posted 23 Aug 2011, 08:59 by C S Paul   [ updated 23 Aug 2011, 09:08 ]

Things could be worse. Suppose your errors were counted and published every day, like those of a baseball player.

When you realize you've made a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm.

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.

Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them.

We've all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it's more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors. 

Forget injuries, never forget kindness.- Confucius

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain. - Helen Keller 

What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of the next thing you need to do.

Forgiveness is the final form of love. That’s nice.

There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you. 

The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others. 

Kindness is like sugar, It makes life taste a little sweeter. 

No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only little. - Edmund Burke 

When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure it's fun to watch. - Advertisement for the MGM Grand Hotel 

Remembering that each of us will take our turns in darkness and in light, let us be light for one another when the darkness falls. 

I find that it is not the circumstances in which we are placed, but the spirit in which we face them, that constitutes our comfort. - Elizabeth T. King

Unhappiness is in not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.

That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do it is increased. - Ralph W. Emerson 

The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up. 

All our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling. - Blaise Pascal 

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. 

Yesterday is a cancelled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have – so spend it wisely. 

Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action. 

Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.

God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road. 

If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.

I have come to realize that all my trouble with living has come from fear and smallness within me.

Remember... A good friend will help you move. A really good friend will help you move a body - let me know if I ever need to bring a shovel.

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Don’t look back. Something may be gaining on you. 

When you die, God and the angels will hold you accountable for all the pleasures you were allowed in this life that you denied yourself. 

Not only is there a right to be happy, there is a duty to be happy. So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers. 

At first we hope too much, later on, not enough. 

Genius is eternal patience. - Michelangelo Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. 

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. - Marie Curie