Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of…
I have poked into every dark recess, I have made an assault on every problem, I have plunged into every abyss.
I have scrutinised the creed of every sect, I have tried to lay bare the inmost doctrines of every community.
All this I have done that I might distinguish between true and false, between sound tradition and heretical innovation.
( Abu Hamid al-Ghazzali. 1058 – 1111 )
Dreams come true.
Without that possibility, God would not have planned us to have them.
When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.
The first place smelled like work, so I took the second.
All you can do is play along at life and hope that sometimes you get it right.
If you can find humour in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth.
They share it.
( C.S. Lewis )
Money talks but all mine ever says is goodbye.
The misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
We can’t all be heroes.
Someone has to stand and cheer as they go by.
Truth fears no trial.
I yearn to understand some measure of thy truth which my heart believes and loves.
For I do not seek to understand in order to have faith but I have faith in order to understand.
For I believe even this.
I shall not understand unless I have faith.
( Isaiah )
There’s nothing wrong with saying what you believe, unless you believe some pretty weird shit, in which case, you may want to keep your mouth shut.
All of us are just angels flying close to the ground.
Money is like manure, you have to spread it around or it smells.
Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.
It is not because men’s desires are strong that they act ill.
It is because their consciences are weak.
( John Stuart Mill )
A dead end is just a good place to turn around.
He who is content in his poverty is wonderfully rich
Some people believe that the sun rises just to hear them crow.
Time is a file that wears and makes no noise.
Education costs money.
But then so does ignorance.
( Sir Claus Moser )
Doing nothing is very hard to do because you never know when you’re finished.
It is often those who have the greatest need to complain who put on the bravest smiling face.
We have produced a generation who believe you are what you have.
If we have to have less, we might be who we are a little more.
Most people like the ‘good’ old days best.
They were younger then.
If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the lift back down.
Don’t seek to be respected by everyone, rather seek to be worthy of being respected by everyone.
( Bohdi Sanders )
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say.
I just watch what they do.
An escalator can never break.
It can only become stairs.
Everything is always ok in the end.
If it’s not ok, it’s probably not the end.
Happiness comes from helping those who cannot help themselves.
Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid.
Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.
( Larry Winget )
Without spiritual values, there is an emptiness that cannot be filled by material goods and wealth.
When you go into court you are putting your fate in the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.
There’s a reason why everybody lies. It works.
It’s what allows society to function.
It’s what separates man from beasts.
When you care about someone, you lie to them.
When there’s nothing more to be said, some idiot will say it.
Very few people see their own actions as truly evil.
It is left to their victims to decide what is evil and what is not.
( Laurell K. Hamilton )
There is no sin except stupidity.
If money doesn’t buy you happiness, you are not spending it properly.
Live every day like it’s your last.
Because one day you’re going to be right.
Words have wings and cannot be recalled.
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
( Joshua J. Marine )
It is far better to dare mighty things than to take rank with those poor timid spirits who know neither victory nor defeat.
If the human brain were simple enough for us to understand, we’d be so simple we couldn’t.
There are millions of people in the world today who have hidden dreams but think it is too difficult to fulfil them.
Regret is mostly caused by not having done anything.
Think how stupid the average person is and then realise half of them are even more stupid than that.
Never miss a good chance to shut up.
Hope has two beautiful daughters.
Their names are Anger and Courage.
Anger at the way things are.
And Courage to see that they change.
I may disapprove of what you say.
But I will defend your right to say it.
Time wastes our bodies and our wits.
But we waste time, so we are quits.
I am not a product of my circumstances.
I am a product of my decisions.
( Stephen Covey )
Many die on the way, but throughout history, good always defeats evil.
When someone else’s happiness is your happiness.
That is caring, that is kind, that is compassion, that is human.
The idiots who worship a God that condones the persecution of animals and fellow humans are too dim to realise it’s the Devil in disguise.
Believing that a loving God cares only for people of one “religion”, and pretending or claiming to know His wishes, makes you pretty stupid.
Everything you own must be able to fit inside one suitcase.
Then your mind might be free.
The only thing to do with friendly advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments.
There are only consequences.
The less I needed the better I felt.
Most civil servants are neither servants nor civil.
They say that age is all in your mind.
The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body.
I’d like to grow very old as slowly as possible.
False morality is the disease of a people who are told what to think and how to act from an early beginning.
( Charles Bukowski )
Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Throughout life things are always up and down.
But never as good or as bad as you believe.
Always give it your best shot, and if that is not good enough.
Then walk away with peace in mind.
Don’t worry about middle-age.
You’ll grow out of it.
I Have A Dream Today ..
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!
( Martin Luther King, Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, August 28, 1963 )