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Good manners are an essential recognition of our mutual dependence on each other.
How can any country that tolerates the abuse of women ever be civilised?
( Tony Parsons )
Let us endeavour to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
( Paulo Coelho )
The poor man is not he who is without a cent.
But he who is without a dream.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
( Mahatma Gandhi )
It is only because ordinary people sweat their guts out that superior persons can remain superior.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
( Siddhartha Gautama )
While we are awake we are all in one common world.
But each of us, when we are asleep, are in a world of our own.
Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
( Rachel Carson )
The trouble with words is that you never know whose mouths they have been in.
We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love.
( Mother Teresa )
When the truth is on the move nothing can stop her.
There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love.
( Mother Teresa )
There are millions of men and women living in the civilised world today who lead lives of quiet desperation.
It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.
( F Scott Fitzgerald )
Most of us feel and know that we are eternal.
Death may be the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.
Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of Heaven, blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.
( Henry Wadsworth )
Support the human race with random acts of compassion and kindness.
Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
To recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque and insulting.
It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less.
( Oscar Wilde )
Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so.
The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.
( C JoyBell C )
We should look long and carefully at ourselves before we think about judging others.
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, but at present very few have reached this level.
Be a light unto the world, and hurt it not.
Seek to build not destroy.
( Neale Donald Walsch )
When no words will ease the sorrow of another.
Sympathy and caring, though unspoken, are still there.
I realised then that even though I was a tiny speck in an infinite cosmos, a blip on the timeline of eternity, I was not without purpose.
( R.J. Anderson )
When you have lost hope, you have lost everything.
And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.
( Pittacus Lore )
Hope can be a powerful force.
Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.
( Laini Taylor )
Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness.
They are a sign of a pure heart.
( Jose N Harris )
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
( Mother Teresa )
Those who have every reason to despair, but don’t, may have the most to teach us.
Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.
( Charles H Spurgeon )
I inhale hope with every breath I take.
( Sharon Kay Penman )
Each day means a new twenty-four hours.
Each day means everything’s possible again.
You live in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.
You try to walk in the light.
( Marie Lu )
I want you to have big dreams, big goals.
I want you to strive to achieve them.
But I don’t want to see you beating yourself up every time you make a mistake.
( Kelley Armstrong )
We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them.
( William Arthur Ward )
Make every effort to change things you do not like.
If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking.
You might find a new solution.
( Maya Angelou )
Darkness cannot drive out darkness.
Only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate.
Only love can do that.
( Martin Luther King Jr. )
The cowards who hide behind religion, and who use the name of God to excuse and justify the killing of innocent men, women and children, are the pits of human kind and a curse on the world.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.
( Bil Keane )
The world is full of weeping and misery and suffering.
More than most of us can understand or ever imagine.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens.
But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
( Helen Keller )
We should all be in a place where there are smiles, laughter, love, kindness, compassion, and tolerance.
If you are not there, then move there.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal.
It is the courage to continue that counts.
( Winston Churchill )
We sometimes lose control of what’s happening to us.
Now may be the time to take one step forward.
You can’t live your life for other people.
You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
( Nicholas Sparks )
Round the corner there may be, a new road to set you free.
Sometimes though, we have to take the last few steps alone.
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
( Sam Levenson )
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
( Margaret Mead )
If you’re reading this, then smile.
You are blessed, you’re still alive.
There are always far more people in the world who make things worse, rather than help out.
( Hauruki Murakami )
Love changes things.
Hope allows us to endure until the change arrives.
( Iimani David )
Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.
( Heraclitus )
I used to believe that anything was better than nothing.
Now I know that sometimes nothing is better.
( Glenda Jackson )
Don’t look for your dreams to come true.
Look to become true to your dreams.
( Michael Beckwith )
Promise only what you can deliver.
Then deliver more than you promise.
To finish the moment.
To find the journey’s end in every step of the road.
To live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.
( Ralph Waldo Emerson )
Nature gave men two ends.
One to sit on and one to think with.
Ever since then, man’s success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most.
( George R. Kirkpatrick )
To sensible men, every day is a day of reckoning.
( John W. Gardner )
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
( Theodore Roosevelt )
Tough and funny and a little bit kind.
That is as near to perfection as a human being can be.
( Mignon McLaughlin )
You’ve got a lot of choices.
If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you’re not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice.
( Steven D. Woodhull )
The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.
We hate to have some people give us advice.
Because we know how badly they need it themselves.
Experience is what you got by not having it when you needed it.
Looking back you realise that everything would have explained itself if you had only stopped interrupting.
( Robert Brault )
We can be knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge.
But we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.
( Michel de Montaigne )