Life is the most difficult exam


“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” – Marcel Pagnol

“Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.” – Martin Yan

“If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.” – Epicurus

“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” – Albert Einstein

“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” – Dalai Lama

“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.” – Abraham Lincoln

“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” – David Allen

“What if everything in the world were a misunderstanding, what if laughter were really tears?” – Søren Kierkegaard

“I stick my finger into existence and it smells of nothing.” – Søren Kierkegaard

“Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.” – Euripides 

“Understand that half the game is keeping quiet, and carefully watching those around you.” – Robert Greene

“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.” – Albert Camus

“To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live.” – Victor Hugo

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver

“If you haven’t found something strange during the day it hasn’t been much of a day.” – John Wheeler

“What do you despise? By this are you truly known.” – Frank Herbert

“Modern people sit comfortably in air conditioned rooms and derange themselves with misinformation and hyperbole. “The world is going insane!” they shout at an unhearing screen. The world? Or you?” – The Stoic Emperor

“That little spark you feel as you heal. That’s what life’s about.” 

“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.”

“Life is the most difficult exam. Many people fail because they try to copy others. Not realizing that everyone has a different question paper.”

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