Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once. —Paulo Coelho

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Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.

PAULO COELHO

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To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. —e. e. cummings
Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes for you. —Anthony Robbins
It is man's social nature which distinguishes him from the brute creation. If it is his privilege to be independent, it is equally his duty to be inter-dependent. Only an arrogant man will claim to be independent of everybody else and be self-contained. —Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. —Nikos Kazantzakis
Comparison is the thief of joy. —Theodore Roosevelt
Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human. —Henri Nouwen
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.  —Arnold H. Glasow
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. —Sir Winston Churchill
Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe. —Saint Augustine
The simple path: silence is prayer, prayer is faith, faith is love, love is service, the fruit of service is peace. —Mother Teresa
Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It's something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success. —Vince Lombardi
I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. —William Penn
It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. —Maya Angelou
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. —Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The greatest leaders are not necessarily the ones who do the greatest things. They are the ones that inspire others to do great things. —Ronald Reagan
We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less. —Diogenes of Sinope

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