Richard Bach Words of Wisdom

By | December 21, 2009
  • Allow the world to live as it chooses, and allow yourself to live as you choose.
  • An idea is never given to you without you being given the power to make it reality. You must, nevertheless, suffer for it.
  • A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.
  • Argue for your limitations and sure enough they’re yours.
  • Ask yourself the secret of your success. Listen to your answer, and practice it.
  • Avoid problems and you’ll never be the one who overcame them.
  • Bad things are not the worst things that can happen to us. Nothing is the worst thing that can happen to us!
  • Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love, aren’t we already there?
  • Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
  • Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly.
  • Don’t turn away from possible futures before you’re certain you don’t have anything to learn from them.
  • Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness…
  • Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.
  • Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.
  • Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.
  • Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn’t.
  • I don’t want to do business with those who don’t make a profit, because they can’t give the best service.
  • If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim.
  • If you love someone set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.
  • If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.
  • I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?
  • In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.
  • In order to win, you must expect to win.
  • I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me.
  • Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.
  • Live never to be ashamed if anything you say or do is published around the world, even if what is said is not true.
  • Not being known doesn’t stop the truth from being true.
  • Our soul mate is the one who makes life come to life.
  • Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
  • Real love stories never have endings.
  • Some choices we live not only once but a thousand times over, remembering them for the rest of our lives.
  • Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
  • Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger.
  • The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
  • The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.
  • The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
  • The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing?
  • The simplest things are often the truest.
  • The way to avoid responsibility is to say, “I’ve got responsibilities.”
  • To fly as fast as thought, to anywhere that is, He said, “you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived.”
  • What the student calls a tragedy, the master calls a butterfly.
  • You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.
  • You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
  • You don’t want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions. The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel.
  • Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.
  • Your friends will know you better in the first minute they meet you than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
  • Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah.
  • You teach best what you most need to learn.