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It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up, after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done to feed the children.
( Oriah Mountain Dreamer )

It’s not what you look at that matters.
It’s what you see.

( Henry David Thoreau )

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. 
( Marilyn Monroe )

There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.
( Aldo Leopold )

I like people who have a sense of individuality.
I love expression and anything awkward and imperfect.
Because that’s natural and that’s real.

It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people.
Abandon the false and you are free of pain.
Truth makes happy.
Truth liberates. 

( Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj )

If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.
( Haruki Murakami )

The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith.
For to have faith is to have wings.
( J.M. Barrie )

We meet no ordinary people in our lives. 
( C.S. Lewis )

No life is a waste.
The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we’re alone. 

( Mitch Albom )

The best one can hope for is to find along the way someone to share the path.
Content to walk in silence.
For the heart communes best when it does not try to speak. 

( Margaret Weis )

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviour.
Keep your behaviour positive because your behaviour becomes your habits.
Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.
( Mahatma Gandhi )

Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure. 
( Rumi )

When the corrupt and the liars can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you.
The untruths and the misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it, trusting that intelligent people will see the truth.

If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
( Epictetus )

You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars.
You have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
( Max Ehrmann )

The easiest thing to be in the world is you.
The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be.
Don’t let them put you in that position. 
( Leo Buscaglia )

In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.
( Anne Frank )

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
( Helen Keller )

All of us every single year, we’re a different person.
I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives.
( Steven Spielberg )

New Year’s Resolution:
To tolerate fools more gladly.

Provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
( James Agate )

Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.
( William Shakespeare )

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
( Ralph Waldo Emerson )

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
( Tom Peters )

Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.
( Walter Scott )

Resolution One: I will live for God.
Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.
( Jonathan Edwards )

I have no way of knowing how people really feel, but the vast majority of those I meet couldn’t be nicer.
Every once in a while someone barks at me.
My New Year’s resolution is not to bark back.

( Tucker Carlson )

Let our New Year’s resolution be this:
We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.

( Goran Persson )

Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.
( Cavett Robert )

I made no resolutions for the New Year.
The habit of making plans, of criticising, sanctioning and moulding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.
( Anais Nin )

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
( Oprah Winfrey )

I would say happy new year but it’s not happy.
It’s exactly the same as last year except colder.

( Robert Clark )

Many things are thrown our way in this game of life.
It’s how you deal with them that shows your true character.
I want all of you to feel the hope, love and passion I feel for the upcoming year and the rest of my life.
I want ALL of you to not only go for your dreams, but have a damn ass good time doing it!
( May Water )

Your beliefs don’t make you a better person.
Your actions do.

What we think or what we know or what we believe is in the end of little consequence.
The only thing of consequence is what we do.
( John Ruskin )

The bell can only be seen at the turning of the year, when the days wind down into nothing, and get ready to march out again.
When you hear the bell, you feel a tug at your heart.
It is your immortal inspiration.
( Vera Nazarian )

When something really wonderful or amazing happens in our life, we may be able to explain it, but it may still be a miracle.

Fear tries to get us to give up.
But faith takes us all the way through to victory.

( Joyce Meyer )

This life is yours.
Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well.

Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly.
Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature.
Take the power to control your own life, no one else can do it for you.
Take the power to make your life happy.
( Susan Polis Schutz )

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
( George Bernard Shaw )

Magic exists.
Who can doubt it.
When there are rainbows and wildflowers.

The music of the wind and the silence of the stars?
Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic.
It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.
( Nora Roberts )

Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.
( Leo Tolstoy )

Home wasn’t a set house, or a single town on a map.
It was wherever the people who loved you were.
Whenever you were together.

Not a place, but a moment, and then another.
Building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.

( Sarah Dessen )

Taste is the only morality.
Tell me what you like and I’ll tell you what you are. 
( John Ruskin )

There are a lot of things I wish I would have done instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life.
( Kurt Cobain )

In everybody’s life there’s a point of no return.
And in a very few cases, a point where you can’t go forward anymore.
And when we reach that point all we can do is quietly accept the fact.
That’s how we survive.
( Haruki Murakami )

He who dares not offend cannot be honest.
( Thomas Paine )

Humility is perfect quietness of heart.
It is to expect nothing.

To wonder at nothing that is done to me.
To feel nothing done against me.

It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised.
It is to have a blessed home in the Lord where I can go in and shut the door and kneel to my Father in secret and am at peace as in a deep sea of calmness when all around and above is trouble.
( Andrew Murray )

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.

Everything you’ll ever need to know is within you.
The secrets of the universe are imprinted on the cells of your body.
( Dan Millman )

Death is the dark backing a mirror needs if we are to see anything.

Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up.
( Marian Keyes )

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
( Albert Schweitzer )

Facing it, always facing it.
That’s the way to get through life.
By facing it.

The common practice of keeping up appearances with society is a mere selfish struggle of the vain with the vain.
( John Ruskin )

In the end, the end of a life only matters to friends, family, and other folks you used to know.
For everyone else, it’s just another end.

( Gabrielle Zevin )

If you have lived your life properly you will have made plenty of mistakes.

Desire makes life happen.
Makes it matter.
Makes everything worth it.

Desire is life.
Hunger to see the next sunrise or sunset.

To touch the one you love.
To try again.

Hell would be waking up and wanting nothing.
( Karen Marie Moning )

Problems are a major part of life.
Don’t whinge about why you always have problems.
Get on with the solving.
The solving gets easier as you go along.

Real life is messy.
And it’s seldom when anything ever really gets resolved.
It’s taken me a long time to realise that.

( Alan Moore )

Even more important than honesty is trust.
And if you trust someone, you allow them a private life.
Which means they have secrets.

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us.
( Henri Frederick Amiel )

Take time to find the beauty in the things that you see.
Take life’s simple pleasures.
Let them set your heart free.

We all like to think the world ends when we do.
The truth is our acquaintances, our friends, and our loved ones all live on.
And through them, so do we.
It’s not about what you had, but what you gave.
It’s not about how you looked, but how you lived.
And it’s not just about being remembered.
It’s about giving people a good reason to remember you.
( Tonya Hurley )

Give a stranger one of your smiles.
It might be the only sunshine they see all day.

Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man.
( Bertrand Russell )

Take the life that you have and give it your best.
Think positive.
Be happy.
Let God do the rest.

There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.
( Mindy Kaling )

I had the right to remain silent.
But I didn’t have the willpower.

The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.
( Amy Gatliff )

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