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Quotes to live by

It has been my pleasure and fortune to participate in a fair amount of training in my life. Both as trainee and trainer. Sometimes between all the blah-blah-blah that passes our ear lobes on a long day of learning a good quote will be the one thing that really resonates and is remembered. Below are some quotes and idioms I have picked up along the way that I reflect on regularly.


Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” — I’m told the Buddha said that.

**Reflects the truth that we don’t always get what we want but it still feels good to smile.

Cry in the dojo, laugh on the battlefield.” — Old Samurai Maxim.

**Do the hard work at the front end and build a brick house.

Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.” — Randy Pausch; The Last Lecture

**Possibly Puritanistic, yet an invaluable attitude. You’ll never be bored again.

…and in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love, you make.” –The Beatles