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Hard times will always reveal true friends.
You yourself are the eternal energy which appears as this universe.
You didn’t come into this world.
You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean.
( Alan Watts )
Sometimes you have to be done.
Not angry or upset, just done.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Our words will either attract a strong mind or offend a weak one.
Most people do not see their beliefs.
Instead, their beliefs tell them what they see.
This is the simple difference between clarity and confusion.
( Matt Kahn )
I wish I met some people a little earlier, some a little later,
And some never at all.
Don’t be in such a hurry to condemn a person because he doesn’t do what you do, or think as you think.
There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today.
( Malcolm X )
Very often it’s the people with a broken heart who try to help you.
You have no need to travel anywhere.
Journey within yourself.
Enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendour of your own light.
( Rumi )
No matter how good a person you are, someone will always hate you.
He who seeks to deceive will always find someone who will allow himself to be deceived.
What’s happening in your life is a result of what’s happening in your mind.
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
( Confucius )
There’s a story behind every person.
There’s a reason why they are the way they are.
Think about this before you judge someone.
Just because you are offended by what others may say or do, doesn’t mean you are right and they are wrong.
Common sense is like deodorant.
The people who need it most don’t use it.
Whenever one person stands up and says, ‘Wait a minute, this is wrong,’ it helps other people to do the same.
( Gloria Steinem )
I wish I could get a refund for all the time I’ve wasted on people.
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.
Those who are wise know there is something to be learned from everyone.
Choice is our point of power.
And when we are not paying attention to our lives, we don’t make conscious choices.
Which means that we are living by habit or by default.
( Iyanla Vanzant )
I don’t hold grudges.
I just remember what happened.
I remember the facts.
If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle.
It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress.
( Buddha )
When you find no solution to a problem, it may not be a problem to be solved, just a truth to be accepted.
The earth has music for those who listen.
( George Santayana )
A grasping, contagious sickness called ‘greed’ is infecting many in the world.
Survival of the world depends on our sharing what we have, and working together.
If we do not, the world will die.
First the planet, and next the people.
( Frank Fools Crow )
You will be just a memory for some people.
Do your best to be a good one.
We are the ones left behind.
To keep those who have gone from us alive in heart and mind.
We are the ones left to preserve and cherish their legacy.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )
Every nation sees itself as superior to all other nations.
Patriotism is universal.
Built mostly on myths created by its government.
Be very, very careful what you put into that head.
Because you will never, ever get it out.
( Thomas Cardinal Wolsey )
Humans, I created science for you to know me.
NOT to deny me.
( God )
Some people may only like you if you fit inside their box.
Tell them to shove the box up their ass.
All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are.
( Robin Williams )
One day we will realise that big hearts will bring us more peace than big weapons.
( Anthony Douglas Williams )
If we lie to the government, it’s a felony.
But if they lie to us, it’s politics.
Listen to your own voice, your own soul, and your own heart.
Too many of us listen to the noise of the world, instead of ourselves.
The opposite of truth is not lies.
The opposite of truth is chaos.
It destroys the lives of people.
It destroys justice.
And it destroys respect and decency.
( Rose Winfold )
Lessons in our lives sometimes come from advice we give to others.
Listen carefully when you share your wisdom.
The message may be for you.
The greatest accomplishment of some people is just keeping their mouth shut.
There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
( Nelson Mandela )
It’s surprising how many people are able to have their foot in their mouth and their head up their ass at the same time.
Life asked death : “Why do people love me but hate you?”
Death replied : “Because you are a beautiful lie and I am a painful truth.”
Art is an insignificant attempt at reproducing what God does every moment.
( George Harrison )
Sometimes our life feels like a test or an exam we didn’t study for.
( Robert William Hutchison, 1922-2006 )
Self-confidence is the best outfit.
Wear it every day.
You have your way, I have my way.
As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
( Friedrich Nietzsche )
Fake people have an image to maintain.
Real people just don’t care.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
( Frederick Douglass )
The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other.
It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich.
Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied, but written off as trash.
( John Berger )
Happy are they who take life day by day, complain very little, and are thankful for the little things.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten we belong to each other.
( Mother Teresa )
Wisdom often grows in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance.
You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.
( Joel Osteen )
If you can lay down at night knowing in your heart that you made someone’s day just a little bit better, you know you had a good day.
In life, you will realise there is a role for everyone you meet.
Some will test you.
Some will use you.
Some will love you.
And some will teach you.
But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you.
They are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it’s all worthwhile.
Every breath we take, every mouthful of food we take, comes from the Earth and Nature.
If we continue to destroy the Earth and Nature, we destroy ourselves.
( Rose Winfold )
There comes a time in life when you walk away from all the drama and the people who create it.
Surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good.
Love the people who treat you right.
Pray for the ones who don’t.
Life is too short to be anything but happy.
Falling down is part of life.
Getting back up is living.
One day you will wake up and there will not be any more time to do the things you have always wanted.
Do it now.
( Paulo Coelho )
Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday.
Every morning we wake up is the first day of our future.
Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn’t suck.
( Joss Whedon )
Try going a whole day without complaining.
Not even the smallest of complaints.
Then watch how your life starts to change.
There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for.
( Tom Robbins )
Handle every stressful situation like a dog.
If you can’t eat it or play with it.
Just pee on it and walk away.
Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man.
( Homer )
I believe in goodness and angels, fairies and magic.
But do not think this is a weakness.
The devil hides from me.
When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer.
You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.
( Stuart Scott )
Now look down.
Up is endless.
Down has an ending.
Always look up.
Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars?
Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic.
It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.
( Nora Roberts )