Choose To Be Optimistic

Those who are determined to be ‘offended’ will discover a provocation somewhere.. We cannot possibly adjust enough to please the fanatics, and it is degrading to make the attempt.
( Christopher Hitchens )

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.

A healthy forest is worth much more than the resources we extract from its destruction.
( Aleks Evtimov )

It’s a good day to have a good day.

The culture’s problem lies above all in the belief that controlling and abusing the natural world is justifiable.
( Derrick Jensen )

I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.

We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, and we create the dreams.
( Albert Einstein )

Your religion may tell you to pray, but you have no right to impose that prayer on others.
You don’t get to impose your belief or rituals on others.
Believe whatever you want but keep it to yourself, in your thoughts.

If you want to understand any problem in America, you need to focus on who profits from that problem, not who suffers from the problem.
( Dr Amos Wilson )

Sometimes, what we consider a coincidence is really the work of an Angel.

The common man or woman, whether they are Israeli or Palestinian, Protestant or Catholic, or Iraqi, or American, the common man just wants to live in peace and justice in a clean environment.. When we look around the world and we see that that is not the case, we know the will of the majority is not being listened to.. That’s the first sign that our system is broken.
( Woody Harrelson )

I’ve always loved the idea of not being what others expect me to be.

You can stand tall without standing on someone.
You can be a victor without having victims.
( Harriett Woods )

EMPATHY ..
The ability to step into the shoes of another, aiming to understand their feelings and perspectives, and to use that understanding to guide our actions.

If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture, that is immortality for me.. And as much as anyone deserves.
( Edward Abbey )

Is what you believe true, or do you just believe that it’s true because you were taught it was true and you never looked any further.

The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.
( J.D. Salinger )

Wars are not about freedom.
Wars are about control of resources, greed, selfishness, and power.
And the people are fed lies and propaganda.

A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors, are not victims but accomplices.
( George Orwell )

As we grow older the things we used to tolerate have become intolerable.
Where we once remained quiet, we are now speaking the truth.
Where we once argued, we are now choosing to remain silent.
We begin to understand that there are some situations that no longer deserve our time and energy.

How wonderful it is to stay silent when someone expects you to be angry.

The worst decisions are made under the shade of loneliness.
( R.H. Sin )

Just because we can.. Doesn’t mean we should.

Be grateful for the positive things in your life..
Rather than worrying about what you might be missing.

Treat everyone you meet as if they were you.
( Doug Dillon )

My soul recognises your soul.
There is no difference between us.
We are the same .. We are one.

Sometimes we need to be silent, swallow our pride, and accept we are wrong.
It’s not giving up, it’s simply being grown up.

Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.
( Dalai Lama )

We must stop making stupid people famous.

Some people are cut from a different cloth..
And they don’t make that fabric anymore.

It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.
( Thomas Paine )

Victory is reserved for those who believe they are worthy of victory.

Judge others by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.

Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.
( Mary Oliver )

It always seems to rain the hardest on those who deserve the sun.

Sometimes your greatest accomplishment will just be keeping your mouth shut.

Don’t take your organs to Heaven..
Heaven knows we need them here.

They have promised that dreams can come true..
But forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too.
( Oscar Wilde )

The good, caring folk use their freedom of speech for those who have no voice.

I want to live simply.
I want to fall asleep when the moon is high..
And wake up slowly with no place to rush off to.
I don’t want to be governed by money or clocks
Or any restraints that society imposes.
I just want to be me.

Forgiveness empties the past of its power to empty the present of its peace.
( L.R. Knost )

Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried..
But actually you’ve been planted.

The greatest mistake we humans have made is believing we have the right to treat the Earth and its inhabitants how we please.

It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it’s damn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person.
( Bill Murray )

Don’t waste words on people who deserve only your silence.

Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.

Whenever we take a risk in our life, no matter how it ends up, we are always glad we took it.. Well, glad about most of them.

In obedience there is always fear, and fear darkens the mind.
( Jiddu Krishnamurti, 1895-1986 )

Be careful when you follow the masses.. Sometimes the ‘M’ is silent.

How old do you have to be before you know what’s going on ?

A wise man once said nothing.

The thing about life is every time you learn a new lesson, there’s just another one right around the corner.. You never know everything.. I know nothing compared to what I am going to know someday.. And I think the last time I thought I knew everything, I was fifteen.
( Taylor Swift )

Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.

I speak my mind.
If it offends some people, well, there’s not much I can do about that.
But I’m going to be honest.
I’m going to continue to speak my mind, and that’s who I am.
( Jesse Ventura )

When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.

Genius is the gift of being the only one able to see what has been there all the time waiting to be seen.

If you think you can give young people the benefit of your experience, you haven’t had much experience.

Never interrupt when you are being flattered.

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.

You can’t beat experience.. It enables you to come up with yesterday’s answers to today’s problems.

Some people have a one-track mind.. But it’s in the slow lane.

All we need to understand my friends, is that human life was given equally to us all, not partially but in totality.. The sun was given to all.. It does not shine on the few.
So, just has nature is indifferent to our station or situation, we need to know that we are all equal.. We need to focus on the things that are constant and not place our values on things that can be blown away with the next, great, wind.
( Carla Jo Masterson )

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
( Oswald Chambers )

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