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