Live and Learn

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. ~ Michael Jordan

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. ~ Aristotle

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. ~Goethe

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ~ Gandhi

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Neglected, then renewed


I have been negligent in keeping up with posting my ongoing collection of quotes. So in order to start the ball off rolling again I have chosen to share some quotes on negligence and renewal.

Negligence is the rust of the soul, that corrodes through al her best resolves. – Owen Feltham
Turn your midlife crisis to your own advantage by making it a time for renewal of your body and mind, rather than stand by helplessly and watch them decline. – Jane Brody
No profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well. – Publilius Syrus
We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To be worn out is to be renewed. – Lao-tzu
Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected – John Locke (1632-1704)
Four things come not back – the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life and the neglected opportunity. – Arabian Proverb
We strain to renew our capacity for wonder, to shock ourselves into astonishment once again. – Shana Alexander