Best Version of Ourselves – Quote

The people we surround ourselves with either raise or lower our standards. They either help us to become the-best-version-of-ourselves or encourage us to become lesser versions of ourselves.  We become like our friends. No man becomes great on his own. No woman becomes great on her own. The people around them help to make them great.

We all need people in our lives who raise our standards, remind us of our essential purpose, and challenge us to become the-best-version-of-ourselves.”

~ Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose

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Ancient Egyptian Proverbs

“Death is but the doorway to new life. We live today, we shall live again. In many forms shall we return.” ~ Egyptian prayer of resurrection

“Have the wisdom to abandon the values of a time that has passed and pick out the constituents of the future. An environment must be suited to the age and men to their environment.” ~ Egyptian Proverb

“Know the world in yourself. Never look for yourself in the world, for this would be to project your illusion.” ~ Egyptian Proverb

“Not the greatest Master can go even one step for his disciple; in himself he must experience each stage of developing consciousness. Therefore he will know nothing for which he is not ripe.” ~ Egyptian Proverb

 

 

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Author: Ralph Ellison

Book: Invisible Man

Year: 1952

Quote: “Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.”

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Author: Joseph Conrad

Book: Heart of Darkness

Year: 1899

Quote: “I don’t like work – no man does – but I like what is in the work – the chance to find yourself. Your own reality – for yourself not for others — what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.”

Book Quote #11

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Author: Jules Verne

Book: Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Year: 1871

Quote: “As long as the heart beats, as long as body and soul keep together, I cannot admit that any creature endowed with a will has need to despair of life.”

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Author: George Bernard Shaw

Book: Man and Superman

Year: 1903

Quote: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

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