What I have learned – Part 1 of 3

I’ve learned- that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

I’ve learned- that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.

I’ve learned- that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

I’ve learned- that it’s not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.

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 you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do.

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 you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I’ve learned- that you can keep going long after 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.

Part 2 to follow

Selected Great Quotes

A room without books is like a body without a soul.
– Cicero

A sharp tongue sometimes cuts its own throat.
– Jim Scancarelli

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.
– William Shedd

Amateurs wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work.
– Chuck Close

An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made, in a very narrow field.
– Niels Bohr

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
– Marilyn Vos Savant

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
– Cyril Connelly

Children are like mosquitoes. The minute they stop making a noise, you know they’re getting into something.

It takes less time to do the right thing than to explain why you did it wrong.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
– William Wallace

He who talks without thinking runs more risks than he who thinks without talking.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
– Chinese Proverb

If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
– Stephen R. Covey