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When times are tough, try to be tougher.
When you feel good, help someone else feel good too.
When another is lost, help them find the way.
Just be yourself.
There is no one better.
( Taylor Swift )
If you always tell the truth the good people will be your friend, and the bad people won’t.
The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.
( C.S. Lewis )
When you tell lies they remain as scars on your soul.
I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.
( L.M. Montgomery )
For just one minute.
Stand there in silence.
And look up at the sky and contemplate how amazing life is.
No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.
( Madonna )
When you truly don’t care what anyone thinks of you, you have reached an awesome level of freedom.
If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside.
It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.
( Frances Hodgson Burnett )
Don’t spend today worrying or wondering how tomorrow will turn out.
You will wake up tomorrow and today will have been wasted and gone forever.
Some of the time you spent worrying may have had wonderful things in store for you.
But now you’ll never know.
Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognise it as such.
( Henry Miller )
Although I’m only fourteen, I know quite well what I want, I know who is right and who is wrong.
I have my opinions, my own ideas and principles, and although it may sound pretty mad from an adolescent, I feel more of a person than a child, I feel quite independent of anyone.
( Anne Frank )
We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones.
Many are never going to die because they are denied the gift of being born.
Only the gentle are ever really strong.
( James Dean )
There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.
( Charlotte Bronte )
Living well is an art that can be developed.
A love of life and ability to take great pleasure from small offerings and assurance that the world owes you nothing and that every gift is exactly that, a gift.
( Maya Angelou )
Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think.
Whatever you want, be sure that is what you want.
Whatever you feel, be sure that is what you feel.
( T.S. Eliot )
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.
( George S. Patton Jr. )
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space.
He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
( Albert Einstein )
You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality.
Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
( Malcolm X )
A woman has to live her life.
Or live to repent not having lived it.
( D.H. Lawrence )
Those who know do not speak.
Those who speak do not know.
( Lao Tzu )
Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.
( Isaac Asimov )
If you have nothing, then you have everything, because you have the freedom to do anything, without the fear of losing something.
( Jarod Kintz )
It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old.
They grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.
( Gabriel García Márquez )
I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
( Socrates )
Whether you live to be 50 or 100 makes no difference if you made no difference in the world.
( Jarod Kintz )
The smallest minority on earth is the individual.
Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
( Ayn Rand )
Without pain, there can be no pleasure.
Without sadness, there can be no happiness.
Without misery there can be no beauty.
And without these, life is endless, hopeless, doomed and damned.
( Harlan Ellison )
Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations.
What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?
The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe.
Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?
( Stephen Hawking )
If you understand others you are smart.
If you understand yourself you are illuminated.
If you overcome others you are powerful.
If you overcome yourself you have strength.
If you know how to be satisfied you are rich.
If you can act with vigor you have a will.
If you don’t lose your objectives you can be long-lasting.
If you die without loss you are eternal.
( Lao Tzu )
I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
( Ludwig Wittgenstein )
To be more confident you need to care a lot less about what others think of you.
No civilization can be perfect until exact equality between man and woman is included.
( Mark Twain )
The past is just a chapter in your life, move on.
But don’t close the book, just turn the page.
My dad always says, some people will treat you badly and you can’t help that.
But how you handle it and how it makes you feel, that’s up to you.
( Elise Broach )
Some people don’t understand that even the little insults can harm us just as much as the big ones.
If you can see the invisible, God will do the impossible.
( Joel Osteen )
It’s always better to let someone walk away from you than all over you.
All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God.
( Orson F. Whitney )
We don’t get to choose if we get hurt in this world.
But we sometimes have a say who hurts us.
The more I study the world, the more I am convinced of the inability of brute force to create anything durable.
( Napoleon Bonaparte )
Think how different it may have been if you never met the one person who changed everything.
Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
( William James )
Never lie to someone that trusts you.
Never trust someone that lied to you.
The recognition of the life of every man as sacred is the first and only basis of all ethics.
War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.
( Leo Tolstoy )
Some idiots may tell you you’re ugly, that your life is a failure and that you will never be happy.
All you have to do is stand tall and say to yourself, “That is not true”.
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
The ideals that lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been kindness, beauty and truth.
( Albert Einstein )
Don’t regret one single moment in your life.
You have learned a lot from every one of those moments.
You’ve learned who you can trust and who you can’t.
You’ve learned the meaning of friendship.
You learned not to take anything for granted.
This is life, live it one day at a time.
You never know how many days you’ve got left.
If you do whatever it takes to accomplish your goals to live the life you desire, it will be worth it, I promise.
But if you find some excuse to justify quitting your journey, you will regret it..
This is also a promise.
( Glenn Brandon Burke )
There are partnerships and there are ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be.
I am as sure as I live that nothing is so near to me as God.
God is nearer to me than I am to myself.
My existence depends on the nearness and the presence of God.
( Meister Eckhart )
If we live and let live, eventually, that becomes enough.
By developing a sense of respect for others and a concern for their welfare, we reduce our own selfishness, which is the source of all problems, and enhance our sense of kindness which is a natural source of goodness.
( Dalai Lama )
The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give it away.
Life is not the result of the evolution of matter.
Life is of another kind.
Matter alone can’t produce life.
I look to nature and to the Spirit who is living in everything.
( Marc Deneyer )
Nothing is more revolting than the majority.
For it consists of few vigorous predecessors, of knaves who accommodate themselves, of weak people who assimilate themselves, and the mass that toddles after them without knowing the least what it wants.
( Johann von Goethe )
Life has a way of testing a persons will, either by having nothing at all or by having everything happen at once.
( Paulo Coelho )
Fortune does not change men, it unmasks them.
A man does what he must.
In spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures.
And that is the basis of all human morality.
( John F. Kennedy )
Manners. Morals. Respect. Character.
Common sense. Trust. Love. Honesty. Tolerance.
Just some of the things money cannot buy.
In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination.
( Mark Twain )
We are born and then we die.
But in between we can do anything we want.
It’s society that creates rules for us.
But we can break out of that.
It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.
And to the open-handed the search for one who shall receive is joy greater than giving.
And is there aught you would withhold?
All you have shall some day be given.
Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors.
( Kahlil Gibran )
Choose carefully the battles you engage in.
Sometimes peace is better than being right.
Peace will not come out of a clash of arms but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds.
( Mahatma Gandhi
Justice is not only the way we punish those who do wrong.
It is also the way we try to save the ones who do right.
Live out your life in truth and justice, tolerant of those who are neither true nor just.
( Marcus Aurelius )
If you are neutral or silent when acts of injustice take place, then you are supporting the side of the oppressor.
( Rose Winfold )