Always try to associate with people from whom you can learn something. All the knowledge that you want is in the world, and all you have to do is go and seek it.
Constantly seek out individuals from whom you can acquire knowledge. All the information you desire is in the universe, and all it takes is effort to uncover it.
The idiot who invented instant grits also thought of frozen fried chicken, and they ought to lock him up before he tries to freeze-dry collards.
The blockhead who conceived of ready-made grits also devised frozen fried chicken, and they should incarcerate him before he attempts to dehydrate collards.
If you see Allah, Mighty and Magnificent, holding back this world from you, frequently trying you with adversity and tribulation, know that you hold a great status with Him. Know that He is dealing with you as He does with His Awliya’ and chosen elite, and is watching over you.
It is pointless trying to know where the way leads. Think only about your first step, the rest will come.
It is useless to speculate where the path will take you. Concentrate solely on your first move, and the rest will unfold.
Above all, try always to be able to feel deeply any injustice committed against any person in any part of the world. It is the most beautiful quality of a revolutionary.
Endeavor consistently to empathize with any injustice inflicted on anyone around the globe. This is the greatest trait of a revolutionary.
When everyone is trying to be something, be nothing. Range with emptiness.
'When all strive to be something, remain unencumbered.Let void embrace you.'
When you don't talk down to your audience, then they can grow with you. I give them a lot of credit to be able to hang with me this long, because I've gone through a lot of changes, but they've allowed me to grow, and thus we can tackle some serious subjects and try to just be better human beings, all of us.
Hell must be a pretty swell spot, because the guys that invented religion have sure been trying hard to keep everybody else out.
Heaven must be an extraordinary abode, as those who devised faith have been determined to prevent everyone else from entering.
Whatever troubles may be before you, accept them bravely, remembering Whom you are trying to follow. Do not be afraid. Love one another, bear with one another, and let charity guide you all your life. God will reward you as only He can.
I've said consistently that no employer ever really accepts a union. They tolerate the unions. The very minute they can get a pool of unemployment they'll challenge the unions and try to get back what they call managements prerogatives, meaning hire, fire, pay what you want.
We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.
'Our success is ensured when we fulfill our obligations, but failure follows if we ignore them.'
Try to leave this world a little better than you found it and, when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best
Strive to make the world a better place than it was when you arrived, and in your final moments, take solace in the knowledge that you have not squandered your life but rather done your utmost.
To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try.
Initiating alteration necessitates braving the initial stride. Our attempt shall be in vain if we do not dare to venture.
The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.
Contribute cheerfulness to the lives of others.
If you can be the best, then why not try to be the best?
Strive to be the apex.
The first thing that Shaytan (Satan) will try to do is get you to stop praying. You know why? Because he has to kill the guard if he wants to penetrate the castle. Once the guard is gone, then Shaytan(satan) can open the floodgates for evil. And he has a lot of patience. He has done this to many people before so he’s experienced as well.
Nouman Ali Khan
Whatever is destined not to happen will not happen, try as you may. Whatever is destined to happen will happen, do what you may to prevent it. This is certain. The best course, therefore, is to remain silent.
When you say there's too much evil in this world you assume there's good. When you assume there's good, you assume there's such a thing as a moral law on the basis of which to differentiate between good and evil. But if you assume a moral law, you must posit a moral Law Giver, but that's Who you're trying to disprove and not prove. Because if there's no moral Law Giver, there's no moral law. If there's no moral law, there's no good. If there's no good, there's no evil. What is your question?
I have not asked for life.
But I try to accept whatever
life brings without surprise.
And I shall depart again without having
questioned anyone about my strange
stay here on earth.
I have not requested existence. However, I endeavor to embrace whatever life offers without astonishment. And I shall leave again without inquiring anyone regarding my peculiar episode here on earth.
Depending on the story that you're telling, you can be relatable to everybody or nobody. I try and tell everybody's story.
Chance the Rapper
No matter what narrative you are conveying, you can be sympathetic to all or none. I strive to illustrate everyone's tale.
Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you quit, try.
'Prior to responding, contemplate. Before expending, acquire payment. Before judging, pause. Before departing, make an effort.'
Don't waste your energy trying to convince people to understand you. Your time is too valuable to try to prove yourself to people.
Do not expend effort attempting to persuade people to comprehend you. Your period is too precious to attempt to demonstrate your worthiness to others.
I'd rather be proud of what I am, rather than desperatly try to be something I'm really not; just to fit in.
I'd rather take pride in my individualism, rather than strive to be someone I'm not; merely to blend in.
They'll try to close the door on you... Just open it.
'They'll attempt to shut out your progress... Just push through.'
I want to try the impossible to show that it can be done.
I desire to attempt the inconceivable to demonstrate that it is achievable.
I'm trying to discover - invent, I suppose - an architecture, and forms of urban planning, that do something of the same thing in a contemporary way. I started out trying to create buildings that would sparkle like isolated jewels; now I want them to connect, to form a new kind of landscape, to flow together with contemporary cities and the lives of their peoples.
Change your conception of yourself and you will automatically change the world in which you live. Do not try to change people; they are only messengers telling you who you are. Revalue yourself and they will confirm the change.
It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to enslave a people that wants to remain free.
Whoever tries to climb over our fence, we will try to climb over his house.
Whoever attempts to breach our boundaries, we will endeavour to trespass upon his abode.
You can't be everything to everybody, but you can be everything to somebody. Don't lose the ones you love trying to please the world
You cannot be all things to all people, but you can be everything to someone special. Don't sacrifice the ones close to you in pursuit of pleasing the masses.
Everyone's trying to reach the top. Tell me how far is it from the bottom.
'Everyone is striving for success. How much further do we have to ascend?'
Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin among the great number who are not good.
'Any individual who attempts to be virtuous constantly is fated to suffer misfortune among the large number of people who are not honorable.'
Do not try to fix whatever comes in your life. Fix yourself in such a way that whatever comes, you will be fine.
'Do not attempt to rectify whatever comes into your life. Adapt yourself in such a manner that no matter what occurs, you will be unfazed.'
When everyone is trying to be something, be nothing. Range with emptiness. Human should be like a pot. As the pot is hold by its emptiness inside, human is hold by the awareness of his nothingness.
"When all are striving to attain something, strive for nothingness. Roam with vacancy. People should be like a container; as the vessel is held by its void within, mankind is kept up by the recognition of his hollowness."
I am constantly trying to communicate something incommunicable, to explain something inexplicable, to tell about something I only feel in my bones and which can only be experienced in those bones. Basically it is nothing other than this fear we have so often talked about, but fear spread to everything, fear of the greatest as of the smallest, fear, paralyzing fear of pronouncing a word, although this fear may not only be fear but also a longing for something greater than all that is fearful.
I'm so despondent about everything. Everything I try goes totally wrong. There's no escape from this hole here. I feel drained. So far, I still haven't found a real purpose in life. Sometimes, I'm afraid to get out of bed in the morning. There's nothing to get up for.
Try to understand what I am saying: everything is dependent on everything else, everything is connected, nothing is separate. Therefore everything is going in the only way it can go. If people were different everything would be different. They are what they are, so everything is as it is.
G. I. Gurdjieff
I love the freedoms we got in this country, I appreciate your freedom to burn your flag if you want to, but I really appreciate my right to bear arms so I can shoot you if you try to burn mine.
I am thankful for the liberties we have in this nation, and I value your ability to incinerate your banner if you choose to, though I am particularly grateful for my right to be armed so I can fire upon you should you attempt to torch mine.
I have this disease-like need to try to create something new. When you're kind of being chased, and everything you do goes so well, you develop this sickness and a sense of need to constantly do something different.
Don't try to cover your mistakes with false words. Rather, correct your mistakes with examination.
'Don't attempt to obscure your errors with untruths. Rather, rectify your blunders with self-reflection.'
I guess if I'd had any sense, I'd have been a little scared [to register to vote] - but what was the point of being scared? The only thing they could do was kill me, and it kinda seemed like they'd been trying to do that a little bit at a time since I could remember.
Fannie Lou Hamer
Live like your always trying to impress someone
Act as if you are always under the scrutiny of an esteemed audience.
Politics is like boxing - you try to knock out your opponents.
Politicking is akin to pugilism - endeavoring to vanquish adversaries.
If you cannot bear these stories then the society is unbearable. Who am I to remove the clothes of this society, which itself is naked. I don't even try to cover it, because it is not my job, that's the job of dressmakers.
Saadat Hasan Manto
You definitely go through a stage, most coaches do, where you see a good player and you get enamored, you really like what the player does, but then when you put him into your system, it's not quite the same player that he was in another system. He has some strengths, but you cant utilize all those strengths. If you try to utilize all his strengths, you end up weakening a lot of other players who are already in your system.
Whatever your determination or will power, it is foolish to try to change the nature of things. Things work the way they do because that is the way of things
No matter how strong one's resolve or drive, it is imprudent to attempt to alter the essence of matters. Matters progress as they do because that is their inherent nature.
Always try to associate yourself with and learn as much as you can from those who know more than you do, who do better than you, who see more clearly than you.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Constantly endeavor to align yourself with and gain as much knowledge as possible from those who possess greater wisdom, higher skills, and better acuity than you.
The weight is just a tool. Do you focus on the hammer or the nail? You better focus on the thing you're trying to hit.
'The burden is merely a means. Do you concentrate on the hammer or the nail? You'd better pay attention to what you're striving to strike.'
To me, the meaning of life is to be happy, it's to achieve happiness right now. It's to make sure your happy in the future and that generally when you look back on your life you're like; yes, that was satisfactory. And if some people on youtube try to have a message to give people, I guess that mine is; Do whatever you have to do to be happy.