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Anyone who takes the time to be kind is beautiful.
If religion cannot restrain evil, it cannot claim effective power for good.
( Morris Cohen )
The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand.
We listen to reply.
The minute you begin to do what you really want to do, it’s really a different kind of life.
( Buckminster Fuller )
At a certain age you just don’t care what people think any more.
Those who tried to break you are expecting you to be in fight mode.
Conquer them with your peace.
( Thema Davis )
I hate being suspicious about things, but my gut feelings always seem to be right.
It is easier for the world to accept a simple lie than a complex truth.
( Alexis de Tocqueville )
If you have beauty in your heart, everything looks beautiful.
One kind word can warm three winter months.
( Japanese proverb )
When you see beautiful flowers, you know the Earth is smiling.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )
Compassion is always born of understanding, and understanding is the result of looking deeply.
( Thich Nhat Hanh )
Spend more time trying to make something of yourself, and less time trying to impress others.
When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.
When the government fears the people, there is liberty.
( Thomas Jefferson )
Have the maturity to know sometimes silence is more powerful than having the last word.
( Thema Davis )
The music is not in the notes.
But the silence in between.
( Mozart )
Science is a method of investigation, not a belief system.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
( Aesop )
With guns you can kill terrorists. With education, you can kill terrorism.
( Malala Yousafzai )
I woke up. I have a warm home. I have running water.
I have food to eat. I have clothes to wear.
Life is good. I am blessed. I am thankful.
When you are truly genuine, there will invariably be people who do not accept you.
And in that case, you must be your own badass self, without apology.
( Katie Goodman )
Be happy. It’s good for your health.
Some people don’t like you just because your strength reminds them of their weakness. Don’t let the hate slow you down.
( Thema Davis )
How we walk with the weak and the vulnerable speaks louder than how we sit with the strong and the powerful.
I demolish my bridges behind me. Then there is no choice but to move forward.
( Fridtjof Nansen )
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
( Mason Cooley )
I’m not afraid of the opinions of others, but of being needed and coming up short.
( John Geddes )
Sometimes, the best thing we can do for another is just to listen to them.
In order to understand what’s going on in the world today, you need to be open to the idea of discarding much of what you have been taught.
( Rose Winfold )
Just because today is a terrible day, doesn’t mean tomorrow might not be the best day of your life.
If I believe my truth is true and you believe your truth is true.
What if my truth says yours is a lie. Is it still true?
( Lecrae )
When others walk away, let them.
Your future is not about people who walk away.
It’s about the people who stay in it for the ride.
Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.
( David Bowie )
Haters are always going to hate.
While the rest of us live and laugh and love and have fun.
When you’re thinking about the rest of your life, you’re never really thinking more than a couple of years down the road.
( Chuck Palahniuk )
Goodbyes are one of the hardest things about life.
People are always leaving.
Our family, our friends, those we love and care about.
I always thought that life was about standing your ground, no matter how strong the current was. But going with the flow isn’t so bad after all. As long as it takes you forward.
( Ai Yazawa )
Don’t let someone who has done nothing tell you how to do anything.
Be there for others. But never leave yourself behind.
( Dodinsky )
No one is so old that he cannot live another year.
Or so young that he cannot die today.
Hope is not a feeling of certainty that everything ends well.
Hope is just a feeling that life and work have a meaning.
( Václav Havel )
The more secure you are with yourself.
The less time you spend trying to tear others down.
Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.
( Miles Davis )
Feelings won’t die if we keep feeding them with memories.
No such thing as spare time.
No such thing as free time.
No such thing as down time.
All you got is life time.
( Henry Rollins )
Just know this. You can start over, every morning.
Beware that, when fighting monsters, you do not become a monster.
For when you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
( Friedrich Nietzsche )
Keep your words sweet, one day you may have to eat them.
The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
( Henri J.M. Nouwen )
Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
( Abraham Lincoln )
Don’t lose your temper, keep it safely hidden.
The more I learn, the more excited I get.
( Johnny Cash )
People learn by example, not from advice.
Our casual blindness to the despair and the misery of others is one of the greatest cruelties.
You can give a person knowledge, but you can’t make them think. Some people prefer to remain fools, only because the truth requires change and admitting you are wrong.
( Len Firswood )
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
One day your heart will stop beating and none of your fears or future plans will matter. All that will matter is how you lived.
To accept everything is an exercise, to understand everything a strain.
( G.K. Chesterton )
Honest people find it difficult to tell the truth in a world full of people that don’t realise they are living a lie.
Be happy to be yourself. You may not be perfect, but as long as you are honest, loving and real, don’t try to be what you’re not, and don’t try to impress anyone. Just be you.
Bewilderment is the true comprehension.
Not to know where you are going is the true knowledge.
( Dietrich Bonhoeffer )
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.
The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance.
The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life.
You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.
( Arnold Bennett )
You have to leave room in your life to dream.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.
They are but trifles, to be sure, but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
I still think sincere pessimism the unpardonable sin.
( G.K. Chesterton )
The best creed we can have is charity toward the creeds of others.
It’s important that people know what you stand for.
It’s equally important that they know what you won’t stand for.
Love does not cost anything. Kind words and deeds do not cost anything.
The real beauty of the world is equal for everyone to see.
It was given by God equally to all, without restrictions.
( Carla Jo Masterson )