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Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events.
A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is the quality of the moment, not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go.
You see, it's never the environment; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow.
Where much is expected from an individual, he may rise to the level of events and make the dream come true.
Don't ever become a pessimist... a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events.
Robert A. Heinlein
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.
There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.
It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.
Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.
History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done.
To consider persons and events and situations only in the light of their effect upon myself is to live on the doorstep of hell.
People to whom nothing has ever happened cannot understand the unimportance of events.
T. S. Eliot
Several people have told me that one of the most meaningful events they could attend would be something at the White House with their children.
You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home.
A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a moment.
Harry S. Truman
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