Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of…
What millions of people in the world yearn for is just to be listened to.
It’s even harder when you’re stupid.
( John Wayne )
Intelligence, ambition and enthusiasm, is probably the most powerful combination to ensure success.
Everyone else is already taken.
( Oscar Wilde )
Be nice to all new faces you meet.
They may hold more power than you realise.
It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
( Marilyn Monroe )
The problem with some people is, when they talk, they talk nonsense.
I can’t be thick because I know what a spork is.
It’s a cross between a spoon and a fork.
I knew that because I’ve taken one camping.
( Sam Faiers )
Dreams and imagination may be intelligence and knowledge having fun.
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.
( Audrey Hepburn )
If you always say how you really feel, everyone will know where they stand.
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
( Abraham Lincoln )
Humans are the most intelligent species, but also the most stupid.
Sometimes questions are more important than answers.
( Nancy Willard )
Even when the truth is painful and destructive, we must pursue it ceaselessly.
Without truth, justice is blind.
Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become your character.
And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
( Margaret Thatcher )
We have made mistakes and missed opportunities, but that was yesterday, and yesterday has gone for ever.
It’s today and tomorrow that matter.
Many people in the world live within unhappy circumstances but do not have the confidence or the initiative to change their situation.
If everyone valued happiness above money and material things the world would be a much better place.
The only real wealth, for any of us, lies in our faith.
( Gordon B. Hinckley )
Many of us just need to know that there are people who exist that will listen and understand.
Truth isn’t always what we expect, but our hunger for it must not stop.
If you have nothing to do today, or tomorrow, go out and smile at a few old folk.
Have you ever been going somewhere with a crowd and you’re certain it’s the wrong road and you tell them, but they won’t listen, so you just have to plod along in what you know is the wrong direction till somebody more important gets the same idea?
( James Hilton )
We must never forget to be kind to friends whose own lives are not going as well as ours.
The entire planet shudders at the results of our attempts to make ourselves and not God the centre of existence.
It’s time to live with what we have and mourn what we lost.
( Lev Grossman )
All human life and non-human life is worth exactly the same, and all worth saving.
A life spent doing nothing is not wasted if you have been happy.
I’m hungry for a juicy life.
I lean out my window at night and I can taste it out there, just waiting for me.
( Brigid Lowry )
Sometimes the only thing we can change is ourselves.
But that may make a huge difference.
Our life is ending one moment at a time.
It doesn’t stop for anybody.
Make every second count.
It will never come again.
The purpose of life is soul growth.
We are here to become transcendent and to become one with God.
There is no more to life than this.
In other words, we are here to love.
( Sara Wiseman )
The test of every educational, political, or religious system is the person it creates.
Truth sometimes hurts.
But we must all endure the pain in searching for it.
Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person.
( Gerard Way )
We only live once.
But it is measured by the moments that have taken our breath away.
We are all born to stand out.
So don’t waste your time trying to fit in.
Wherever you go, go with inspiration and aspiration.
Whatever you do, do with love and concern.
Whomever you see, see with purity’s beauty, and responsibility’s glory.
( Sri Chinmoy )
We earn respect by telling the truth and by not making promises we cannot keep.
Freedom of speech is not something to be awarded to those who are thought deserving and denied to those who are thought undeserving.
( Sir James Munby, High Court Judge )
Don’t worry about what others think of you.
Mix only with those you trust.
And work on understanding what makes you happy.
The closer to death you are, the more alive you become.
( James Hunt, Motor Racing Driver )
Try and forget what hurt you in the past.
But don’t forget what it may have taught you.
The truth is that in my job becoming old and becoming extinct are one and the same thing.
( Cher, 67, Singer and Actress )
Have faith in the choices you make.
They come from the soul which knows all the answers.
Don’t waste your time and energy on questions that will only be answered when the time is right.
Some people’s idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage.
( Sir Winston Churchill )
No one is in control of our life, or our future, or our happiness.
We have the power to change anything about ourselves or our life that we want to change.
The past is there to teach us lessons so we don’t make the same mistakes again.
If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.
( Oprah Winfrey )
Some people spend their life doing nothing, just waiting for something to happen.
Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup.
All wines should be tasted.
Some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.
( Paulo Coelho )
A smile is a light in the window of your soul to show your heart is at home.
Develop an interest in life as you see it.
The people, things, literature, music.
The world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people.
( Henry Miller )
We should all spend more time improving ourselves and less time criticising others.
The moment you recognise what is beautiful in this world, you stop being a slave.
( Aravind Adiga )
Always speak from the heart and don’t say what you think others want to hear you say.
We do not remember days, we remember moments.
The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.
( Cesare Pavese )
It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness.
What’s done cannot be undone.
Don’t lose sight of how beautiful the future is.
Nothing is too late, till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate.
( Henry Wadsworth Longfellow )
Follow your heart and not what other people expect of you.
Have the wisdom to know exactly what to do and what to say.
Draw a line under the past and those things that haven’t worked out the way you hoped.
It felt like life had thrown a pie right in my face.
And that pie was full of bricks.
( Molly Harper )
Sometimes we need to break free.
Recognise that you can move on and find the happiness you seek.
In nature, some animals are brightly marked to warn you they’re poisonous or dangerous.
As are some humans.
Each one of us continues to carry the heart of each self we’ve ever been, at every stage along the way, and a chaos of everything good and rotten.
And we have to carry this weight all alone, through each day that we live.
We try to be as nice as we can to the people we love, but we alone support the weight of ourselves.
( Banana Yoshimoto )