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Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can, there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.
( Sarah Caldwell )
Intelligent people are able to say what they have to say in a few words.
Those with limited intelligence say much but say nothing.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
It’s perfectly ok if some people don’t like you.
Those people probably don’t even like themselves.
Understanding is the reward of faith.
Therefore, seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
( Augustine of Hippo )
Everything ends, and everything matters.
Everything matters not in spite of the end of you and all that you love, but because of it.
Everything is all you’ve got and after everything is nothing.
So you were wise to welcome everything, the good and the bad alike, and cling to it all.
Gather it in.
Seek the meaning in sorrow and don’t ever turn away, not once, from here until the end.
Because it is all the same, it is all unfathomable, and it is all infinitely preferable to the one dreadful alternative.
( Ron Currie Jr. )
Talent hits a target no one else can hit.
Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Everyone complains of his memory, and no one complains of his judgment.
My friends, if we tend to the things that are important in life, if we are right with those we love and behave in line with our faith, our lives will not be cursed with the aching throb of unfulfilled business.
Our words will always be sincere, our embraces tight.
We will never wallow in agony of ‘I could have, I should have.’
We can sleep in a storm.
And when it’s time, our good-byes will be complete.
( Mitch Albom )
We are not just in the Universe, we are the Universe, we are part of the Universe.
( Rose Winfold )
Second-rate minds usually condemn everything beyond their grasp.
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
Noble and great.
Courageous and determined.
Faithful and fearless.
That is who you are and who you have always been.
And understanding it can change your life, because this knowledge carries a confidence that cannot be duplicated any other way.
( Sheri L. Dew )
It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.
Dead yesterdays and unborn tomorrows, why fret about it, if today be sweet.
( Omar Khayyam )
I believe in some blending of hope and sunshine sweetening the worst lots.
I believe that this life is not all, neither the beginning nor the end.
I believe while I tremble.
I trust while I weep.
( Charlotte Bronte )
My faith is big enough to accept all of God’s wonders.
( Kirsten Miller )
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.
It is not given to us to know what difference we can make, and perhaps we can make no difference at all.
But that is no reason not to make the attempt.
The Light shines more brightly in the darkness.
( Alison Croggon )
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.
( Len Firswood )
Little minds are too much wounded by little things.
Great minds see all and are not even hurt.
If you can control your behaviour when everything around you is out of control, you can model for your children a valuable lesson in patience and understanding and snatch an opportunity to shape character.
( Jane Clayson Johnson )
I’ve never quite believed that one chance is all I get.
( Anne Tyler )
The best thing about a person is the worst thing.
( Ethan Black )
Life is better when you’re laughing.
( Flori Swedon )
Genuine people, good people, don’t seek attention.
They are not concerned with being liked.
They are comfortable in their own body.
They can tell when others are full of bullshit.
( Rose Winfold )
You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.
( Florence Emily Hookins, 1896-1962 )
Let silence take you to the core of life.
( Rumi )
As it is the mark of great minds to say many things in a few words, so it is that of little minds to use many words to say nothing.
Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better.
Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills.
Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more wisdom.
( Jim Rohn )
The dead do not hurt you.
Only the living do.
( Tess Gerritsen )
Life is the farce we are all forced to endure.
( Arthur Rimbaud )
Greed follows selfishness, corruption follows greed, and the suffering and the deaths of both good people and animals follows corruption.
( Rose Winfold )
If we had good, honest, decent leaders, we would have good, honest, decent people.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )
However much we may reject it, we human beings always find a way of being with pain, of flirting with it and making it part of our lives.
( Paulo Coelho )
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
I can’t promise you’ll get everything you want.
But I can promise nothing will change if you don’t try.
( Alfred Hookins, 1892-1956 )
There is no such thing as a child who hates to read.
There are only children who have not found the right book.
( Frank Serafini )
In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an unjust interest.
( William Penn )
I’ve learned one thing.
You can only really get to know a person after a row.
Only then can you judge their true character.
( Anne Frank )
Jealousy is the lock that closes your heart.
Understanding is the key that opens it.
( Ken Petti )
Perfect valour is to do without witnesses what one would do before all the world.
Sometimes it takes falling apart to ever have a chance of being fully whole.
( Amanda Rose )
I realised then that even though I was a tiny speck in an infinite cosmos, a blip on the timeline of eternity, I was not without purpose.
( R.J. Anderson )
We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them.
( William Arthur Ward )
Everybody in this life has their challenges and difficulties.
That is part of our mortal test.
The reason for some of these trials cannot be readily understood except on the basis of faith and hope because there is often a larger purpose which we do not always understand.
( James E. Faust )
That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed, but our power to do so is increased.
( Heber J. Grant )
Why we hate with so much bitterness those who deceive us is because they think themselves more clever than we are.
There are powers far beyond us, plans far beyond what we could have ever thought of, visions far more vast than what we can ever see on our own with our own eyes, there are horizons long gone beyond our own horizons.
( C. JoyBell C. )
Be a light unto the world, and hurt it not.
Seek to build not destroy.
( Neale Donald Walsch )
Speak softly, lest someone think you are merely calling for attention.
Speak gently, that all might know of love.
Speak openly, lest someone think you have something to hide.
Speak candidly, so you cannot be mistaken.
Speak often, so that your word may truly go forth.
Speak respectfully, that no one be dishonored.
Speak lovingly, that every syllable may heal.
( Neale Donald Walsch )
The truest way to be deceived is to think oneself more knowing than others.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
A beautiful face will age and a perfect body will change.
But a beautiful soul will always be a beautiful soul.
( Dion Felsrow )
The life of the dead is set in the memory of the living.
Two things define us.
Our patience when we have nothing
And our attitude when we have everything.
( Len Firswood )
Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child.
If no use is made of the labours of past ages, the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.
The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
( Saint Augustine )