Quotes

“Let go of something old that no longer serves you in order to make room for something new.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“The comfort zone is a psychological state in which one feels familiar, safe, at ease, and secure. You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett

“Enthusiasm can help you find the new doors, but it takes passion to open them. If you have a strong purpose in life, you don't have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“When you take control of your attitude, you take control of your life.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.” 

Author:- ― Ray Bradbury

“The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.” 

Author:- ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“It doesn't matter if a million people tell you what you can't do, or if ten million tell you no. If you get one yes from God that's all you need.” 

Author:- ― Tyler Perry

“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.” 

Author:- ― Goethe

“Stop feeling sorry for yourself and you will be happy.” 

Author:- ― Stephen Fry

“If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, then you must accept the terms it offers you.” 

Author:- ― T.S. Eliot

“Hate looks like everybody else until it smiles” 

Author:- ― Tahereh Mafi

“Beliefs are choices. First you choose your beliefs. Then your beliefs affect your choices.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett

“Sometimes you can see things happen right in front of your eyes and still jump to the wrong conclusions.” 

Author:- ― Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” 

Author:- ― Albert Schweitzer

“...there ain't no journey what don't change you some.” 

Author:- ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this - you haven't.” 

Author:- ― Thomas Edison

“Each suburban wife struggles with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night- she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question-- 'Is this all?” 

Author:- ― Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique

“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” 

Author:- ― Steve Jobs

“An eye is meant to see things.
The soul is here for its own joy.

A head has one use: For loving a true love.
Feet: To chase after.

Love is for vanishing into the sky. The mind,
for learning what men have done and tried to do.

Mysteries are not to be solved: The eye goes blind
when it only wants to see why.

A lover is always accused of something.
But when he finds his love, whatever was lost
in the looking comes back completely changed.” 

Author:- ― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi, Night and Sleep

“I want to thank you, Lord, for life and all that's in it. 

Thank you for the day and for the hour, and the minute. ” 

Author:- ― Maya Angelou

“If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. -Speech at Clinton, Illinois, September 8, 1854.” 

Author:- ― Abraham Lincoln

“Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that. Do the things at which you are great, not what you were never made for.” 

Author:- ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance and Other Essays

“Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.” 

Author:- ― Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species

“She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.” 

Author:- ― Anaïs Nin

“We are all worms, But I do believe that I am a glow worm.” 

Author:- ― Winston S. Churchill, Never Give In!: The Best of Winston Churchill's Speeches

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!” 

Author:- ― Dolly Parton

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” 

Author:- ― Vincent Van Gogh

“Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” 

Author:- ― Samuel Beckett

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” 

Author:- ― Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

“There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.” 

Author:- ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“Change may not always bring growth, but there is no growth without change.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“You were born to stand out, stop trying to fit in.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Everyone enjoys being acknowledged and appreciated. Sometimes even the simplest act of gratitude can change someone's entire day. Take the time to recognize and value the people around you and appreciate those who make a difference in your lives.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett

“Things die. But they don't always stay dead. Believe me, I know.” 

Author:- ― Richelle Mead, Frostbite

“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” 

Author:- ― Wayne Dyer

“The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree,
there will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted there is still a chance that they will see,
there will be an answer. let it be.

Let it be, let it be, .....

And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light, that shines on me,
shine until tomorrow, let it be.
I wake up to the sound of music, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, .....” 

Author:- ― Paul McCartney

“Do not let the roles you play in life make you forget who you are.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett

“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” 

Author:- ― Rabindranath Tagore

“Never, ever, let anyone tell you what you can and can't do. Prove the cynics wrong. Pity them for they have no imagination. The sky's the limit. Your sky. Your limit. Now. Let's dance.” 

Author:- ― Tom Hiddleston

“Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.” 

Author:- ― Walt Whitman

“She made broken look beautiful
and strong look invincible.
She walked with the Universe
on her shoulders and made it
look like a pair of wings.” 

Author:- ― Ariana Dancu

“I hate to say it, but shit really does happen. You just have to get over it. Beat the hell out of it by doing things that make you happy.” 

Author:- ― J.A. Redmerski, The Edge of Never

“We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.” 

Author:- ― Henry Ward Beecher

“Make the most of the best and the best of the worst, and keep your standards high. Never settle for anything less than you deserve or are capable of achieving.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“When things do not go your way, remember that every challenge — every adversity — contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett

“What you stay focused on will grow.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett

“...Next time you're faced with a choice, do the right thing. It hurts everyone less in the long run.” 

Author:- ― Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

“I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” 

Author:- ― Vincent Van Gogh

“Nothing will work unless you do.” 

Author:- ― Maya Angelou

“7 Effective Ways to Make Others Feel Important 

1. Use their name.
2. Express sincere gratitude.
3. Do more listening than talking.
4. Talk more about them than about you.
5. Be authentically interested.
6. Be sincere in your praise.
7. Show you care.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take.” 

Author:- ― Emma Goldman

“Before, I wanted to say: "I found love!" But now, I want to say: "I found a person. And he belongs to me and I belong to him.” 

Author:- ― C. JoyBell C.

“Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.” 

Author:- ― Wendy Wasserstein

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” 

Author:- ― Harry S. Truman

“To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.” 

Author:- ― Sir Winston Churchill

“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. 
Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. 
Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. 
Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. 

I was so preposterously serious in those days, such a humorless little prig. 
Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me. 
When it comes to dying even. Nothing ponderous, or portentous, or emphatic. 
No rhetoric, no tremolos, 
no self conscious persona putting on its celebrated imitation of Christ or Little Nell. 
And of course, no theology, no metaphysics. 
Just the fact of dying and the fact of the clear light. 

So throw away your baggage and go forward. 
There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, 
trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. 
That’s why you must walk so lightly. 
Lightly my darling, 
on tiptoes and no luggage, 
not even a sponge bag, 
completely unencumbered.” 

Author:- ― Aldous Huxley , Island

“Your problem is how you are going to spend this one and precious life you have been issued. Whether you're going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.” 

Author:- ― Anne Lamott

“You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it's better to listen to what it has to say.” 

Author:- ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“Be silent and safe — silence never betrays you; 

Be true to your word and your work and your friend; 
Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you,
Nor judge of a road till it draw to the end.” 

Author:- ― John Boyle O'Reilly, Life of John Boyle O'Reilly

“It’s important that what thoughts you are feeding into your mind because your thoughts create your belief and experiences. You have positive thoughts and you have negative ones too. Nurture your mind with positive thoughts: kindness, empathy, compassion, peace, love, joy, humility, generosity, etc. The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Enjoy every step you take. If you're curious, there is always something new to be discovered in the backdrop of your daily life.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Good people see the good and bring out the best in other people.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Don't wait for the right moment to start, start and make each moment right.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“You learn something valuable from all of the significant events and people, but you never touch your true potential until you 

Author:- challenge yourself to go beyond imposed limitations.” ― Roy T. Bennett

“Don’t wait for things to happen. Make them happen.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett

“Good things happen in your life when you surround yourself with positive people.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Step follows step,
Hope follows Courage,
Set your face towards danger,
Set your heart on victory.” 

Author:- ― Gail Carson Levine, The Two Princesses of Bamarre

“Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.” 

Author:- ― Beatrix Potter

“The minute I stopped trying to find the right girl, and started trying to become the right guy...the girl came.” 

Author:- ― Jonathan Antin

“I don't fit into any stereotypes. And I like myself that way.” 

Author:- ― C. JoyBell C.

“These people fail to realize that it is on the inside that God must be defended, not on the outside. They should direct their anger at themselves. For evil in the open is but evil from within that has been let out. The main battlefield for good is not the open ground of the public arena but the small clearing of each heart.” 

Author:- ― Yann Martel, Life of Pi

“They laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at them because they're all the same.” 

Author:- ― Kurt Cobain

“Life begins on the other side of despair.” 

Author:- ― Jean-Paul Sartre

“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” 

Author:- ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett

“All great achievements require time.” 

Author:- ― Maya Angelou

“The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve.
Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An
important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative
thinking and negative acting people. As you grow, your associates will
change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you
to stay where they are. Friends that don't help you climb will want you to
crawl. Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream. Those that
don't increase you will eventually decrease you.

Consider this:
Never receive counsel from unproductive people. Never discuss your problems
with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who
never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how. Not everyone has
a right to speak into your life. You are certain to get the worst of the
bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person. Don't follow anyone
who's not going anywhere.

With some people you spend an evening: with others you invest it. Be careful
where you stop to inquire for directions along the road of life. Wise is the
person who fortifies his life with the right friendships. If you run with
wolves, you will learn how to howl. But, if you associate with eagles, you
will learn how to soar to great heights.
"A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the
kind of friends he chooses."

The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom you
closely associate - for the good and the bad.

Note: Be not mistaken. This is applicable to family as well as friends.
Yes...do love, appreciate and be thankful for your family, for they will
always be your family no matter what. Just know that they are human first
and though they are family to you, they may be a friend to someone else and
will fit somewhere in the criteria above.

"In Prosperity Our Friends Know Us. In Adversity We Know Our friends."

"Never make someone a priority when you are only an option for them."
"If you are going to achieve excellence in big things,you develop the habit in little matters.
Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.."..” 

Author:- ― Colin Powell

“Life is a gift. Don't forget to live it.” 

Author:- ― Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it.” 

Author:- ― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey

“The greatest ideas are the simplest.” 

Author:- ― William Golding, Lord of the Flies

“I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him but what he thinks of himself. Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime.” 

Author:- ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it...Don't allow his anger to become your anger.” 

Author:- ― Bohdi Sanders, Warrior Wisdom: Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior

“It was like the beginning of life and laughter. It was the real meaning of the sun” 

Author:- ― Charles Bukowski, Factotum

“Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.” 

Author:- ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

“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 indepedent of anyone.” 

Author:- ― Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank

“Let today be the day you stop being haunted by the ghost of yesterday. Holding a grudge & harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people...but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us.” 

Author:- ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it...” 

Author:- ― Wilferd Peterson

“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.” 

Author:- ― Fred Rogers

“Changing your outside world cannot make you happy if you are an unhappy person. The real personal change can only happen from the inside out. If you firstly create the change within yourself, you can turn your life around.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Stop doing what is easy. Start doing what is right.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“There is a legend about a bird which sings just once in its life, more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth. From the moment it leaves the nest it searches for a thorn tree, and does not rest until it has found one. Then, singing among the savage branches, it impales itself upon the longest, sharpest spine. And, dying, it rises above its own agony to outcarol the lark and the nightingale. One superlative song, existence the price. But the whole world stills to listen, and God in His heaven smiles. For the best is only bought at the cost of great pain… Or so says the legend.” 

Author:- ― Colleen McCullough, The Thorn Birds

“If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” 

Author:- ― Thomas A. Edison

“Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape. ” 

Author:- ― William S. Burroughs

“You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve," said Aslan. "And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth. Be content.” 

Author:- ― C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian

“It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we're wrong is courage, not weakness.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“The only limits for tomorrow are the doubts we have today.” 

Author:- ― Pittacus Lore, The Power of Six

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” 

Author:- ― Oprah Winfrey

“I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.” 

Author:- ― Mother Teresa, A Gift for God: Prayers and Meditations

“So tonight I reach for my journal again. This is the first time I’ve done this since I came to Italy. What I write in my journal is that I am weak and full of fear. I explain that Depression and Loneliness have shown up, and I’m scared they will never leave. I say that I don’t want to take the drugs anymore, but I’m frightened I will have to. I am terrified that I will never really pull my life together. 
In response, somewhere from within me, rises a now-familiar presence, offering me all the certainties I have always wished another person would say to me when I was troubled. This is what I find myself writing on the page:

I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long. I will stay with you. If you need the medication again, go ahead and take it—I will love you through that, as well. If you don’t need the medication, I will love you, too. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and Braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me. 

Tonight, this strange interior gesture of friendship—the lending of a hand from
me to myself when nobody else is around to offer solace—reminds me of something that happened to me once in New York City. I walked into an office building one afternoon in a hurry, dashed into the waiting elevator. As I rushed in, I caught an unexpected glance of myself in a security mirror’s reflection. In that moment, my brain did an odd thing—it fired off this split-second message: “Hey! You know her! That’s a friend of yours!” And I actually ran forward toward my own reflection with a smile, ready to welcome that girl whose name I had lost but whose face was so familiar. In a flash instant of course, I realized my mistake and laughed in embarrassment at my almost doglike confusion over how a mirror works. But for some reason that incident comes to mind again tonight during my sadness in Rome, and I find myself writing this comforting reminder at the bottom of the page. 

Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a FRIEND…

I fell asleep holding my notebook pressed against my chest, open to this most recent assurance. In the morning when I wake up, I can still smell a faint trace of depression’s lingering smoke, but he himself is nowhere to be seen. Somewhere during the night, he got up and left. And his buddy loneliness beat it, too.” 

Author:- ― Elizabeth Gilbert

“I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” 

Author:- ― Pablo Picasso

“E.L. Doctorow said once said that 'Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.' You don't have to see where you're going, you don't have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the way. You just have to see two or three feet ahead of you. This is right up there with the best advice on writing, or life, I have ever heard.” 

Author:- ― Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” 

Author:- ― Emily Dickinson

“I have learned that you can go anywhere you want to go and do anything you want to do and buy all the things that you want to buy and meet all the people that you want to meet and learn all the things that you desire to learn and if you do all these things but are not madly in love: you have still not begun to live.” 

Author:- ― C. JoyBell C.

“Failure is a bend in the road, not the end of the road. Learn from failure and keep moving forward.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett

“It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down. All that matters is you get up one more time than you were knocked down.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett

“All I ask is one thing, and I’m asking this particularly of young people: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism, for the record, it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” 

Author:- ― Conan O'Brien

“For everything in this journey of life we are on, there is a right wing and a left wing: for the wing of love there is anger; for the wing of destiny there is fear; for the wing of pain there is healing; for the wing of hurt there is forgiveness; for the wing of pride there is humility; for the wing of giving there is taking; for the wing of tears there is joy; for the wing of rejection there is acceptance; for the wing of judgment there is grace; for the wing of honor there is shame; for the wing of letting go there is the wing of keeping. We can only fly with two wings and two wings can only stay in the air if there is a balance. Two beautiful wings is perfection. There is a generation of people who idealize perfection as the existence of only one of these wings every time. But I see that a bird with one wing is imperfect. An angel with one wing is imperfect. A butterfly with one wing is dead. So this generation of people strive to always cut off the other wing in the hopes of embodying their ideal of perfection, and in doing so, have created a crippled race.” 

Author:- ― C. JoyBell C.

“I'm going to paraphrase Thoreau here... rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness... give me truth. ” 

Author:- ― Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

“I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.” 

Author:- ― Mahatma Gandhi

“I disregard the proportions, the measures, the tempo of the ordinary world. I refuse to live in the ordinary world as ordinary women. To enter ordinary relationships. I want ecstasy. I am a neurotic — in the sense that I live in my world. I will not adjust myself to the world. I am adjusted to myself.” 

Author:- ― Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” 

Author:- ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Sit in a room and read--and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time.” 

Author:- ― Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

“Down on the lake rosy reflections of celestial vapor appeared, and I said, "God, I love you" and looked to the sky and really meant it. "I have fallen in love with you, God. Take care of us all, one way or the other." To the children and the innocent it's all the same.” 

Author:- ― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

“I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.” 

Author:- ― Frida Kahlo

“Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” 

Author:- ― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Growing up means learning what life is. When you're little, you have a set of ideals, standards, criteria, plans, outlooks, and you think that you have to sit around and wait for them to happen to you and then life will work. But life isn't like that, for anybody; you can't fall in love with a standard, you have to fall in love with a person. You can't live in a criteria, you have to live your life. You can't wait for your plans to materialize, because they may never materialize the way you think they will. You can't wait to watch your ideals and standards walk up to you, because you can't know what's yours until you have it. I always say, always take the first chance in case you never get a second one, but growing up takes that even one step further, growing up means that you have to hold on to what you have, when you have it, because what you have- that's yours- and all the ideals and criteria you have set in your head, those aren't yours, because those haven't happened to you.” 

Author:- ― C. JoyBell C.

“If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.” 

Author:- ― Ronald Reagan

“We all need to be mocked from time to time, lest we take ourselves too seriously.” 

Author:- ― George R.R. Martin

“Nothing makes a person happier than having a happy heart.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett

“Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness, but unlock your true strength.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“It is difficult to live in and enjoy the moment when you are thinking about the past or worrying about the future. You cannot change your past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about your future. Learn from the past, plan for the future. The more you live in and enjoy the present moment, the happier you will be.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Do you really want to be happy? You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you've got.” 

Author:- ― Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

“Words can never fully say what we want them to say, for they fumble, stammer, and break the best porcelain. The best one can hope for is to find along the way someone to share the path, content to walk in silence, for the heart communes best when it does not try to speak.” 

Author:- ― Margaret Weis, Dragons of a Lost Star

“In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.” 

Author:- ― Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad

“I didn't come here of my own accord, and I can't leave that way.
Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.” 

Author:- ― Rumi

“It is the possibility that keeps me going, and though you may call me a dreamer or a fool or any other thing, I believe that anything is possible.” 

Author:- ― Nicholas Sparks

“The best relationships in our lives are the best not because they have been the happiest ones, they are that way because they have stayed strong through the most tormentful of storms.” 

Author:- ― Pandora Poikilos, Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out

“I've been lucky. Opportunities don't often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.” 

Author:- ― Audrey Hepburn

“do not look for healing
at the feet of those

Author:- who broke you” ― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

“A creative life cannot be sustained by approval any more than it can be destroyed by criticism.” 

Author:- ― Will Self

“Some things cannot be taught; they must be experienced. You never learn the most valuable lessons in life until you go through your own journey.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett

“Maktub" (It is written.)” 

Author:- ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“What is now proved was once only imagined.” 

Author:- ― William Blake

“It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. There would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“If you want to write a fantasy story with Norse gods, sentient robots, and telepathic dinosaurs, you can do just that. Want to throw in a vampire and a lesbian unicorn while you're at it? Go ahead. Nothing's off limits. But the endless possibility of the genre is a trap. It's easy to get distracted by the glittering props available to you and forget what you're supposed to be doing: telling a good story. Don't get me wrong, magic is cool. But a nervous mother singing to her child at night while something moves quietly through the dark outside her house? That's a story. Handled properly, it's more dramatic than any apocalypse or goblin army could ever be.” 

Author:- ― Patrick Rothfuss

“Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.” 

Author:- ― Ben Franklin

“Most of us must learn to love people and use things rather than loving things and using people.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“the time is always right to do the right thing” 

Author:- ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” 

Author:- ― Mark Twain

“Sometimes I think my head is so big because it is so full of dreams” 

Author:- ― R.J. Palacio, Wonder

“There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God, and gathering through meditation on His Word spiritual strength for labour in his service. We ought to muse upon the things of God, because we thus get the real nutriment out of them. . . . Why is it that some Christians, although they hear many sermons, make but slow advances in the divine life? Because they neglect their closets, and do not thoughtfully meditate on God's Word. They love the wheat, but they do not grind it; they would have the corn, but they will not go forth into the fields to gather it; the fruit hangs upon the tree, but they will not pluck it; the water flows at their feet, but they will not stoop to drink it. From such folly deliver us, O Lord. . . .” 

Author:- ― Charles Spurgeon

“Why Not You?

Today, many will awaken with a fresh sense of inspiration. Why not you?

Today, many will open their eyes to the beauty that surrounds them. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to leave the ghost of yesterday behind and seize the immeasurable power of today. Why not you?

Today, many will break through the barriers of the past by looking at the blessings of the present. Why not you?

Today, for many the burden of self doubt and insecurity will be lifted by the security and confidence of empowerment. Why not you?

Today, many will rise above their believed limitations and make contact with their powerful innate strength. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to live in such a manner that they will be a positive role model for their children. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to free themselves from the personal imprisonment of their bad habits. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to live free of conditions and rules governing their own happiness. Why not you?

Today, many will find abundance in simplicity. Why not you?

Today, many will be confronted by difficult moral choices and they will choose to do what is right instead of what is beneficial. Why not you?

Today, many will decide to no longer sit back with a victim mentality, but to take charge of their lives and make positive changes. Why not you?

Today, many will take the action necessary to make a difference. Why not you?

Today, many will make the commitment to be a better mother, father, son, daughter, student, teacher, worker, boss, brother, sister, & so much more. Why not you?

Today is a new day!

Many will seize this day.

Many will live it to the fullest.

Why not you?” 

Author:- ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” 

Author:- ― St. Francis Of Assisi

“The only position that leaves me with no cognitive dissonance is atheism. It is not a creed. Death is certain, replacing both the siren-song of Paradise and the dread of Hell. Life on this earth, with all its mystery and beauty and pain, is then to be lived far more intensely: we stumble and get up, we are sad, confident, insecure, feel loneliness and joy and love. There is nothing more; but I want nothing more.” 

Author:- ― Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Infidel

“When you hold a grudge, you want someone else’s sorrow to 

Author:- reflect your level of hurt but the two rarely meet.” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.” 

Author:- ― Voltaire

“The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.” 

Author:- ― Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

“Gratitude builds a bridge to abundance.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.” 

Author:- ― Henry David Thoreau, I to Myself: An Annotated Selection from the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau

“Never let hard lessons harden your heart; the hard lessons of life are meant to make you better, not bitter.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Envy is ignorance, 
Imitation is Suicide.” 

Author:- ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

“I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.” 

Author:- ― anaïs nin

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” 

Author:- ― Ronald Reagan

“Learning to distance yourself from all the negativity is one of the greatest lessons to achieve inner peace.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Darling, when things go wrong in life, you lift your chin, put on a ravishing smile, mix yourself a little cocktail...” 

Author:- ― Sophie Kinsella

“See, as much as you want to hold on to the bitter sore memory that someone has left this world, you are still in it” 

Author:- ― Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

“Feet, what do I need them for
If I have wings to fly.” 

Author:- ― Frida Kahlo

“The Reality of The Other Person Lies Not In What He Reveals To You, But What He Cannot Reveal To You.
Therefore, If You Would Understand Him, Listen Not To What He Says, But Rather To What He Does Not Say.” 

Author:- ― Kahlil Gibran

“Think, Believe, Dream, and Dare.” 

Author:- ― Walt Disney

“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.” 

Author:- ― Gerard Way

“When you look for a man- what you want to look for is a man with the heart of a poor boy and the mind of a conqueror.” 

Author:- ― C. JoyBell C.

“So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.” 

Author:- ― Malcolm X, The Autobiography Of Malcolm X

“The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.” 

Author:- ― Kurt Cobain

“It [feminism] is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.” 

Author:- ― G.K. Chesterton

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” 

Author:- ― Harriet Tubman

“You become what you think about all day long.” 

Author:- ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Heaven can be found in the most unlikely corners.” 

Author:- ― Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Meniti Bianglala

“The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.” 

Author:- ― Stephen King, The Stand

“I just hope I remember to tell my kids that they are as happy as I look in my old photographs. And I hope that they believe me.” 

Author:- ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.” 

Author:- ― Deepak Chopra

“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.” 

Author:- ― Roald Dahl, My Uncle Oswald

You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday.” 

Author:- ― Jason Mraz

“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.” 

Author:- ― Vincent Van Gogh

“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.” 

Author:- ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals

“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” 

Author:- ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“How would your life be different if…You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day…You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others” 

Author:- ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“I'm not saying I'm gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.” 

Author:- ― Tupac Shakur

“If you don't know who you truly are, you'll never know what you really want.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett

“You don’t have to like someone, but you have to treat them as you wish to be treated.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody's watching, and doing as you say you would do.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.” 

Author:- ― Martin Luther

“Dreams don't work unless you take action. The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett

“No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!” 

Author:- ― C. JoyBell C.

“Turn your obstacles into opportunities and your problems into possibilities.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” 

Author:- ― Theodore Roosevelt

“One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, "I love you", "I'm sorry", "I appreciate you", "I'm proud of you"...whatever you're feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it...cause a smile today for someone else...and give plenty of hugs.” 

Author:- ― Steve Maraboli

“You can't become a decent horseman until you fall off and get up again, a good number of times. 
There's life in a nutshell.” 

Author:- ― Bear Grylls, Mud, Sweat and Tears

“Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.” 

Author:- ― Oprah Winfrey

“I remembered the fox. One runs the risk of crying a bit if one allows oneself to be tamed.” 

Author:- ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

“Don't confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!” 

Author:- ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Real magic can never be made by offering someone else's liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.” 

Author:- ― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

“Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always” 

Author:- ― Dante

“My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.” 

Author:- ― Ayn Rand, Anthem

“Wasn't that the point of the book? For women to realize, We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I'd thought.” 

Author:- ― Kathryn Stockett, The Help

“We've all started to put down the virtues of the other factions in the process of bolstering our own. I don't want to do that. I want to be brave, and selfless, and smart, and kind, and honest." He clears his throat. "I continually struggle with kindness.” 

Author:- ― Veronica Roth, Divergent

“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.” 

Author:- ― Vincent van Gogh

“Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.” 

Author:- ― Albert Einstein

“The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.” 

Author:- ― Thomas Szasz

“That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.” 

Author:- ― Rumi

“To be rejected by someone doesn't mean you should also reject yourself or that you should think of yourself as a lesser person. It doesn't mean that nobody will ever love you anymore. Remember that only ONE person has rejected you at the moment, and it only hurt so much because to you, that person's opinion symbolized the opinion of the whole world, of God.” 

Author:- ― Jocelyn Soriano, Mend My Broken Heart

“A Woman in harmony with her spirit
is like a river flowing.
She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination
prepared to be herself
and only herself ” 

Author:- ― Maya Angelou

“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” 

Author:- ― Buddha Siddhartha Guatama Shakyamuni

“To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.” 

Author:- ― Bill Wilson

“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” 

Author:- ― William Wilberforce

“Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me.” 

Author:- ― Bob Marley

“I am a happy camper so I guess I’m doing something right. Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.” 

Author:- ― J. Richard Lessor

“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.” 

Author:- ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“When one has a grateful heart, life is so beautiful.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Focus on your goals, not your fear. 
Focus like a laser beam on your goals.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Discipline Your Mind to Think Positively: Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“It's worth making time to find the things that really stir your soul. That’s what makes you really feel alive. You have to say ‘no’ to other things you’re used to, and do it with all your heart.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett

“I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.” 

Author:- ― Louis C.K.

“I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.” 

Author:- ― Muhammad Ali Jinnah

“Be the positive impact on the lives of others.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett

“It's not about how to achieve your dreams, it's about how to lead your life, ... If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, the dreams will come to you.” 

Author:- ― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” 

Author:- ― Emily Dickinson

“Count your blessings, not your problems. Count your own blessings, not someone else's. Remember that jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“He is free to evade reality, he is free to unfocus his mind and stumble blindly down any road he pleases, but not free to avoid the abyss he refuses to see.” 

Author:- ― Ayn Rand

“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.” 

Author:- ― Bruce Lee

“Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.” 

Author:- ― Bob Marley, Bob Marley - Legend

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” 

Author:- ― Thomas A. Edison

“Even if things don't unfold the way you expected, don't be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.” 

Author:- ― Daisaku Ikeda

“Well done is better than well said.” 

Author:- ― Benjamin Franklin

“The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.” 

Author:- ― C. JoyBell C.

“Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such” 

Author:- ― Henry Miller

“What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.” 

Author:- ― Hans Urs von Balthasar, Prayer