Out of the Billions of People on this Planet, Live a life of Greatness!
Only a handful of people, throughout History have left a Positive mark on Humanity.
The only sin is mediocrity.
- Martha Graham 1894 – 1991; American modern dancer, choreographer & Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient.
Most of our pocket (every day or common) wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.
- Robert Louis Stevenson 1850 – 1894; Scottish writer, novelist, poet, essayist, and author of “Treasure Island”.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
- Oscar Wilde 1854 – 1900; Irish writer, poet, & playwright.
Insightful, Enlightened and Inspirational Quotations and Proverbs
Volume I, II,III IV
Life Lessons of Wisdom & Motivation are a compilation of Quotations and Proverbs from around the World organized to enlighten, stimulate thought, promote personal growth, and to help readers discover their core values in regards to finding their true purpose in life.
Taken from the wisest people that ever walked our small planet throughout the ages, these timeless Quotes and Proverbs are nuggets of wisdom passed down since people were able to comprehend life and the world around them. Surprisingly, some of the same wisdom that held true in ancient times has been repeated throughout history, said in a particular way based on the era, which gives them a heavy weight of truth.
Organized to help guide your mind’s eye in distinguishing the most significant passages to you and your being as well as reaffirming or contradicting what you already know and believe. Based on your situation, life experiences, and or personality your subconscious will pick out the most relevant quotes and proverbs to you and you alone.
Many of us slumber through life not knowing who or what we are. We lack purpose, drive or direction, blindly following societal norms and expectations or only work towards meeting our most basic needs. We spend so much time and energy attempting to do what is expected of us, enrich our wallets, or to gain favor with others, that we hardly spend any time enriching our own lives or determining what makes us happy.
On those occasions when we do stop to think about our own happiness, growth, or purpose, we rarely find the courage to do anything about it. We’re so mired in our own fears, need to meet other’s expectations/ responsibilities, or constrained by other limitations that we forego our own well-being or development.
Like the great Irish writer, Oscar Wilde, said, “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Don’t be one of those people!
Even more important than finding your true purpose in life is the motivation and courage needed to take action. These volumes give you all the insight, information, and inspiration necessary for you to succeed, but ultimately, what you do with these nuggets of wisdom is up to you.
To get the full benefit of these volumes and to fully immerse yourself in self-discovery, you must commit yourself to studying all the sections as well as all the volumes. If you want to scratch the surface of what is important in life, then read 1 volume-but if you want to master what’s important in life and your being then study all 4 volumes.
Read and carefully study all the volumes as well as all the topics to wake yourself up, gain insight into the most important elements of life, break through the illusions you’ve built for yourself, discover yourself, and live a life free from regret.
We spend so much time and energy on things that won’t matter in 1 year, 5 years, or even 10 years, but the wisdom in these pages will last you a lifetime. Taking one month out of your life to figure things out is a very small price to pay for a lifetime of wisdom, enlightenment, and direction.
Here are some of my favorite Quotes & Proverbs
Confidence begets confidence. (Confidence spills over to your coworkers.)
– German Proverb
The price of greatness is responsibility.
- Sir Winston Churchill 1874 – 1965; British Prime Minister 1940-1945 & 1951-1955, historian, artist, & Nobel Prize winner in literature.
A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions.
- Marcus Aurelius 121 AD – 180 AD; Roman Emperor & philosopher.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
- Plato 428 BC – 347 BC; Greek philosopher, mathematician, founder of Academy of Athens (the first institute of higher learning), student of Socrates & teacher of Aristotle.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
- Khalil Gibran 1883 – 1931; Lebanese artist, poet, & writer.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
- George Bernard Shaw 1856 – 1950; Irish playwright, co-founder of London School of Economics, critic, journalist, Nobel Prize winner, & Oscar winner.
Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
- Robert A. Heinlein 1907 – 1988; American award winning science fiction writer.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
– English Proverb
If you want to do anything, do it now, without compromise or concession, because you have only one life.
- Gao Xingjian 1940 - ; Chinese novelist, playwright, critic, Nobel Prize in Literature winner & painter.
The height of your accomplishments is determined by the depth of your convictions.
- William F. Scolavino; Unknown.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
-Herbert Bayard Swope 1882 – 1958; American editor, journalist, & Pulitzer Prize recipient.
- Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955; German American theoretical physicist, Nobel Prize winner, & developer of the general theory of relativity.
If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.
- Will Rogers 1879 – 1935; American humorist, social commentator, actor, & writer.
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
- Niccolo Machiavelli 1469 – 1527; Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, & writer.