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  • Reply , Bill Murray, , Relaxation   

    The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself.

    Bill Murray

  • Reply Commitment, , , , William Hutchinson Murray   

    Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.

    William Hutchinson Murray

  • Reply , , , , Usefulness   

    What is my life if I am no longer useful to others.

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Reply , Destiny, , , , Sorrow   

    Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Reply Direction, , , , , ,   

    I find the great thing in this world is, not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Reply , , , , ,   

    All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Reply , , , Self Confndence,   

    Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Reply , ,   

    If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Reply Deterioration, , ,   

    When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Reply , , , ,   

    I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty.

    Adolf Hitler

  • Reply , , , ,   

    He who would live must fight. He who doesn’t wish to fight in this world, where permanent struggle is the law of life, has not the right to exist.

    Adolf Hitler

  • Reply Acceptance, , , ,   

    Don’t worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?


  • Reply , , ,   

    As in everything, nature is the best instructor.

    Adolf Hitler

  • Reply , , , Remembering,   

    The art of reading consists in remembering the essentials and forgetting non essentials.

    Adolf Hitler

  • Reply , , ,   

    Reading is not an end to itself, but a means to an end.

    Adolf Hitler

  • Reply , Cruelty, ,   

    I do not see why man should not be as cruel as nature.

    Adolf Hitler

  • Reply Carmina Burana, Fortune, O Fortuna, , Translation   

    O Fortuna – Lyrics and meaning 

    O Fortuna
    Oh! Fortuna!

    velut luna
    like the moon

    statu variabilis,
    your state varies,

    semper crescis
    always either in ascendancy

    aut decrescis;
    or in descendancy;

    vita detestabilis
    detestable life

    nunc obdurat
    now hard

    et tunc curat
    and then providing

    ludo mentis aciem,
    with sharpness of mind in its game,



    dissolvit ut glaciem.
    dissolved like melting ice.


    Sors immanis
    Fate – monstrous

    et inanis,
    and empty,

    rota tu volubilis,
    you ever turning wheel,

    status malus,
    evil state,

    vana salus
    empty salutation

    semper dissolubilis,
    amounting to nothing,

    in shadow

    et velata
    and in veil

    michi quoque niteris;
    you likewise advance upon me;

    nunc per ludum
    now with your games

    dorsum nudum
    bare-backed am I

    fero tui sceleris.
    by your wickedness.


    Sors salutis
    Fate, in health

    et virtutis
    and in virtue,

    michi nunc contraria,
    is against me,

    est affectus
    driven on

    et defectus
    and weighted down,

    semper in angaria.
    always enslaved.

    Hac in hora
    So at this hour

    sine mora
    without delay

    corde pulsum tangite;
    pluck the vibrating string;

    quod per sortem
    since Fate

    sternit fortem,
    strikes down the strong man,

    mecum omnes plangite!
    everyone weep with me!


    From David Parlett’s translation of Carmina Burana

    O how Fortune, inopportune,
    apes the moon’s inconstancy:
    waxing, waning, losing, gaining,
    life treats us detestably:
    first oppressing then caressing
    shifts us like pawns in its play:
    destitution, restitution,
    melting them like ice away.

    Fate, as vicious as capricious,
    you’re a wheel whirling around:
    evil doings, worthless wooings,
    crumble away to the ground:
    darkly stealing, unrevealing,
    working against me you go:
    for your measure of foul pleasure
    bare-backed I bow to your blow.

    Noble actions, fair transactions,
    no longer fall to my lot:
    powers that make me only to break me
    all play their parts in your plot:
    now it’s your time – waste no more time,
    pluck these poor strings and let go:
    since the strongest fall the longest
    may the world share in my woe!

  • Reply , Comparison, , ,   

    Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.

    Adolf Hitler

  • Reply , Gratefulness, ,   

    Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.

    Zig Ziglar

  • Reply , , Possibility, ,   

    Words build bridges into unexplored regions.

    Adolf Hitler

  • Reply Career, Lady Gaga, , Romance   

    Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.

    Lady Gaga

  • Reply Benefit, , , , , World   

    Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.

    Henry David Thoreau

  • Reply Clarity, Decision, , Roy E. Disney,   

    When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.

    Roy E. Disney

  • Reply Anecdote,   

    A husband is tossing and turning in bed, unable to sleep and this does not let his wife fall asleep. She asks him what’s wrong. He responds, “I owe money to our neighbor, the loan is due tomorrow but I can’t pay it”. She picks up the phone and calls their neighbor, “Sorry to bother you so late but my husband can’t pay that loan back tomorrow” and hangs up. Then she turns to her husband, “There, I fixed it. You can go to sleep in peace now, let the neighbor stay awake tossing and turning in his bed” The moral of the story is that you need to fight fire with fire: let your feelings be known. You will either get a positive response and your life can become better; or you will get a definitive “No” and you can start the healing process. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.


  • Reply , Maya Angelou, ,   

    Nothing will work unless you do.

    Maya Angelou

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