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If you want to surf, move to Hawaii.
by Ricky Williams

If you want to surf, move to Hawaii.
If you like to shop, move to New York.
If you like acting and Hollywood, move to California.
But if you like college football, move to Texas.
- Ricky Williams

I've let a lot of things go, and obviously football is one of them.
I think the hardest thing to let go is your self-image.
That's what I'm working on now.
- Ricky Williams

I don't think I'll ever be able to stay in one place
for more than a year or two.
It's not in my nature.
- Ricky Williams

I realized a while back that I have an innate ability to be compassionate,
and I saw that the strength of compassion is something
that healers have and healers use.'
- Ricky Williams

 

Nine in the box...
that's a football term.
- Ricky Williams

As human beings we have a tendency when we like something
to tie it up and make sure it's there for a long time.
I've been working on being able to let things go.
I don't think I ever want to buy property again.
- Ricky Williams

I definitely have come out of my shell a lot more.
When you question who you are, you can't be proud of who you are.
Now that I'm trying to peel off those layers and really understand who I am,
I don't have anything to be shy about.
- Ricky Williams

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I'm closer to being happy.
I'm doing things that make me happy.
In football I loved to practice and I loved to play,
but I hated to be in meetings, hated to talk to the media,
hated to have cameras in my face, hated to sign autographs.
I hated to do all those things.
- Ricky Williams

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things 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.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie


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