“ Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. ”
“ Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. ”
“ You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth. ”
“ You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. ”
“ Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend ”
“ Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . . ”
“ I'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. ”
“ Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. ”
“ To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ”
“ Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ”
“ Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life. ”
“ All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king. ”
“ Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. ”
“ There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ”
“ It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it. ”
“ Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect). ”
“ Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present. ”
“ A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water. ”
“ 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. ”
“ It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. ”
“ Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. ”
“ I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. ”
“ I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. ”
The Paradoxical Commandments
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway. ”