You Cannot Be All Things To All People

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Hermann Hesse famously said, “A man cannot live intensely except at the cost of the self.” You cannot live your life on the road. You need to rest. Take time to reconnect with yourself. You need it. The world will continue without you. Your work will continue without you. If you want to enjoy yourself, you must stop running. You must stop being all things to all people.

Life is precious. Don’t abuse your life. You are here to live, not to exist. Until you take care of yourself, you will never have the chance to enjoy your life.

12 Exceptional Quotes To Live A Mindful Life

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If you want to understand yourself, you must learn how to live in the moment. A mindful life means you are living your life in the present. When you live in the moment, it connects you with your real self. It connects you with your inner life.

It is okay to think about the future, but don’t live in the future. Learn to live in the moment. You can do that when you live your life mindfully.

You can start with these quotes.

“There is no one who does not wish to be happy.”- St Augustine

“Beauty grows in you to the extent that love grows, because charity itself is the soul’s beauty.”- St. Augustine

“You wish to be great, begin from the least.”


“Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: such as we are, such are the times.”- St Augustine

“If you don’t have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true.”- Oscar Hammerstein

“All the sounds of the earth are like music.”- Oscar Hammerstein

“We are all here for a purpose.”- Paulo Coelho

“When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.”

Paulo Coelho

“Water is the first principle of everything.”- Thales of Miletus

“The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.”- Thales of Miletus

“Place is the greatest thing, as it contains all things.”

Thales of Miletus

“He who dares not offend cannot be honest.”– Thomas Paine