Do you have any favourite words of wisdom – famous quotes or ideas passed on from family, friends or people you have met along the way? This month, the second set of Orchard Air favourites provides something to contemplate…
ON SUCCESS & HAPPINESS:
Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.
A ZEN KOAN:
A Zen master once said to me, “Do the opposite of whatever I tell you.” So I didn’t.
In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy
– J. Paul Getty
A LIFE LESSON:
Serenity to accept the things I can’t change
Courage to change the things I can
And wisdom to know the difference
– Reinhold Niebuhr
ON YOUR LIFE:
“Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?”
– Marcus Aurelius
Sometimes I think anything’s possible. Other times, I know it is!
Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative
– Woody Allen
I want to be free, but my chains are broken.
ON MAKING A DIFFERENCE:
Vision without action is a dream.
Action without vision is simply passing the time.
Action with vision is making a positive difference.
– Joel Barker
Which of these strike a chord with you?
Read more Words of Wisdom here.
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