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    Full text of “Every body dies, but not everybody loves” by Prince EA 

    Full text of “Every body dies, but not everybody loves” by Prince EA

    “It is not death most people are afraid of
    It is getting to the end of life
    Only to realize that you never truly lived

    There was a study done –
    A hospital study – on 100 elderly people facing death
    Close to their last breath
    They were asked to reflect about their life’s biggest regret.

    Nearly all of them said they regretted not the things they did
    But the things they didn’t do
    The risks they never took, the dreams they didn’t pursue

    I ask you
    Would your last words be: if only I had

    Hey, you wake up!
    Why do you exist?
    Life is not meant to simply work, wait for the weekend and pay rent
    No, no I don’t know much
    But I know this, every person on this earth has a gift
    And I apologize to the black community
    But I can no longer pretend… Martin Luther King
    That man never had a dream, that dream had him

    See people don’t choose dreams, dreams choose them
    So the question I’m getting to…
    Is do you have the courage to grab the dream that picked you?
    That befits you and grips you, or will you let it get away and slip through?

    You know I learned a fact about airplanes the other day
    This was – this was so surprising see
    I was talking to a pilot and he told me
    That many of his passengers think planes are dangerous to fly in
    But he said actually…
    It is a lot more dangerous for a plane to stay on the ground
    I say what?
    Like how does that sound
    Well he said because on the ground, the plane starts to rust, malfunction and wear
    Much faster than it ever would if it was in the air

    As I walked away I thought
    Yeah, makes total sense because planes were built to live in the skies
    And every person was built to live out the dream they have inside
    So it is perhaps the safest loss to live a life on the ground
    Without ever taking off

    See most of us are afraid of the thief
    That comes in the night to steal all of our things
    But there is a thief in your mind who is after your dreams
    His name is doubt
    If you see him call the cops and keep him away from the kids
    Cos he is wanted for murder
    For he has killed more dreams than failure ever did
    He wears many disguises and like a virus will leave you…
    Blinded, divided and turn you into a “kinda”

    See “kinda” is lethal
    You know what kinda is?
    There’s a lot of kinda people
    You kinda want a career change
    You kinda want to get straight A’s
    You kinda want to get in shape
    Simple math, no numbers to crunch
    If you kinda want something, then you will kinda get the results you want

    What is your dream?
    What ignites that spark?
    You can’t kinda want that
    You got to want it with every part of your whole heart

    Would you struggle?
    Yeah you will struggle, no way around it
    You will fall many times, but who’s counting?
    Just remember, there’s no such thing as a smooth mountain
    If you want to make it to the top
    Then there are sharp ridges that must be stepped over
    There will be times you get stressed and things you get depressed over

    But let me tell you something
    Steven Spielberg was rejected from film school three times
    Three times, but he kept going
    The television execs fired Oprah, said she was unfit for TV
    But she kept going
    Critics told Beyonce that she couldn’t sing, she went through depression
    But she kept going

    Struggle and criticisms are prerequisites for greatness
    That is the law of this universe and no one escapes it
    Because pain is life, but you can choose what type
    Either the pain on the road to success
    Or the pain of being haunted with regret

    You want my advice? Don’t think twice
    We have been given a gift that we call life
    So don’t blow it
    You were not defined by your past
    Instead you were born anew in each moment
    So own it now

    Sometimes you gotta leap
    And grow your wings on the way down
    You better get the shot off before the clock runs out
    Cos there ain’t no over time in life, no do over
    And I know I sound like I’m preaching on speaking with force
    But if you don’t use your gift, then you sell not only yourself
    But the whole world… short

    So what invention do you have buried in your mind?
    What idea? What cure?
    What skill did you have inside to bring out to this universe?
    Uni meaning one, verse meaning song
    You have a part to play in this song
    So grab that microphone and be brave
    Sing your heart out on life’s stage

    You cannot go back and make a brand new beginning
    But you can start now and make a brand new ending”



     
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    Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
    -Rosa Parks



     
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    The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.
    -Vince Lombardi



     
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    The time is always right to do what is right.

    -Martin Luther King Jr.



     
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    Where the Mind is Without Fear by Rabindranath Tagore 

    Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
    Where knowledge is free;
    Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
    Where words come out from the depth of truth;
    Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection:
    Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
    Where the mind is lead forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action–
    Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.



     
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    The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

    -Walt Disney



     
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    Freedom is freedom from worry. Having realized that you cannot influence the results, pay no attention to your desires and fears. Let them come and go. Don’t give them the nourishment of interest and attention.

    -Nisargadatta Maharaj



     
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    We judge ourselves by our intentions. And others by their actions.

    -Stephen R. Covey

    Remember that you may not be seeing the full picture before you judge others. Their intentions may not match their actions.



     
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    It is not the same to talk of bulls as to be in the bullring.
    -Spanish Proverb



     
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    The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.

    -Benjamin Jowett



     
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    I don’t go around regretting things that don’t happen.

    -Virgil Thomson



     
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    Action, Cause, , Helping,   


    There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

    -Edith Wharton



     
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    The Rock – T.S. Eliot 

    The Eagle soars in the summit of Heaven,
    The Hunter with his dogs pursues his circuit.

    O perpetual revolution of configured stars,
    O perpetual recurrence of determined seasons,
    O world of spring and autumn, birth and dying!

    The endless cycle of idea and action,
    Endless invention, endless experiment,
    Brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness;
    Knowledge of speech, but not of silence;
    Knowledge of words, and ignorance of the Word.
    All our knowledge brings us nearer to death,
    But nearness to death no nearer to God.

    Where is the Life we have lost in living?
    Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
    Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

    The cycles of heaven in twenty centuries
    Brings us farther from God and nearer to the Dust.
    The lot of man is ceaseless labor,
    Or ceaseless idleness, which is still harder,
    Or irregular labour, which is not pleasant.

    I have trodden the winepress alone, and I know
    That it is hard to be really useful, resigning
    The things that men count for happiness, seeking
    The good deeds that lead to obscurity, accepting
    With equal face those that bring ignominy,
    The applause of all or the love of none.

    All men are ready to invest their money
    But most expect dividends.
    I say to you: Make perfect your will.
    I say: take no thought of the harvest,
    But only of proper sowing.

    The world turns and the world changes,
    But one thing does not change.
    In all of my years, one thing does not change,
    However you disguise it, this thing does not change:
    The perpetual struggle of Good and Evil.

    -T.S.Eliot



     
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    I have striven all my life, not to hate human action, not to laugh at human action, not to weep at human action but to understand human action.

    -Spinzoa



     
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    Action, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, , Judgement,   


    We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

    -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



     
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    A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

    -Chanakya



     
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    Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.

    -Jim Rohn



     
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    Action is the foundational key to all success.

    -Pablo Picasso



     
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    What you do today is important, because you are sacrificing a day of your life for it.



     
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    Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

    -Dalai Lama



     
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    The mastery of integrity comes down to three things: being authentic with yourself, being authentic with others and doing the things you have said you would do.

    -Dr. Gay Hendricks and Dr. Kate Ludeman



     
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    Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.

    -Potter Price



     
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    The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
    -Mary Pickford



     
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    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


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

    Adolf Hitler


     
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    You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.

    Henry Ford


     
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    Action, Harold Nicolson, Ideals, , Self worth   


    We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others by their acts.

    Harold Nicolson


     
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    Well done is better than well said.

    Benjamin Franklin


     
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    Go Forward With Courage 

    When you are in doubt, be still, and wait;
    When doubt no longer exists for you then go forward with courage.
    So long as mists envelop you, be still;
    Be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists
    As it surely will.
    Then act with courage.

    -Ponca Chief White Eagle



     
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    There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.

    William M. Bulger


     
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    What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson


     
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    Bhagvad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 47 

    Action alone is in your control
    Not the results ever
    Let not the fruit of action be your motive
    Nor should you keep company of inaction

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    KARMANYEVA ADHIKAARASTE
    Action alone is in your control

    कर्मण्य/Karmanya = In the work
    एव/Eva = Only
    अधिकार/Adhikar = Right / Control
    ते/Te = Your

    MAA PHALESHU KADAACHANA
    Not the results ever

    मा/Ma = No/Not
    फलेषु/Phaleshu = In the fruit/result (the root word is “फल”/”Phal” here, means, “fruit of work”)
    कदाचन/Kadachana = Ever

    MAA KARMA PHALA HETUR BHUR:
    Let not your motive be the fruit of action

    मा/Ma = No/Not
    कर्मफल/Karmaphala = Two words, Karma+Phala, कर्म/Karma = work and फल/phala = result or fruit of the work.
    हेतु /हेतु = Here it means “motive” (the word “hetu” may mean “reason” too)
    भु /bhu = be

    MAA TE SANGOSTVAKARMANI:
    Nor should you keep company of inaction

    मा/Ma = No/Not
    ते/Te = Your
    संग /Sang =attachment (this word may mean “companion too”, like “satsang”)
    अस्तु /Astu = Let there be
    अकर्मणि /Akarmani = In action

    ———–

    Example:

    The duty of a student is to study. The result of studies could be obtaining good marks. But a student must not study just for the sake of passing his exams. When he studies, he learns. Whether he passes or fails he should not be too happy or too sad about it.

    If ever a student studies for the sole purpose of passing his exams, in the end he has not learned anything even if he has passed. But if he studies because he considers learning and studying as his duty, he won’t even need to be worried whether he will pass or fail. And such a student as we have always seen they are most likely to pass their exams, unless they are not able to appear for it for some reason. But still he should not be sad about it. Why? Because the most important is at least he performed his duty well.

    Similarly :

    When we help someone, we should not do it for the sake of something we will get in return. If we are concerned about the reward for our action, then it not a charitable action at all. And when we help someone without worrying about our own gains, this is selflessness. What is important is for us to realize that as a human being we have been able to help someone.



     
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    I’d rather regret the things that I have done than the things I have not done.

    Lucille Ball


     
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    People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it simply: by the lives they lead.

    Edith Wharton


     
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