Doing

Get it done!

The way in

Boris Vian, France

(Submitted by Chloé Armand, France )

A way out is a way in you take in the opposite direction.

Living life to the full

Richard Branson, England

(Submitted by the author)

Living life to the full is an often-used but misunderstood expression, but one which I truly believe in. To me there is no easy excuse for the words “can’t be done” uttered so often by people who really mean “I don’t want to do it and I don’t want to bother to find out if it can be done”.

The noble art

Lin Yutang, China

(Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

Choose

William James, USA

(Submitted by Joyce Meadows, USA)

When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice.

A Single Step

Lao Zi, China

(Submitted by Allison Pawley, England)

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Give, give, give

Isabel Allende, Chile

(Submitted by the author)

Give, give, give - what is the point of having experience, knowledge, or talent if I don’t give it away? Of having stories if I don’t tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don’t share it? I don’t intend to be cremated with any of it! It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world, and with the divine.

The beginning

Lewis Carroll, England

(Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

The White Rabbit put on his spectacles. “Where shall I begin please, your Majesty?” he asked.
“Begin at the beginning”, the King said, very gravely.

Everything's possible

Miquel Martí i Pol, Spain

(Submitted by Martina Prat, Spain)

Everything's to be done, and everything's possible.

The Only Way

Simon Sinek, England

(Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

The only way to “find out if it will work out” is to do it.

For Goodness' Sake

Philip G Zimbardo, USA

(Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

We want to believe that we are “good”, moral and self-aware. We want to believe that we’re different from “bad” or “evil” people. Thinking so is essential to maintaining a sense of personal dignity and self worth. But the line between good and evil is permeable, like the cell walls of our body that allow movement of chemicals across their boundaries. Anything that any human being has ever done - anything imaginable - is potentially doable by any of us in the same situation.

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