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Success is not about the background you come from.
It is about the confidence you have and the effort you invest.
Your past does not determine your future.
You just have to work hard.
Believe in yourself.
( Michelle Obama )
Sometimes you win.
Sometimes you learn.
Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak.
It sometimes means you are strong enough to let go.
Never argue with someone who believes their own lies.
They may try to stop you by their words and deeds.
But like air you will rise above it all.
( Bernard Kelvin Clive )
Sometimes we have to be forced to go against our instincts.
To discover what is best for us.
Put your ego on hold and help others to the same extent that you want to help yourself.
The bad feeling you get when you go through a tough time in life is there to show that you are alive, and as long as you live, you can do something about it.
( Alexander Herlet )
Speak and act as if you have total self-confidence, but not to the point that you come across as arrogant.
Tell me and I may forget.
Show me and I might remember.
Involve me and I will understand.
We either deal with reality, or reality deals with us.
The older I get the more I come to realise that I just don’t give a shit what anyone thinks.
We are all going to die, all of us.
What a circus!
That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t.
We are terrorised and flattened by trivialities.
We are eaten up by nothing.
( Charles Bukowski )
Make the most of yourself.
For that is all there is of you.
Be what you are.
This is the first step towards becoming better than you are.
You may set very high standards for yourself, but don’t expect others to live up to them.
The best you can do is to act according to your principles and set an example for others to follow.
Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out.
Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs.
This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking.
( Leo Tolstoy )
What matters most in life is not that you win the game but that you learn about yourself.
What other people think, say or do is of no importance.
Only one person’s opinions matter and that person is you.
All the good advice in the world will never penetrate a closed mind.
If you are still alive, your mission on Earth is not finished.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.
The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
( Susan B. Anthony )
A decision today may change the future forever.
Don’t carry your mistakes around with you.
Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones to rise above them.
Our duty in life is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist.
You fall, you rise, you make mistakes, you live, you learn.
You’re human, not perfect.
You’ve been hurt, but you’re alive.
Think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive..
To breathe, to think, to enjoy, and to chase the things you love.
Sometimes there is sadness in our journey, but there is also lots of beauty.
We must keep putting one foot in front of the other even when we hurt..
For we will never know what is waiting for us around the bend.
The greatest gift we can give another is our full attention.
There are just some kind of men who are so busy worrying about the next world, they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.
( Harper Lee )
Suicide does not end the chances of life getting worse.
Suicide eliminates the possibility of it ever getting better.
We should all live to make life less difficult for each other.
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies.
Know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others.
You’d be surprised how far that gets you.
( Neil deGrasse Tyson )
Nothing is impossible for those who know what they want and who know they have the talent and the desire to get it.
You can tell more about a man by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.
( Arthur Conan Doyle )
One of the best ways to measure a man is to watch the way he behaves when something free is offered.
Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
( H. Jackson Brown Jr. )
The truth about a man is, first of all, what it is that he keeps hidden.
All men are created equal.
No matter how hard they try, they can never erase those words.
( Harvey Milk )
You can judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
Peace of mind comes when we exercise our right to be honest, especially with ourselves.
( Jack R. Rose )
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.
We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
( Albert Schweitzer )
There is no fence or hedge round time that has gone.
You can go back and have what you like if you remember it well enough.
Find a purpose to serve.
Not a lifestyle to live.
( Criss Jami )
Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.
The things we do outlast our mortality.
The things we do are like monuments that people build to honour heroes after they’ve died.
They’re like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honour the pharaohs.
Only instead of being made of stone, they’re made out of the memories people have of you.
( R.J. Palacio )
Follow the herd and you will walk in manure.
Faith is the belief in our capacity to create meaningful lives.
( Terry Tempest Williams )
Count no day lost in which you waited your turn, took only your share and sought advantage over no one.
Most good things have already been said far too many times and just need to be lived.
( Shane Claiborne )
Pay attention to your enemies.
For they are the first to discover your mistakes.
My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.
( Jim Henson )
The manner in which it is given is worth more than the gift.
While the heart beats, hope lingers.
( Alison Croggon )
Let’s wish for a world that has peace,
Where cruelty and vengeance will cease,
As the nations decide to take love as their guide,
It would be a happy release.
We never know when our last day on earth will be.
So, love with full sincerity, believe with true faith, and hope with all of your might.
Better to have lived in truth and discovered life, than to have lived half heartedly and died long before you ever ceased breathing.
( Cristina Marrero )
The time is always right to do what is right.
If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there’s salvation in life.
Even if you can’t get together with that person.
( Haruki Murakami )
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
I can hardly wait for tomorrow.
It means a new life for me each and every day.
( Stanley J. Kunitz )
There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
Kindness is more important than wisdom.
And the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Heaven and happiness can be found in the most unlikely places.
Stay true to yourself and listen to your inner voice.
It will lead you to your dream.
( James Ross )