If you think down, you will go down. If you think up, you will go up. You’ll always travel in the direction of your thinking.— T. D. Jakes
Most Powerful Ups Downs quotations
Life is like a roller coaster. It has it's ups and downs. But it's your choice to scream or enjoy the ride.
Sometimes people put up walls, not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.
We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.
Life is like a roller coaster. It has its ups and downs. But it's your choice to scream or to enjoy the ride.
Ups and downs in life are very important to keep us going, because a straight line even in an ECG means we are not alive
I had to make my own living and my own opportunity.
But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.
I'm satisfied and proud of the things I did - even the bumps and the bruises that I've had on the way. You fall down, you get up, you brush yourself off and you keep going. And that's what we're doing.
Life is like a roller coaster. It has its ups and downs. But it's your choice to scream or enjoy the ride.
Look up to the sky. You’ll never find rainbows if you’re looking down.
The pleasure and joy of man lies in treading down the rebel and conquering the enemy, in tearing him up by the root, in taking from him all that he has.
If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Last time I was down South I walked into this restaurant, and this white waitress came up to me and said: 'We don't serve colored people here.' "I said: 'that's all right, I don't eat colored people. Bring me a whole fried chicken.
Life is a carousel. It goes up and down. All U gotta do is just stay on.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.
Real change never occurs from the top on down, [but] always from the bottom on up.
For those to whom much is given, much is required.
It is not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up. There is no substitute for victory.
We look up for inspiration, down for desperation, right and left for information.
So remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.
Try to make sense of what you see and hold on to that childlike wonder about what makes the universe exist.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Even if [the Pope an incarnate devil], we ought not to raise up our heads against him, but calmly lie down to rest on his bosom... He who rebels against our Father is condemned to death, for that which we do to him we do to Christ: we honor Christ if we honor the Pope; we dishonor Christ if we dishonor the Pope.
All the ups and downs are grace in different wrappings, sent to refine consciousness. Say thanks to them all.
We are slowed down sound and light waves, a walking bundle of frequencies tuned into the cosmos. We are souls dressed up in sacred biochemical garments and our bodies are the instruments through which our souls play their music.
Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it's the answer to everything.
... It's the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it's a cactus.
And the seasons they go 'round and 'round And the painted ponies go up and down We're captive on the carousel of time We can't return we can only look behind From where we came And go round and round and round In the circle game.
It's time for Black people to stop playing the separating game of geography, of where the slave ship put us down. We must concentrate on where the slave ship picked us up.
I realize that if I were stable, prudent and static;
I'd live in death. Therefore I accept confusion, uncertainty, fear and emotional ups and downs; because that's the price I'm willing to pay for a fluid, perplexed and exciting life.
With a defeat, when you lose, you get up, you make it better, you try again.
That's what I do in life, when I get down, when I get sick, I don't want to just stop. I keep going and I try to do more. Everyone always says never give up but you really have to take that to heart and really do never definitely give up. Keep trying.
I live in the spirit of prayer. I pray as I walk about, when I lie down and when I rise up. And the answers are always coming.
One thing I’ve learned through all the ups and downs is that if you’re doing things right, then you have a core group of people. Not just a core group like your homies or your buddies, but a group of people that has a good influence on you, who you respect and admire, and you know that if they’re on your side, you’re doing something right.
Heartbreaks, disappointments and even our own weaknesses can serve as stepping-stones to the second half of life transformation. Failings are the foundation for growth. Those who have fallen, failed or 'gone down' are the only ones who understand 'up.'
Niggas frown when you up and smile when you down.
And when you change for the better, shife fools stop comin' around.
I cannot switch my voice. My voice is not like an elevator going up and down.
You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.
Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down.
The whole world is drunk and we're just the cocktail of the moment.
Someday soon, the world will wake up, down two aspirin with a glass of tomato juice, and wonder what the hell all the fuss was about.
Instead of concentrating on your problems and getting discouraged, focus on God and meditate on His promises for you. You may have fallen down, but you don't have to stay down. God is ready, willing and able to pick you up.