This is an extract of sayings a dear coworker has collected during a number of years. May they bring you enlightenment and joy.

Security is when everything is settled. When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life. -Germaine Greer

Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be. -Jose Ortega y Gasset

You don't have to fear defeat if you believe it may reveal powers that you didn't know you possessed. -Napoleon Hill

When things go wrong - don't go wrong with them.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. -Ambrose Redmoon

Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves. -Gene Fowler

It's not the load that breaks you down - its the way you carry it.

Do you know what a pessimist is? A person who thinks everybody as nasty as himself, and hates them for it. -George Bernard Shaw

Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. -David Lloyd George

Try to relax and enjoy the crisis. -Ashleigh Brilliant

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. -Dale E. Turner

Nothing contributes more to peace of soul than having no opinion at all. -George Christopher Lichtenberg

If it doesn't matter, it doesn't matter.

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A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn't particularly feel like it. -Alistair Cooke

It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world. -George Dennison Prentice

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. -Samuel Johnson

The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone. -Stella, Lady Reading

The impossible is often the untried. -Jim Goodwin

Continue to be yourself because in the end that's what people will remember about you.

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. -Marilyn vos Savant

A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain. -Mildred Stouven

Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. -Samuel Johnson

I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man. -Mahatma Gandhi

Friends: People who know you well, but like you anyway.

This is really pretty simple. Fear is the problem; faith is the solution; and courage is the result."

Make a firm decision now... you can always change it later.

"God puts assholes in our lives so we may recognize our OWN potential!"

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. -Helen Kelle

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it. -Arnold H. Glasow

Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have. -Doris Mortman

The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it. -John Ruskin

It takes only one person to change your life - you. -Ruth Casey

Persistent people begin their success where others end in failures. -Edward Eggleston

Change your thoughts and you change your world. -Norman Vincent Peale

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. -Helen Adams Keller

Never rise to speak till you have something to say; and when you have said it, cease. -John Witherspoon

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion, it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the world, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. -Mark Twain

Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Just remember--when you think all is lost, the future remains. -Bob Goddard

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

No really great man ever thought himself so. -William Hazlitt

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. -Friedrich Nietzsche

You train people how to treat you by how you treat yourself. -Martin Rutte

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. -Alice Walker

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. -Anais Nin

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. -Corrie Ten Boom

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. -John Ruskin

The more we live by our intellect, the less we understand the meaning of life. -Leo Tolstoy

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest. -Confucius

An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. -G. K.Chesterton

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. -Dalai Lama

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