Courage

Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.
– Eddie Rickenbacker

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Do More

He can do more for others who has done most with himself.
– S.D. Gordon

It’s always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile.
– Garry Marshall

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
– Vernon Howard

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
– Chinese Proverb

Happiness

Happiness

Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.
– Henry David Thoreau

Mystery Writers

“Blessed are those who expect little, They are seldom disappointed.”
Mystery Writer Tony Hillerman, quoting his mother.

“I married an archaeologist because the older I grow, the more he appreciates me.”

Agatha Christi.

“Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.”.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.”

Mystery Writers

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”

– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes)

“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.”

-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes) Valley of Fear, 1915

“If you can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered.”

– Stanley Kubrick

The most important revelation about the past

The most important revelation about the past stems from the realization that it is not as important to try and get rid of it, but to realize that we are already, by definition, rid of it. We need not be convinced of the importance of living in the present, but instead realize that we inevitably live in the present, and the only thing is to face it… Whether we like it
or not, we cannot escape the present. The only reality is now. – George Lawrence-Eli

Wisdom of our Hearts

Wisdom of our Hearts

I don’t want to see the day when we are rounded upon by our grandchildren and asked accusingly why we didn’t listen more carefully to the wisdom of our hearts as well as to the rational analysis of our heads.

– Charles P. A. G. Windsor