The usefulness of the cup is its emptiness.
Every morning we get a chance to be different. A chance to change. A chance to be better. Your past is your past. Leave it there. Get on with the future part, honey.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a sun-dial in the shade.
Sometimes you have to move backward to get a step forward.
Amar Gopal Bose
We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones.
Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born.
The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Sahara.
Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton.
We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively outnumbers the set of actual people.
In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here. We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred?
Great things are not something accidental, but must certainly be willed.
Vincent van Gogh
Success does not come by chance, it is earned deliberately!
The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
Stephen R. Covey