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Imperfections are beauty.
Madness is genius.
And silly is better than boring.
Calling someone else fat won’t make you any skinnier.
And calling someone stupid doesn’t make you any smarter.
One day we all realise there are some people we will never see again.
At least, not in the same way.
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction.
The world will have a generation of idiots.
( Albert Einstein )
Sometimes, opening your eyes may be the most painful thing you ever have to do.
The true terrorists of our world do not meet at the docks at midnight, or scream “Allahu Akbar” before some violent action.
The true terrorists of our world wear five thousand dollar suits and work in the highest positions of finance, government and business.
( Peter Joseph )
Someone is not your friend if they demand your silence or ignore your opinions.
Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry.
( Alvin Price )
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
( Steve Jobs )
Knowledge is free, but you always end up paying for ignorance.
Honesty is a very expensive gift.
Do not expect it from cheap people.
( Warren Buffet )
To criticisise a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous.
But to criticise their religion, that is a right.
That is a freedom.
The freedom to criticise ideas, any ideas, even if they are sincerely held beliefs, is one of the fundamental freedoms of society.
A law which attempts to say you can criticise and ridicule ideas as long as they are not religious ideas is a very peculiar law indeed.
( Rowan Atkinson )
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars.
It’s where the rich use public transportation.
( Gustavo Petro )
Whatever it takes to offend you may be all it takes to destroy you.
It’s all about money, not freedom.
You think you’re free?
Try going somewhere without money.
( Bill Hicks )
It doesn’t matter how many resources you have.
If you don’t know how to use them, it will never be enough.
Most Americans are unaware of a decline in individual liberty, and the reason is obvious.
The decline rarely takes the form of sudden personal depravations but, instead, takes the form of unnoticed erosion and, thus, we come to regard whatever state we are in as a normal condition.
( Leonard E. Read )
You can kill the messenger, but you cannot kill the message.
Youths are passed through schools that don’t teach, then forced to search for jobs that don’t exist and finally left stranded in the street to stare at the glamorous lives advertised around them.
( Huey P. Newton )
It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do themselves, that will make them successful human beings.
( Ann Landers )
The only people I owe my loyalty to are those who never made me question theirs.
When words are both true and kind they can change the world.
( Buddha )
The Buddha is not a person to be worshipped.
It is a mind state to be attained.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
( Franklin D. Roosevelt )
Those who always speak the truth have few friends.
When humans act with cruelty we characterise them as ‘animals’, yet the only animal that displays cruelty is humanity.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )
I meant to behave but there were too many other options.
Just keep moving forward and don’t give a shit about what anybody thinks.
Do what you have to do, for you.
( Johnny Depp )
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.
( Victor Hugo )
Confidence is what allows you to open a door when you have absolutely no idea what is behind it.
The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
( Abraham Lincoln )
As I look back on my life, I realise that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.
( Sigmund Freud )
Never be ashamed of a scar.
It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.
How people treat you is their karma.
How you react is yours.
Nothing compares to a beautiful conversation with a beautiful mind.
Be kind to unkind people.
They need it the most.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them humanity cannot survive.
( Dalai Lama )
The eye only sees what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
I don’t pay attention to when folk say the world is ending.
It has ended for me many times.
And began again in the morning.
No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.
( Buddha )
May the sun bring you new energy by day.
May the moon softly restore you by night.
May the rain wash away your worries.
May the breeze blow new strength into your being.
May you walk gently through the world..
And know its beauty all the days of your life.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
( Mahatma Gandhi )
Some people are like clouds.
When they disappear, it’s a beautiful day.
When you take a stand for what you believe in, you are never wrong.
Let’s not go and ruin it by thinking too much.
( Clint Eastwood )
What defines us is how well we rise after falling.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
( Voltaire )
Sometimes it’s better to just remain silent and smile.
When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
( Audre Lorde )
Let your smile change the world.
But don’t let the world change your smile.
Courage doesn’t always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
( Mary Anne Radmacher )
We should all celebrate our individuality and not be ashamed of it.
Our culture has accepted two huge lies.
The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them.
The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do.
Both are nonsense.
You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.
I have a very strict gun control policy.
If there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
( Clint Eastwood )
It’s not who we are underneath, but what we do that defines us.
Man did not weave the web of life.
We are merely a strand in it.
Whatever we do to the web, we also do to ourselves.
( Chief Seattle )
When I give you my time, I’m giving you a portion of my life that I will never get back.
So please don’t make me regret it.
Think of what would happen if everyone woke this morning thinking of helping others instead of helping themselves.
Likely peace on Earth.
This is Heaven.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )
Intelligence is not because you think you know everything without questioning.
But rather because you question everything you think you know.
Money is numbers and numbers never end.
If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.
( Bob Marley )
Be humble enough to know you are not better than anybody else.
And wise enough to know that you are different from the rest.
A mind that is stretched by new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
( Oliver Wendell Holmes )
I am on the side of angels and goodness.
But don’t think that is a weakness.
My heart and my soul scare even the devil.
The word ‘listen’ contains the same letters as the word ‘silent’.
It makes me so mad that some people underestimate the wisdom and energy of young people.
All because they don’t look the way older folks think they should look.
Maybe some of those closed minded people will realise long hair and tattoos don’t mean they should be ignored.
Close minded people are part of what’s wrong with this world.
( Johnny Cash )
The problem with most people is that they feel entitled, not grateful.
Not everyone has the same heart as you.
You may end up disappointed if you think others will do for you as you do for them.
You may never know what results come from action.
But if you do nothing there will be no result.
( Mahatma Gandhi )