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We are often disappointed with life because we all have a picture in our mind of how it is supposed to be.
There is no need to make sense of life.
Just trust what your heart feels.
It’s better to walk alone than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.
( Diane Grant )
Government should protect people and regulate corporations.
Not protect corporations and regulate people.
It is during the worst times of your life that you will get to see the true colours of the people who say they care for you.
The trouble is, you think you have time.
( Buddha )
When I was a kid I used to think every grown-up was smart and had common sense.
I’ve never been so wrong in my life.
At some point we may realise we have done too much for someone and the only next possible step is to stop.
Leave them alone and walk away.
If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.
( Rumi )
Always remember who helped you while everyone else was making excuses.
Be a reflection of what you would like to see in others.
If you want love, give love.
If you want honesty, give honesty.
If you want respect, give respect.
You get in return what you give.
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
( Audrey Hepburn )
Confidence is not walking into a room and believing you are better than everyone else.
Confidence is walking into a room and not having to compare yourself to anyone else.
To fully understand the pain of others you have to experience their pain.
Love me or hate me are both in my favour.
If you love me, I will always be in your heart.
If you hate me, I will always be in your mind.
( William Shakespeare )
What you tell yourself every day will either lift you up or tear you down.
If you think you are mad, don’t worry.
All the best people are mad.
If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire.
( George Monbiot )
Insecure people often make excuses and put others down to make themselves feel confident.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
( George Orwell )
Enjoy your youth.
You will never be younger than you are at this very moment.
We cannot change the people around us, but we can change the people that we choose to be around.
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
( Mahatma Gandhi )
Sometimes it’s best not to think nor wonder nor imagine.
And just have faith that everything will work out for the best.
The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world.
Fear is not real.
It is a product of thoughts you create.
Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real.
But fear is a choice.
( Will Smith )
If the words don’t add up, it’s usually because the truth wasn’t included in the equation.
There is no need to rush.
What is all the fuss?
Make yourself a cup of tea.
Come and spend some time with me.
Humans are allergic to change.
They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’
I try to fight that.
That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise.
Rich is not the one having everything.
Rich is the one who needs the least.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
Virtue is doing it.
( David Starr Jordan )
Be with those that bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.
Sometimes others want to destroy you because they recognise your power.
Not because they don’t see it, but because they do see it.
And they don’t want it to exist.
Too many people in the world are still heavily culturally conditioned.
And both humans and animals suffer because of this.
We are living in a time when a revolutionary act is simply to care or give a shit.
In wine there is wisdom.
In beer there is freedom.
In water there is bacteria.
( Benjamin Franklin )
A wise man can always be found alone.
A weak man can always be found in a crowd.
The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think.
We now live in a society where free-thinking people are called crazy or dangerous, and the ignorant, close-minded people are ‘normal’.
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
( Rosa Parks )
Those who know you never doubt you.
And those who doubt you never knew you.
Many people we meet are fighting a battle we know nothing of.
So be kind.
Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made.
If you want a different result, make a different choice.
Beauty is not in the face.
Beauty is a light in the heart.
( Kahlil Gibran )
You try and give people what they want but sometimes it’s never enough.
The modern Conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy.
That is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
( John Kenneth Galbraith )
One tree can start a forest.
One smile can begin a friendship.
One hand can lift a soul.
One word can frame the goal.
One candle can wipe out darkness.
One laugh can conquer gloom.
One hope can raise your spirits.
One touch can show you care.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.
The time will pass anyway.
( Earl Nightingale )
Why do some people try to explain something they don’t understand?
The moment you feel like you have to prove your worth to someone, is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away.
( Alysia Harris )
If you stand for a reason, be prepared to stand alone like a tree.
And if you fall on the ground, fall like a seed that grows back to fight again.
Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
If you love a flower, don’t pick it up.
Because if you pick it up it dies and ceases to be what you love.
So if you love a flower, let it be.
Love is not about possession.
Love is about appreciation.
How we treat the vulnerable is how we define ourselves as a species.
( Russell Brand )
It’s better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie.
There is no such thing as being too kind.
We search for life on other planets and in other regions of our galaxy.
Meanwhile, we destroy and ignore the other life on this planet.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )
Don’t concern yourself about those in your past.
There’s a reason why they didn’t make it to your future.
Humans are the only creatures in this world who cut the trees, make paper from it and then write “Save The Trees” on it.
No man, who has any sense of the value of liberty, would think of establishing a condition of society so utterly at war with the rights and happiness of our fellow-creatures.
( William Wilberforce )
Hugs were invented to let people know you love them without having to say anything.
You can’t change your yesterdays but you can learn from it and change your tomorrows.
I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.
( Mahatma Gandhi )
What a wonderful world it would be if everyone could just get along.
I’m not where I wanted to be.
But I thank God I’m not where I used to be.
( Florence Emily Hookins, 1896-1962 )
Perhaps one day everything will make sense.
Nature is not mute.
It is man that is deaf.
( Terence McKenna )
When a storm is coming, all other birds seek shelter.
The Eagle alone, avoids the storm by flying above it.
So, in the storms of life, may your heart soar like an eagle.
A comfort zone is a beautiful place.
But nothing ever grows there.
Intelligence plus character.
That is the true goal of education.
( Martin Luther King Jr. )