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The truly free man is he who knows how to decline a dinner invitation without giving an excuse.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
( George Burns )
Tact is the art of making guests feel at home when that’s really where you wish they were.
I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.
( Mark Twain )
Patience is the ability to put up with people you’d like to put down.
Because you can’t argue with all the fools in the world.
It’s easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they’re not paying attention.
( Christopher Paolini )
Stay close to those who make you feel good.
And those who make you happy to be alive.
Technically, I am unarmed.
But no one should ever underestimate the harm that fingernails can do.
Especially if the target is unprepared.
( Suzanne Collins )
The only real treasures are in your head and nobody can steal them from you.
There are two types of people in this world.
People who hate clowns.
( D.J. MacHale )
A new friend is a new adventure.
Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.
( Douglas Adams )
Poverty exists not because we cannot feed the poor, but because we cannot satisfy the rich.
Some people see things that are and ask, Why?
Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not?
Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that.
( George Carlin )
Not knowing the truth doesn’t make you ignorant.
Not wanting to know the truth is what makes you ignorant.
Well, that’s your opinion, isn’t it?
And I’m not about to waste my time trying to change it.
( Lady Gaga )
Memories are realities and are sometimes better than anything that can ever happen again.
I figured something out.
The future is unpredictable.
( John Green )
All the things we have forgotten sometimes shout for help in our dreams.
I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.
( Jimi Hendrix )
There are two types of people in this world, the intelligent and the stupid.
Never regret doing the right thing and being a good, caring person.
Many will not appreciate you.
But the right people, the good, caring people, will.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926 – 2008 )
If you are mad, and you know you are mad, that is success.
Everything you can imagine is real.
( Pablo Picasso )
In war, the soldiers fight, the soldiers die, and the politicians are the heroes.
The problem is not a lack of food, water, housing, energy, or land.
The problem is we’ve given control of these resources to greedy, corrupt people.
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.
( Lewis Carroll )
How any Government treats its weakest and most vulnerable citizens is a fundamental test of that administration’s essential decency.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
( Groucho Marx )
In this age of information, ignorance is a choice.
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?
( Mahatma Gandhi )
If I have to beat you up to keep you safe, that’s just what I’ll do.
It’s this kind of regard for others that makes me believe I’d be a good politician.
( Jarod Kintz )
Nothing is ever really lost to us all the while we have photos to remind us.
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.
( Pericles )
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.
( Karl Marx )
Happiness is the consequence of personal effort.
You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it.
And sometimes even travel around the world looking for it.
You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings.
And once you have achieved a state of happiness
You must never become lax about maintaining it.
You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward.
Into that happiness forever.
To stay afloat on top of it.
( Elizabeth Gilbert )
Memories beat inside us like a second heart.
Every politician has a promising career.
Unfortunately, most of them do not keep those promises.
( Jarod Kintz )
The moon and the stars are there to guide us.
To talk to when we are lonely.
To look up to when we are sad.
And to shout at when we are angry.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
( Thomas Jefferson )
Our dreams can travel fast and far, reaching out to touch a star.
Breaking free from time and space, soaring beyond this mundane place.
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
( Seneca )
Sometimes I’m glad, sometimes I’m sad.
Sometimes I’m up, sometimes I’m down.
But my soul still feels heavenly bound.
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
( Ayn Rand )
Our life is like going through a storm, avoiding the thunder and lightning.
Until we reach the rainbow.
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
( Meister Eckhart )
The greatest loss in life is what dies inside us while we live.
Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.
( Kahlil Gibran )
Live your life laughing.
So that when you die you’re smiling.
And all those at your funeral are crying.
Life’s a bitch.
You’ve got to go out and kick ass.
( Maya Angelou )
Very few things in life are really important.
Life has to be lived, and that’s all there is to it.
Judge nothing, you will be happy.
Forgive everything, you will be happier.
Love everything, you will be happiest.
( Chinmoy )
We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone, and everyone can make life a little easier for someone.
Whatever anybody says, the most important thing in life is to be happy.
( Orhan Pamuk )
Happiness is making life simple and enjoying yourself.
The problem is people are being hated when they are real, and are being loved when they are fake.
( Bob Marley )
All the darkness in the world cannot put out the sparkle of a warm smile.
It is a happiness to wonder.
It is a happiness to dream.
( Edgar Allan Poe )
Don’t listen to the advice of people whose lives you don’t want.
Make your own decisions from your heart, and live the life you want.
Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.
( Harry S. Truman )
Learn from your mistakes.
Don’t judge your life.
Leave the bad bits behind.
The good bits in your memories.
And live for today.
I’d relived enough terrible events happening to cautious people to know that prudence wasn’t a guarantee for happiness.
( Jeaniene Frost )
Stay positive about the direction you are going in.
Lose your fear of being wrong.
And never let your memories be greater than your dreams.
One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
( Plato )
Learn how to be happy.
Be content with what you have while you pursue what you want.
There are lots of ways of being miserable, but there’s only one of being comfortable, and that is to stop running round after happiness.
( Edith Wharton )
The past is the past, it made you who you are.
Have no regrets.
You don’t live there anymore.
And be happy.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
( Luciano De Crescenzo )
People whose main concern is their own happiness seldom find it.
Be sincere in your thoughts.
Be pure in your feelings.
You will not have to run after happiness.
Happiness will run after you.
( Sri Chinmoy )