Friday, January 8, 2010

Quotes on being Genuine

To put the world right in order,
we must first put the nation in order;
to put the nation in order,
we must first put the family in order;
to put the family in order,
we must first cultivate our personal life;
we must first set our hearts right.
- Confucius

I think somehow we learn
who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Loyalty to a petrified opinion
never yet broke a chain
or freed a human soul.
- Mark Twain
Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas K. Gandhi

Insist on yourself;
never imitate.
Your own gift you can present
every moment with the cumulative force
of a whole life's cultivation;
but of the adopted talent of another
you have only an extemporaneous,
half possession.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not the critic who counts,
not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled,
or where the doer of deeds could have done better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood,
who strives valiantly,
who errors and comes short again and again,
who knows the great enthusiasms,
the great devotions,
and spends himself in a worthy cause,
who at best knows achievement
and who at the worst if he fails at least fails
while daring greatly so that his place
shall never be with those
cold and timid souls who know
neither victory nor defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

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