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A Tribute To A Baker

“HUUP…ONE, HUUP…TWO, HUUP…THREE…”Those melodious orders sounded like the commands of a tough marine drill sergeant.

However, in reality, the man’s name was Tom Williams and he was an executive with the Houston Oilers (of the National Football League) and a world-class trainer of famous athletes — Earl Campbell, Darrell Green, Mike Singletary, Hakeem Olajuwon — to name but a few.

During the off season he operated a Kolache shop, baking cookies and meat filled delights.
Approximately 200 yards from this Kolache shop was his famous “Hill”, a very steep embankment, which led to the bayou. Tom would have his athletes train on that hill, running up and down to build stamina or to help rebuild muscles or ligaments damaged after an injury or surgery.

As for me, I had always wanted to be a pro athlete, but early on I realized that I was not quick enough nor tall enough to become one, so I focused my dreams on becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon, helping my athletic idols to recover from devastating injuries.

That dream, however, was smashed during my sophomore year in college when I was seriously injured as an innocent victim of a convenience store robbery. I was shot in the back of the head, and very few thought I would even survive. However, many months later, after several surgeries and lengthy hospital rehabilitation programs, I met Tom, the eternal optimist.
The first day my family and I encountered Tom he was barking out orders for his athletes on the “Hill”. He told my parents he could definitely help me, but I would have to discipline myself to work four straight hours every single day, including weekends.
At first, my parents would watch Tom work with me in the back of his Kolache shop. Tom would cover the tables he would normally use to knead his dough, and now would “knead” my muscles, massage my limp right arm, and struggle with me as I learned to walk again.Then, one day, Tom barked, “Mike, let’s go to the ‘Hill’.”

 

I was scared as I limped toward the bayou, and my parents were equally petrified. The “Hill” was so steep that I thought even a Billy goat would have difficulty trying to climb it.Initially, Tom ordered two husky athletes to lift me under my arms and “drag” me down the hill. When we got to the bottom, one of the athletes screamed up to Tom, “What do you want us to do now?” Tom calmly replied, “Drag him back up.”

At that point, my father, who by profession is a rabbi, told my mother that he thought Tom was going to kill me and they should get me away from him as soon as possible.

My father, wanting to be polite, thanked Tom and stated that we had to go home. But Tom replied, “It’s only 2 o’clock, and Mike is to be here until 5, and by the way, bring him a little earlier tomorrow.”

Even though my father was adamant about leaving, my mother truly felt that if Tom could help “million dollar athletes” recover, he could surely help her son.

My father went home, never returning to the Kolache store because he told my mother, “Tom is going to kill Mike,” and my mother never volunteered any information to my father about my progress with Tom as the days wore on.

One day, a number of weeks later, Tom called my father at home and said, “Father, this is Tom Williams and you need to get here fast!” With that, Tom slammed the phone down.

My father thought I was dead or badly injured, the victim of a severe injury while tumbling down that “Hill.” He quickly sped toward Tom’s shop, jumped out of his car, and noticed many people huddled near the corner of the “Hill.” With great trepidation my father peered over the “Hill” and saw me slowly climbing the “Hill” — alive.

When I reached the top of the “Hill” I quickly turned around as Tom instructed me and went back down to the bottom, to the bayou. Tears welled up in my father’s eyes as Tom approached him and said, “Rabbi, you might give great sermons, but you don’t practice what you preach. You tell everyone to have faith, but you did not have faith — faith in me, faith in your son, and faith in God.

You simply said, ‘I give up,’ and you went home.”

My father pondered seriously as to what Tom had just said and watched as I slowly reached the edge of the “Hill” on my return trip. At that moment, with tears of great joy, my father and I fell into each other’s arms and embraced one another.

That was just one of the many lessons I learned from Tom over the next few years. Even though I still have many physical disabilities as a result of the gunshot wound, the “Hill” taught me that even the impossible could become the possible.

Everyone in life has his own “Hill” to climb, some small, some large. On that day Tom taught me the most important lesson of my life:

“Never give in; never give up.”

Even though Tom was a world class trainer of athletes, he learned that his true love was helping “ordinary” people, and soon after my success on the “Hill” Tom opened a Rehabilitation Center where he worked with spinal cord and head injured and stroke patients. In the “old days,” Tom would use only a simple table in the back of his Kolache shop on which he prepared his pastries to help his clients. Now, he had a state of the art, modern Rehabilitation Center along with his own man-made “Hill” so Tom could encourage many more to defy the experts.

Tom received referrals from all over the country for he had a special ability to make patients want to excel. His patients improved and his Center was a huge success.For the next few years I would regularly go to the Center, not only to exercise but more importantly to work out for the “Master,” Tom.

I had developed a strong emotional connection with Tom. He had extended to me a lifeline to enjoy life once again which many physicians and therapists stated no longer existed.

However, later Tom became extremely ill with cancer and passed away. The funeral was huge. Many of his athletes were there to say their last “good byes” and “thank yous.” I was an honorary pallbearer because his family thought that our relationship was a special and unique one.

After everyone left the cemetery I went up to Tom’s grave to utter my final prayer and statement of thankfulness that such a wonderful man had been a part of my life. As I glanced at the inscription on the tombstone I read:

Forever Loved In The Hearts Of Those He Touched
Tom Williams
April 11, 1927 — June 11, 1995
At that very moment I realized why we were so deeply connected: April 11 is also my birthday!
(c)2001 by Michael Jordan Segal, who defied all odds after being shot in the head, is a husband, father, social worker, freelance author and inspirational speaker, sharing his recipe for happiness, recovery and success before conferences and businesses. To contact Mike or to order his CD, please visit www.InspirationByMike.com and please take a moment to check out his youtube video you will be glad you did.

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When adversity knocks on your door, who would you be?

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Challenges and problems are challenging. Some people might weaken their life because of these. How about you? — When adversity knocks on your door, who would be you? the strogest one or the weakest one?

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.

Turning to her daughter, she asked, “Tell me what you see. “Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg. Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.

The daughter then asked, “What does it mean, mother?”  Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity — boiling water. Each reacted differently.

When adversity knocks on your door

The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.

The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became
hardened.

The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

“Which are you?” she asked her daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?”

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat?  Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial
hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water,  the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it  releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things  are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.

When adversity knocks on your door

When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.

The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can’t go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

This will reminds you to become a stronger person than you think. And learn to think many times your decision before you do.

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Building Good Habits, Warren Buffett Style

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“Buffett thought for a few seconds and then reached for the stack of reports, trade publications and other papers he had brought with him. “Read 500 pages like this everyday” said Buffett, or words to that effect.  “That’s how knowledge works.  It builds up, like compound interest.  All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do  it.”

 

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And you know what, he is right.  Not many of you will do it.

That’s the haunting part. Not many will do it.  The sea of amateurs comes from this failure to faithfully commit to the unglamorous daily effort, but the top performers in any field usually have this in common.  They understand the “compound interest effect.”  Small, steady consistent accrual over time builds a massive bank.

If you aren’t contributing daily – measurably – to some bank of talent or education, you are short changing yourself of a richer life.  Here’s a simple way to change that:

  1. Pick something you’d like to do.  It may be reading, cycling, weight training, meditation or learning a new skill.
  2. Pick a metric that you can measure.  This might be pages read, weight lifted, distance run, minutes meditating =, or any other concrete number.
  3. Create a spreadsheet or journal where you can faithfully and consistently record your effort.
  4. Pick a starting point which is “too easy not to do.”  Even if it’s one page, one pound, or one minute, make it absolutely achievable, regardless of your willpower.
  5. Schedule a time, preferably first thing in the morning, to pursue your chosen activity.  Scheduling is important.  Put it on your calendar, because things on your calendar tend to get done.
  6. Show up, do the work, record your effort.
  7. Repeat daily, gradually increasing the amount of work you put in to a sustainable, productive level.

Don’t place expectations on where this effort will lead, or if it is worth your time.  Simply respect the practice and watch your efforts build over time.  As your knowledge, strength, endurance, or attention grows, you’ll be surprised how important it becomes.

Then without realising you will have developed a new habit.

Some of Warren Buffett’s famous Quotes

The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule.

It’s better to hang out with people better than you, … Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.

Value is what you get.

We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds.

Risk is a part of God’s game, alike for men and nations.

Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians

Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.

In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.

There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.

Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.

 

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The Warren Buffett Way – 83 Reasons We Love Warren Buffett

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The Warren Buffett Way 83 Reasons We Love Warren Buffett

When all of this Corona Virus troubles has settled down and the world is returning back to normal.  There will be new opportunities for fast moving and entrepreneurial folks.  The Warren Buffett way may provide you with the right answers.

If you are interested in opening a business then, you should probably be be modelling the success of those who have achieved success in their businesses. As we all know, starting up any kind of business can be very difficult, especially if you don’t have enough knowledge in handling and even operating a business.

the warren buffett wayAsking help from professional and successful business owners or just modelling other successful entrepreneurs can be a great help. Warren Buffet is arguably one of the most successful investors ever. If you are going to model anyone it should be the Warren Buffett way.

Below are 83 reasons to love Warren Buffet, which I found from www.Fool.com

There are many reasons why we should love Warren Buffett. Warren Buffet is one of the most ideal person that businessmen look up to. Not everyone knows how much he has done in helping people improve their business.

1. Intricate, occasionally contradictory complexity hides beneath the “Aw, shucks” folksy charm. As a Forbes writer once put it, “Buffett is not a simple person, but he has simple tastes.”

2. Many people talk about avoiding the madding crowd, but Buffett actually does it by living 1,250 miles away from Wall Street.

3. He has a fortress-like internal scorecard on all things investing, yet a vulnerable, endearing external scorecard on many aspects of his personal life. See his penchant for seeking mother figures.

4. His perspective: “In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.”

5. He is that guy in school who tells you he may have failed the test — only to bust the top of the curve.

6. His time frame for the long run consistently exceeds his life span.

7. He says it better: “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

8. He’s human. He fears nuclear war and his own mortality. He’s frequently more adept at business relationships than personal ones. He can hold a grudge. His hero is his daddy.

9. Classic line: “Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No. 1.”

10. Once branded a stingy miser (rightly or wrongly), Buffett has evolved (assuming it wasn’t his intention from the start) into one of the most effective philanthropists I know. After growing his potential givings at a 20% compounded rate per year, he set a plan to give most of it away.

 

Read the only investing book that Warren Buffett recommends:

The Intelligent Investor – Benjamin Graham

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11. Perhaps as importantly, he put ego aside and outsourced his charitable decision-making to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Circle of competence at its finest.

12. “I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.” Contrast that with computer algorithm-based trading, day trading, and some of the moves you’ve made in your own account.

13. Buffett’s smarter than you and I, but he’s kind enough to let us feel otherwise.

14. David Sokol was once an heir apparent and arguably Buffett’s most trusted operations guy. But when Sokolgate emerged, Buffett stayed true to his word: “We can afford to lose money — even a lot of money. But we can’t afford to lose reputation — even a shred of reputation.”

15. “Derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction.” He said it early, and we are reminded of it often.

16. In a glimpse of the nuance that some commentators call hypocrisy, Buffett uses derivatives himself. But he does so in a way that doesn’t threaten the entire financial system and explains exactly why in his annual shareholder letters.

17. He doomed himself from ever holding public office: “A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.”

18. I like juxtaposing these two quotes: 1) “It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.” 2) “Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls-Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.”

19. “You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.”

20. He has the ability to resist the allure of the quick fix or quick buck when longer-term dynamics are at play.

21. Not sure if this quote came before or after the Internet: “Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote.”

22. For those hoping to become famous and respected, he’s a testament that the challenges and doubts keep coming regardless of the length of the track record. He has publicly prevailed so far.

23. An investing truism: “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

24. The business side of that investing truism: “Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it’s not going to get the business.”

25. He uses colorful language and analogies when drab jargon could do the trick.

26. Boring example: moat vs. competitive advantage.

27. Not-so-boring example: sex.

28. “Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.”

29. Classic line: “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”

30. He backs up his saying, “Our favorite holding period is forever,” by keeping past-their-prime subsidiaries that others would “spin off to unlock value.”

31. His Robin (Charlie Munger) can kick your Batman’s butt.

32. He makes loophole-free handshake deals.

33. “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.”

34. Quote No. 1 on keeping it simple, stupid: “The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.”

35. Quote No. 2 on keeping it simple, stupid: “There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.”

36. The Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A ) (NYSE: BRK-B ) annual meeting is an unrivaled spectacle in investing, truly living up to its billing as the Woodstock for Capitalists.

37. One of the most concise summations of why America is great: “There are 339 million people out there that are trying to improve their lot in life. And we’ve got a system that allows them to do it.”

38. Trash-bin-diving caution No. 1: “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.”

39. Trash-bin-diving caution No. 2: “Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.”

40. He’s an eternal optimist in a sound-bite culture that often rewards pessimistsThe Warren Buffett way

41. His shareholder letters reveal an artisan-like craftsmanship only seen when the proprietor cares deeply about his creation.

42. The contrarian credo: “We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.”

43. He recognizes that genius fails: “When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.”

44. Like so many great thinkers, Buffett is able to ignore noise and whittle a decision down to its core variables. After he explains those variables, the decision sounds elementary.

45. Why banking can be dangerous: “When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.”

46. He allows me to see the name Buffett without thinking of Jimmy.

47. Buffett maintains a high thought-to-speech ratio.

48. Buffett’s librarian fantasy: “If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.”

49. He converts a deadly sin into a virtue: “You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If not, I won’t do a damn thing.”

50. Averaging 20% returns for almost half a century results in beating the S&P 500 78-to-1!

51. Even though he has fewer and fewer meaningful investing options because of the size of Berkshire Hathaway, he continues to wow us.

52. On a chili-dog-and-onion-ring-flavored note, Berkshire Hathaway owns Dairy Queen, my favorite fast-food chain.

53. Many of Buffett’s managers were wildly successful entrepreneurs before selling out to Berkshire. Convincing successful, headstrong, boss-less superstars to subjugate themselves, and keeping those people motivated and happy, is quite a feat.

54. On a related note, Buffett doesn’t micromanage — good thing, with an empire this large.

55. He gets doubted again and again and again and proves the doubters wrong most of the time. Yet you never hear him say, “I told you so.”

56. Well, maybe sometimes he gloats. Harvard Business School rejected him, which led him to study under his mentors Benjamin Graham and David Dodd at Columbia. His “How do you like me now?” statement: “Harvard did me a big favor by turning me down. But I haven’t made any contributions to them in thanks for that.”

57. He has become America’s de facto investing teacher. And he has done so willingly.

58. Perhaps my favorite Buffett line: “We like things that you don’t have to carry out to three decimal places. If you have to carry them out to three decimal places, they’re not good ideas.”

59. Not that he can’t be ruthless, but Buffett tends to look for win-win situations where possible. Contrast that with the Wall Street art of “ripping the face off” of clients.

60. He’s often described as a “learning machine,” extending his natural abilities and allowing him to make behemoth investing decisions over the span of just hours.

61. He added to Ben Graham’s teachings with the help of that learning ability and Munger’s counsel.

62. Now is a good time to point out that companies’ annual reports, which are available to all, are the primary fuel in his learning machine. He reads them voraciously to compare and contrast companies and build his business knowledge base. See the next point.

63. When asked what the most important key to his success was, Buffett answered, “focus.” His biographer Alice Schroeder elaborates: He has “focus like you have never seen on anybody else.” For good or ill, Buffett’s entire life has been dedicated to investing. It’s much harder than he lets on.

64. There are plenty of business fish in the sea: “There are all kinds of businesses that I don’t understand, but that doesn’t cause me to stay up at night. It just means I go on to the next one, and that’s what the individual investor should do.”

65. How many people can pull off being a contrarian by buying shares of Coca-Cola?

66. Even in an investing world full of Buffett students and imitators, he manages to surprise.

67. He takes every legal, ethical advantage available in the current system, but he lobbies for a better system. For example, he supports higher taxes for the rich, more severe estate taxes, and a level playing field. As he puts it, “I don’t like anything where the bottom 20% keep getting a poorer and poorer deal.”

68. He is grateful for the advantages he has had in life — like many of us, he won the “ovarian lottery.”


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69. When he talks, E. F. Hutton listens.

70. Like many geniuses, he is frequently the confounding exception to the rule. For example, Berkshire Hathaway has never paid a dividend and only started share repurchases recently. It also doesn’t split the chairman and CEO roles. And we shareholders thank him for it.

71. Buffett buys what he knows (and frequently loves), but he doesn’t overpay out of affection. He has the discipline to wait decades for the right opportunity.

72. He gives credit to his direct reports.

73. Not only is Buffett a great investor and manager, but he’s one hell of a writer. My jealousy grows.

74. He once picked up a date in a hearse he co-owned.

75. Before making his money work for him, he worked for his money early on with a series of jobs, schemes, and ventures. These included a paper route, selling chewing gum door to door, a pinball business, a sales job at J.C. Penney’s, caddying, marking up refurbished golf balls, and founding a horse-racing tip sheet.

76. He’s a permabull — on women.

77. It’s very possible that the house you live in is worth more than the house Buffett lives in — the house in Omaha he bought in 1958.

78. Over the years, he has relied on a similar set of answers to oft-asked questions. That his philosophy has stayed stable throughout that time is remarkable.

79. His wealth has bought him the ultimate trophy: He does whatever he wants to do just about every single day.

80. He’s the outsized calming influence a lot of us need. From his biography Snowball: “If a tornado were barreling straight toward Kiewit Plaza [where his office is], Buffett would say that things were ‘never better’ before mentioning the twister.”

81. Anyone who can make the hyper-opinionated Charlie Munger regularly utter “I have nothing to add” must be saying something impressive.

82. When his time to step down finally comes, it will take a village (a CEO, a chairman, and multiple portfolio investors) to perform his current responsibilities.

83. That said, he fully expects this list to one day reach well into the triple digits. And I look forward to adding those lines. Happy birthday, Mr. Buffett!

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The world is a scary place today.  With the Covid-19 virus infecting hundreds of thousands of people with many thousands of  deaths as well.  Countries are in lockdown and people are forced into their homes.

So now is the time for each individual, no matter how fearful about the future you may be, it stand up, pull your shoulders back and declare to the world that this will not beat me.  This will not beat us.  We will overcome this virus and survive, and not just survive but to come out the other side and thrive.

Today is the day to find your courage, that inner strength that will allow you to face the dangers of today without fear.

So the team at Wise Life Lessons have put together a collection of Courage Quotes, for you to use to help you to find that spark inside that will help you to be the best that you can be.  We hope that you enjoy these courage quotes.

Stay safe, stay strong.

Courage Quotes

Courage is the ability to do something that frightens one. Courage can also be strength in the face of pain or grief.

Courage quotes

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

Buddha

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.

-Louis Pasteur

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don’t have the strength.

-Napoleon Bonaparte

inspirational quotes about courage

Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.

-Lao Tzu

Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.

-Ovid

Calm mind brings inner strength and self confidence.

-Dalai Lama

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.

-Confucius

inspirational quotes about courage

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

Edmund Hillary

History reminds us that dictators and despots arise during times of severe economic crisis.

-Robert Kiyosaki

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.

-Thomas Paine

Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.

-Winston Churchill

Quotes on courage

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

-Napoleon Hill

Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.

-Bruce Lee

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.

-Leonardo da Vinci

Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.

-Mahatma Gandhi

Quotes about courage

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.

-Ernest Hemingway

Close scrutiny will show that most ‘crisis situations’ are opportunities to either advance or stay where you are.

-Maxwell Maltz

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

-Christopher Reeve

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.

Norman Vincent Peale

Courage quotes

This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.

-Winston Churchill

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.

-Charles Dickens

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.

-Peter Marshall

Force has no place where there is need of skill.

-Herodotus

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Losing your head in a crisis is a good way to become the crisis.

-C.J. Redwine

When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.

-John F. Kennedy

Tough times never last, but tough people do.

-Robert H. Schuller

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.

-Walt Disney

quotes on courage

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

-William Ellery Channing

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

-Mahatma Gandhi

Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.

-Winston Churchill

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

-Confucius

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Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

-Khalil Gibran

Yielding will overcome anything superior to itself; its strength is boundless.

-Bruce Lee

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.

-Oprah Winfrey

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.

-Lao Tzu

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Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason, mastery demands all of a person.

-Albert Einstein

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.

-Thomas A. Edison

Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent People Ignore.

-Albert Einstein

Quotes about strength and courage

Everyone has a plan until they’ve been hit.

-Joe Lewis

Failure gave me strength. Pain was my motivation.

-Michael Jordan

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.

-Satchel Paige

If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.

-Mark Spitz

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I understand that it’s hard for everyone, but one cannot give in to emotions… we’ll have to draw lessons from the current crisis and now we’ll have to work on overcoming it.

-Boris Yeltsin

Do what is right, not what is easy.

-Roy T. Bennett

Growth is overrated. Endurance is underrated.

-Shane Parrish

The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.

-Thomas Carlyle

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There’s a moment in fighting when strength of muscle ain’t everything because the enemy has already given you enough energy to gain the victory.

-Toba Beta

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

-Andre Gide

We shall heal our wounds, collect our dead and continue fighting.

-Mao Tse-Tung

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A lot of my strength came from my upbringing.

-Ruby Bridges

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

-Hermann Hesse

Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.

-Christopher Reeve

Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear.

-Publilius Syrus

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I find it takes a lot of strength to endure myself.

-Henry Rollins

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

-Margaret Mitchell

We have to be honest about what we want and take risks rather than lie to ourselves and make excuses to stay in our comfort zone.

-Roy T. Bennet

I went through a long period where I was afraid of doing things I wanted to do, and you get your courage back, which is what’s important.

-George Michael

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One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.

-Albert Schweitzer

Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.

-Harper Lee

Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.

-Teddy Roosevelt

Traveling gives you some perspective of what the rest of the world is like. I think that having the courage to step out of the norm is the most important thing.

-Meghan Markle

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It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.

-Vince Lombardi

It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.

-Rick Riordan

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

-Audre Lorde

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It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.

-Alfred Adler

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.

-Robert Louis Stevenson

Happiness depends on being free, and freedom depends on being courageous.

-Marie Rutkoski

Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality.

-Shannon L. Alder

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Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.

-Victor Hugo

Hardships make or break people.

-Margaret Mitchell

One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.

-Shannon L. Alder

There is a strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.

-Aaron Lauritsen

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A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.

-Wayne Dyer

Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

Try to look at your weakness and convert it into your strength. That’s success.

-Zig Ziglar


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You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

-Marcus Aurelius

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led.

-Thomas Jefferson

Don’t try to understand life. Live it! Don’t try to understand love. Move into love. Then you will know and all that knowing will come out of your experiencing. The more you know, the more you know that much remains to be known.

-Osho

We acquire the strength we have overcome.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.

-Charles Spurgeon

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.

-Alan Cohen

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

-Eleanor Roosevelt

I count life just a stuff to try the soul’s strength on.

-Robert Browning


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As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.

-Vincent Van Gogh

There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength. No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.

-14th Dalai Lama

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.

-Franklin D Roosevelt

I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.

-Audrey Hepburn

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Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.

-Drew Barrymore

One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.

-Michael J. Fox

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

-Arnold Schwarzenegger

Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.

– Mason Cooley

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Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.

-Vincent Van Gogh

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

-Lao Tzu

Self control is the chief element in self respect, and self respect is the chief element in courage.

-Thucydides

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We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.

-J.K. Rowling

The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.

-Criss Jami

But she wished she had had the guts to go up to him and say hello. Or possibly break his legs, she wasn’t sure which.

Stieg Larsson

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.

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And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.

-Paulo Coelho

Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else.

-Tennesse Williams

To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.

-George Orwell

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.

– John Muir

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A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

-Christopher Reeve

You can always die. It’s living that takes real courage. Himura Kenshin

-Watsuki Nobuhiro

It is better to lock up your heart with a merciless padlock, than to fall in love with someone who doesn’t know what they mean to you.

-Michael Bassey Johnson

We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.

– Cesar Chavez

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Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears.

-Demi Lovato

Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.

-Joel Osteen

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.

-Paul Tillich

I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me.

-Erica Jong

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He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.

-Louisa May Alcott

Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.

-Chris Bradford

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.

-Jean Paul

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Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.

-Maya Angelou

Problems are messages.

-Shakti Gawain

Continuous effort not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.

-Winston Churchill


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It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

-E.E. Cummings

Stay strong. Stand up. Have a voice.

-Shawn Johnson

Adversity is the first path to truth.

-Lord Byron

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The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

-Coco Chanel

Heroism is endurance for one moment more.

-George F. Kennan

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

-Walter Bagehot

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Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.

-Nora Ephron

Problems are the price you pay for progress.

-Branch Rickey

Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.

-Alexander Pope

Quotes on courage

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.

-William Faulkner

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

-Joseph Kennedy

The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.

-Charles Dickens

Quotes about strength and courage

Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.

-Erica Jong

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.

-August Wilson

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.

-John Ruskin

famous quotes about courage

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.

-Maya Angelou

Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.

-Eddie Rickenbacker

I tend to think you’re fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway.

-Christian Bale

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Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.

-Rumi

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

-Winston Churchill

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

-Confucius


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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

-Anais Nin

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

-Maya Angelou

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.

-Mary Anne Radmacher

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A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.

-John A. Shedd

Always be courageous and strong, and don’t fear.

-Gabby Douglas

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

John Quincy Adams

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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear not absence of fear.

-Mark Twain

Even in the mud and scum of things, something always, always sings.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Life is not about living the safer option. Life is about living a life worth living.

-Robert Their

famous quotes about courage

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

-Muhammad Ali

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.

-Joseph Chilton Pearce

People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. Live your truth and don’t EVER stop! 

-Steve Maraboli

inspirational quotes about courage

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

-Aristotle

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.

-Napoleon Bonaparte

You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit.

-Oscar Wilde

Quotes about strength and courage

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

-Vincent Van Gogh

Courage a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.

-William Tecumseh Sherman

Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.

-Aristotle

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To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.

-Confucius

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.

-Benjamin Franklin

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Quotes about strength and courage

Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.

-Nelson Mandela

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the ‘still small voice’ within me. And even though I have to face the prospect of being a minority of one, I humbly believe I have the courage to be in such a hopeless minority.

-Mahatma Gandhi

To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.

-Euripides

quotes on courage

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

-Amelia Earhart

Courage only counts when you can count.

-Suzanne Collins

Women have to summon up courage to fulfill dormant dreams.

-Alice Walker

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Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.

-Rabindranath Tagore

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.

-Thomas Jefferson

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.

-Aristotle

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Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.

-Ray Bradbury

You must study to be frank with the world: Frankness is the child of honesty and courage.

-Robert E. Lee

Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.

-Denis Waitley

Quotes about courage

Courage is found in unlikely places.

-J. R. R. Tolkien

It was queer how sometimes a child’s innocent eyes can see things that grown men are blind to.

-George R.R. Martin

The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them.

-Thomas Aquinas

famous quotes about courage

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

-Charlie Chaplin

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.

-Dale Carnegie

You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.

-Benjamin Disraeli

quotes about courage

Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.

-John Wayne

Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.

-Saint Francis de Sales

Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.

-Miguel de Cervantes

inspirational quotes about courage

Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.

-Marilyn Monroe

If there was no fear, how could there be comfort? Or courage?

-Veronica Rossi

What we want from modern dance is courage and audacity.

-Twyla Tharp

I had to find the courage to turn my life around.

– Nikki Sixx

Quotes about strength and courage

The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.

-Carrie Jones

Without fear there cannot be courage.

-Christopher Paolini

To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.

-Criss Jami

Quotes about courage

We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.

-Che Guevara

War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.

-Benito Mussolini

The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.

-Michel de Montaigne

Quotes about strength and courage

The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.

-Juliette Lewis

If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences.

-Criss Jami

All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.

-Erma Bombeck

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Courage is knowing what not to fear.

-Plato

Nobody who says, ‘I told you so’ has ever been, or will ever be, a hero.

-Ursula K. Le Guin

Bravery hides in amazing places.

-Kiera Cass

quotes on courage

Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.

-Rollo May

You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.

-Mary Tyler Moore

In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential… it’s no different in the financial realm.

-Suze Orman

quotes on courage

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.

-Dan Rather

There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.

-Woody Hayes

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

-Albert Camus

Quotes about courage

The strength of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.

-Blaise Pascal

This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.

-Ludwig van Beethoven

You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.

-Bob Marley

strength and courage quotes

I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past.

-Atticus

It’s not always necessary to be strong, but to feel strong.

-Jon Krakauer

Being mentally strong doesn’t mean you won’t feel afraid. Instead, mental strength is about feeling afraid and doing it anyway.

-Amy Morin

strength and courage quotes

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

-Mother Teresa

I don’t understand why people say that I am full of courage. I feel terribly nervous.

-Aung San Suu Kyi

Courage and willingness to just go for it, whether it is a conversation or a spontaneous trip or trying new things that are scary it is a really attractive quality.

-Alanis Morissette

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Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

-Stephen R. Covey

I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.

-Joshua Graham

Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.

-Seneca

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I feel quite fearless protecting the people I love.

-Paloma Faith

Courage means standing next to someone you don’t always agree with for the betterment of the country.

-Amy Klobuchar

Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality.

-Shannon L. Alder


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strength and courage quotes

Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

Let us be shy no longer. Let us go to our strength. Let us offer hope. Let us tell the world that a new age is not only possible but probable.

-Ronald Reagan

It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.

-Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yoda, a Force-sensitive male being belonging to a mysterious species, was a legendary Jedi Master who witnessed the rise and fall of the Galactic Republic, followed by the rise of the Galactic Empire. Small in stature but revered for his wisdom and power, Yoda trained generations of Jedi, ultimately serving as the Grand Master of the Jedi Order.

Yoda is small in stature but revered for his wisdom and power, Yoda trained generations of Jedi, ultimately serving as the Grand Master of the Jedi Order. Having lived through nine centuries of galactic history, Yoda played integral roles in the Clone Wars, the rebirth of the Jedi through Luke Skywalker, and unlocking the path to immortality.

Born 900 years before the Battle of Endor, Yoda belonged to an ancient and mysterious species. As he was keenly attuned to the Force, he joined the Jedi Order as a youngling.

Yoda was the leading expert at the use of the force. The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together. See More Yoda Quotes.

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The shroud of the dark side has fallen. Begun, the Clone War has.”

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The shadow of greed, attachment is. What you fear to lose, train yourself to release. Let go of fear, and loss cannot harm you.

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The more we learn, the more we discover how much we do not know.

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The dark side. Always it speaks to us, from our pain. Our grief. It connects our pain to all pain, our hurt to all hurt.

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So great life is, to finish it no way there is. The more you would enter into it, the vaster would be the possibilities that open their doors.

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Silence is not simply calmness or quietude. Over all words and thoughts it implies transcendence. A state of beyond, a state of pervasive peace, it denotes.

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Poetic you become when in love you are. In love continuously are those people who are called poets.

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Out of acceptance comes wisdom. Not an acquirement wisdom is, not knowledge wisdom is, not information. This quality of tremendous acceptance is wisdom.

 

 

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Of your ability, sure you are. Yet between sureness and pride, a small step it is.

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Of the moment, be. In the moment, live. The art of remaining in the present, learn. Neither the past nor the future exists.

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No greater gift there is, than a generous heart.

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Never step in the same river twice can you. Each time the river hurries on. Each time he that steps has changed

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Listening to music sometimes, a window opens and happy you are.

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Like reflections in the mirror thoughts are, clouds passing in the sky, but not the clouds the sky is. Desires, memories, imagination, they all come and go.

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Just disconnect. Once in a day sometime, sit silently and from all connections disconnect yourself

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If routine you count on, disappointed your hopes will be.

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Each choice, the branch of a tree is? what looked like a decision, is after only a pattern of growth.

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Concentrate on what I know is true while I wait for the mud to settle and the water to become clear.

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Close your mouth and open your ears, you must. Then hear what your true heart is seeking, you will.

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Better things than fighting, should a Jedi Master be doing! Seeking wisdom. Finding balance.

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Arduous is discovering oneself, going on the greatest exploration it is.

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Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight.

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Always more questions than answers, there are.

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Age more than a count of heartbeats is. Age is how many mistakes you have made.

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A decision is yours alone to make. Yet remember you should that you make it also for the silent ones who stand at your shoulder.

A decision is yours alone to make. Yet remember you should that you make it also for the silent ones who stand at your shoulder.


“You must confront Vader. Then, only then, a Jedi will you be. And confront him you will.”

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“Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.”

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“The history of items, does the Force permit Vos to understand. The history of a soul, does the Force permit me to understand.”

“The history of items, does the Force permit Vos to understand. The history of a soul, does the Force permit me to understand.”


“Secret, shall I tell you? Grand Master of Jedi Order am I. Won this job in a raffle I did, think you? ‘How did you know, how did you know, Master Yoda? Master Yoda knows these things. His job it is.”

“Secret, shall I tell you? Grand Master of Jedi Order am I. Won this job in a raffle I did, think you? ‘How did you know, how did you know, Master Yoda? Master Yoda knows these things. His job it is.”


“Reckless he is. Matters are worse.”

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“Luminous beings are we… not this crude matter.”

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“If you end your training now, if you choose the quick and easy path as Vader did, you will become an agent of evil.”

“If-you-end-your-training-now-if-you-choose-the-quick-and-easy-path-as-Vader-did-you-will-become-an-agent-of-evil.”


“I have waited a long time for this moment, my little green friend… at last, the Jedi are no more.”

“I-have-waited-a-long-time-for-this-moment-my-little-green-friend…-at-last-the-Jedi-are-no-more.”


“Hmm. To a dark place this line of thought will carry us. Great care we must take.”

“Hmm.-To-a-dark-place-this-line-of-thought-will-carry-us.-Great-care-we-must-take.”


“Already know you that which you need.”

“Already-know-you-that-which-you-need.”


“A challenge lifelong it is, not to bend fear into anger.”

“A-challenge-lifelong-it-is-not-to-bend-fear-into-anger.”


The greatest teacher, failure is.

The-greatest-teacher-failure-is.


Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Consume you, it will.

Once-you-start-down-the-dark-path-forever-will-it-dominate-your-destiny.-Consume-you-it-will.


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In the end, cowards are those who follow the dark side.

In-the-end-cowards-are-those-who-follow-the-dark-side.


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Clear your mind must be if you are to discover the real villains behind this plot.

Clear-your-mind-must-be-if-you-are-to-discover-the-real-villains-behind-this-plot.

 


“You think Yoda stops teaching, just because his student does not want to hear? A teacher Yoda is. Yoda teaches like drunkards drink, like killers kill.”

“You-think-Yoda-stops-teaching-just-because-his-student-does-not-want-to-hear_-A-teacher-Yoda-is.-Yoda-teaches-like-drunkards-drink-like-killers-kill.”-1


“You fail because you don’t believe.”

“You-fail-because-you-don’t-believe.”


“Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.”

“Truly-wonderful-the-mind-of-a-child-is.”


“Through the Force, things you will see. Other places. The future… the past. Old friends long gone.”

“Through-the-Force-things-you-will-see.-Other-places.-The-future…-the-past.-Old-friends-long-gone.”

 


“Smaller in number are we, but larger in mind.”

“Smaller in number are we, but larger in mind.”


“Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.”

“Size-matters-not.-Look-at-me.-Judge-me-by-my-size-do-you_-Hmm_-Hmm.-1


“If you end your training now– if you choose the quick and easy path as Vader did-— you will become an agent of evil.”

If-you-end-your-training-now-—-if-you-choose-the-quick-and-easy-path-as-Vader-did-—-you-will-become-an-agent-of-evil.-min


“Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained.”

“Ready-are-you_-What-know-you-of-ready_-For-eight-hundred-years-have-I-trained-Jedi.-My-own-counsel-will-I-keep-on-who-is-to-be-trained.”–


“Mind what you have learned. Save you it can.”

“Mind-what-you-have-learned.-Save-you-it-can.”


“In this war, a danger there is of losing who we are.”

“In-this-war-a-danger-there-is-of-losing-who-we-are.”


“In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.”

“In-a-dark-place-we-find-ourselves-and-a-little-more-knowledge-lights-our-way.”


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“If no mistake you have made, losing you are. A different game you should play.”

“If-no-mistake-you-have-made-losing-you-are.-A-different-game-you-should-play.”-1


“Decide you must, how to serve them best. If you leave now, help them you could; but you would destroy all for which they have fought, and suffered.”

“Decide-you-must-how-to-serve-them-best.-If-you-leave-now-help-them-you-could-but-you-would-destroy-all-for-which-they-have-fought-and-suffered.”


“Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is.”

“Death-is-a-natural-part-of-life.-Rejoice-for-those-around-you-who-transform-into-the-Force.-”-2


“Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi craves not these things.”

“Adventure.-Excitement.-A-Jedi-craves-not-these-things.”-1


“A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.”

“A-Jedi-uses-the-Force-for-knowledge-and-defense-never-for-attack.”


“A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm_”

“A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm_”


“You will know (the good from the bad) when you are calm, at peace. Passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.”

“You-will-know-the-good-from-the-bad-when-you-are-calm-at-peace.-Passive.-A-Jedi-uses-the-Force-for-knowledge-and-defense-never-for-attack.”


“You think Yoda stops teaching, just because his student does not want to hear? A teacher Yoda is. Yoda teaches like drunkards drink, like killers kill.”

“You think Yoda stops teaching, just because his student does not want to hear? A teacher Yoda is. Yoda teaches like drunkards drink, like killers kill.”


“To be Jedi is to face the truth, and choose. Give off light, or darkness, Padawan. Be a candle, or the night.”

“To-be-Jedi-is-to-face-the-truth-and-choose.-Give-off-light-or-darkness-Padawan.-Be-a-candle-or-the-night.”


“Soon will I rest, yes, forever sleep. Earned it I have. Twilight is upon me, soon night must fall.”

“Soon-will-I-rest-yes-forever-sleep.-Earned-it-I-have.-Twilight-is-upon-me-soon-night-must-fall.”


“Smaller in number are we, but larger in mind.”

“Smaller-in-number-are-we-but-larger-in-mind.”


Already know you that which you need

Already know you that which you need


Blind we are, if creation of this clone army we could not see

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Control, control, you must learn control!

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I cannot teach him. The boy has no patience

I-cannot-teach-him.-The-boy-has-no-patience


At an end your rule is, and not short enough it was!

At an end your rule is, and not short enough it was!


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On many long journeys have I gone. And waited, too, for others to return from journeys of their own. Some return; some are broken; some come back so different only their names remain

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To answer power with power, the Jedi way this is not. In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are

To answer power with power, the Jedi way this is not. In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are


Not if anything to say about it I have

Not-if-anything-to-say-about-it-I-have


I was not strong enough to defeat him. Like his master before him, be destroyed, he must

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Around the survivors a perimeter create

Around-the-survivors-a-perimeter-create-min


Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice

Always-two-there-are-no-more-no-less-min


Named must your fear be, before banish it you can

Named-must-your-fear-be-before-banish-it-you-can-min


You will find only what you bring in

You-will-find-only-what-you-bring-in-min


The dark side clouds everything. Impossible to see the future is.

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If into the security recordings you go, only pain will you find

If-into-the-security-recordings-you-go-only-pain-will-you-find-min


May the Force be with you

May-the-force-be-with-you


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Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future

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Truly wonderful the mind of a child is

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Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering

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You must unlearn what you have learned

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If you end your training now — if you choose the quick and easy path as Vader did — you will become an agent of evil

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Always pass on what you have learned

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“Do or do not. There is no try.”

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“Always with you what cannot be done. Hear you nothing that I say?…You must unlearn what you have learned….Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

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“Your path you must decide.”

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“There’s no doubt the mysterious warrior was a Sith.
Always two, there are. No more, no less. A master and an apprentice.

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“Strong is Vader. Mind what you have learned. Save you it can.”

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“Like fire across the galaxy the Clone Wars spread. In league with the wicked Count Dooku, more and more planets slip. Against this threat, upon the Jedi Knights falls the duty to lead the newly formed army of the Republic. And as the heat of war grows, so, to, grows the prowess of one most gifted student of the Force.”

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“Faith in your new apprentice, misplaced may be. As is your faith in the dark side of the Force. “

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“Only the Dark Lord of the Sith knows of our weakness. If informed the senate is, multiply our adversaries will.”

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“The boy you trained, gone he is. Consumed by Darth Vader.”

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“Pain, suffering, death I feel. Something terrible has happened. Young Skywalker is in pain. Terrible pain”

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“Use your feelings, Obi-Wan, and find him you will.”

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“Urm. Put a shield on my saber I must”

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“Much to learn you still have…my old padawan.” … “This is just the beginning!”

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The Old Carpenter’s Story- A Wise Life Lesson

Sheila J. Highland

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The Old Carpenters Story

You are the carpenter of your life.

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire, and he told his boss of his plans to leave and live a more leisurely life with his wife. He would miss the paycheck, he could get by, but he needed to retire. The contractor was sorry to see a good worker go, and he asked the carpenter to build just one more house as a personal favor.

The carpenter said yes but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.you are the carpenter of your life

 

When the carpenter finished his work, the contractor come to inspect the house. He handed the front-door key to the carpenter. ” This is your house,” the contractor said. “It’s my gift to you.”  The carpenter was shocked! What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently.

So it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into building. Then with a shock, we realize we have to live in the house we have built.

If we could do it all over again, we would do it much differently. But we cannot go back!

But, you cannot go back. You are the carpenter, and every day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Someone once said, “Life is a do-it-yourself project.” Your attitude, and the choices you make today, help build the “house” you will live in tomorrow. Therefore, Build wisely!

Wise Life Lesson: You are the carpenter of your life. Each day you build a little more. Your attitudes and choices you make today build your “house” for tomorrow.
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