“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” – Abraham Lincoln


“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln


“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” – Abraham Lincoln



“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln


“My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.” – Abraham Lincoln


“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln


“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.” – Abraham Lincoln


“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” – Abraham Lincoln


“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.” – Abraham Lincoln


“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” – Abraham Lincoln


“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves” – Abraham Lincoln


“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” – Abraham Lincoln


“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” – Abraham Lincoln


“There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.” – Abraham Lincoln


“Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.” – Abraham Lincoln


“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.” – Abraham Lincoln


“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Abraham Lincoln


“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” – Abraham Lincoln


“succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.” – Abraham Lincoln


“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?” – Abraham Lincoln


“I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.” – Abraham Lincoln


“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” – Abraham Lincoln


“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln


“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.” – Abraham Lincoln


“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”
– Abraham Lincoln



Age, toward which you draw amid the storms of life, is nothing so dreadful. Those who call it so have found all stages of life unwelcome, thanks to their mishandling of life, not to a particular age. – Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch), letter, c.1366–1367, translated by Morris Bishop, 1966


The mind of man, his brain, and nerves, are a truer index of his age than the calendar… – Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1822, quoted in Records of Shelley, Byron, and the Author by Edward John Trelawny, 1878


How stunning are the changes which age makes in a man while he sleeps! – Mark Twain, letter to William Dean Howells, 1887 August 22nd


Spiritual age is determined by the acts which make the mornings and evenings of the soul, and not by the motions of the physical globe. The soul should have its own cycles and revolutions, presenting in turn every portion of its existence to the vivifying influence of the great source of light. – Henry James Slack (1818–1896), The Ministry of the Beautiful, “Conversation IV: Spring-time on the Western Coast,” 1850  [Lyulph speaking —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


My son, we ought to lay up a stock of absurd enthusiasms in our youth, or else we shall reach the end of our journey with an empty heart, for we lose a great many on our way. – Victor Cherbuliez, Samuel Brohl and Partner, 1877, translated from French (translator unspecified)


The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball. – Doug Larson


The excesses of our youth, are drafts upon our old age, payable with interest, about thirty years after date. – C.C. Colton, Lacon: or, Many Things in Few Words; Addressed to Those Who Think, 1820 (no. LXXVI)  [William Kitchiner later quoted this as “twenty years.” —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]



“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”
― Germany Kent


“Any day above ground is a good day. Before you complain about anything, be thankful for your life and the things that are still going well.”
― Germany Kent


“Focus on an ocean of positives, not a puddle of negatives.”
― Kevin Ansbro


“I believe that positive energy and optimism help us to take up any challenge in life and to succeed in even the most difficult tasks. I also believe that positive energy is contagious: we can transmit it to others.”
― Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum


“Healing—takes time,

and—so does—not healing.

Chose—how you spend your time

― Lalah Delia


“The positive energy and love we give to others, heals our own wounds.”
― Angie karan


“What’s more toxic than what they have done, think, or have said about you is how you let your mind receive it. In a world as ours filled with so much noise and hate, what suffers the most is our minds. Know when to keep your mind shut!”
― Chinonye J. Chidolue



“Action is a high road to self-confidence and self-esteem. – Bruce Lee


“I do not ask for faith in a God, but give me faith in myself, and then if there is a God I shall do him credit. – Muriel Strode (1875–1964), My Little Book of Life, 1912


“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”- J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan


“When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.” ― Karen E. Quinones Miller


“Put all excuses aside and remember this – you are capable. – Zig Ziglar



“Humility is the courage to be honest with yourself and those around you.” –Ken Poirot


“Humility is nothing but the disappearance of self in the vision that God is all.” – Andrew Murray


Humility is the surest sign of strength. Thomas Merton


“Humility is the displacement of self by the enthronement of God.” – Andrew Murray


Humility is the key to moral excellence. It is the noblest quality a person can possess. […] It is the mother of all possibilities. Venerable Master Hsin Yun


Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance. Augustine of Hippo


“…the essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less.” – Timothy Keller, The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness



Ego is false confidence, self-respect is true confidence. Naval Ravikant


A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul. Jillian Michaels


Your ego screams for people to acknowledge you. But you must do nothing. Take it. Eat it until you’re sick. Endure it. Quietly brush it off and work harder. Ryan Holiday


My opponent is my teacher, my ego is my enemy. Renzo Gracie


Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ‘Ego’. Friedrich Nietzsche



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