Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of…
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
What is essential is invisible to the eye.
( Antoine de Saint-Exupéry )
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
One of the best feelings in the world is knowing that someone is happy because of you.
Most persons would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
( Henry Wadsworth Longfellow )
Just remember, you can’t wake up the stubborn, the stupid, and the ignorant.
Even when told the truth and the facts they will still refuse to believe.
Worse still, they will defend the greed, and the lies and the corruption.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
( Ralph Waldo Emerson )
Those who are hot-tempered stir up strife,
But those who are slow to anger calm contention.
( Solomon, Proverbs )
The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
( Ralph Waldo Emerson )
In a civilised society all citizens would have enough food, warm clothes, shelter from the elements, free and readily available health care and access to free education.
Educate the children and it won’t be necessary to punish the men.
God’s extraordinary work is most often done by ordinary people in the seeming obscurity of a home and family.
( Neal A. Maxwell )
Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
( William Wordsworth )
It is a mistake to look too far ahead.
Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
The stupid give free rein to their anger.
The wise wait for it to cool.
( Solomon )
Talk slowly, but think quickly.
Put your trust in God and move forward, with faith and confidence in the future.
The Lord will not forsake us.
If we put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will live worthy of His blessings.
He will hear our prayers.
( Gordon B. Hinckley )
If you have money to spare, put it to use helping others while you are living.
That is wealth’s greatest satisfaction.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few.
Some people complain because roses have thorns.
I am thankful that thorns have roses.
( Alphonse Karr )
Be confident small immortals.
You are not the only voice that all things utter, nor is there eternal silence in the places where you cannot come.
( C.S. Lewis )
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
( Ralph Waldo Emerson )
The fact that I wish it is reason enough for doing it.
When you find yourself in need of spiritual nourishment, it is in the opportunities to serve others that you will find the abundance you seek.
( Steve Maraboli )
Speak the truth, even if you have to leave immediately after.
The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes.
That’s the day we truly grow up.
( John C. Maxwell )
Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.
Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are the meek,
For they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are the merciful,
For they will be shown mercy.
( Matthew 5:3 )
When you stop and talk, it should be plain.
There’s always sun after the rain.
Let no one persuade you by word or deed to do or say whatever is not best for you.
Give me somewhere to stand, and I will move the earth.
( Archimedes )
I felt the moon’s cool, gentle gaze,
With the world around me, deep in a daze.
Let freedom reign.
The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
( Nelson Mandela )
Freedom is the only thing we must demand in life.
For all other good things stem from it.
( Miguel Syjuco )
Democracy was supposed to champion freedom of speech, and yet the simple rules of table decorum could clamp down on the rights their forefathers had fought and died for.
( E.A. Bucchianeri )
The journey of light supreme will commence in the heart of freedom.
( Sri Chinmoy )
No one changes unless they want to.
There’s only one thing that makes someone change, and that’s their own realisation they need to.
A Nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it’s lowest ones.
( Nelson Mandela )
If you are sure you are right, you need not worry what the world thinks.
Why am I a socialist?
Because I believe in freedom.
( Michel Templet )
If you don’t believe it yourself, don’t ask anyone else to do so.
I assumed that everything would lead to complete failure, but I decided that didn’t matter, that would be my life.
( Jasper Johns )
Put everything you’ve got into everything you do.
It is the right of every man to be free and it is our duty to protect that right so that our children may know what it is to be free and not live under oppression.
( Hazel B. West )
Do what needs to be done when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.
All of us have a path to follow and the path begins on earth.
( Richard Matheson )
It is possible to give away and become richer.
It is also possible to hold on too tightly and lose everything.
The wise man shall be rich, by watering others he waters himself.
A truly free man is not free from anything, nor free to anything, he is just free.
Free within himself.
( Ilyas Kassam )
People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
However small we are, we should always fight for what we believe to be right.
And I don’t mean fight with the power of our fists or the power of our swords.
I mean the power of our brains and our thoughts and our dreams.
( Cressida Cowell )
You can win by persuasion, you can win by tact.
But you can never win by argument.
Being rich is not about how many homes you own.
It’s the freedom to pick up any book you want without looking at the price and wondering whether you can afford it.
( John Waters )
The person who has stopped being thankful has fallen asleep in life.
Most people are not really free.
They are confined by the niche in the world that they carve out for themselves.
They limit themselves to fewer possibilities by the narrowness of their vision.
( V.S. Naipaul )
You can get everything in life you want if you help enough other people get what they want.
We have to laugh.
Because laughter, we already know, is the first evidence of freedom.
( Rosario Castellanos )
The secret of strength lies in the quiet mind.
I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good.
( Andrew Solomon )
A day is not a lifetime, a rest is not a defeat.
Don’t think of it as failure, just a temporary retreat.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor.
It must be demanded by the oppressed.
( Martin Luther King )
If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.
I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun.
( Geronimo )
It might just be simpler to recognise that there is time and we make choices about how to fill it and how to spend it.
You can be free from everything but the consequences of what you do.
( Isabelle Holland )
We’ve all got dreams.
If you’re not prepared to work, then you’re not entitled to dream.
I would prefer even to fail with honour than to win by cheating.
( Sophocles )
I have reached a point in life where I feel it is no longer necessary to try and impress anyone.
If they like me the way I am, good.
If they don’t, it’s their loss.
I am hungry for power.
But not to lord over others.
Only to own myself.
( Deborah Feldman )
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you.
You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
( Bob Marley )