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When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.

Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.

Well done is better than well said.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

Those who are too lazy and comfortable to think for themselves and be their own judges obey the laws. Others sense their own laws within them.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Nothing is impossible the word itself says 'I'm possible'!

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.

Always do your best. What you plant now you will harvest later.

The molecules of your body are the same molecules that make up the nebulae, that burn inside the stars themselves. We are star stuff.

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Yesterday is history tomorrow is a mystery today is God's gift that's why we call it the present.

Without music life would be a mistake.

We accept the love we think we deserve.

Stephen Chbosky

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

Happiness is when what you think what you say and what you do are in harmony.

If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.

Your soul is the whole world.

When I let go of what I am I become what I might be.

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve not by the desire to beat others.

There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.

Elie Wiesel

If you want to be happy, be.

It always seems impossible until its done.

Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more: believing in yourself.

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.

Do your work with your whole heart and you will succeed - there's so little competition.

The question isn't who is going to let me, it's who is going to stop me.

Success is not final failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Do what you can with what you have where you are.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.

We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

Everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody — no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds... Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe.

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

Believe you can and you're halfway there.

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

Marcus Aurelius

On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100%. And that’s pretty good.

A person's a person no matter how small.

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.

What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.

Life is beautiful, as long as it consumes you. When it is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous, glorious. It's when you burn a slow fire and save fuel, that life's not worth having.

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty, it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.

Peace begins with a smile.

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do and damned if you don't.

Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.

Well-behaved women seldom make history.

I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.

It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

We are shaped by our thoughts, we become what we think. When the mind is pure joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

Chase your passion, not your pension.

May you live every day of your life.

Friendship is unnecessary like philosophy like art... It has no survival value, rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

Whatever you are be a good one.

First they ignore you then they laugh at you then they fight you then you win.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world, indeed it's the only thing that ever has.

Do not read as children do to amuse yourself or like the ambitious for the purpose of instruction. No read in order to live.

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Always do what you are afraid to do.

If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.

You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.

Do all you can to make your dreams come true.

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving

In a gentle way you can shake the world.

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

When I do good I feel good. When I do bad I feel bad. That's my religion.

I walk slowly but I never walk backward.

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

It is so hard to leave - until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.

Love sought is good but given unsought is better.

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.

I want you to be everything that's you deep at the center of your being.

Once we accept our limits we go beyond them.

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

You must find your dream... but no dream lasts forever, each dream is followed by another, and one should not cling to any particular dream.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

My life is my message.

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.

If you're reading this... Congratulations, you're alive. If that's not something to smile about, then I don't know what is.

He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past

Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Memory is the scribe of the soul.

Peace is the most powerful weapon of mankind.

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it dream of it live on that idea. Let the brain muscles nerves every part of your body be full of that idea and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

Nothing happens unless first we dream.

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

Bertrand Russell

There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.

I am the miracle.

It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business.

We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.

Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another.

Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.

I've learned that no matter what happens or how bad it seems today life does go on and it will be better tomorrow.

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.

He who wants to do good, knocks at the gate; he who loves finds the gates open.

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle and it will never reduce the power of its light... One's knowledge will never be stunt by distributing it among others.

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.

Talent hits a target no one else can hit, Genius hits a target no one else can see.

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.

Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

He is able who thinks he is able.

We must let go of the life we have planned so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.

The electric light did not come from the continuous improvement of candles.

Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence.


Books are not men, and yet they stay alive.

The desire to reach the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise and most possible.

Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth.

I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy. 

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.

There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.

The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for.

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.

The highest form of worship is to find the least among you and treat them like Jesus.

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right.

Turn your wounds into wisdom.

When you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains however improbable must be the truth.

Arthur Conan Doyle

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.

I can be changed by what happens to me. but i refuse to be reduced by it.

When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.

In the End we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.

I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' rather he will ask, 'How much love did you put into what you did?

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

I am prepared to die but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.

I don't know who my grandfather was, I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.

Peace is its own reward.

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

In the arena of human life. the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.

Even if you're on the right track you'll get run over if you just sit there.

If you want real peace in the world, start with children.

It is better to travel well than to arrive.

While God waits for His temple to be built of love, men bring stones.

You must be the best judge of your own happiness.

Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace.

Tears are words that need to be written.

As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else you will have succeeded.

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.

God loves to help him who strives to help himself.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

A man is the origin of his action.

The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls, the most massive characters are seared with scars.

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

None but ourselves can free our minds.

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

You cannot open a book without learning something.

A man is but the product of his thoughts - what he thinks he becomes.

If I were two-faced would I be wearing this one?

Everything you can imagine is real.

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing.

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible and those who do the improbable.

All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others.

Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.

You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.

Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.

This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening, because everything happens within you.

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.

Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience.

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day today and I'm going to be happy in it.

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.

You never fail until you stop trying

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.

A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.

I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.

It is not for me to judge another man's life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone.

Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.

The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.

Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.

Live a little, comfort a little, cheer thyself a little.

Clouds come floating into my life no longer to carry rain or usher storm but to add color to my sunset sky.

You see things, and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were, and I say "Why not?"

For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards for there you have been and there you will long to return.

Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.

Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.

Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and never shall. There is only now.

If she's amazing, she won't be easy. If she's easy, she won't be amazing. If she's worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you're not worthy. ... Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.

Is 'fat' really the worst thing a human being can be? Is 'fat' worse than 'vindictive', 'jealous', 'shallow', 'vain', 'boring' or 'cruel'? Not to me.

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

Men are cruel, but Man is kind.

Love the whole world as a mother lovers her only child.

I do not care to know your various theories about God. What is the use of discussing all the subtle doctrines about the soul? Do good and be good. And this will take you to freedom and to whatever truth there is....

However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you, If you do not act on upon them?

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.

Determine to live life with flair and laughter.

The course of true love never did run smooth.

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

All men by nature desire to know.

Better to be strong than pretty and useless.

A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean, if a few drops of the ocean are dirty the ocean does not become dirty.

We kill at every step, not only in wars, riots and executions. We kill when we close our eyes to poverty, suffering and shame. In the same way all disrespect for life, all hard-heartedness, all indifference, all contempt is nothing else than killing.

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not even one man’s greed.

Don't let them change ya, or even rearrange ya.

Don’t fear failure, in great attempts it is glorious even to fail.

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul. Wisdom is better than silver and gold.

Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.

What we think we become.

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle, you can live as if everything is a miracle.

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future, it is something you design for the present.

If you do not change the direction in which you are going you will end up where you are headed.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.

Truth never damages a cause that is just.

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.

Anyone can become angry - that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not within everyone's power and that is not easy.

All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.

Come what come may, time and the hour runs through the roughest day.

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

Don't worry when you are not recognized but strive to be worthy of recognition.

Not one or two, Subhuti, not one or two, but all the beings - men, women, animals, birds, trees, rocks. All the beings in the world. One should create such a determination that `I will lead all of them into nirvana'.

Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.

To be always intending to make a new and better life, but never to find time to set about it, is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead.

We make war that we may live in peace.

Be vigilant, guard your mind against negative thoughts.

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

I will love the light, for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness, because it shows me the stars.

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Perfection is not attainable but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives we need to stretch our minds.

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.

All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind it doesn't matter.

Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and, though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.

No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all other things in the world

A man who has no imagination has no wings.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

The good man is the friend of all living things.

Not hammer-strokes, but dance of the water, sings the pebbles into perfection.

Everything's gonna be all right!

If you don't like how things are change it! You're not a tree.

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