What I've learned about Myself

by various authors and ages

  • It is better to shoot for the stars and miss than to shoot for cow manure and hit! Mary
  • I've learned that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
  • I've learned that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
  • I've learned that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
  • I've learned that it's a lot easier to react than it is to think.
  • I've learned that you can keep going long after you think you can't.
  • I've learned that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
  • I've learned that either you control your attitude or it controls you.
  • I've learned that money is a lousy way of keeping score.
  • I've learned that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
  • I've learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
  • I've learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
  • I've learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you'd better know something.
  • I've learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
  • I've learned that no matter the consequences, those who are honest with themselves get farther in life.
  • I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do but to the best you can do.
  • I have learned that if you burn your bridges, you will fall in the lake.  Judy age 42
  • I learned that it was going to take a lot of energy to accept other peoples lives as my responsibility, so I would have to just be responsible for mine.  I didn't know at the time that what I was moving toward was a sort of unconditional love toward those who I love.  This means to me, I cannot unspill your milk, however, I can appreciate how your milk came to be spilt.  I believe wholeheartedly that to love is to love ourselves, to love myself.  Lisha, Age 33
  • I've learned that even if my grades in school or on the SAT's aren't really great, I don't need to impress other people. All that counts is that I did my best. I. Stafurik, Age 18
  • I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it. Age 39
  • I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up. Age 13
  • I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. Age 82
  • I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. However, if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you. Age 65
  • I've learned that it pays to believe in miracles. To tell the truth, I've seen several. Age 73
  • I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. Age 64
  • I've learned that singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spirits for hours. Age 49
  • I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision. Age 66
  • I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. Age 58
  • I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. Age 92

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