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Thoughts on Growing Up

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The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel

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Choose to be as a young child -
fully awake, eager for the next experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

 

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have to do your own growing
no matter how tall your grandfather was.
- Abraham Lincoln

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It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

Maturity is the ability to do a job
whether or not you are supervised,
to carry money without spending it,
and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
- Ann Landers

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

Everyone who got where he is,
had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans

Born to be wild - live to outgrow it.
- Lao Tzu

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that
they can grow separately without growing apart.
- Elisabeth Foley

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow...
may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If it's Right, stand up for it - together.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

During life, none of us is 100% open to Spirit -
we have too much ego to do that.
Only at death do we give up our ego and completely open to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And as he spoke of understanding,
I looked up and saw the rainbow leap
with flames of many colors over me.
- Black Elk

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

For every minute you remain angry,
you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I choose to bless another person,
I will always end up feeling more blessed.
- Marianne Williamson

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Manage through the uncertainties.
Practice appropriate actions and participate in healthy choices.
Value and celebrate the loyalty of the individuals around you:
celebrate their competencies and successes, as well as your own.
Build up your circle and reinforce it at every opportunity.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never give up.
- Anonymous

Never, never, never give up.
- Winston Churchill

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things in nature have a message you understand,
Rejoice, for your soul is alive.
- Eleanora Duse

The sun WILL come up tomorrow.
- Anonymous

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

I wake up to profound perspective that allows me to
celebrate the choices of my moments, of my life.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Happiness is a choice.
You grieve, you stomp your feet,
you pick yourself up and choose to be happy.
- Lucy Lawless

It takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.
- Anonymous

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you do not change direction,
you may end up where you are heading.
- Lao Tzu

A man is a success if he gets up in
the morning and gets to bed at night,
and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.
Doubt separates people.
It is a poison that disintegrates
friendships and breaks up pleasant relations.
It is a thorn that irritates and hurts;
it is a sword that kills.
- The Buddha

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,"
is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Don't ever give up.
- Anonymous

I won't give up 'til goats sing and walruses fly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Dream up the world you want to live in. Dream out loud.
- Bono

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison


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