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An aphorism is a short pearl of wisdom that helps guide us through life. This page lists some good aphorisms that we have come to know and love...

  • If not you, then who? If not now, then when?
  • There's no room for growth in your comfort zone.
  • To live on in the hearts we leave behind, is to live forever. - Carl Sagan

The only thing which will eventually remain of us is our legacy.

  • Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. - James Dean
  • We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it's forever. - Carl Sagan
  • Hope for the best. Expect the worst. Life is a play. We're unrehearsed. -Mel Brooks

No matter the situation you are placed into, work around it, live your life to the fullest you can make it. Your possibilities will always be endless-no matter what.

  • Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can't, you're probably right.

The constraints that we place upon ourselves are usually far more limiting than those imposed on us by others. Have confidence in yourself, otherwise, achievement is difficult.

  • Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love. - Mahatma Gandhi

Violence and force are short-sighted strategies which breed contempt. To enact lasting change, you need to influence your opponent's heart and mind which can only be done through peace and love.

  • First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. - Mahatma Gandhi

Change is usually accompanied by predictable conflict driven by those who want to preserve the status quo.

  • Half of life is just showing up. - Woody Allen

Don't say "no" quite as often as you might want to, and you'll come across some opportunities that you didn't know were there.

  • Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement. - Rita Mae Brown
  • We must become the change we want to see. - Mahatma Gandhi
  • Wise men don't need advice; fools don't take it. - Benjamin Franklin

Never consider yourself beyond the benefit of advice.

  • They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin

There is no such thing as absolute security. Those who would trade their freedoms for such an illusion are fools. Learn to live with insecurity.

  • Life's tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late. - Benjamin Franklin
  • If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin
  • The secret of success is constancy to purpose. - Benjamin Disraeli

If you want to be successful at something, keep doing it. Have enough sense to improve your performance each time. Keep doing it and eventually you will eventually succeed.

  • An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind.

Mahatma Gandhi

  • Kill the spiders to save the butterflies. It's only rational until you realize that by doing so you've become the spider.
  • today is the first day of the rest of your life.
  • live and let live.
  • There is no free lunch.

If something looks too good to be true, it probably is. Think about the motivation before you attribute the actions of others to altruism.

  • Never go to bed angry.

Life is short.

  • A penny saved is a penny earned.

Sometimes just keeping your money for a rainy day is enough.

  • Pay now or pay later.

Sometimes people think that there is a shortcut which will allow them to achieve the desired result without working for it. This is almost never the case!

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