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The World suffers not because of the violence of bad people, but because of the silence of good people


Posted June 28, 2010 by vuvuselabafana in Uncategorized

Viva La Vida…!!!   Leave a comment

Viva la Vida means “Live the Life” in Spanish..

Life is so short. So, live it to the fullest! Enjoy all that it has to offer.

Allow Love to be your leader in your life. Love whatever you have to do, thus you will always be able to do what you love and to love what you do.

“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.”-William James

Many of the great moments in history were often accompanied by inspiring speeches that have since served to evoke the spirit of those moments to the following generations. They often take place during the most trying of situations where the easiest response would have been to succumb to fear and panic, for example Winston Churchill’s speeches during the Second World War:

Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour’…

Perhaps the one thing all great speeches have in common – and the reason why they maintain their relevance through the ages – is they often contain some hope of a future time where the world is a better place. In doing so, these speeches tap into a yearning, a dream of a better world that all of us share, and makes that dream seem realistic and tangible.

Undoubtedly the success of the issue or campaign with which they are associated helps them to be remembered; for example, reading Martin Luther King’s speeches brings to mind the entire struggle for civil rights in the U.S. These speeches would have been ringing in the ears of those working to bring about these changes and inspiring them to keep on going despite the hardship, so reading them can really help to evoke some of the atmosphere of what it was like at that time.

Many great speeches also have a conciliatory nature about them and reach out to the oppressing as well as the oppressed, such as Martin Luther King’s famous ‘I have a dream’ speech:

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood… little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers…. This reaching beyond sectarian differences gives a universal character to the speeches, and means they are used as inspiration in contexts quite different to where they were first created.

Finally, the great thing about inspiring speeches is they remind us of what is good in ourselves. We spend far too long convinced of the mundanity of our existence; speeches such as the ones above evoke the finest qualities in man, they evoke the finest qualities in each one of us, and infuse us with new belief in ourselves to face our own challenges that lie ahead of us.

So here are some motivational quotez for all of us..!!!

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

~ Aristotle ~


“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”

~ William Faulkner ~


“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake…”

~ Marie Beyon Ray ~


“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”

~ George Bernard Shaw ~__________________________________________________

“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.”

~ Norman Vincent Peale ~


“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

~ Walter Bagehot ~


“There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.”

~ Napoleon Hill ~


“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

~ St. Francis of Assisi ~


“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

~ Leo Buscaglia ~


“Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

~ Mark Twain ~


“The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. ”

~ Richard M. DeVos ~


“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~


“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.”

~ John Wooden ~


“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

~ Lao Tzu ~


“Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him.”

~ Aldous Huxley ~


“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”

~ Ella Fitzgerald ~


“If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.”

~ David Viscott ~


“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


“Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.”

~ Will Durant ~


“Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.”

~John Updike~


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

~Mark Twain~


“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

~William Jennings Bryan~


“My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is within you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.”

~Helen Hayes~


“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”

~Napoleon Hill~


“Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, “This is the real me,” and when you have found that attitude, follow it.”

~William James~


“If you want to make life easy, make it hard.

~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe~

Posted June 11, 2010 by vuvuselabafana in Philosophy of Life...!!!