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One of the advantages of age is you can see the vast changes that have swept over the world.
Economics override the dignity and independence of people in need of care.
Never excuse yourself.
Never pity yourself.
Be a hard master to yourself.
And be lenient to everybody else.
( Henry Ward Beecher )
There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.
The friends who value you for your generosity are the ones you can do without.
Be prepared to make some compromises if you want to win the complete trust and respect of people you care about.
When darkness is at its darkest, a star shines the brightest.
( Louise Philippe )
Don’t spend so much time and energy worrying about other people.
Especially when your own life could do with some attention.
To be agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you already know.
We are not on a journey to become the same or to be the same.
But we are on a journey to see that in all of our differences, that is what makes us beautiful as a human race, and if we are ever to grow, we ought to learn and always learn some more.
( C. JoyBell C. )
If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning.
A man’s wealth consists not in the visible blessings of fortune.
But in the unseen riches of the mind.
Our first breath is the beginning of death.
And our last breath is the beginning of eternity.
We don’t have to save the world.
The world is big enough to look after itself.
What we have to be concerned about, is whether or not the world we live in, will be capable of sustaining us in it.
That’s what we need to think about.
( Douglas Adams )
Sometimes the best way to convince someone he is wrong is to let him have his way.
The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell.
None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.
Compassion crowns the soul with its truest victory.
( Aberjhani )
He who truly knows has no occasion to shout.
Men may doubt what you say.
But they will believe what you do.
Sometimes we earn more by doing the jobs that pay nothing.
Recognise that throughout this beautiful day, you have an incredible amount of opportunities to move your life into the direction you want it to go.
( Steve Maraboli )
People judge you by your actions, not your intentions.
You may have a heart of gold, but so has a hard-boiled egg.
There are times when silence has the loudest voice.
We protest against unjust criticism, but we accept unearned applause.
Our life is in the hands of any fool who makes us lose our temper.
The less you talk, the more you’re listened to.
The act of forgiveness takes place in our own mind.
It really has nothing to do with the other person.
( Louise Hay )
Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.
Vanity is the result of a delusion that someone is paying attention.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.
Success is living well, laughing often, and loved much.
If you’re asked what you think, tell.
If you have a preference, voice it.
If you have a question, ask it.
If you want to cry, bawl.
If you need help, raise your hand and jump up and down.
( Kristin Richter )
Fools seek happiness in the distance.
The wise grow it under their feet.
What you say about other people says more about you than it does about them.
A bruise is a lesson.
And each lesson makes us better.
( George R.R. Martin )
Yesterday is experience.
Tomorrow is hope.
Today is getting from one to the other as best we can.
Some of the best lessons we ever learn, we learn from our mistakes and failings.
The error of the past is the success and wisdom of the future.
A mistake is either a stepping stone experience, or a mistake.
When you give away your time, talent and treasures, you create a huge shift in your prosperity consciousness.
So start where you are as you reach for where it is you want to be.
( Lisa Washington )
Keeping quiet is sometimes louder and says more than talking.
People who are joined by the same past understand things without explaining them.
( Olga Yakoleva )
Forever is a long time.
But not as long as it was yesterday.
Beauty and grace command the world.
( Park Benjamin )
A single conversation with a wise man is worth a year’s study of books.
Always try and be a better person than you were yesterday.
Because we aren’t guaranteed tomorrow.
( Tina A. Morgan )
Learning is a treasure that follows us everywhere.
I’ve come to realise that sometimes, what you love most is what you have to fight the hardest to keep.
( Kirsten Hubbard )
Regretting the time you have wasted is wasting more time.
Doubt is a question mark.
Faith is an exclamation point.
The most compelling, believable, realistic stories have included them both.
( Criss Jami )
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Rise early and seize each day, learn much and use this knowledge well, spend time with those you love, never abuse your pets, use logic to fight the irrational (for it is everywhere), defend the environment and its wildlife as a knight would protect King Arthur, meld mind and heart for greatest creativity, follow your dreams, and become all that you can be.
( Charles Kohlhase )
True knowledge is knowing that you don’t know everything.
Teachers open the door.
But you must walk into the classroom yourself.
We could be standing next to the most unhappiest person in the world and never know.
And mighty forces will come to your aid.
( Basil King )
Have we figured out the basics of life?
Or is some important ingredient missing?
He is wise who knows how to be silent.
Even though he is in the right.
Some people find it very difficult to be happy for others.
Many people spend their time trying to be like others.
And don’t know how to just be themselves.
To entertain some people all you have to do is listen.
People don’t understand about the need to live simply.
They make appointments all day.
They even schedule their own deaths.
The first time they’ll have freedom to really be themselves is when they no longer exist.
But up here, there’s nothing but me and the sky.
A million billion stars.
( Holly Black )
Most people are willing to pay more to be amused than to be educated.
Does faith delude us into seeing a world that doesn’t exist.
Or does it reveal the existence of a world we cannot see without it?
If we reveal our secrets to the wind, we should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
Nobody in the world can change the truth.
But the truth can change the lives of many.
Sincere or beautiful words are not always spoken by sincere or beautiful people.
Blessed are they who have nothing to say, and who cannot be persuaded to say it.
To recognise that the greatest error is not to have tried and failed, but that in trying, we did not give it our best effort.
( Gene Kranz )