What are one or two sentences that someone has told you that changed your life (for the better)?


"Just go out there and pretend like you know what you're doing."

 An English prof told me as I begged for more time to finish a paper, "David, you have to stop putting your fate in other people's hands."

 "People aren't against you; they are for themselves."

"You can have anything you want; you just have to pay the price."

 "Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world."

 “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”

 "Do not regret growing old. It is a privilege denied to many."

 "Everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something"

 “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.. that’s why we recommend it daily .”

 The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They are there to stop the other people! 
- Randy Pausch

 Never compare your weaknesses to other people's strengths.

 Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. 

 "Your childhood may not have been perfect, but it's over."

 "Don't compare your behind the scenes footage with everyone else's highlight reel."

 "It isn't the burdens of today that drive men mad. It is regret over yesterday and fear of tomorrow.  Regret and fear are twin thieves who rob us of today." - Robert J. Hastings.

 In the end - The only wealth you'll get to keep is that which you have given away.

 If you want something different, you're going to have to do something different.

 "Happiness isn't getting what you want; it's wanting what you get."

 "Life is a grindstone; whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you're made of." - Jacob M. Braude

Don’t use the word “but”. It negates everything that precedes it in the sentence.


If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no'.


Don't complain. I think it was phrased as something like, "Do you ever listen to someone complaining and think, 'this is a great conversation!' ?" Being negative doesn't help others and it doesn't help you.


“The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.” - Zig Ziglar


Time is the one thing that you can never get back, if you look at it as an asset you can donate it, spend it or waste it.  Whatever you do with it, it is gone once it passes. 


Don't pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.


" Do what you say you're going to do"


"slow'll go faster"