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I believe in good, caring people.
I believe in goodness.
I believe in angels and fairies.
But do not think this is a weakness.
The devil hides from me.
It isn’t the things that happen to us in our lives that cause us to suffer.
It’s how we relate to the things that happen to us that causes us to suffer.
( Pema Chodron )
Sometimes the weight you need to lose isn’t on your body.
Wisdom teaches you to learn who you are by unlearning what they taught you to be, what they told you to say, and what they told you to do.
( Wilfred Soon )
Never measure your own value with someone else’s tape.
Set peace of mind as your highest goal.
And organise your life around it.
( Brian Tracy )
If you suffered during your life and think others should suffer like you because you turned out fine, then you didn’t, in fact, really turn out fine.
People hear you on the level you speak to them from.
Speak from your heart, and they will hear with their heart.
( Marianne Williamson )
When the character of someone is not clear to you, look at the way they treat animals and vulnerable people.
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
( John Wayne )
Forget yesterday, it has already forgotten you.
Don’t sweat tomorrow, you haven’t even met.
Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift. Today.
Until we have seen someone’s darkness we don’t really know who they are.
Until we have forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is.
( Marianne Williamson )
That awkward moment when you are not sure if you actually have free time, or you are just forgetting everything.
In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
( Oscar Wilde )
One of the greatest gifts you can bestow upon another is kindness.
True kindness lies within the act of giving without the expectation of something in return.
Do as you will for I lack nothing,
I am your vessel to be restored or destroyed.
( Huldreich Zwingli. 1485 – 1531 )
If I could give you any gift, I would give you love and laughter, a peaceful heart, and joy forever after.
Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
( Buddha )
If we don’t have room for immigrants, we should get rid of racists and make some room.
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere.
While a pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colour blind.
( Albert Schweitzer )
Not knowing the truth doesn’t make you ignorant.
Not wanting to know the truth is what makes you ignorant.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities, and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
( Harry Truman )
If they respect you, respect them.
If they disrespect you, still respect them.
Do not allow the actions of others to decrease your good manners.
Because you represent yourself, not others.
To help someone in need is not charity.
It is proper etiquette.
( Robert Brault )
Don’t worry about what I’m doing.
Worry about why you are worried about what I’m doing.
Your reputation of tomorrow is built on the character you establish today.
( John Hawkins )
Our past cannot be changed, forgotten, edited or erased.
It must be accepted.
I don’t have to agree with you to like you or respect you.
( Anthony Bourdain )
People who shine from within don’t need the spotlight.
War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
( George Orwell )
Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.
I looked in temples, churches and mosques.
But I found the Devine within my heart.
( Rumi )
Whenever I have a problem, I sing.
Then I realise that my voice is a lot worse than my problem.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
( Leonardo da Vinci )
Life doesn’t get easier, we just become stronger.
Silence in the face of evil is itself evil.
God will not hold us guiltless.
Not to speak is to speak.
Not to act is to act.
( Dietrich Bonhoeffer )
The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules.
It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and kill innocent people.
Gratitude turns what we have into enough.
( Richard Simmonds )
I love people who can make me laugh, when I don’t even want to smile.
The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
( W.B. Yeats )
We were not created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy.
We were created to be victorious.
To recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque and insulting.
It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less.
( Oscar Wilde )
Kindness doesn’t cost anything.
Sprinkle it everywhere.
Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school, and the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.
( Plato )
If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you.
If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.
Earth is our treasure, not our dump.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )
If there are no ups and downs in your life it means you are dead.
Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed.
If people all over the world would do this, it would change the earth.
( William Faulkner )
Life really does begin at forty.
Up until then, you are just doing research.
( Carl Jung )
If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.
( Dolly Parton )
We must fill our head and our heart with all that is important.
And forget all the rest.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
( Zig Ziglar )
We don’t need a certain number of friends.
We just need a number of friends we can be certain of.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
( Bob Marley )
I do not believe making money in order to consume goods is mankind’s sole purpose on this planet.
If you’re wondering what I believe our purpose on this planet is, I will give you a hint.
It has to do with creating and sharing.
( Bill Hicks )
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how they love them while they’re alive.
( Optimus Prime )
We have to free half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half.
( Emmeline Pankhurst )
A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
( Groucho Marx )
There comes a time when we have to stop crossing oceans for others that wouldn’t even jump in puddles for us.
One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
( Martin Luther King, Jr. )
The only people mad at you for speaking the truth are those living a lie.
Keep speaking the truth.
If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
( Malcolm X )
Everybody deserves somebody who makes them look forward to tomorrow.
When you realise the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.
( Dian Fossey )
Having to go to work is a major interruption, and a major disruption, in my life.
( R.S. Hutchison )
The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.
I am not this hair.
I am not this skin.
I am the soul that lives within.
( Rumi )
Life is a learning experience chosen for soul-type reasons that humans have an almost impossible time understanding.
( Annie Kagan )
I don’t know how to save the world.
I don’t have the answers or the answer.
I hold no secret knowledge as to how to fix the mistakes of generations past and present.
I only know that without compassion and respect for all of Earth’s inhabitants, none of us will survive.
Nor will we deserve to.
( Leonard Peltier )
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil.
But by those who watch them without doing anything.
( Albert Einstein )