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When we look back we see with great clarity, and what some things appeared as difficulties, now reveal themselves as blessings.
We should stay away from those who don’t do what they say they are going to do.
Others may say you are selfish (and maybe you are).
But who says their needs are greater than yours?
The only just justification for ever looking down on someone is to lift them up.
( Jessie Jackson )
Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets.
We can discover the character of most people by what they laugh at.
Great minds discuss ideas, small minds discuss people.
The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.
( Douglas Adams )
Love those who treat you right, and forget about those who don’t.
Don’t be envious of others who seem to have it all.
They are not as happy as they profess to be.
Money buys possessions and influence.
It doesn’t buy friends or respect or love.
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
( Douglas Adams )
Faith is having a firm conviction something is true, not hoping it’s true.
Happiness is not possessions, not material things, not a place.
Happiness is a state of mind.
The crime is greater when the victim is defenceless or helpless.
Two things are infinite.
The universe and human stupidity.
And I’m not sure about the universe.
( Albert Einstein )
What appears to be the end may really be a new beginning.
Another chance to move forward.
Feel the pain of others, feel how they feel, and then maybe you will understand.
The material things we own are temporary.
It’s our good deeds and actions that last forever.
Ordinary folk aren’t short of good ideas.
These are the people who should be running the country.
( Stephen Armstrong )
Don’t wait or look for approval, just get on and do what feels comfortable and right to you.
Take a fresh view of life and distance yourself from those who are using you and those you are not comfortable with.
Never tell lies to cover mistakes.
You lose respect from others when you tell lies.
In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
( Terry Pratchett )
Always trust your feelings and your instincts.
They are rarely wrong.
If you can practise only one thing in this life, then let it be compassion.
You can’t hide from your troubles.
You have to find someone to talk to about them.
You have to stand up and face your problems.
Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?
( Stephen Hawking )
Smile when those you have lost come to mind.
Do not think about them with sadness.
Those who have the power and the resources to end misery and suffering, but don’t, are just as guilty as those who cause it.
Don’t tell those who don’t need to know too much too soon.
We must not torture the English language.
Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman.
( Dr John Sentamu )
Keep standards to your level and not what family and friends expect or are advising.
We are sometimes so wrapped up in our own life we miss the misery and the sadness of those close to us.
It’s a mighty tough trouble that won’t melt a bit in a nice cup of tea.
I think the world has become obsessed with hating things.
( Jessie J )
Some people talk through their nose.
They have to because their mouth is worn out.
Our casual blindness to the misery and the suffering of others is one of the greatest cruelties.
I don’t mind people having the last word.
It’s when they also have to have all the ones before it.
If you have a prune, and you tighten the prune, you don’t get a grape, you get a tight prune.
( Tracy Mountford, Cosmetic Skin Clinic )
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it still make a noise?
Smile awhile, and when you smile, another smiles.
And soon there’s miles and miles of smiles, just because you smile.
Those with empathy and compassion understand that their own happiness must include the happiness of all others.
We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
( Ray Bradbury )
Cats and dogs and budgies, simple things, and yet.
What’s a home to some of us without a loving pet.
Don’t forget there’s kindness still, and much to thank God for.
Our job is to find the good and true, amid what we deplore.
Many of us complain and moan.
When actually we are fortunate in not having to endure the ills and misery many people have to bear.
I’m sure the universe is full of intelligent life.
It’s just been too intelligent to come here.
( Arthur C. Clarke )
People who had time to dream and time to pray, cared about values little praised today.
We have the power and the resources and the intelligence to make our planet a clean and healthy place.
To end hunger and poverty.
To end violence and wars.
To make it a safe and free haven for all living beings, both animal and human.
We first just need to conquer greed and eliminate corruption.
If you want to understand the meaning of happiness, you must see it as a reward and not as a goal.
We see a universe marvellously arranged and obeying certain laws, but only dimly understand these laws.
Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations.
( Albert Einstein )
Happy people are those who find the simple joy of being kind.
As I’ve got older and less self-obsessed, I’m a lot more comfortable.
( Christina Ricci )
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Life is all about asking questions.
Not about knowing answers.
We try to understand everything.
But there are things, at the moment anyway, we will never understand.
A weak justice system means that wrongdoers grow in strength.
( Peter Hitchens )
Most people hope for peace and freedom in the world.
Some just hope for greater wealth and more material things.
Keep just two days of the week for worrying.
Yesterday and tomorrow.
Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
You can only do things you don’t believe in for a while before it takes a toll.
( Christina Ricci )
When nothing makes sense, it’s sensible to do nothing.
We are not here for a long time.
So don’t worry about what you haven’t got, just make the most of what you do have.
Don’t look to the past for answers.
Only our future has them.
I was not about to damage my hands, even on the deserving nose of the man who had caused me such emotional pain.
( Simon Boswell )
Both good and bad things happen in life.
We must deal with them and move on.
Dare to dream and dare to be different.
If you want to be heard, shout.
If you want to be listened to, whisper.
I never count the days, I make the days count.
( Alexandra Burke )