Now That It’s All Over

Who cares about shit people say, that they don’t have the balls to say to your face.
( Tony Soprano )

Society tells us how we should lead our lives, what we can and cannot say, how we are supposed to feel, and they claim this is freedom.

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.

The greatest country, the richest country, is not that which has the most capitalists, monopolists, immense grabbings, vast fortunes, with its sad, sad soil of extreme, degrading, damning poverty, but the land in which there are the most homesteads, freeholds, where wealth does not show contrasts high and low, where all men have enough, a modest living, and no man is made possessor beyond the sane and beautiful necessities.
( Walt Whitman )

People do not die from suicide.. They die from sadness.

When someone asks me what I do.. I say ‘whatever it takes’.

Here we are, the most clever species ever to have lived.
So how is it we can destroy the only planet we have ?
( Jane Goodall )

I like when you don’t have to be careful what you say.
That’s when you know you are with the right people.

You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you. 
( C.S. Lewis )

The life many humans complain about is only a dream for millions of poor souls

Make your goal to create a life in which you don’t need to take a vacation.

The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live.. Which of these two is better only God knows.
( Socrates )

I don’t think you should die until you’re ready.
Until you’ve wrung out every last bit of living you can.
( Libba Bray )

The pessimist complains about the wind.
The optimist expects it to change.
The leader adjusts the sails.

Never before in the history of politics have the UK electors made such a grave mistake.
( God Almighty )

Happiness is simply peace, dancing..
Peace is simply happiness at rest.

You’ve got a lot of choices.. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you’re not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice.
( Steven D. Woodhull )

Trust is like paper.. Once it’s crumbled, it can’t be perfect again.

Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.
( Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros )

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy..
Even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it.

Now that it’s all over, what did you really do yesterday that’s worth mentioning ?
( Coleman Cox )

I try to do good in the world, to do the best I can..
Not because I expect a reward or praise..
But because it feels better than being an asshole.

Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.
( Charles Dickens )

Try and be one of the reasons why others believe in goodness and kindness.

My favourite times are when I am having intelligent conversations with good people and when I am listening to good music.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )

When it rains look for rainbows..
When it’s dark look for stars.

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
( J.K. Rowling )

People know your name, but not your story.
They have heard what you have done, but not what you have been through.
So take their opinions of you with a pinch of salt.
It’s not what others think of you..
It’s what you think about yourself that counts.

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know.
But if you listen, you may learn something new.
( Dalai Lama )

Your value doesn’t decrease based on the inability of others to see your worth.

A good human will be honest no matter how painful the truth is.
A coward hides behind lies and deceit.

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker.
Failure is delay, not defeat.
It is a temporary detour, not a dead end.
( Denis Waitley )

Never underestimate yourself.
You know more than you say, think more than you speak, and notice more than you realise.

I smile and act like nothing is wrong.
It’s called dealing with life and staying strong.

Whoever has skill in music is of good temperament and fitted for all things.
We must teach music in schools.
( Martin Luther )

Confidence isn’t walking into a room with your nose in the air and thinking you are better than everyone else.. It’s walking into a room and not having to compare yourself to anyone else in the first place.

When someone is nasty or treats you poorly..
Don’t take it personally..
It says nothing about you but everything about them.

Be thankful for the body and the mind you have.
No one can look or think the way you do.
You are unique.

Never speak from a place of hate, jealousy, anger, or insecurity.
Evaluate your words before you let them leave your lips.
Sometimes it’s best to be quiet.

My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it.
( Judy Blume )

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.

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 )

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

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 )

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 )

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 )

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.

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.

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 )

Think Well Of Yourself

Life is a beautiful struggle.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring.
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
( J.R.R. Tolkien )

The weak can never forgive..
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. 
( Mahatma Gandhi )

Think well of yourself and proclaim this fact to all..
Not in loud words but in good deeds and actions.

Nothing is so strong as gentleness.
Nothing is so gentle as real strength.
( Ralph W. Sockman )

To fear the opinions of others is a weakness..
To force your opinions onto others is crass.
Opinions don’t matter.

I hope you live a life you’re proud of.
If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
( Eric Roth )

To be comfortable in your own skin is the beginning of strength.
( Charles B. Handy )

A daily dose of day-dreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination.
( Richelle E. Goodrich )

You can only be free when even the desire of seeking freedom becomes a harness to you, and when you cease to speak of freedom as a goal and a fulfilment. 
( Kahlil Gibran )

Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection.. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something.. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult.. Being a geek is extremely liberating.
( Simon Pegg )

Humility does not mean you think less of yourself.
It means you think of yourself less.
( Ken Blanchard )

Work for a cause, not for applause.
Live your life to express, not to impress.
Don’t strive to make your presence noticed..
Just make your absence felt.

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
( Isaac Asimov )

Sometimes we have to accept the fact that certain things will never go back to how they use to be.

When the soul cries, and when the heart breaks, there are not always tears.

Family is not about blood..
It’s about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it the most.

The welfare state is the oldest con game in the world.
First you take people’s money away quietly and then you give some of it back to them flamboyantly.
( Thomas Sowell )

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today.
( Isaac Asimov )

Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.

Successful people never worry about what others are doing.

Life is too short to spend time with those who suck the happiness out of you.

Compassion is the basis of all morality.
( Arthur Schopenhauer )

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
( Sir Francis Bacon )

Promises mean everything, but after they are broken, sorry means nothing.

Life.. It takes sadness to know what happiness is, noise to appreciate silence, and absence to value presence.

The aim of life is self-development.
To realise one’s nature perfectly.. That is what each of us is here for.
( Oscar Wilde )

When all of your earnings are exhausted on food and shelter, your labours are no longer viewed as an opportunity for economic advancement, but rather as an act of self-preservation.
In the real world, that is called slavery.

When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody notices..
Don’t be sad.. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.
( John Lennon )

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
( Jackie Robinson )

Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.
( Thomas Merton )

There must be something rotten in the very core of a social system which increases its wealth without diminishing its misery.
( Karl Marx )

Some people ask others if they’re okay just to find out any gossip.
They don’t really care.

I believe there is another world waiting for us.
A better world.. And I’ll be waiting for you there.
( David Mitchell )

Breathe.. Let go..
And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
( Oprah Winfrey )

Once you learn how to be happy..
You won’t tolerate being around people who make you feel anything less.

Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.
( Andre Malraux )

You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.

Time is like a river.. You cannot touch the same water twice because the flow that has passed will never pass again.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much.. We have multiplied our possessions but reduced our values.. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.. We’ve learned how to make a living but not a life.. We’ve added years to life, not life to years.
( George Carlin )

The Aim Of Life Is To Live

I don’t have everything I wanted, but I do have everything I need.
My life is not perfect.. But it’s my life and I’m happy.

Women speaking up for themselves and for those around them is the strongest force we have to change the world.
( Melinda Gates )

Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.

Every day is a fresh start.. Each day is a new beginning.
Every morning we wake up is the first day of our new life.

We didn’t raise the Statue of Liberty with her back to the world, we did it with her light shining as a beacon to the world.
( President Barack Obama )

When you base your life on principles, most of your decisions are already made before you encounter them.

You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
( Rosa Parks )

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak.
Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
( Martin Luther King Jr. )

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

To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, or perfect..
You just have to care.
( Mandy Hale )

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 )

And sure enough, even waiting will end.. If you can just wait long enough.
( William Faulkner )

There is no small act of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
( Mary Anne Radmacher )

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.
( Mark Twain )

He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it.
( Dante Alighieri )

If the words you spoke appeared on your skin, would you still be beautiful ?

Every step may get harder.. But don’t stop.
The view is beautiful at the top.

Clothe yourself in strength and dignity..
And smile without being fearful of the future.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )

You were born with the ability to change someone’s life.. Don’t ever waste it.

If you want to feel rich, just count all the gifts you have that money can’t buy.

Don’t let people pull you into their storm.. Pull them into your peace.
( Kimberly Jones )

Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.
( Jacques Yves Cousteau )

If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth.
( Carl Sagan )

What a different place this world would be if people listened with their hearts instead of their opinions.

People that belittle others in order to sound clever do nothing more than prove their idiocy.

Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth.
This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.
( Laozi )

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.
( Benjamin Franklin )

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
( Marianne Williamson )

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
( Mahatma Gandhi )

Life always offers us a second chance.. It’s called tomorrow.

If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, I bet we would be quick to grab ours back.

If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
( George Washington )

One day we will all be just a memory..
But only to some people.. So do your best to be a good one.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )

Patience Is Bitter

It is not only what we do, but what we do not do, for which we are accountable.
( Moliere )

Every empire, however, tells itself and the world that it is unlike all other empires, that its mission is not to plunder and control but to educate and liberate.
( Edward W. Said )

No one has ever become poor by giving.
( Anne Frank )

The things most people take for granted, someone else is praying for.

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
( Ralph Waldo Emerson )

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.
( Peter T. McIntyre )

A society that robs an individual of the product of his effort is not strictly speaking a society, but a mob held together by institutionalised gang violence.
( Ayn Rand )

Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.
( Plato )

I saw many humans on whom there were no clothes.
I saw many clothes in which there were no humans.
( Rumi )

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures for most things.

No, we don’t always get what we want..
But there are many who will never have what you have right now.

The drums will always beat loudly in our hearts even through the noise of the world, and every time your feet touch Mother Earth our souls will feel the pull of those who walked before us.
( William Wind-Walker )

Begin doing what you want to do now.
We are not living in eternity.We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like a snowflake.
( Francis Bacon )

The teaching is simple.. Do what is right.. Be pure.
( Buddha )

Our conscience is part of our soul, and if not clear, will haunt us for eternity.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926 – 2008 )

Abortion may make you ‘unpregnant’..
But it also makes you the mother of a dead baby.
( Florence Emily Hookins, 1896 – 1962 )

The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.

When everything feels like an uphill struggle..
Just think of the view from the top.

I try to do good in the world.
Not out of fear for Hell or reward of Heaven..
But because it feels better than being an asshole.
( Rose Winfold, 1924-2006 )

When the past calls.. Let it go straight to voicemail.
It has nothing new to say.

If we don’t learn to control our thoughts..
We will never learn to control our behaviour.

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
( Alice Walker )

Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.
( Bill Nye )

Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life..
It’s about what you inspire others to do.

Don’t stop when you are tired..
Stop when you are done.

Remember.. Silence is always better than bull-shit.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
( John F. Kennedy )

The way people treat you is a statement about who they are as a human being..
It is not a statement about you.

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
( Oscar Wilde )

Seek respect, not attention.

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
( George Bernard Shaw )

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.

When you have done something wrong, admit it and be sorry..
No one in history has ever choked to death from swallowing his pride.

Listen carefully to how a person speaks about other people to you..
This is how they will speak about you to other people.

Government is not the solution to our problem.. Government is the problem.

Being honest may not get you a lot of friends, but it will always get you the right ones.

If you can get past the fear of looking a little silly or getting a little dirty..
You sure can have a lot of fun here in this thing that we call life.
( Doe Zantamata )

Suicide does not end the chances of life getting worse..
Suicide eliminates the possibility of it ever getting better.

Your life does not get better by chance.. It gets better by change.

Speak your heart..
If they don’t understand, the message was never meant for them anyway.
( Yasmin Mogahed )