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Wealth is love, music, sports, learning, family and freedom.
( Dominic Owen Mallary )
One speaks little when vanity does not make one speak.
Do not listen with the intent to reply, but with the intent to understand.
Being ignorant of one’s ignorance is the problem of many.
What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven.
( Chuck Palahniuk )
Once upon a time, people had time to dream and time to pray.
And cared about values little praised today.
You can put truth in a grave.
But it won’t stay there.
It is hard to be angry when one has seen the sun rise.
It makes one feel so small and insignificant.
Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.
( Isaac Bashevis Singer )
When evil comes into one’s life there is no joy in living.
It eats into one’s very soul, erasing all forgiving.
Tell the truth and the truth shall set you free.
Arguing that you don’t care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to say.
If I can stop one heart from breaking I shall not live in vain.
If I can ease one life the aching or cool one pain.
Or help one fainting robin unto his nest again.
I shall not live in vain.
( Emily Dickinson )
When you have nothing to say, say nothing.
Ignorant men neglect valuable advice.
And because of this, thousands suffer and die.
It is the beginning of wisdom when you recognise that the best you can do is choose which rules you want to live by.
( Wallace Stegner )
We learn half our manners from those who have good manners and half from those who have no manners.
Blaming others for one’s misfortunes is a sign of ignorance.
Blaming oneself is the beginning of wisdom.
Blaming neither others nor oneself is a sign of perfect wisdom.
I have a dream.
That one day all our politicians are decent, honest, ordinary folk who have lived in the real world, and are not greedy, selfish, corrupt, arrogant snobs we have today.
You can disagree with another person’s opinions, but you can’t disagree with their experience.
From our first babblings to our last word, we make but one statement.
And that is our life.
( Richard Paul Evans )
Don’t get angry, don’t be bitter.
There’s no time.
Just do what needs to be done.
We must never regret what might have been.
The past that did not happen is as hidden from us as the future we cannot yet see.
Be like the sun and the meadow, which are not in the least concerned about the coming winter.
Even if we hear something and we don’t understand we make assumptions about what it means and then believe the assumptions.
We make all sorts of assumptions because we don’t have the courage to ask questions.
( Miguel Ruiz )
The height of cleverness is to be able to conceal it.
Some people get offended when you treat them the way they treated you.
Once you feel you are avoided by someone, never disturb them again.
Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.
In order for you to insult me, I would first have to value your opinion.
Others will always have their opinions of us despite who we are and what we are capable of.
( Rose Winfold )
Keep your temper.
Do not quarrel with an angry person, but give them a soft answer.
It makes them madder than anything else you could say.
You cannot solve a problem in the same frequency in which it was created.
( Lynn Grabhorn )
A still tongue makes a wise head.
It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea.
Inside of all of us there is the need and the desire to be heard.
( Vicktor Alexander )
Obedience is yielded more readily to one who commands gently.
You can’t help how you feel, but you can help how you behave.
Always be a good person and do the right thing.
You are only who you want to be.
For every one of us, living in this world means waiting for our end.
( Seamus Heaney )
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Listen in silence when someone abuses you.
If you decline to accept a present, it would belong to them who offered it.
Decline to accept the abuse and tell them to keep it themselves.
Many times, you are the single most significant and glorious thing that has ever happened in the lives of some people.
( C. JoyBell C. )
A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilisation.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.
People don’t fail, they just stop trying.
( Bud Boyd )
We should always take the best from the past.
Leave the worst back there and go forward into the future.
Appreciate what you have whilst you have it.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all of your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
( Margaret Laurence )
Moralists on the scent of evil will perpetrate any villainy in the name of God.
There is often as much good sense required in knowing how to profit from good advice as there is to give it.
A person who is depressed is spending too much time thinking about the way things are now and not enough time thinking about how he wants things to be.
( Andy Andrews )
While you are upon Earth enjoy the good things that are here.
One of the most beautiful things in the world is freedom of speech.
Something that is yours forever is never precious.
( Chaim Potok )
If you don’t have great expectations of people, you are rarely let down.
Thinking before you speak enables you to have your second thoughts first.
Bad luck is only the superstitious excuse for those who don’t have the wit to deal with the problems of life.
( Joan Lowery Nixon )
Some people always expect the worst and make the worst of it when it happens.
What youth is used to, age remembers.
If youth knew what age would crave, it would both get and save.
If the young man would and the old man could, there would be nothing undone.
There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.
( Elizabeth Taylor )
Words are but wind.
And from word to deed is a great space.
A quiet conscience often sleeps in thunder.
I’ve come to know that what we want in life is the greatest indication of who we really are.
( Richard Paul Evans )
To promise, and give nothing, is comfort to a fool.
Patience is a plaster for all sores and a remedy for every grief.
The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more simply without.
( Ernest Hemingway )
Error cannot be defended but by error.
Untruth cannot be shielded but by untruth.
If you want to understand others, look into your own heart.
You don’t dwell on what you’ve lost, you just move on.
( Julie Kagawa )