Acceptance doesn't mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there's got to be a way through it.
Family is not an important thing. It's everything.
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.
After all that I'd been through, after all that I'd learned and all that I'd been given, I was going to do what I had been doing every day for the last few years now: just show up and do teh best that I could do with whatever lay in front of me.
You suffer the blow, but you capitalize on the opportunity left in its wake.
I worked very hard on those movies but there was some creative connection that wasn't being made.
I like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it's proactive and there is positive intent behind it.
I'm a dad, I'm a husband, I'm an activist, I'm a writer and I'm just a student of the world.
I think the scariest person in the world is the person with no sense of humor.
I believe that the majority of times the scale tilts toward the good. It's this amazing thing that rolls on and if we get in the flow of it, that's God. And if we fight it, if we swim the other way, we're swimming away from the purest expression of this life.
If I don't get food in my mouth, I'm still happy. If my pants are round my ankles, as long as I don't get arrested for indecent exposure, I'm happy. I'm worried about keeping my hair, not how it's combed.
I don't have a set of tenets, but I live an ethical life. I practice a humility that presupposes there's a power greater than myself. And I always believe, don't inflict harm where it's not necessary.
There's always failure. And there's always disappointment. And there's always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.
No, I got a GED in my 30s. My kids know that I never stop learning, and they know I love reading. I have books overflowing everywhere. I am current on today's events and I read the paper every day, and we talk about it, so they see that appetite.
But the key to our marriage is the capacity to give each other a break. And to realize that it's not how our similarities work together it's how our differences work together.
Medical science has proven time and again that when the resources are provided, great progress in the treatment, cure, and prevention of disease can occur.
What other people think about me is not my business.
I truly believe that we have infinite levels of power that we don't even know are available to us.
I always felt that I came up short in the education department, but I've come to the conclusion that we all get an education.
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for perfection is God's business.
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