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…

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ON SUCCESS & HAPPINESS:

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.

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A ZEN KOAN:

A Zen master once said to me, “Do the opposite of whatever I tell you.”   So I didn’t.

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ON CHANGE:

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy

– J. Paul Getty

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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

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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

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ON POSSIBILITY:

Sometimes I think anything’s possible.  Other times, I know it is!

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ON LOVE:

Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

– Rumi

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ON FAILING:

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative

– Woody Allen

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ON FREEDOM:

I want to be free, but my chains are broken.

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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

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Which of these strike a chord with you?

Read more Words of Wisdom here.

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