You are not in this world to live up to other people’s expectations, nor should you feel the rest of the world must live up to yours.
Live in such a way, that if someone spoke badly of you no-one would believe it.
Youtube: Fighting Mediocrity
- How we live is so different from how we ought to live that he who studies what ought to be down, rather than what is done will learn the way to his downfall rather than his preservation.
- Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin amongst the great number who are not good. Hence a prince who wants to keep his authority must learn “how not to be good”, and use that knowledge, or refrain from using it, as necessity requires.
- The vulgar crowd always is taken by appearances, and the world consists chiefly of the vulgar.
- Men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore, the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge.
- Princes must delegate difficult tasks to others and keep popular ones for themselves.
Philanthropy and Diagnosis of Parkinson’s
In his retirement, Ali devoted much of his time to philanthropy. He announced that he had Parkinson’s disease in 1984, a degenerative neurological condition, and was involved in raising funds for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Over the years, Ali also supported the Special Olympics and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, among other organizations. In 1996, he lit the Olympic cauldron at the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, an emotional moment in sports history.
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Disappointments are just God’s way of saying: “I’ve got something better.” Be patient, live life, have faith.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined. Henry David Thoreau