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When you look back on your life you realise how much time you spend trying to get people to like you, trying to dress cool and just be cool.
It just so does not matter.
( Jennifer Lawrence )

Just remember. The devil doesn’t come to you with his red face and horns.
He comes to you disguised as everything you have ever wanted.

Men are so simple of mind, and so much dominated by their immediate needs, that a deceitful man will always find plenty who are ready to be deceived.
( Niccolò Machiavelli )

As you become wise you realise that many people have no idea what they are actually doing and are just pretending.

Am I Still The Boss?..
The worst bit about fame is people being in my private business so much.

That and people making up lies.
It does my nut in, but the best thing is the money and power. I was built for this.
With my life and work experiences, I feel about 35.
I think I am a voice for a certain type of the younger generation in urban culture.
They still identify with me even though I’m on The X Factor.
I still get told that I’m keeping it real. That’s definitely important to me.
I’m not playing a game. I’m pretty much the same on camera as off.
Am I still the Boss? Even more so now as I’ve got to stand my ground and be even stronger. The only time I’m not like that is when I’m in love.
Then I show a lot more of my softer side. That’s my private side.
It’s very different and people would be surprised about it.
I believe my life will begin when I settle down and have kids.
I will literally wake up one day and say that I don’t want to be in entertainment anymore and you won’t see me again.
I’ve already bought my dream house in the country. I can’t wait.
( Tulisa Contostavios )

Those with power sleep peacefully in their beds knowing that bullies stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

The music industry is a vicious business that chews women up and spits them out.
There are men within the industry who aren’t friends of any female artist.
It’s hard to build a long career.
( Tori Amos )

We plan for ‘someday’. Then quietly, without us ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life.

Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
( Paulo Coelho )

Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
( Niccolò Machiavelli )

Life sometimes gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know.

How Does Your Faith Shape You ?..
Ascribing specific characteristics to an infinite God is self-contradictory, but don’t cosmologists do the same thing when attempting to describe the universe we
live in?  And don’t quantum physicists have the same problem?
There are aspects of reality which don’t seem to make sense – and yet, these ‘illogical’ theories provide us with the best models we have available to us.
Atheists (as much as believers) should stop trying to prove their case and accept the fact that they too are living by faith.
The real question is. How does your faith shape you as a person?

Tulisa Contostavlos says when her former boyfriend Justin Edwards allowed a tape of them enjoying what we are obliged to call a sex act to be released online, she was “petrified of being made to look like some kind of a slapper in front of the nation”. Never! Why could she have thought that?
( Charlie Catchpole )

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organised, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.
( Woodrow Wilson )

It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to enslave a people that wants to remain free.
( Niccolò Machiavelli )

Life doesn’t always introduce you to the people you want to meet.
Sometimes life puts you in touch with the people you need to meet.
To help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you, and to gradually strengthen you into the person you were meant to become.

Bullied At School ..
Being bullied and beaten up at school wasn’t a bad thing.
At primary school I was beaten up by girls in my own year.
I think they resented the fact that I was happy-go-lucky and, because I was
something of a tomboy, I made friends easily with all the boys.
I look back at the bullying and, while it was horrible to deal with at the time,
I don’t see it as all negative.
It taught me that not everyone is always going to like me in life.
It’s served me well on ‘Strictly’.
I knew I would get that criticism.. I’m big enough to cope with it.
( Darcey Bussell )

We have to face up to the fact that the majority of the population have been brainwashed. It’s just a shame that most of them are not aware of it yet.

Tulisa seems to be congratulating herself in her biography on how few lovers she’s had. “I can count on my fingers and toes how many men I’ve slept with.”
Hell’s teeth, that’s 20 – and she’s only 24. Surely that’s slapper territory?
( Carole Malone )

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are now.

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
( Niccolò Machiavelli )

Our strength does not come from lifting weights.
Our strength comes from lifting ourself when we are knocked down.

It’s Just Not For Me ..
There is something very wrong with me. 
I used to think that there were other like-minded souls out there, but now I know I am totally and utterly alone.
I am literally the only person in the whole world who has never made a sex tape.
It’s not because I’m a prude who doesn’t approve of them – if that’s what you want to do in the privacy of your own home, good luck to you, go for it.
It’s just not for me. I can’t really think of anything that’s worse.
( Polly Hudson )

Television is by nature the dominator drug par excellence. Control of content, uniformity of content, repeatability of content make it inevitably a tool of coercion, brainwashing, and manipulation.
( Terence McKenna )

You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. 
( Woodrow Wilson )

Wise Words From A Judge ..
Northland College (NZ) principal John Tapene has offered the following words from a judge who regularly deals with youth.
Always we hear the cry from teenagers “What can we do, where can we go?”
My answer is go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons, and after you’ve finished, read a book. Your town does not owe you recreational facilities and your parents do not owe you fun. The world does not owe you a living, you owe the world something.
You owe it your time, energy and talent so that no one will be at war, in poverty or sick and lonely again.. In other words, grow up, stop being a cry baby, get out of your dream world and develop a backbone, not a wishbone.
Start behaving like a responsible person. You are important and you are needed.
It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday.
Someday is now and that somebody is you.

The word “racist” or “extremist” is often used against those who speak out about what corrupt governments are doing to the nation and the people.
( Rose Winfold )

The duty of youth is to challenge greed and corruption.

Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered.
Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored.
( Terence McKenna )

Regret Leads You Down The Wrong Path ..
I am going to be an incredibly irresponsible 60-year-old.
I’m going to buy myself a sports car, drive around with my grey hair blowing in the wind and embrace every frivolous experience with gusto.
Regret is the most wasted human emotion.
It removes energy, it leads you down the wrong path.
We are who we are and we’ve done what we’ve done.
In a different world I would have got a degree and become a foreign correspondent, but I didn’t. My life turned out like this and I’m happy.
( Mariella Frostrup )

It’s My Destiny ..
Whitney was one of my biggest idols.
If I could be in the same vicinity as her I would be honoured.
It’s my destiny.. I’ve always known what I was going to do.
Sometimes I feel I’m going through the motions of my life, other times it’s a shock.
But I do expect to win Grammies and have a very long career.
( Elle Varner )

Real Men Do Not Raise A Hand To Women ..
I don’t know about Dennis Waterman, but I was brought up to believe that a man never hits a woman. My father taught me that this is a taboo that can never be broken. Real men do not raise a hand to women. There is nothing else to discuss.
So there are two things that are grotesque about Waterman’s revelations of domestic abuse. One – he admits to blackening the eye of his ex-wife Rula Lenska.
Two – he attempts to justify it by saying, like every other wife-beating, woman-hating, pathetic little man, that she somehow provoked it.
Confessions of domestic abuse would be bad enough if Waterman was owning up to past mistakes by saying that he was ashamed, regretful and disgusted with himself.
It is unbelievable to hear him say that the woman was somehow asking for it.
( Tony Parsons )

If you don’t have a plan, you become part of somebody else’s plan.
( Terence McKenna )

Is The Seventh Day Still In Progress?..
In the Bible, the word “day” can refer to various periods of time.
At Genesis 2:4, for example, the entire creative period of six “days” is spoken of as “the day that God made Earth and Heaven”.
Each day evidently involved a considerable length of time.
While the Bible specifically mentions the end of each of the first six “days”, it makes no mention of the end of the seventh day.
Why?  Because that day is still in progress.
( Rose Winfold )

One can say this in general of men. They are ungrateful, disloyal, insincere and deceitful, timid of danger and avid of profit. Love is a bond of obligation that these miserable creatures break whenever it suits them to do so. But fear holds them fast by a dread of punishment that never passes.
( Niccolò Machiavelli )

Useful men, who do useful things, don’t mind being treated as useless. But the useless always judge themselves as being important and hide all their incompetence behind authority.
( Paulo Coelho )

75,000 Of Our Children Will Wake Up Homeless On Christmas Morning ..
It’s hard to believe, isn’t it? But it’s true. 75,000 homeless children are hidden away in hostels, B&Bs and other temporary accommodation across Britain. Many will have spent years in limbo – shunted from place to place and forced to leave friends, pets and toys behind. Some will be crammed into one room with their family – sharing beds with their siblings, and toilet and kitchen facilities with total strangers.
Such overcrowded, inadequate living arrangements take a terrible toll on a child’s physical and mental health. And their education inevitably suffers, having a profound effect on their future prospects and happiness.
We saw conditions like this when we set up in 1966.
So we’re outraged that it’s still going on in 2012.
( Shelter )

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