Creation and cultivation of Beauty doesn’t happen without tremendous Endurance. True Beauty is often emerged out of Chaos and Turbulence. Look at the eruptions of Volcanoes and shaking of Earth that give birth to beautiful mountains and scenic lakes. Think of those amazingly attractive Stalactites formed only after continuous erosion by slow dripping water. Something far superior, magnificent, better and beautiful always appears out of otherwise ordinary - only after enduring the colossal Chaos, frightening Fury, traumatizing Turbulence and disturbing Disorder within the stagnant Status Quo. That’s the reality of life! So, accept and endure the changes, no matter how chaotic, stormy and irrational they may seem to you today. You are chosen by Supreme Powers to Create and Cultivate the Beauty, something that never existed before – only through your exceptional Endurance. And I am sure that you will, my friend, pass this test with flying colors. You’ve done it before, and you’ll do it again. Go on, and break a leg!
D'you call life a bad job Never We've had our ups and downs, we've had our struggles, we've always been poor, but it's been worth it, ay, worth it a hundred times I say when I look round at my children.
Did you know that for pretty much the entire history of the human species, the average life span was less than thirty years? You could count on ten years or so of real adulthood, right? There was no planning for retirement. There was no planning for a career. There was no planning. No time for planning. No time for future. But then the life spans started getting longer, and people started having more and more future, and so they spent more time thinking about it. About the future. And now life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future --you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get a nice house so you can afford to send your kids to college so they can get a good job so they can get a nice house so they can afford to send their kids to college.
Difficulties in life are opportunities to better things; they are stepping stones to greater experience. Perhaps someday you will be thankful for some temporary failure in a particular direction, When one door closes, another always opens
Do not assume that she who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. Her life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, she would never have been able to find these words.
Do not pursue what is illusory - property and position all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade and can be confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life - don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness it is after all, all the same the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing.
During my childhood in India, I was brought up to believe that if you are gifted with talents, those talents are not yours - because they come to you straight from God. It's not a chance or an accident that you have the special gifts and talents. You should leverage those God-gifted talents for the purpose of advancing society and mankind, and importanly, for helping others who are in dire need. Life is a give-and-take process. The more you will give back to society, the more you shall receive from God. This upbringing and philosophy of life have kept my feet firmly on the ground. I am truly grateful to my parents and teachers who guided me with such wonderful lessons of life and humanity.
During my childhood, we were tought by our parents and teachers to treat all older women as mothers and younger women as sisters. We were tought to believe that women, just like men, are created in the image of God, and hence must be treated with love, dignity and respect they rightfully deserve. Those life lessons from childhood still remain close to my heart, regardless of time, place or society that I live in. I do hope that we will continue to teach the same precious lessons to our children even today, so that they will always see and treat every woman with respect and dignity, throughout their lives - as their own mother or sister or daughter, as God's divine image, and not as an object of desire to be ogled and fantasized about. In my view, real men treat women with dignity and respect - always!
Engrave in Marble all the good things that happen to you, and write in Sand all the bad things from the past. Let go the past, and never look back unless you plan to go that path. Life is within you Today right at this moment, and you will create Tomorrow.
Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that's been our unifying cry, More light. Sunlight. Torchlight. Candlight. Neon, incandescent lights that banish the darkness from our caves to illuminate our roads, the insides of our refrigerators. Big floods for the night games at Soldier's field. Little tiny flashlights for those books we read under the covers when we're supposed to be asleep. Light is more than watts and footcandles. Light is metaphor. Light is knowledge, light is life, light is light.
Every experience of life can make us either better or bitter. Each challenge can either make us stronger or break us totally. Every unexpected tidal wave can enable us to either sink or swim. The choice is ours whether we want to be a Victim or a Victor. Life is what we make of it - with the choices we make every minute. Make a good one!