1- You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
2- Pick the day. Enjoy it -to the hilt. the day as it comes. people as they come... The past, I think has helped me appreciate the present- and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.
* Pick: to choose sb/sth from a group of people or things.
* appreciate: to recognize the good qualities of sb/sth.
Example: You can't really appreciate foreign literature in translation.
* spoil: to change sth good into sth bad unpleasant, useless,etc. syn: ruin
* fret: to be warried or unhappy and nit able to relax.
3- I decided, very early on, just to accept life uncoditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. most of time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.
*unconditional: without any conditions or limits.
*accomplish: to succeed in doing or completing sth.
*seek: to try or attempt
4- I was asked to act when I coudn't act. I was asked to sing 'Funny Face' when I coudn't sing. and dance with Fred Astaire when I coudn't dance- and do all kinds of things I wasn't prepared for. then I tired like mad to cope with it.
* mad: like crazy
*cope: to deal successfully with sth difficult. syn: manage
Example: Desert plants are adapted to cope with extreme heat.