To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.---RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.---ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.---ALEXANDRE DUMAS
“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones" --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes (Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970), b.1918)
“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ---Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Motivational Thoughts

I combined all these thoughts I came across in my readings thought these worth the share. Take your time and read on. :)

Empower Yourself And Others - Live Your Life With Motivation!

Motivating Moments strives to continually offer positive words of encouragement to help give you the self-confidence and self-esteem you need to empower, motivate and inspire yourself and others.

Explore and learn from what others have shared. Insights will help you see that being positive and optimistic about life can bring you abundance. Above all, know that nothing is impossible.

Get Motivated! Believe in Yourself - Believe in Others!

" Individuality
speaks the words of the soul; a blueprint specific to one's path in life. It is defined in more ways then just how one dresses and goes far deeper than the unique characteristics of one's superficial self.

Though it is very easy to be persuaded by the thoughts and dreams of someone else, the only outcome in that is losing one's self completely. It is always best to create your own footprints on this world than try to follow and fill the footprints left by others.

There is nothing extraordinary about choosing the path of least resistance; the road is crowded and the outcome is common! Success is never rewarding if you ride the coat tails of another's aspirations.

There is no harm in collective thoughts or a shared dream as long as the journey is an individual one and it is in harmony with your spirit. Commit to staying true to whoever you are, whatever you believe, and wherever you dream of being!"

" Motivation
is like the fuel that powers automobiles. An automobile is just a piece of scrap without fuel. Fill it with the correct quantity of fuel, top it up with the right quality of engine oil and you have it working at maximum efficiency.

A man that lacks motivation is dry, without the energy to challenge anything. Just like a car cannot move by itself to the filling station, every man needs someone to motivate him. With a good dose of daily motivation, any man is on the right path to unleash the strength within him. Motivate yourself for success.

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