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.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Our lives are structured by our memories of events. Event X happened just before the big Paris vacation. I was doing Y in the first summer after I learned to drive. Z happened the weekend after I landed my first job. We remember events by positioning them in time relative to other events.
The strong are strengthened by reverses; the trouble is that the true meaning of events scores next to nothing in the match we play with men. Appearances decide our gains or losses and the points are trumpery. And a mere semblance of defeat may hopelessly checkmate us.
Your point of view sets you up well in advance for how you view the events as they unfold.
Unexpected events can set you back or set you up. It's all a matter of - perspective.
All I can do is play the game the way the cards fall.
Things are in their essence what we choose to make them. A thing is, according to the mode in which one looks at it.
The art of life consists in taking each event which befalls us with a contented mind, confident of good. ... With this method ... rejoice always, though in the midst of sorrows, and possess all things, though destitute of everything.
An error is simply a failure to adjust immediately from a preconception to an actuality.
Disease can be seen as a call for personal transformation through metamorphosis. It is a transition from the death of your old self into the birth of your new.
We can either change the complexities of life ... or develop ways that enable us to cope more effectively.
What wonderful things are events! The least are of greater importance than the most sublime and comprehensive speculations.
Great events have sent before them their announcements.
Humor brings insight and tolerance.
Map reconciles himself to almost any event, however trying, if it happens in the ordinary course of nature. It is the extraordinary alone that he rebels against. There is a moral idea associated with this feeling; for the extraordinary appears to be something like an injustice of heaven.
My life has never been easy. It's like all the major events of my life have always been difficult.
Where much is expected from an individual, he may rise to the level of events and make the dream come true.
Keep strong if possible; in any case, keep cool.
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
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.
Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter.
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