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Famous Richard Bach Quotes

Listed in: Inspirational Quotes

On Life:

Life does not require us to be consistent, cruel, patient, helpful, angry, rational, thoughtless, loving, rash, open-minded, neurotic, careful, rigid, tolerant, wasteful, rich, downtrodden, gentle, sick, considerate, funny, stupid, healthy, greedy, beautiful, lazy, responsive, foolish, sharing, pressured, intimate, hedonistic, industrious, manipulative, insightful, capricious, wise, selfish, kind or sacrificed. Life does, however, require us to live with the consequences of our choices.

How do you know if your mission in life is finished If you’re still alive, it isn’t.

This is a test to see if your mission in this life is complete, if you are alive, it isn’t.
(From: Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah)

On Happiness:

Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.

On Fear:

For a moment, off balance, was I annoyed Anger is always fear, I thought, and fear is always fear of loss. Would I lose myself if he made those choices It took a second to settle down I’d lose nothing. They’d be his wishes, not mine, and he’s free to live as he wants. The loss would come if I dared force him, tried to live for him and me as well. There’d be disaster worse than life on a bar stool.

On Learning:

Learning is finding out what you already know.

Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers and teachers.

That’s what learning is, after all not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we’ve changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning.