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Life is a beautiful struggle.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring.
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
( J.R.R. Tolkien )

Never in the history of calming down has anyone ever calmed down by being told to calm down.

Be like a tree.
Stay grounded.
Connect with your roots.
Turn over a new leaf.
Bend before you break.
Keep growing.

The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. 
( Mahatma Gandhi )

Think well of yourself and proclaim this fact to all.
Not in loud words but in good deeds and actions.

Nothing is so strong as gentleness.
Nothing is so gentle as real strength.
( Ralph W. Sockman )

To fear the opinions of others is a weakness.
To force your opinions onto others is crass.
Opinions don’t matter.

I hope you live a life you’re proud of.
If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
( Eric Roth )

Two reasons why we don’t trust others.
1. We don’t know them.
2. We know them.

To be comfortable in your own skin is the beginning of strength.
( Charles B. Handy )

You often see a person’s true colours when you are no longer beneficial to their life.

I refuse to walk faintly through life only to arrive safely at death.
( Paulo Coelho )

If you don’t follow your heart, you may spend the rest of your life wishing you had.

Someday we will die and leave this earth behind.
But on all the other days we won’t.
So live all the other days like the precious gift they are.

A daily dose of day-dreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination.
( Richelle E. Goodrich )

Life is too short to argue with idiots and stupid people.

Be the person who cares more, tries harder, loves stronger, and gives more of a damn than the selfish, greedy people who surround you.
Leave this earth knowing that you gave life everything you had.

You can only be free when even the desire of seeking freedom becomes a harness to you, and when you cease to speak of freedom as a goal and a fulfilment. 
( Kahlil Gibran )

The real things haven’t changed.
It is still best to be honest and truthful.
Please and thank you are still magic words.

Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection.
It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something.
It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult.
Being a geek is extremely liberating.

( Simon Pegg )

We should try not to ignore others, because we all know how it feels to be ignored by someone.

Humility does not mean you think less of yourself.
It means you think of yourself less.
( Ken Blanchard )

Work for a cause, not for applause.
Live your life to express, not to impress.
Don’t strive to make your presence noticed.
Just make your absence felt.

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
( Isaac Asimov )

Sometimes we have to accept the fact that certain things will never go back to how they use to be.

Time heals nothing.
It’s what we do with the time, and the choices we make in the time.

Sometimes, certain people come into our life and teach us a very important lesson.
Not to be like them.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926 – 2008 )

When the soul cries, and when the heart breaks, there are not always tears.

Family is not about blood.
It’s about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it the most.

The welfare state is the oldest con game in the world.
First you take people’s money away quietly and then you give some of it back to them flamboyantly.
( Thomas Sowell )

Help others.
Even if you know they can’t help you back.

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today.
( Isaac Asimov )

Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.

Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.
( Thomas Merton )

Successful people never worry about what others are doing.

Life is too short to spend time with those who suck the happiness out of you.

Compassion is the basis of all morality.
( Arthur Schopenhauer )

How should we treat ‘others’?
There are no others.
All living beings are children of the Universe.

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
( Sir Francis Bacon )

Promises mean everything, but after they are broken, sorry means nothing.

Life.. It takes sadness to know what happiness is, noise to appreciate silence, and absence to value presence.

The aim of life is self-development.
To realise one’s nature perfectly.
That is what each of us is here for.

( Oscar Wilde )

When all of your earnings are exhausted on food and shelter, your labours are no longer viewed as an opportunity for economic advancement, but rather as an act of self-preservation.
In the real world, that is called slavery.

When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody notices, don’t be sad.
For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.

( John Lennon )

Anything war can do, peace can do better.

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
( Jackie Robinson )

Don’t take too much notice of what you hear, just trust what you feel.

There must be something rotten in the very core of a social system which increases its wealth without diminishing its misery.
( Karl Marx )

Some people ask others if they’re okay just to find out any gossip.
They don’t really care.

I believe there is another world waiting for us.
A better world.
And I’ll be waiting for you there.

( David Mitchell )

Let go.

And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
( Oprah Winfrey )

Once you learn how to be happy, you won’t tolerate being around people who make you feel anything less.

Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.
( Andre Malraux )

You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.

Time is like a river.
You cannot touch the same water twice because the flow that has passed will never pass again.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much.
We have multiplied our possessions but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We’ve learned how to make a living but not a life.
We’ve added years to life, not life to years.

( George Carlin )

I don’t have everything I wanted, but I do have everything I need.
My life is not perfect.
But it’s my life and I’m happy.

Women speaking up for themselves and for those around them is the strongest force we have to change the world.
( Melinda Gates )

Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.

Every day is a fresh start.
Each day is a new beginning.

Every morning we wake up is the first day of our new life.

We didn’t raise the Statue of Liberty with her back to the world, we did it with her light shining as a beacon to the world.
( President Barack Obama )

When you base your life on principles, most of your decisions are already made before you encounter them.

You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
( Rosa Parks )

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak.
Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
( Martin Luther King Jr. )

To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, or perfect.
You just have to care.
( Mandy Hale )

Just because it’s ‘legal’ doesn’t mean it’s fair and doesn’t make it right.

We sometimes reveal our true feelings through jokes.

Remaining silent is always better than unnecessary drama.

We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice, not in love with publicity but in love with humanity.
( Martin Luther King Jr. )

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