Melting Under Analysis
There are many illusory fears that will melt under analysis. When you find something difficult for you to do, ask yourself, "What exactly am I afraid of?" Often you will find that your fears have no basis in reality. In other instances, there might be a slight loss, but it is actually quite minor and trivial.
A similar question to ask is, "What is the worst that could happen if I say or do this?" Often, your answer will be, "Nothing much."
Another question is, "How probable is it that I will actually suffer if I say or do this?" When you ask someone for some information or even to buy something, the worst that will happen is that the person will refuse to give you the information, or he will refuse to buy what you are selling. If you wouldn't have asked, you are guaranteed not to get the information or the sale.
So when you ask, the worst-case scenario is exactly the same as if you wouldn't ask. Asking has the potential for improving the situation and you have nothing to lose.
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
-- Steve Jobs
We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
Annelies Marie " Anne" Frank is one of the most renowned and most discussed Jewish Victims of the Holocaust.
Since when do you have to agree with people
to defend them from injustice?
Lillian Florence "Lily" Hellman was an American playwright.
We may have different religions, different languages,
different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Kofi Atta Annan is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the UN.
He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.Raymond Hull
Raymond Hull was a Canadian playwright, television screenwriter, and lecturer.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Judy Garland was an American actress and singer.
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
David Carradine was an American actor and martial artist.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
e. e. cummings was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright.
Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep.Samuel Johnson, The Rambler, 1750
Samuel Johnson often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Harvey Forbes Fierstein is a U.S. actor and playwright and a champion for gay civil rights.
When one is pretending the entire body revolts.
Anaïs Nin was a French-Cuban author.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.
Irene C. Kassorla
Irene Kassorla Psychologist, has a location in Beverly Hills, CA.
You were born an original. Don't die a copy.
John Mason was an English Army Major who immigrated to New England.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
André Paul Guillaume Gide was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1947.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1665
François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac was a noted French author of maxims and memoirs.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was an American writer of the 20th century.
One's real life is often the life that one does not lead.
Oscar Wilde, L'Envoi to Rose-leaf and Apple-leaf, 1882
Rabbi Zusya said that on the Day of Judgment, God would ask him, not why he had not been Moses, but why he had not been Zusya.Walter Kaufmann
Walter Arnold Kaufmann was a German-American philosopher, translator, and poet.
Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert Heinlein American science-fiction writer.
Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr., American best selling writer, author of Life's Little Instruction Book.
When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
Peace Pilgrim, American Teacher and Spiritual leader and Peace Prophet,
Love isn't finding a perfect person. It's seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
Sam Keen American Philosopher, Spiritual mentor, motivational speaker and Writer
Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person
. Mark Twain, American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer.
My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton and took the oath of office on August 10, 1993. She is the second female justice and the first Jewish female justice.
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
George S. Patton
George Smith Patton, Jr. was a United States Army officer best known for his leadership while commanding corps and armies as a general during World War II. He was also well known for his eccentricity and controversial outspokenness.
One who is too insistent on his own views, finds few to agree with him.
Lao Tzu was a mystic philosopher of ancient China,
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
First President of the United States
Peace is its own reward.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Maya Angelou is an American author and poet.
This above all; to thine own self be true.
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright,
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
Dr. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
We must be our own before we can be another's.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet.
Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Useit. Dwell in possibility.
I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.
Robert Lee Frost was an American poet.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer.
Each day provides its own gifts.
Marcus was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 CE.
If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you believe in. I have plenty of doubts of my own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer, pictorial artist, biologist, theoretical physicist, and polymath. He is considered the supreme genius of modern German literature.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Many consider Tolstoy to have been one of the world's greatest novelists.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker.
One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best.
Jane Austen was an English novelist.
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher is a former Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again.
Vincent Van Gogh
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Rabindranath Tagorewas a Bengali polymath who reshaped his region's literature and he became the first non-European Nobel laureate by earning the 1913 Prize in Literature..
Control your own destiny or someone else will.
John Francis "Jack" Welch, Jr, is an American chemical engineer, business executive, and author. He was Chairman and CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001. In 2006 Welch's net worth was estimated at $720 million..
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer .
I remember when I chose acting I thought, 'This is it -- for the time being.'
I didn't think I was finished yet. I still don't. I keep thinking about what
I should be doing.
Roscoe Lee Browne
Roscoe Lee Browne was an American actor and director, known for his rich voice and dignified bearing.
John F. Kennedy
Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality.
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