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I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.

My one goal when I wake up in the morning is to get through the day without being asked a stupid question.

Without stories, how do we go through our daily grinds?
Without poetry, how do we live for real?
Without love, how do we face death?
( Wang Ping )

I love living.
I have some problems with my life, but living is the best thing they’ve come up with so far.

There is nothing we can do about yesterday and who knows what’s going to happen tomorrow.
But today we can do something.

Always remember where you come from.
And thank those who helped you get where you are now.

Speak only of what you understand.

Government by organised money is just as dangerous as government by organised mob.
( Franklin D. Roosevelt )

You can’t really begin to appreciate life until it has knocked you down a few times.
You can’t really love until your heart has been broken.
You can’t really begin to appreciate happiness until you have known sadness.

If we want truth, everyone ought to be free to say what they think without fear.

The smaller your circle of friends, the less problems and drama.

Some things I refuse to discuss.
I can’t tell you why I won’t discuss it, because then I’d be discussing it.

The scattered tea goes with the leaves and every day a sunset dies.
( William Faulkner )

It’s not about being better than someone else.
It’s about being better than you used to be.

It makes me very sad when I think of people who were milestones in my life and who I will never see again.

Learn to say ‘NO’ without explaining yourself.

My life is like a stroll upon the beach.
As near the oceans edge as I can go.

The world is not ready for some people when they show up, but that shouldn’t stop anyone.
( Ashly Lorenzana )

Give me good days and sleep-blessed nights when I have closed the door, and anyone can have the world.
I’ll never ask for more.

Most people don’t really want to hear the truth.
They just want constant reassurance that what they believe is the truth.

I woke up with some aches and pains, but I woke up.
My life may not be perfect, but I am blessed.

Life is not about who’s real to your face.
Life is about who’s real behind your back.

We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
( Carl Jung )

He who has good health is young, and he is rich who owes nothing.

Your life isn’t yours if you always care what others think.

Some persons are very decisive when it comes to avoiding decisions.

Today’s special moments are tomorrow’s memories.

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
( Flannery O’Connor )

No enemy is stronger than one who does not know he is beaten.

Do something now that will make the person you will be tomorrow proud to have been the person that you are today.

When one has been threatened with a great injustice, one accepts a smaller as a favour.

People are divided into two groups.
The righteous and the unrighteous.
And the righteous do the dividing.

Rudeness is the weak person’s imitation of strength.
( Eric Hoffer )

What about the world around us
How can we fail to see
Now that our fathers have gone
And we’ve been left to carry on
What about the age of reason?

It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer.

When people talk behind your back, remember.
They took time out of their pathetic lives to think about you.

Sometimes, the best thing we can do is not to wonder, not to imagine, not to think.
Just breathe.
And have faith that everything will work out for the best.

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
( George Santayana )

The only real talent that some people have is the ability to believe they are always right.

Some people have a brilliant mind until it is made up.

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds.
And the pessimist fears this is true.

Many people believe only what they want to believe.
No matter what is right in front of their eyes.

When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.
( Dresden James )

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Some people can find time to talk about the things they can’t find the time to do.

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by.
But some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.

Swift gratitude is sweetest.
If it delays, all gratitude is empty and unworthy of the name.

Every day has its problems.
Some large, but mostly small.
But take some consolation,
It happens to us all.

To belittle, you have to be little.
( Khalil Gibran )

Nothing is said nowadays that has not been said before.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser than yourself.

Don’t let any man intimidate you.
If anyone tries to, close your eyes,
And remember that he is only a little boy grown up.

The test of good manners is how you put up with bad ones.

Today more than ever before, life must be characterised by a sense of universal responsibility, not only Nation to Nation and human to human, but also human to all other forms of life.
( Dalai Lama )

Avoid fighting your friend’s battles if you don’t know all the motives behind them.

The best part of life is the wonder of it all.
On the most ordinary of days, around the very next corner could be the greatest adventure of your life.

The existence of the soul is proved by the miracles of music.

A gossip is one who talks to you about others.
A bore is one who talks to you about himself.
A good conversationist is one who talks to you about yourself.

Too many people today want attention and not enough want respect.

The world is absolutely brilliant.
Difficult sometimes.
Confusing often.

But humorous almost always.
( Henry Walton )

Assuming I was like other people was your first mistake.

People ask me why is it so hard to trust people.
I ask them why is it so hard to keep a promise.

Don’t remain silent just so others can stay comfortable.

Life dies but forever will there be music. Always.
( Nicholas A. McGirr )

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

Those who died yesterday had plans for this morning.
Those who died this morning had plans for today.
In the blink of an eye, everything can change.

When you’re dead, everything in the world is like a song that makes you cry.
( Adam Selzer )

Don’t blame others for disappointing you.
Blame yourself for expecting too much from them.

Apologising does not always mean you are wrong and the other person is right.
It may just mean you value your friendship or your relationship more.

Death truly does have life, and walks with and lives through us everyday.
( Nicholas A. McGirr )

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