A Life Is Like A Garden

You can say goodbye, reflect on your life and prepare, according to your beliefs, to meet your maker or enjoy eternal oblivion.. It is a romantic view of dying, but achievable with love, morphine and whisky.
( Dr Richard Smith )

Silence is loaded with answers.

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.
( Og Mandino )

I see people turn their heads and quickly look away.

Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are. 
( Søren Kierkegaard )

At the end of the day before you close your eyes..
Be content with where you’ve been..
And proud of who you are.

A life is like a garden.
Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.
( Leonard Nimoy )

If you ever find yourself the victim of other people’s bitterness, smallness or insecurities, remember, things could be a lot worse.. You could be them.

Just be you.. I’ve learned the hard way and in the end, some people are just so full of hate that no matter what you say or do, they will always have something to say.
( Megan Fox )

That special feeling in the air when family and friends gather to show they care.

If anyone on the verge of action should judge himself according to the outcome, he would never begin.
( Søren Kierkegaard )

I sometimes have to turn my head until the darkness goes.

Go as far as you can see.
When you get there, you will see further.
( Zig Ziglar )

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

The essence of America – that which really unites us – is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion – it is an idea – and what an idea it is.. That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.
( Condoleezza Rice )

Like a new born baby, it happens every day.

Nothing hurts a good soul and the kind heart more than to live amongst people who can’t understand it.
( Ali Ibn Abi Talib )

We get so worried about being pretty.
Let’s be pretty kind.. Pretty funny.
Pretty smart.. Pretty strong.
( Britt Nicole )

I look deep inside myself and see my heart is broken.

Less bullets, more brains.
The strong don’t need guns.
Guns are tools of the weak.. This is true.
If you disagree with me, it’s ok, you are wrong.
( Henry Rollins )

As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.
( Noam Chomsky )

Our precious souls recognise each other by the way we feel, not by the way we look.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )

I just feel like fading away so I don’t have to face the facts.

If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
( Charles Darwin )

Murder is not about lust and it’s not about violence.
It’s about possession.
( Ted Bundy )

To see that your life is a story while you’re in the middle of living it may be a help to living it well.
( Ursula K. Le Guin )

Man has the power to act as his own destroyer..
And that is the way he has acted through most of history.
( Ayn Rand )

I am not a courageous person by nature.. I have simply discovered that, at certain key moments in this life, you must find courage in yourself, in order to move forward and live.
( John Patrick Shanley )

We’re just animals, after all.. And how can an animal get so removed from nature that it loses the instinct to keep itself alive ?
( Amy Reed )

A normal life.. Such a simple idea, but it’s almost impossible for me to picture.
( Pittacus Lore )

Everything that happens before Death is what counts.
( Ray Bradbury )

When we are judging everything, we are learning nothing.
( Steve Maraboli )

If this book has a lesson, it is that we are awfully lucky to be here, and by ‘we’ I mean every living thing.. To attain any kind of life in this universe of ours appears to be quite an achievement.. As humans we are doubly lucky, of course.. We enjoy not only the privilege of existence but also the singular ability to appreciate it and even, in a multitude of ways, to make it better.. It is a talent we have only barely begun to grasp.
( Bill Bryson )

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.
( Bob Dylan )

You never think the last time is the last time.
You think there will be more.
You think you have forever, but you don’t.

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
( Bob Dylan )

Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out.

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do so with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
( Og Mandino )

Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise or trouble or worries.
Peace means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

The people will believe what the media tells them to believe.
( George Orwell )

Those who love peace must learn to organise as effectively as those who love war.
( Martin Luther King, Jr. )

The first step toward happiness is always the hardest because we have to walk away from all we have known to find all we have wanted.

Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you.
( Og Mandino )

Maturity comes when you stop making excuses and start making changes.

Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.
( Elizabeth Gilbert )

Your greatest test is when you are able to bless someone else while you are going through your own storm.

Dwell on the beauty of life.
Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
( Marcus Aurelius )

The first to apologise is the bravest.
The first to forgive is the strongest.
The first to forget is the happiest.

Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.
( L.M. Montgomery )

Take care of your thoughts when you are alone..
And take care of your words when you are with others.

The best of us must sometimes eat our words.
( J.K. Rowling )

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
( C.S. Lewis )

Always tell someone how you feel.
Because opportunities are lost in the blink of an eye..
And regret can last for a lifetime.

If the Negro in the ghetto must be fed by the hand that pushes him into the ghetto, he will never become strong enough to get out of the ghetto.
( Carter G. Woodson )

The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are.
But how happy others can be because of you.

If ever the time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.
( Samuel Adams )

How good do you have to be to be considered a ‘good person’ ?

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
( Henry Miller )

Don’t feel bad if others remember you only when they need you.
Feel privileged that you are like a candle that comes to their mind when there is darkness.

Live authentically, and savour each precious moment of your journey.
Because when you arrive at your destination, another journey begins.
( Joe Keane )

Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed.. If people all over the world would do this, it would change the earth.
( William Faulkner )

If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it.
( Andy Rooney )

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
( Aristotle )

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
( Soren Kierkegaard )

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