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Aphorisms from Aa to Zz: Ii August 2, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor.

Illness & Injury

The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter. ~ Chinese Fortune Cookie

Obstacles are opportunities in disguise.

It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a moment-to-moment basis. ~  Margaret Bonnano

Being sick is bad enough . . . paying the medical bills just adds insult to injury!

Do not take life too seriously.  You will never get out of it alive. ~ Elbert Hubbard

It’s hard to be upbeat when pain is drilling away at our flesh & bones, eclipsing all else in the Universe ~ like Fourth of July fireworks exploding from within. 

A hearty belly laugh often provides several hours of effective pain relief. ~ Norman Cousins

If someone says they’re not feeling “up to snuff” . . . does that mean that all vices are off limits?

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~ Teddy Roosevelt

Between the wish and the thing, life lies waiting.

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. – Moliere

Infinite Possibilities

In uncertainty, lies all possibility. ~ Ancient Wisdom

Our infinite worth lies beyond all labels.

When nothing is certain, all things are possible.

Life is good, except for the bad bits (which, in hindsight, often become good bits, too). 

Revel in uncertainty.

Create the life you want to live.  Unleash your imagination & let it run wild!

Skate to where the puck is going to be . . . not to where it’s been. ~ Wayne Gretsky

Paint your world the way YOU want it.

When we understand who we really are, we free ourselves from the illusions that hold us back.

It’s amazing the things we find to do . . . to avoid doing amazing things. 

Infinite possibilities await.


People are unhappy because they aren’t being truthful with themselves.   Being truthful with yourself plugs you into your inner power. ~ Suze Orman

When you stop hiding who you are, you have more energy to become more fully who you want to be. 

Without freedom, one’s creativity cannot bloom.

When we are enjoying the journey, we stop worrying about finding our intended audience ~ we trust that our intended audience will find us.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

To be a success in life is more than racking up dollars in your bank account . . . it’s about being the best YOU that YOU can be.  Success is sharing the best parts of yourself with the world.

Do more than belong: participate.  Do more than care: help.  Do more than believe: practice.  Do more than be fair: be kind.  Do more than forgive: forget.  Do more than dream: work. ~ William Arthur Ward 

Don’t sacrifice your values to reach your goals.

If the whole world followed you, would you be pleased with where you took it? – Neale Donald Walsch

I’ve never liked the quote, “Good guys finish last,” because it implies that greed, and power, and arrogance will get you to the finish line first . . . but that’s not the finish line that I’m aiming for. 

Always remember that you don’t have to be what they want you to be. ~ Mohammad Ali

Happiness flows from being true to yourself.

He who trims himself to suit everyone else will soon whittle himself away. ~Raymond Hull

If you’re already walking on thin ice ~ why not dance?

When you stop trying to impress others, you will discover your infinite worth.

Be who you are and say what you mean, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.  ~ Dr. Seuss

You have as many reputations as you have acquaintances.  None is accurate.  Be authentic.  Discard your masks.

What will they find when they google you? Quantity or Quality? ♥ ♥ ♥


The quieter your mind becomes . . . the more you hear.

Be intuitive:  Pay attention.  Look within. 

Use all your senses, including your intuition, to guide you through life.

Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live. ~ Goethe

In the silence of not doing . . . we begin to know what we feel.

Knowingness born of intuition is the soundest base for action.

When we know what we cannot know . . . we know we’ve seen a glimpse beyond the veil.


Awaken to Spirit and you will know.

Related post: 101 Inspirational Quotes (Always Well Within)


1. cindy - August 2, 2010

I admire your stamina in keeping going with your aphorism alphabet.

nrhatch - August 2, 2010

Like a cat, I have selfish motivations. =^_^=

Once done, I’ll be able to find the quote I’m looking for when I need it without searching for a needle in a haystack.

In the meantime, maybe someone will see a quote they’d love to adopt.

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