of a wise man are known to himself, but are hidden from the world.
destiny is no a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
-William Jennings Bryan
twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. so throw off the bowlines. sail away from the harbor. catch the trade winds in your sails. explore. dream. discover.
if you pray for rain, don't grumble about the mud.
-William Ward Ayer
a man of character finds special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentials.
-Charles de Gaulle
dreams are the touchtstones of our character.
-Henry David Thoreau
i have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. i know no way of judging the future but by the past.
i have not failed. i've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
-Thomas Alva Edison
few things are needful to make the wise man happy, but nothing satisfies the fool - and this is the reason why so many of mankind are miserable.
the essence of genius is to know what to overlook.
it is in human nature to think wisely and to act in an absurd fashion.
the value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them. a man may live long, yet get little from life. whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
great souls have wills, feeble ones have only wishes.
the error of youth is to believe that the intelligence is a substitute for experience - while the error of age is to believe that experience is a substitute for intelligence.
if you want to stay young, associate with young people. if you want to get old quick, try keeping up with them.
the best eraser in the world is a good night's sleep.