The Rules Of Life

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This was a compilation of quotes for an english poetry class, we were asked to take quotes and to piece them together randomly but to keep some sort of theme, mine was to keep the theme of self esteem and happiness.

If there was no one to watch them drive by, how many people would buy Mercedes"¦? Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"¦ Luck may bring you riches, but it will never bring you wisdom"¦ No failure is ever final-nor is any success"¦ When you invite trouble, it's usually quick to accept! Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promisedJ Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them that sorrows know how to swim.

True wealth is what you are, not what you have"¦ When fate shuts a door come in through a window! You'll learn more about a road by traveling it than by consulting all the maps in the world"¦ Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all dayJ Those who spend most of their time making and hoarding money often find the things they want most cannot be bought"¦ No one is guaranteed happiness. Life just gives each person time and space. Its up to us to fill it with joy.

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking"¦ The surest way to make yourself happy is to make someone else happy.

Be smarter than other people-just don't tell them so"¦ The people on our planet are not standing in a line single file. Look closely; everyone is standing in a circle, holding hands. Whatever you give to the person standing next to you, will eventually come back to you.