“It is a great ability to be able to conceal one’s ability.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld
“Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn’t.” – Mark Twain
“We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.” – Abigail Adams
“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” – Erica Jong
“I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” – G. K. Chesterton
“When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision.” – Lord Falkland
“The one thing you can’t trade for your heart’s desire is your heart.” – Lois McMaster Bujold
“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up.” – Anne Lamott
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus
“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” – Helen Keller
“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let’s love turbulence and use it for change.” – Ramsay Clark
“Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.” – Agatha Christie
“I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.” – Walt Whitman
“Compassion is the basis of all morality.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
Taking drugs for depression is kind of like putting a bandage on cancer. It may hide the symptoms but it doesn’t solve the problem.
“To be great is to be misunderstood.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We all have private ails. The troublemakers are they who need public cures for their private ails.” – Eric Hoffer
The less you try to control things, the less you need to.
“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” – Elbert Hubbard
“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard
“Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?” – Abraham Lincoln
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” – E.F. Schumacher
“If you give what you do not need, it isn’t giving.” – Mother Teresa
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa
“Silent” and “listen” are spelled with the same letters.
A friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be somewhere else.
Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.
“It is impossible for anyone to learn that which he thinks he already knows.” – Plutarch
“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is the victory over self.” – Aristotle
“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth
“We think we do so much for the poor, but it is they who make us rich.” – Mother Teresa
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion” – H.H. XIV Dalai Lama
“Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality. Cowards can never be moral.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“If you wind up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest or some guy on TV telling you what to do, then YOU DESERVE IT.” – Frank Zappa
“Isn’t it strange? The same people who laugh at gypsy fortune tellers take economists seriously.” – Cincinnati Enquirer
“It is no measure of good health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” -Krishnamurti
Unquestioned answers are more dangerous than unanswered questions.
I would much rather give my time for a friend than for someone who will punish me if I don’t.
“If you have an apple and I have an apple, and we exchange apples, we both still only have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea, and we exchange ideas, we each now have two ideas.” – George Bernard Shaw
“It is difficult to give away kindness. It keeps coming back to you.” – Cort Flint
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” – John F. Kennedy
“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.” – Voltaire
“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The only way to have friends is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” – Euripides
Intelligence is like a river. The deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
You might regret what you do – but you’ll you regret what you don’t do SO much more.
You never lose by loving, you always lose by holding back.
If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for everything.