“Pain is not a punishment. And pleasure is not a reward. You could argue that failure is not punishment and… Success is not reward. They’re just failure and success. You can choose how you respond.” ~ Sarah Lewis, The Rise
“Who apart from ourselves, can see any difference between our victories and our defeats?” ~ Christopher Fry
“I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.” ~ Duke Ellington
“What got us to where we are today is not going to get us to where we need to go tomorrow.” ~ Blake Mycoskie
“There is a hidden blessing in the most traumatic things we go through in our lives. My brain always goes to, ‘Where is the hidden blessing? What is my gift?'” ~ Sara Blakely
“You learn so much from taking chances, whether they work out or not. Either way, you can grow from the experience and become stronger and smarter.” ~ John Legend
“Be determined to be positive. Understand that the greater part of your misery or unhappiness is determined not by your circumstances, but by your attitude. So smile at those who often try to begrudge or hurt you, show them what’s missing in their life and what they can’t take away from you.” ~ Marc Chernoff, Blog
“The Buddha said, ‘Nothing can survive without food.’ This is a very simple and very deep truth. Love and hate are both living phenomena. If we do not nourish our love, it will die and may turn into hate. If we want love to last, we have to nurture it and give it food every day. Hate is the same; if we don’t feed it, it cannot survive.” ~ Thich Nhat Hahn, Savor
“Our mind is the foundation of all our actions, whether they are actions of body, speech, or mind, i.e., thinking. Whatever we think, say, or do arises from our mind. What our consciousness consumes becomes the substance of our life, so we have to be very careful which nutriments we ingest.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor
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