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To recognise that the greatest error is not to have tried and failed, but that in trying, we did not give it our best effort.
( Gene Kranz )

You just need to do what you know to be right.
If others don’t like it, that’s just too bad.

Remember this.
Where there is life there is hope.

You’re alive.
Embrace this, because you can do anything while there is breath in your body.

( Lola Jaye )

Sometimes it’s better to forget about everyone else and put your own needs first.

Give thanks for what you are today and go on fighting for what you will be tomorrow. 
( William Shakespeare )

The worst memories are those that sneak out of your eyes and roll down your cheek.

Some people don’t understand that sitting in your own home in peace, minding your own business, and having a glass of wine or a cup of coffee is priceless.
( Rose Winfold )

No matter how much you know, your destiny depends on the wisdom, knowledge and understanding you display. 
( James C. Uwandu )

Surround yourself with friends who can help make your dreams come true.

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. 
( Christopher McCandless )

If others say you can’t do something, take it as a challenge and prove them wrong.

The greatest risk to man is not that he aims too high and misses, but that he aims too low and hits. 
( Michaelangelo )

Some people want a big house, posh cars, and millions in the bank.
Others want a tiny cabin in the woods, away from those kind of people.

The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you.
( John Greenleaf Whittier )

As I get older I have no time for stupidity, or ignorance, or liars, or people who insult my intelligence.

There’s more to all of us than we realise. 
Life is so much bigger, grander, higher, and wider than we allow ourselves to think.
We are capable of so much more than we allow ourselves to believe. 
( Queen Latifah )

Life is very simple.
We complicate matters with our choices.

There is only one you for all time.
Fearlessly be yourself.

( Anthony Rapp )

It’s our own responsibility to change our life for the better.

Part of being a master is learning how to sing in nobody else’s voice but your own. 
( Hugh MacLeod )

The truth is not always beautiful.
Nor beautiful words the truth.

( Lao Tzu )

We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.
( Oscar Wilde )

Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.
( Lemony Snicket )

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 )

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections and the truth of the imagination.
( John Keats )

There comes a time when one must take the position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.
( Martin Luther King Jr. )

Be grateful in your joy.
Stay hopeful in your sorrow.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )

I truly believe that the only way you can find out that there’s something better out there is to first believe there’s something better out there.
What other choice is there?
( Greg Behrendt )

Words can be twisted into any shape.
Promises can be made to lull the heart and seduce the soul.
In the final analysis, words mean nothing.
The wisest man is the silent one.
Examine his actions.
Judge him by them.

( Karen Marie Moning )

Time is precious.
But truth is more precious than time.

( Benjamin Disraeli )

Sometimes our future is dictated by what we are, opposed to what we want.
( Nicholas Sparks )

History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
( James Joyce )

I love the stars because they can’t say anything.
I love the stars because they do not judge anyone.
( Natsuki Takaya )

Thinking something does not make it true.
Wanting something does not make it real.
( Michelle Hodkin )

I’ve pursued dreams and achieved them, but I don’t think anybody should think their life is incomplete if they don’t follow some dream.
Happiness doesn’t come from achievements, or money, or any sort of treasure.
Happiness is a frame of mind, not a destination.
It’s appreciating what you’ve got and building relationships with those around you.
( Janette Rallison )

Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
( H. Jackson Brown Jr. )

At present we are on the outside, the wrong side of the door.
We discern the freshness and purity of morning, but they do not make us fresh and pure.
We cannot mingle with the pleasures we see.

But all the pages of the New Testament are rustling with the rumour that it will not always be so.
( C.S. Lewis )

It is our wounds that create in us a desire to reach for miracles.
The fulfilment of such miracles depends on whether we let our wounds pull us down or lift us up towards our dreams.
( Jocelyn Soriano )

For God to prove himself on demand, physically, would be a grave disappointment, and the strongest Christians should be considerably grateful that he chooses not to do so.
The skeptic endlessly demands proof, yet God refuses to insult the true intelligence of man, the ‘6th sense’, the chief quality, the acumen which distinguishes man from the rest of creation.

( Criss Jami )

When you’re a beautiful person on the inside, nothing in the world can change that about you.
Jealousy is the result of one’s lack of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance.
The Lesson; if you can’t accept yourself, then certainly no one else will.
( Sasha Azevedo )

Life doesn’t have to be difficult.
It’s just people who sometimes make it that way.

Sometimes it is only when you lose things that you finally grow up and start to value what is important.
( Emilia Fox )

Don’t give those in authority more respect than they deserve.

The virtue I value above all others is kindness.
( Emilia Fox )

When my last breath has been taken, I hope that I will have lived and stood for what I believe in.

It doesn’t matter what they say, as long as they spell your name correctly.
( Uri Geller )

Don’t follow the fearful herd.
Take a reasoned view and then come to a decision based on the available facts.

Almost every sexual practice and habit – with the single exception of faithful marriage – is now encouraged by the state.
( Peter Hitchens )

There is no such thing as an idyllic life, but one can find idyllic moments in the everyday.
( Emilia Fox )

It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us.
We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life.
Daily and hourly.
Our answer must consist, not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct.
Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfil the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.

( Viktor E. Frankl )

You’re not a human being until you value something more than the life of your body.
And the greater the thing you live and die for the greater you are.
( Orson Scott Card )

You will never be able to escape from your heart.
So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.
( Paulo Coelho )

Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.
( Horace Mann )

Do no harm and leave the world a better place than you found it.
( Patricia Cornwell )

He who takes offence when no offence is intended is a fool.
And he who takes offence when offence is intended is a greater fool.
( Brigham Young )

I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the colour and fragrance of a flower..
The Light in my darkness.
The Voice in my silence.

( Helen Keller )

To exist in this vast universe for a speck of time is the great gift of life.
Our tiny sliver of time is our gift of life.
It is our only life.

The universe will go on, indifferent to our brief existence, but while we are here we touch not just part of that vastness, but also the lives around us.
Life is the gift each of us has been given.
Each life is our own and no one else’s.
It is precious beyond all counting.

It is the greatest value we can have.
Cherish it for what it truly is.
Your life is yours alone.
Rise up and live it.

( Terry Goodkind )

It can only take a moment to waste the rest of your life.
( Chuck Palahniuk )

Face your life, its pain, its pleasure.
Leave no path untaken.

( Neil Gaiman )

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly,
“One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
( Hans Christian Andersen )

All opinions are not equal.
Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.
( Douglas Adams )

I can normally tell how intelligent a man is by how stupid he thinks I am.

Every one of us is losing something precious to us.
Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again.
That’s part of what it means to be alive.
( Haruki Murakami )

I am thankful for the difficult people in my life.
They have shown me exactly who I don’t want to be.

Sleep would be so welcome.
A warm blanket of black to erase everything else.
Sleep without dreams.
I’ve heard people talk about the sleep of the dead.
Is that what death would feel like?
The nicest, warmest, heaviest never-ending nap?
If that’s what it’s like, I wouldn’t mind.
If that’s what dying is like, I wouldn’t mind that at all.
( Gayle Forman )

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