If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier. —John R. Wooden

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If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.

JOHN R. WOODEN

basketball coach, author

COMMENTS


Steve from NC AUGUST 10, 2017
good thought

aiza from sarda DECEMBER 18, 2015
Very nice

Anonymous NOVEMBER 26, 2014
how fitting - lovely perspective - thank you!


You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. —Maya Angelou
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in the quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. —Mary Jean Irion
In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.  —Thomas Jefferson
A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities. —William Arthur Ward
Mistakes are the portals of discovery. —James Joyce
Listening is where love begins: listening to ourselves and then to our neighbors. —Fred Rogers
Civility is the art and act of caring for others. —Deborah King
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. —Elizabeth Andrew
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.  —Ivan Panin
The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud --- the obstacles of life and its suffering. ... The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. ... Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one. —Goldie Hawn
We haven't all had the good fortune to be ladies; we haven't all been generals, or poets, or statesmen; but when the toast works down to the babies, we stand on common ground—for we have all been babies. —Mark Twain
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. —Albert Schweitzer
I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession a duty. —John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price. —Vince Lombardi
May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours wherever you may roam...
 —Irish Proverb
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. —Salvador Dali

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