Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75. —Benjamin Franklin
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions. Their lives a mimicry. Their passions a quotation. — Oscar Wilde
Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. —Arthur C. Clark
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. — Albert Einstein
Of all sad words of mouth or pen, the saddest are these: it might have been. — John Greenleaf Whittier
I fear not the man who has practised 10,000 kicks, but I do fear the man who has practised one kick 10,000 times. Bruce Lee
And when you gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. — Friedrich Nietzsche
Don’t let schooling interfere with your education-Mark Twain
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. — John F. Kennedy
It is no measure of health to be well—adjusted to a profoundly sick society. — Jiddu Krisnamurti
Every man dies, but not every man truly lives. — William Wallace
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. — Plato
Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go. ― Oscar Wilde
Have I not destroyed my enemy when I have made him into my friend? — Abraham Lincoln
To love is to recognize yourself in another. – Eckhart Tolle
Prejudices are rarely overcome by argument; not being founded in reason they cannot be destroyed by logic. — Tryon Edwards
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. —Antoine de Saint—Exupery
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. — Benjamin Franklin
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. — Indian Proverb
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. –Kahlil Gibran
Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. – William Saroyan
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. ― John Lennon
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ― Albert Einstein
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves. ― Mahatma Gandhi
The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. — Ernest Hemingway
In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity. ― Hunter S. Thompson
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. ― Dwight D. Eisenhower
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. – Lao Tzu
Dalai Llama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, said: “ Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off ― Chuck Palahniuk
The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost invariably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And if he is not romantic personally, he is apt to spread discontent among those who are. ― HL Mencken
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Your time is limited, so donâ€™t waste it living someone elseâ€™s life. Donâ€™t be trapped by dogma â€” which is living with the results of other peopleâ€™s thinking. Donâ€™t let the noise of othersâ€™ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Hereâ€™s to the crazy ones â€” the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently â€” theyâ€™re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you canâ€™t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
…Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedomsâ€”to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you? ~Rumi
Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are. ~Rumi
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didnâ€™t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.Â Explore, Dream, Discover.
Donâ€™t wait. The time will never be just right.
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly
Iâ€™ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel
9) Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
10) Martin Luther King Jr.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter
11) Ayn Rand
The question isnâ€™t who is going to let me; itâ€™s who is going to stop me
12) Bill Copeland
The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.
13) Albert Einstein
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
14) Oprah Winfrey
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become
The world is more malleable than you think and itâ€™s waiting for you to hammer it into shape
16) Dr Phil McGraw
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
18)Â Marilyn vos Savant, Author and Advice Columnist
Being defeated is only a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent
19) C. Joybell
Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself
We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better
Lots of things can be fixed. Things can be fixed. But many times, relationships between people cannot be fixed, because they should not be fixed. You’re aboard a ship setting sail, and the other person has joined the inland circus, or is boarding a different ship, and you just can’t be with each other anymore. Because you shouldn’t be
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love & affection