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Your life is what your thoughts make it.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
What a life! True life is elsewhere. We are not in the world.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I'm with you kid. Let's go.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can decide how you're going to live now.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
The less routine the more life.
The life of every person is like a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it.
Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.
The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
Life must be lived forward, but can only be understood backwards.
Life is divided up into the horrible and the miserable.
I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.
Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.
live as if your were to die tomorrow. learn as if you were to live forever.
In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's finger.
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
Life is always walking up to us and saying, 'Come on in, the living's fine,' and what do we do? Back off and take its picture.
Life is a long lesson in humility.
Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpt our existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands.
Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise.
While there's life, there's hope.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
What is important in life is life, and not the result of life.
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing; the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack.
Live this day as if it will be your last. Remember that you will only find tomorrow on the calendars of fools. Forget yesterday's defeats and ignore the problems of tomorrow. This is it. Doomsday. All you have. Make it the best day of your year. The saddest words you can ever utter are, If I had my life to live over again. Take the baton, now. Run with it! This is your day! Beginning today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or stranger, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
Dance like no one is watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like no one is listening, Live like it's heaven on earth.
Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
When I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.
The tragedy of life is not that a man loses, but that he almost wins.
Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.
You only live once -- but if you work it right, once is enough.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain.
Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.
Life marches by, I suggest you get on with it.
The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time.
The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.
Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities.
If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
I would rather think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to come together and make sense.
Life's a bitch, and life's got lots of sisters.
A light heart lives long.
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth.
Live as if everything you do will eventually be known.
Life is a wilderness of twists and turns, where faith is your only compass.
Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.
To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer.
The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion.
Look to the future, because that is where you'll spend the rest of your life.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
Life is just a journey
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
There are nine requisites for contented living: HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure; WEALTH enough to support your needs; STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them; GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them; PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished; CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor; LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others; FAITH enough to make real the things of God; HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
The life of man is a journey; a journey that must be traveled, however bad the roads or the accommodation.
Life flows on within you and without you.
The person who does not know how to live while they are making a living is a poorer person after their wealth is won than when they started.
Today, you have 100% of your life left.
Life is a flower of which love is the honey.
All of life is a foreign country.
You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.
Most people think life sucks, and then you die. Not me. I beg to differ. I think life sucks, then you get cancer, then your dog dies, your wife leaves you, the cancer goes into remission, you get a new dog, you get remarried, you owe ten million dollars in medical bills but you work hard for thirty-five years and you pay it back and then -- one day -- you have a massive stroke, your whole right side is paralyzed, you have to limp along the streets and speak out of the left side of your mouth and drool but you go into rehabilitation and regain the power to walk and the power to talk and then -- one day -- you step off a curb at Sixty-seventh Street, and BANG you get hit by a city bus and then you die. Maybe.
We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story.
Some people seem to go through life standing at the complaint counter.
Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.
The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life... I wanted to live so sturdily and so Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life... to drive life into a corner to know it by experience and be able to give an account of it in my next excursion.
However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are the richest.
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.
Don't worry about your life; what you shall eat, or drink, or the clothing for your body. [Matthew 6:31]
For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. [James 4:14]
Life is short, but it's long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined.
On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality--not as we expect it to be but as it is--is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily; that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love.
Life is full and overflowing with the new. But it is necessary to empty out the old to make room for the new to enter.
What is life? A frenzy. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a fiction. And the greatest good is trivial; for all life is a dream and all dreams are dreams.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.
A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope.
You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.
We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed.
The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, and love. They do not require coupons.
It is quite true what Philosophy says: that Life must be understood backwards. But that makes one forget the other saying: that it must be lived --forwards. The more one ponders this, the more it comes to mean that life in the temporal existence never becomes quite intelligible, precisely because at no moment can I find complete quiet to take the backward-looking position.
Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live; Not where I love, but where I am, I die.
There is only one way to get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life and live it as bravely and faithfully and cheerfully as we can.
The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.
I am a part of all that I have met.
Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own.
Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence.
And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last.
Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.
Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.
Life is a glass given to us to fill; a busy life is filling it with as much as it can hold; a hurried life has had more poured into it than it can contain.
Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.
It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it.
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.
Life is very interesting if you make mistakes.
Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.
Our life is made by the death of others.
The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
Nothing is beneath you if it is in the direction of your life.
Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still.
Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.
Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts. OR It's not what the world holds for you it's what you bring to it
When I hear somebody sigh that Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live.
The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well.
Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.
Live today for tomorrow it will all be history.
Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.
Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Life It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury; signifying nothing.
Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thought that is forever flowing through one's head.
This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun, and animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence towards the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men; go freely with the powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and mothers, of families: read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life: re-examine all you have been told at school or church, or in any books, and dismiss whatever insults your soul.
How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.
Life is like a grindstone -- whether it wears you down or polishes you up depends on what you are made of.
Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.
Life loves the liver of it.
When we speak the word life, it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach.
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
I think we're here for each other.
Life is one long process of getting tired.
People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I think that what we're really seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we can actually feel the rapture of being alive.
If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.
It's extraordinary how we go through life with eyes half shut, with dull ears, with dormant thoughts. Perhaps it's just as well; and it may be that it is this very dullness that makes life to the incalculable majority so supportable and so welcome.
Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave.
He who is not busy being born is busy dying.
What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?
The dream crossed twilight between birth and dying.
The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Do not take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive.
Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear; if it is happy it is horrible to lose, So the one is pretty equal to the other.
The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn't.
We live, not as we wish to, but as we can.
We never live, but we hope to live; and as we are always arranging to be happy, it must be that we never are so.
Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world.
You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.
The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one's life.
Young people talk of what they are doing; old people of what they have done; and fools of what they have a mind to do.
Life is a bridge. Cross over it, but build no house on it.
In the morning of life, work; in the mid day give council; in the evening, pray.
Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.
The good life is one inspired by life and guided by knowledge.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.
It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts!
Give a man a dollar and you cheer his heart. Give him a dream and you challenge his heart. Give him Christ and you change his heart. Then the dollar and the dream become meaningful to him, and to others.
First I was dying to finish high-school and start college. Then I was dying to finish college and start working. Next, I was dying for my children to grow old enough for school, so I could return to work. Finally, I was dying to retire. And now, I am dying
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
My life is a battle.
Life is a comedy for those who think... and a tragedy for those who feel.
Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding.
The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order.
After reading all that has been written, and after thinking all that can be thought, on the topics of God and the soul, the man who has a right to say that he thinks at all, will find himself face to face with the conclusion that, on these topics, the most profound thought is that which can be the least easily distinguished from the most superficial sentiment.
Not to find one's way in a city may well be uninteresting and banal. It requires ignorance -- nothing more. But to lose oneself in a city -- as one loses oneself in a forest -- that calls for a quite different schooling. Then, signboard and street names, passers-by, roofs, kiosks, or bars must speak to the wanderer like a cracking twig under his feet in the forest.
I found Rome brick, I left it marble.
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give".
The next chapter of my life is always more interesting than the last one.
Life's but a day at most.
Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.
Accept life, take it as it is? Stupid. The means of doing otherwise? Far from our having to take it, it is life that possesses us and on occasion shuts our mouths.
If, after all, men cannot always make history have meaning, they can always act so that their own lives have one.
Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
One of the most appalling comments on our present way of life is that half of all the beds in our hospitals are reserved for patients with nervous and mental troubles, patients who have collapsed under the crushing burden of accumulated yesterdays and fearful tomorrows. Yet a vast majority of those people would be walking the streets today, leading happy, useful lives, if they had only heeded the words of Jesus: Have no anxiety about the morrow; or the words of Sir William Osler; Live in day-tight compartments.
We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.
Life is not always not always what one wants it to be., but to make the best of it as it is the only way of being happy.
Life is a horizontal fall.
Perhaps life is just that... a dream and a fear.
Every morning I wake up saying, I'm still alive; a miracle. And so I keep on pushing.
This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.
People do not live nowadays. They get about 10% out of life.
Be glad of life because it gives you a chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at stars.
Live, let live, and help live
Life is at its best when it's shaken and stirred.
Only to the extent that someone is living out this self transcendence of human existence, is he truly human or does he become his true self. He becomes so, not by concerning himself with his self's actualization, but by forgetting himself and giving himself, overlooking himself and focusing outward.
I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- that myth is more potent than history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts -- That hope always triumphs over experience -- That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
Men, for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.
Life is the childhood of our immortality.
Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around.
He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
Those who live are those who fight.
Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that what have you had?
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others
Life is short; live it up.
To live fully is to let go and die with each passing moment, and to be reborn in each new one.
If we make our goal to live a life of compassion and unconditional love, then the world will indeed become a garden where all kinds of flowers can bloom and grow.
We live everything as it comes, without warning, like an actor going on cold. And what can life be worth if the first rehearsal for life is life itself? That is why life is always a sketch. No sketch is not quite the right word, because a sketch is an outline of something, the groundwork for a picture, whereas the sketch that is our life is a sketch of nothing, an outline with no picture.
There are three stages in a person's life, birth, their life and death. They are not conscious of birth submit to death and forget to live.
To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism -- this is the art of living.
Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
Can't nothing make your life work if you ain't the architect.
Life is constantly providing us with new funds, new resources, even when we are reduced to immobility. In life's ledger there is no such thing as frozen assets.
The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness. but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow Up.
Life is a great surprise. I don't see why death should not be an even greater one.
If you believed more in life you would fling yourself less to the moment.
Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.
Every time I look into the eyes of an animal I see life; the force of life and the beauty of creation
Make your life a happy one. That is where success is possible to every man.
Life is an onion and one cries while peeling it.
May God bless you to live as long as you want to; and want to as long as you live!
Life is a series of steps. Things are done gradually. Once in a while there is a giant step, but most of the time we are taking small, seemingly insignificant steps on the stairway of life.
The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things
Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to save it.
Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Life may not be beautiful, but it is interesting.
Life is warfare.
Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale.
Best to live lightly, unthinkingly.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The truest end of life, is to find the life that doesn't end.
Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.
Life is a state of mind.
People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly
The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.
Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is.
We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost.
Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and, in this, hasn't changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.
Life is a question asked by God about the way he exists.
Please live. Talk, think, act. And sometimes listen to the music... Look at paintings and at times be moved. Laugh a lot, and at times, cry. And if you find a wonderful girl, then you go for her and love her.
All that we see or seem is nothing but a dream within a dream
Glory is only temporary, The way you choose to live your life, lives on in eternity
LIFE IS A JOURNEY AND ONLY GOD KNOWS THE DISTANCE
How are you going to live your life; seeing the world as made for you or seeing that you were made for the world?
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure
All that man has will he give for his life.
We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance.
It is not how many years we live, but rather what we do with them.
Youth is too tumultuous for felicity; old age too insecure for happiness. The period most favorable to enjoyment, in a vigorous, fortunate, and generous life, is that between forty and sixty.
This life of separateness may be compared to a dream, a phantasm, a bubble, a shadow, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning.
To live is like to love-all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Life is like playing the violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge.
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth are never alone or weary of life.
Life itself is the proper binge.
Life isn't like a book. Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess.
We dribble away our life, little by little, in small packages -- we don't throw it away all at once.
If one considered life as a simple loan, one would perhaps be less exacting. We possess actually nothing; everything goes through us.
Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.
Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.
If we live truly, we shall see truly.
Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great -- and they know I know it.
Life is an operation which is done in a forward direction. One lives toward the future, because to live consists inexorably in doing, in each individual life making itself.
Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!
Live as you would have wished to live when you come to die.
Not only is life a bitch, but it is always having puppies.
May you live as long as you want and not want as long as you live.
Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.