Patience Is Bitter

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

Everything we do is based on the choices we make.
It’s not our parents, our past, our job, or our relationships that are to blame.
We are responsible for every decision and action and choice we make.

Don’t take too much notice of what you hear, just trust what you feel.

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 )

If I can make someone feel good, or put a smile on their face..
That, to me, is worthwhile.

Do what makes you feel happy and don’t think too much.

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

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

One of the most important lessons in life is learning how to stay calm.

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 )

Our job is not to judge.. Our job is not to figure out if someone deserves something.
Our job is to lift the fallen, to restore the broken, and to heal the hurting.

Stupid is knowing the truth, but still believing the lies.

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

If you believe you are right all the time, then you learn nothing from life.

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 )

You are free to choose but you are not free from the consequence of your choice.

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 )

Life has taught me to never expect anything from anyone.

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.

Beauty is power.. A smile is its sword.
( John Ray )

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 )

Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit.

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 )

As you travel through life you learn a lot of great lessons from stupid people.

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

Not giving a shit is sometimes far better than revenge.

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

It’s never too late to make a difference.

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.

The actions and words of good people affects others.
The actions and words of evil people infects others.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )

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 )

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

My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
( Rumi )

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.

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.

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.
( Emily Dickinson )

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 )

Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.
( Eric Roth )

I learned to give not because I had much, but because I know exactly how it feels to have nothing.

That’s one of the great things about music.
You can sing a song to 85,000 people and they will sing it back for 85,000 different reasons.
( Dave Grohl )

The cost of war continues until the last veteran receives the care and the benefits that he or she has earned on the battlefield.
( Bernie Sanders )

Most things we want are on the other side of fear.

The quality of friendships is more important than the quantity of friends.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )

There is a difference between giving up and knowing when you have had enough.

We are all ready to be savage in some cause.
The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.
( William James )

Most people get mad when you treat them how they treat you.

There is only one sin, and that is theft.
When you tell a lie, you steal someones right to the truth.
( Khaled Hosseini )

Seek Respect, Not Attention

Hard times will always reveal true friends.

You yourself are the eternal energy which appears as this universe.
You didn’t come into this world.
You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean.
( Alan Watts )

Sometimes you have to be done.
Not angry or upset, just done.

Most people do not see their beliefs.
Instead, their beliefs tell them what they see.
This is the simple difference between clarity and confusion.
( Matt Kahn )

I wish I met some people a little earlier, some a little later,
And some never at all.

Don’t be in such a hurry to condemn a person because he doesn’t do what you do, or think as you think.. There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today.
( Malcolm X )

Very often it’s the people with a broken heart who try to help you.

You have no need to travel anywhere.
Journey within yourself.
Enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendour of your own light.
( Rumi )

No matter how good a person you are, someone will always hate you.

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
( Confucius )

There’s a story behind every person.
There’s a reason why they are the way they are.
Think about this before you judge someone.

Just because you are offended by what others may say or do..
Doesn’t mean you are right and they are wrong.

Common sense is like deodorant.
The people who need it most don’t use it.

Whenever one person stands up and says, ‘Wait a minute, this is wrong,’..
It helps other people to do the same.
( Gloria Steinem )

I wish I could get a refund for all the time I’ve wasted on people.

Choice is our point of power.
And when we are not paying attention to our lives, we don’t make conscious choices..
Which means that we are living by habit or by default.
( Iyanla Vanzant )

I don’t hold grudges.
I just remember what happened.. I remember the facts.

If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle.. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress.
( Buddha )

When you find no solution to a problem, it may not be a problem to be solved, just a truth to be accepted.

The earth has music for those who listen.
( George Santayana )

A grasping, contagious sickness called ‘greed’ is infecting many in the world.

Survival of the world depends on our sharing what we have, and working together.
If we do not, the world will die.
First the planet, and next the people.
( Frank Fools Crow )

One day..
You will be just a memory for some people.
Do your best to be a good one.

We are the ones left behind..
To keep those who have gone from us alive in heart and mind.
We are the ones left to preserve and cherish their legacy.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )

Every nation sees itself as superior to all other nations.
Patriotism is universal..
Built mostly on myths created by its government.

Be very, very careful what you put into that head..
Because you will never, ever get it out.
( Thomas Cardinal Wolsey )

Humans ..
I created science for you to know me.. NOT to deny me.
( God )

Some people may only like you if you fit inside their box.
Tell them to shove the box up their ass.

All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are.
( Robin Williams )

One day we will realise that big hearts will bring us more peace than big weapons.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )

If we lie to the government, it’s a felony.
But if they lie to us, it’s politics.

Listen to your own voice, your own soul, and your own heart.
Too many of us listen to the noise of the world, instead of ourselves.

The opposite of truth is not lies.
The opposite of truth is chaos.
It destroys the lives of people.
It destroys justice.
And it destroys respect and decency.
( Rose Winfold )

Lessons in our lives sometimes come from advice we give to others.
Listen carefully when you share your wisdom..
The message may be for you.

The greatest accomplishment of some people is just keeping their mouth shut.

There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
( Nelson Mandela )

It’s surprising how many people are able to have their foot in their mouth and their head up their ass at the same time.

Life asked death : “Why do people love me but hate you ?”
Death replied      : “Because you are a beautiful lie and I am a painful truth.”

Art is an insignificant attempt at reproducing what God does every moment.
( George Harrison )

Sometimes our life feels like a test or an exam we didn’t study for.
( Robert William Hutchison, 1922-2006 )

Self-confidence is the best outfit.. Wear it every day.

You have your way.. I have my way.
As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way.. It does not exist.
( Friedrich Nietzsche )

Fake people have an image to maintain.. Real people just don’t care.

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
( Frederick Douglass )

The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other.
It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich.. Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied, but written off as trash.
( John Berger )

Happy are they who take life day by day, complain very little..
And are thankful for the little things in life.

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten we belong to each other.
( Mother Teresa )

You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.
( Joel Osteen )

If you can lay down at night knowing in your heart that you made someone’s day just a little bit better, you know you had a good day.

In life, you will realise there is a role for everyone you meet.
Some will test you.. Some will use you.. Some will love you..
And some will teach you.
But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you.
They are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it’s all worthwhile.

Every breath we take, every mouthful of food we take, comes from the Earth and Nature.
If we continue to destroy the Earth and Nature, we destroy ourselves.
( Rose Winfold )

There comes a time in life when you walk away from all the drama and the people who create it.. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good.. Love the people who treat you right.. Pray for the ones who don’t.
Life is too short to be anything but happy.
Falling down is part of life.. Getting back up is living.

One day you will wake up and there will not be any more time to do the things you have always wanted.. Do it now.
( Paulo Coelho )

Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday.
Every morning we wake up is the first day of our future.

Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn’t suck.
( Joss Whedon )

Try going a whole day without complaining..
Not even the smallest of complaints.
Then watch how your life starts to change.

There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for.
( Tom Robbins )

Handle every stressful situation like a dog.
If you can’t eat it or play with it..
Just pee on it and walk away.

Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man.
( Homer )

I believe in goodness and angels.
But do not think this is a weakness.
The devil hides from me and understands why storms are named after people.

When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer.
You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.
( Stuart Scott )

Look up.. Now look down.
Up is endless.. Down has an ending.
Always look up.

Magic exists.. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars ? .. Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic.. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.
( Nora Roberts )

Choose To Live By Choice

Be strong enough to stand alone.
Be yourself enough to stand apart.
But be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
( Camille Pissarro )

I love when you look at someone with a smile on your face, and they break into a smile back at you, not because they know why you are smiling, but because you are happy, and that’s enough to make them happy.

The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it.
You either have to laugh or cry.. I prefer to laugh.. Crying gives me a headache.
( Marjorie Pay Hinckley )

Until we give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else..
It will never be where we are.

I grow more confused every day.

One of the most courageous decisions you will ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.
( Brigitte Nicole )

The less you respond to rude, critical, argumentative people, the more peaceful your life will become.

As you get older you realise how much time you have wasted on nonsense and crap.

Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times.
( Patrick Rothfuss )

The most dangerous liars are those who think they are telling the truth.

Wisdom is having things right in your life and knowing why.
( William Edgar Stafford )

Freedom is being you without anyone’s permission.

Motivation gets you started.. Your heart keeps you going.

Nothing will stop you from being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.
( John Cleese )

Fools take a knife and stab people in the back.
The wise take a knife, cut the cord, and free themselves from the fools.

Expectations make people miserable, so whatever yours are, lower them.
You’ll definitely be happier.

( Simone Elkeles )

Smile.. It’s the key that fits the locks on everyone’s hearts.

Don’t pretend you’re fine just to make someone feel comfortable.

Behind my smile is a hurting heart.
Behind my laugh, I am falling apart.

There is a wisdom of the head, and there is a wisdom of the heart.
( Charles Dickens )

What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it is supposed to be.

We live on a wonderful life-sustaining planet that circles around a ball of fire, next to a moon that moves the sea, and you don’t believe in miracles ?

The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time.
( Dante Alighieri )

I choose to live by choice, not by chance.
I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinions of others.

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
( Jean-Jacques Rousseau )

When politicians or so-called intelligent people say, “Think outside the box”, they have no idea what’s inside the box.

Many of our government and council ‘Public Servants’ are arrogant individuals who mistake power for material indulgences.

All the war propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
( George Orwell )

If you think someone is giving you a fake telephone number, read it back to them incorrectly..
If they correct you, it’s the right number.

The Internet didn’t create legions of racists and homophobes.
It just turned over the rock and gave them a massively horrific voice.
( James Bridle )

One of the greatest gifts you can bestow upon another is kindness.
True kindness lies within the act of giving without the expectation of something in return.

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.. This world in arms is not spending money alone.. It is spending the sweat of its labourers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
( Dwight D. Eisenhower )

Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world, no matter what you look like.

We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American Eagle in order to feather their own nests.
( Franklin D. Roosevelt )

No matter how dirty your past is, your future can still be spotless.

Art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or colour.
( John F. Kennedy )

They rattled my cage to see if I would bite.
When they released me, they would see that the answer was yes.

Someone who hates you normally hates you for one of three reasons.
They either see you as a threat.
They hate themselves.
Or they want to be you.

You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world.
And there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.

Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart.
Of it’s constant hunger for whatever it is it wants.
The way it stops and starts.
( Edgar Allan Poe )

Cherish those people who have the ability to touch you and still be thousands of miles from your presence.

I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you are wonderful.
And don’t forget to make some art, write or draw, or build or sing.
Or live as only you can.
( Neil Garman )

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.
( C.S. Lewis )

We must fight as a race for everything that makes for a better country and a better world.. We are dreaming idiots and trusting fools to do anything less.
( Ralph Bunche )

Live without pretending.
Love without depending.
Listen without defending.
Speak without offending.

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.
( Sitting Bull )

Just remember.. Silence is better than nonsense and bull-shit.
( R S Hutchison )

Night is a wonderful opportunity to take rest, to dream.
And to get ready for the battles you may face tomorrow.
( Florence Emily Hookins, 1896 – 1962 )

Human ignorance makes me weep.
If they soon don’t learn of their mistake..
More innocent lives they will take.

Do not despise your own place and hour.
Every place is under the stars, every place is the centre of the world.
( John Burroughs )  

Choose friends who you are proud to know.
People you admire, who love and respect you.
Surround yourself with people who reflect the person you want to be.

My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.
( Coco Chanel )

We sometimes meet someone who we feel really comfortable with.
And we don’t have to pretend to be anyone or anything.

Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.
( Virginia Woolf

The human race will eventually die of civilisation.
( Ralph Waldo Emerson )

Our job is not to judge.
Our job is not to figure out if someone deserves something.
Our job is to lift the fallen, to restore the broken, and to heal the hurting.

There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.

If you don’t want your tax dollars to help the poor..
Then stop saying that you want a country based on Christian values, because you don’t.
( Jimmy Carter )

Be careful with your words.
Once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten.

It’s better to look back and say, “I can’t believe I did that”.
Rather than say, “I wish I did that”.

There are two kinds of people in the world.. Givers and Takers.
The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.
( Marlo Thomas )

If I Could Give You Any Gift

I believe in good, caring people.
I believe in goodness.
I believe in angels and fairies.
But do not think this is a weakness.
The devil hides from me.

It isn’t the things that happen to us in our lives that cause us to suffer..
It’s how we relate to the things that happen to us that causes us to suffer.
( Pema Chodron )

Set peace of mind as your highest goal.
And organise your life around it.
( Brian Tracy )

People hear you on the level you speak to them from.
Speak from your heart, and they will hear with their heart.
( Marianne Williamson )

Courage is being scared to death.
But saddling up anyway.
( John Wayne )

Forget yesterday, it has already forgotten you.
Don’t sweat tomorrow, you haven’t even met.
Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift.. Today.

Until we have seen someone’s darkness we don’t really know who they are.
Until we have forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is.
( Marianne Williamson )

That awkward moment when you are not sure if you actually have free time..
Or you are just forgetting everything.

In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
( Oscar Wilde )

One of the greatest gifts you can bestow upon another is kindness.
True kindness lies within the act of giving without the expectation of something in return.

Do as you will for I lack nothing,
I am your vessel to be restored or destroyed.
( Huldreich Zwingli. 1485 – 1531 )

If I could give you any gift..
I would give you love and laughter, a peaceful heart, and joy forever after.

Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
( Buddha )

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere..
While a pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colour blind.
( Albert Schweitzer )

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities.
And an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
( Harry Truman )

To help someone in need is not charity.. It is proper etiquette.
( Robert Brault )

Your reputation of tomorrow is built on the character you establish today.
( John Hawkins )

I don’t have to agree with you to like you or respect you.
( Anthony Bourdain )

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
( George Orwell )

Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.

Whenever I have a problem, I sing.
Then I realise that my voice is a lot worse than my problem.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
( Leonardo da Vinci )

Silence in the face of evil is itself evil.
God will not hold us guiltless.
Not to speak is to speak.
Not to act is to act.
( Dietrich Bonhoeffer )

Gratitude turns what we have into enough.
( Richard Simmonds )

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
( W.B. Yeats )

We were not created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy.. We were created to be victorious.

Kindness doesn’t cost anything.. Sprinkle it everywhere.

Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school.. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.
( Plato )

If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you.
If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.

Earth is our treasure, not our dump.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )

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 )

Life really does begin at forty.
Up until then, you are just doing research.
( Carl Jung )

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.
( Dolly Parton )

If they respect you, respect them.
If they disrespect you, still respect them.
Do not allow the actions of others to decrease your good manners..
Because you represent yourself, not others.

Our past cannot be changed, forgotten, edited or erased..
It must be accepted.

We must fill our head and our heart with all that is important..
And forget all the rest.

Among the things you can give and still keep..
Are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
( Zig Ziglar )

We don’t need a certain number of friends..
We just need a number of friends we can be certain of.

None but ourselves can free our minds.
( Bob Marley )

I do not believe making money in order to consume goods is mankind’s sole purpose on this planet.. If you’re wondering what I believe our purpose on this planet is, I will give you a hint.. It has to do with creating and sharing.
( Bill Hicks )

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how they love them while they’re alive.
( Optimus Prime )

We have to free half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half.
( Emmeline Pankhurst )

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
( Groucho Marx )

There comes a time when we have to stop crossing oceans for others that wouldn’t even jump in puddles for us.

One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
( Martin Luther King, Jr. )

People who shine from within don’t need the spotlight.

Life doesn’t get easier, we just become stronger.

The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules.
It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.

I love people who can make me laugh, when I don’t even want to smile.

The only people mad at you for speaking the truth are those living a lie.
Keep speaking the truth.

If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
( Malcolm X )

Everybody deserves somebody who makes them look forward to tomorrow.

When you realise the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.
( Dian Fossey )

Having to go to work is a major interruption, and a major disruption, in my life.
( R.S. Hutchison )

The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.

If there are no ups and downs in your life.. It means you are dead.

I am not this hair.. I am not this skin.
I am the soul that lives within.
( Rumi )

Life is a learning experience chosen for soul-type reasons that humans have an almost impossible time understanding.
( Annie Kagan )

I don’t know how to save the world.. I don’t have the answers or the answer.
I hold no secret knowledge as to how to fix the mistakes of generations past and present.. I only know that without compassion and respect for all of Earth’s inhabitants, none of us will survive.. nor will we deserve to.
( Leonard Peltier )

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil.
But by those who watch them without doing anything.
( Albert Einstein )

Just Keep Moving Forward

Imperfections are beauty.
Madness is genius.
And silly is better than boring.

Calling someone else fat won’t make you any skinnier.
And calling someone stupid doesn’t make you any smarter.

One day we all realise there are some people we will never see again.
At least, not in the same way.

I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction.
The world will have a generation of idiots.
( Albert Einstein )

The true terrorists of our world do not meet at the docks at midnight, or scream “Allahu Akbar” before some violent action.. The true terrorists of our world wear five thousand dollar suits and work in the highest positions of finance, government and business.
( Peter Joseph )

Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry.
( Alvin Price )

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Don’t be trapped by dogma.. which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
( Steve Jobs )

Honesty is a very expensive gift.. Do not expect it from cheap people.
Warren Buffet )

To criticize a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous..
But to criticize their religion, that is a right.. That is a freedom.
The freedom to criticize ideas, any ideas.. even if they are sincerely held beliefs.. is one of the fundamental freedoms of society.
A law which attempts to say you can criticize and ridicule ideas as long as they are not religious ideas is a very peculiar law indeed.
( Rowan Atkinson )

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars.
It’s where the rich use public transportation.
( Gustavo Petro )

It’s all about money, not freedom.
You think you’re free ? .. Try going somewhere without money.
( Bill Hicks )

Most Americans are unaware of a decline in individual liberty, and the reason is obvious.. The decline rarely takes the form of sudden personal depravations but, instead, takes the form of unnoticed erosion and, thus, we come to regard whatever state we are in as a normal condition.
( Leonard E. Read )

Youths are passed through schools that don’t teach, then forced to search for jobs that don’t exist and finally left stranded in the street to stare at the glamorous lives advertised around them.
( Huey P. Newton ) 

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do themselves, that will make them successful human beings.not
( Ann Landers )

The only people I owe my loyalty to are those who never made me question theirs.

When words are both true and kind they can change the world.
( Buddha )

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
( Franklin D. Roosevelt )

When humans act with cruelty we characterise them as ‘animals’, yet the only animal that displays cruelty is humanity.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )

I meant to behave but there were too many other options.

Just keep moving forward and don’t give a shit about what anybody thinks.
Do what you have to do, for you.
( Johnny Depp )

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.
( Victor Hugo )

Confidence is what allows you to open a door when you have absolutely no idea what is behind it.

The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
( Abraham Lincoln )

As I look back on my life, I realise that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.
( Sigmund Freud )

Never be ashamed of a scar.
It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.

How people treat you is their karma.. How you react is yours.

Nothing compares to a beautiful conversation with a beautiful mind.

Be kind to unkind people.. They need it the most.

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them humanity cannot survive.
( Dalai Lama )

The eye only sees what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

I don’t pay attention to when folk say the world is ending.
It has ended for me many times..
And began again in the morning.

No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.
( Buddha )

May the sun bring you new energy by day.
May the moon softly restore you by night.
May the rain wash away your worries.
May the breeze blow new strength into your being.
May you walk gently through the world..
And know its beauty all the days of your life.

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
( Mahatma Gandhi )

Some people are like clouds..
When they disappear, it’s a beautiful day.

When you take a stand for what you believe in, you are never wrong.

Let’s not go and ruin it by thinking too much.
( Clint Eastwood )

What defines us is how well we rise after falling.

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
( Voltaire )

Sometimes it’s better to just remain silent and smile.

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
( Audre Lorde )

Let your smile change the world..
But don’t let the world change your smile.

Courage doesn’t always roar.. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
( Mary Anne Radmacher )

We should all celebrate our individuality and not be ashamed of it.

Our culture has accepted two huge lies.
The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them.. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do.. Both are nonsense.
You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.

I have a very strict gun control policy.
If there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
( Clint Eastwood )

It’s not who we are underneath, but what we do that defines us.

Man did not weave the web of life.. We are merely a strand in it.
Whatever we do to the web, we also do to ourselves.
( Chief Seattle )

When I give you my time, I’m giving you a portion of my life that I will never get back.
So please don’t make me regret it.

Think of what would happen if everyone woke this morning thinking of helping others instead of helping themselves.. Likely peace on Earth.. This is Heaven.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )

Intelligence is not because you think you know everything without questioning..
But rather because you question everything you think you know.

Money is numbers and numbers never end.
If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.
( Bob Marley )

Be humble enough to know you are not better than anybody else..
And wise enough to know that you are different from the rest.

A mind that is stretched by new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
( Oliver Wendell Holmes )

I am on the side of angels and goodness.
But don’t think that is a weakness.
My heart and my mind and my soul scare even the devil.

The word ‘listen’ contains the same letters as the word ‘silent’.

It makes me so mad that some people underestimate the wisdom and energy of young people.. All because they don’t look the way older folks think they should look.. Maybe some of those closed minded people will realise long hair and tattoos don’t mean they should be ignored.. Close minded people are part of what’s wrong with this world.
( Johnny Cash )

The problem with most people is that they feel entitled, not grateful.

Not everyone has the same heart as you.
You may end up disappointed if you think others will do for you as you do for them.

You may never know what results come from action.
But if you do nothing there will be no result.
( Mahatma Gandhi )