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This is my planned tattoo 

 

Always loved this saying Its chapter 33 of the tao te ching

 

To know others is wisdom;
To know oneself is acuity/intelligence.
To conquer others is power,
To conquer oneself is strength.
To know contentment is to have wealth.
To act resolutely is to have purpose.
To stay one's ground is to be enduring.
To die and yet not be forgotten is to be long-lived.

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I was speaking to my brother yesterday, trying to psyche him up and start learning photography (He has all the gear but is reluctant to just take the first step and START) And In the middle of talking positive rubbish, out of nowhere I came up with..

 

"The time you waste today, You have to make up for tomorrow"

 

 - As in, by choosing to put off the decisions you need to make, to improve your life and begin doing the things you want to do and being the person you want to be, your prolonging your own misery. The things you fail to do today, are only going to affect you tomorrow, and so on. And looking at it, everything bad in my life right now, is there because I've failed to act on it in the past. 

 

When I said it, it literally came out of nowhere lol. I had to repeat it again to myself before I understood what I said haha. For a brief moment, I felt like Yoda.

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I was speaking to my brother yesterday, trying to psyche him up and start learning photography (He has all the gear but is reluctant to just take the first step and START) And In the middle of talking positive rubbish, out of nowhere I came up with..

 

"The time you waste today, You have to make up for tomorrow"

 

 - As in, by choosing to put off the decisions you need to make, to improve your life and begin doing the things you want to do and being the person you want to be, your prolonging your own misery. The things you fail to do today, are only going to affect you tomorrow, and so on. And looking at it, everything bad in my life right now, is there because I've failed to act on it in the past. 

 

When I said it, it literally came out of nowhere lol. I had to repeat it again to myself before I understood what I said haha. For a brief moment, I felt like Yoda.

 

 

Wise you are. 

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"Now some people say that you shouldn't tempt fate, and for them I cannot disagree. But I never learned nothin' from playing it safe. I say fate should not tempt me."

-Mary Chapin Carpenter, "I Take My Chances"

 

"It's better to have had your wish than to have wished you had. Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think!"

-Lee Press-on and the Nails, "Enjoy Yourself"

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“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it.  So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.†— Thomas J. Watson

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"If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch." No idea who said that but I love it.

 

"Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you." Tyrion Lannister in A Song of Ice & Fire by G. R. R. Martin

 

One of my favorites :)

 

"When you're going through hell, keep going" -Winston Churchill

 

Another favorite.

 

Here are some more I like:

 

"You must do the things you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

"I'd rather have my ship sunk at sea than have it rot in the harbor." - Cory Booker

 

"Reality isn't the way you wish things to be, nor the way they appear to be, but the way they actually are. Either you acknowledge reality and use it to your benefit, or it will automatically work against you." - Robert Ringer

 

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

 

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anais Nin

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Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

Henry Ford, I believe.

 

 

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it.  So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.†— Thomas J. Watson

 

These two are excellent! Adding them to my bank.

And for today, we go to the great Chiun from Remo Williams!

"Breathe out... slowly... do not gulp. If you do not breathe correctly, you do not move correctly. Pitiful. I can see the deadly hamburger has done its evil work."

- Chiun (Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins)

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It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had.
--Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.---John Quincy Adams

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.---Ralph Waldo Emerson

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No idea who said it (have seen it attributed to Hunter S Thompson, Mark Frost, Mavis Leyrer):

 

Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

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