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I am not pretty.
I am not beautiful.
I am as radiant as the sun. 

( Suzanne Collins )

Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you. 
( Stephanie Klein )

What you allow is what will continue.

Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society.
The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.
( George Bernard Shaw )

Let every dawn of morning be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.
( John Ruskin )

The more I see, the less I know for sure.
( John Lennon )

Above all, don’t lie to yourself.
The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others.
And having no respect he ceases to love. 
( Fyodor Dostoyevsky )

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
( Virginia Woolf )

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
( Ernest Hemingway )

There is no wealth but life.
( John Ruskin )

I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more. 
( C.S. Lewis )

The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it.
( Ayn Rand )

I guess sometimes you have to lie to find the truth.  
( Scott Westerfeld )

Truth is like the sun.
You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going away.

( Elvis Presley )

Time is precious.
But truth is more precious than time.

( Benjamin Disraeli )

What we think or what we know or what we believe is in the end of little consequence.
The only thing of consequence is what we do.
( John Ruskin )

I may be too insane to explain, and you may be too normal to understand.

Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.
( Dorothy Allison )

When you cut pieces out of the truth to avoid looking like a fool you end up looking like a moron instead.
( Robin Hobb )

The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth. 
( Albert Einstein )

I believe in God but people are liars.
It’s those people who say they are appointed by God who I don’t believe in.

( Isaac Bashevis Singer )

When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.
( Yevgeny Yevtushenko )

Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it. 
( Leo Tolstoy )

You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.
( William Wilberforce )

The function of prayer is not to influence God.
But rather to change the nature of the one who prays.

( Soren Kierkegaard )

Sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves.
( Joni Eareckson Tada )

I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer.
You are yourself the answer.

Before your face questions die away.
What other answer would suffice?

( C.S. Lewis )

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
( Ralph Waldo Emerson )

This is what the past is for.
Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.

( Corrie ten Boom )

There Is A God ..
There always has been.
I see him here, in the eyes of the people in this hospital corridor of desperation.

This is the real house of God.
This is where those who have lost God will find Him.

There is a God, there has to be, and now I will pray.
I will pray that He will forgive that I have neglected Him all of these years, forgive that I have betrayed, lied, and sinned with impunity only to turn to Him now in my hour of need.
I pray that He is as merciful, benevolent, and gracious as His book says He is.

( Khaled Hosseini )

God will never give you anything you can’t handle, so don’t stress.
( Kelly Clarkson )

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
( Pierre Teilhard de Chardin )

Men and women who turn their lives over to God will discover that He can make a lot more out of their lives than they can.
He can deepen their joys, expand their vision, quicken their minds, strengthen their muscles, lift their spirits, multiply their blessings, increase their opportunities, comfort their souls, and pour out peace.
( Ezra Taft Benson )

He Has Given Us Everything ..
To be grateful is to recognise the Love of God in everything He has given us.

And He has given us everything..
Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.
Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God.
For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience.
And that is what makes all the difference.
( Thomas Merton )

It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable.
( Maya Angelou )

Why did they believe?
Because they saw miracles.

Things one man took as chance, a man of faith took as a sign.
A loved one recovering from disease, a fortunate business deal, a chance meeting with a long lost friend.
It wasn’t the grand doctrines or the sweeping ideals that seemed to make believers out of men, it was the simple magic in the world around them.

( Brandon Sanderson )

No matter how many people believe or don’t believe in you, you must be the ultimate believer in yourself.
( Pablo )

Sometimes it’s easy to lose faith in people.
And sometimes one act of kindness is all it takes to give you hope again.
( Randa Abdel-Fattah )

Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.
( Brene Brown )

Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
( Khalil Gibran )

Hearts rebuilt from hope resurrect dreams killed by hate.
( Aberjhani )

To many people, free will is a license to rebel not against what is unjust or hard in life but against what is best for them and true.
( Dean Koontz )

Belief doesn’t rest on proof or existence.
It rests on faith.
Without faith there is nothing.

( Colleen McCullough )

My nature has always been to fight.
My faith forces me to forgive.

( Cindy Martinusen-Coloma )

Believe more deeply.
Hold your face up to the light.

Even though for the moment you do not see.
( Bill Wilson )

Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life.
( Gregory Peck )

With faith, there are no questions.
Without faith, there are no answers.

( Yisroel Meir Ha-Cohen )

The happiest couples never have the same character.
They have the best understanding of their differences.

An obstinate man does not hold opinions, but they hold him.
( Hugh Blair )

We need the nourishing company of others to create the circle needed for growth, freedom and healing.
( Wayne Muller )

Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day..
I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
I shall fear only God.

I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
I shall conquer untruth by truth..
And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.
( Mahatma Gandhi )

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them, humanity cannot survive.
( Dalai Lama )

All wars are civil wars because all men are brothers.
Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.
( François Fénelon )

We are all ordinary.
We are all boring.
We are all spectacular.

We are all shy.
We are all bold.
We are all heroes.
We are all helpless.

It just depends on the day.
( Brad Meltzer )

We are all equal in the fact that we are all different.
We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same.
We are united by the reality that all colours and all cultures are distinct and individual.
We are harmonious in the reality that we are all held to this earth by the same gravity.
We don’t share blood, but we share the air that keeps us alive.
I will not blind myself and say that my black brother is not different from me.
I will not blind myself and say that my brown sister is not different from me.
But my black brother is he as much as I am me.
But my brown sister is she as much as I am me.
( C. JoyBell C )

I believe in recognising every human being as a human being.
Neither white, black, brown, or red.
And when you are dealing with humanity as a family there’s no question of integration or inter-marriage.
It’s just one human being marrying another human being or one human being living around and with another human being.

( Malcolm X )

To enter heaven is to become more human than you ever succeeded in being on earth.
To enter hell, is to be banished from humanity.
( C.S. Lewis )

While civilisation has been improving our houses.
It has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them.
( Henry David Thoreau )

It is not enough to live together in peace with one race on its knees.
( Daniel H. Wilson )

All people and all nations are of one family, and should be to one another as brothers and sisters.

Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid.
( John Wayne )

If we look straight and deep into a chimpanzee’s eyes, an intelligent self-assured personality looks back at us.
If they are animals, what must we be?
( Frans de Waal )

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
( Leonardo da Vinci )

Once I was young and beautiful, now I’m just beautiful.

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.
( Francis Chan )

To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents.
What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.
( Winston Churchill )

When you show yourself to the world and display your talents, you naturally stir all kinds of resentment, envy, and other manifestations of insecurity.
You cannot spend your life worrying about the petty feelings of others.
( Robert Greene )

Learn the lessons from your past, then pack your bags and get out of there.

Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury.
To me these have always been contemptible.
I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.

( Albert Einstein )

You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you. 
( C.S. Lewis )

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