Quotes

“Be where you are, stop over-thinking, and focus on what you are doing.” 

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

“There is no more profitable investment than investing in yourself. It is the best investment you can make; you can never go wrong with it. It is the true way to improve yourself to be the best version of you and lets you be able to best serve those around you.” 

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

“Be an Encourager: When you encourage others, you boost their self-esteem, enhance their self-confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an encourager. Always.” 

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

“No matter how much experience you have, there’s always something new you can learn and room for improvement.” 

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

“You know, the mind is a remarkable thing. Just because you can't see the wound doesn't mean it isn't hurting. It scars all the time, but it heals.” 

Author:- ― Jodi Picoult, The Pact

“Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they'll turn out. You're curious and smart and bored, and all you see is the choice between working hard and slacking off. There are so many adventures that you miss because you're waiting to think of a plan. To find them, look for tiny interesting choices. And remember that you are always making up the future as you go.” 

Author:- ― Randall Munroe, xkcd: volume 0

“Create a vision for the life you really want and then work relentlessly towards making it a reality.” 

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

“Life is a funny thing. We only get so many years to live it, so we have to do everything we can to make sure those years are as full as they can be. We shouldn't waste time on things that might happen someday, or maybe even never.” 

Author:- ― Colleen Hoover, It Ends with Us

“Failures are the stairs we climb to reach success.” 

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

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” 

Author:- ― Anatole France

“Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?” 

Author:- ― Ian Wallace

“My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.” 

Author:- ― Martin Luther

“Being Adam Parrish was a complicated thing, a wonder of muscles and organs, synapses and nerves. He was a miracle of moving parts, a study in survival. The most important thing to Adam Parrish, though, had always been free will, the ability to be his own master.
This was the important thing.
It had always been the important thing. 
This was what it was to be Adam.” 

Author:- ― Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

“May I share with you a formula that in my judgment will help you and help me to journey well through mortality... First, fill your mind with truth; second, fill your life with service; and third, fill your heart with love.” 

Author:- ― Thomas S. Monson

“If you're not comfortable enough with yourself or with your own truth when entering a relationship, then you're not ready for that relationship.” 

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

“There comes a time when we realize that our parents cannot save themselves or save us, that everyone who wades through time eventually gets dragged out to sea by the undertow- that, in short, we are all going.” 

Author:- ― John Green, Looking for Alaska

“The pessimist resembles a man who observes with fear and sadness that his wall calendar, from which he daily tears a sheet, grows thinner with each passing day. On the other hand, the person who attacks the problems of life actively is like a man who removes each successive leaf from his calendar and files it neatly and carefully away with its predecessors, after first having jotted down a few diary notes on the back. He can reflect with pride and joy on all the richness set down in these notes, on all the life he has already lived to the fullest. What will it matter to him if he notices that he is growing old? Has he any reason to envy the young people whom he sees, or wax nostalgic over his own lost youth? What reasons has he to envy a young person? For the possibilities that a young person has, the future which is in store for him?

No, thank you,' he will think. 'Instead of possibilities, I have realities in my past, not only the reality of work done and of love loved, but of sufferings bravely suffered. These sufferings are even the things of which I am most proud, although these are things which cannot inspire envy.” 

Author:- ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

“Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you.” 

Author:- ― Cynthia Kersey

“Love demands everything, they say, but my love demands only this: that no matter what happens or how long it takes, you`ll keep faith in me, you`ll remember who we are, and you`ll never feel despair.” 

Author:- ― Ann Brashares, My Name Is Memory

So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” 

Author:- ― Christopher McCandless

“You should never assume. You know what happens when you assume. You make an ass out of you and me because that's how it's spelled.” 

Author:- ― Ellen DeGeneres

“Have you ever seen the stars in the night? See them closely, they will tell you, how to be open, how to love and how to shine and twinkle without any differences and jealousy of other stars.” 

Author:- ― Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.” 

Author:- ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

“Do your best and let God do the rest.” 

Author:- ― Ben Carson

“Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.

[Verse 223]” 

Author:- ― Siddhārtha Gautama, The Dhammapada

“Laughter is carbonated holiness.” 

Author:- ― Anne Lamott

“There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.” 

Author:- ― Ronald Reagan

“Mr. Franz, I think careers are a 20th century invention and I don't want one.” 

Author:- ― Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

“Just because you fall once, doesn't mean you're fall at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always trust yourself, because if you don't then who will??” 

Author:- ― Marilyn Monroe

“Do not let your negative thoughts have power over you because those thoughts will end up controlling your life. No one can live a positive life with a negative mind.” 

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

“You have to, take a deep breath. and allow the music to flow through you. Revel in it, allow yourself to awe. When you play allow the music to break your heart with its beauty.” 

Author:- ― Kelly White

“Love those you hate you.” 

Author:- ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“The most important thing in life is to stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will.' Consider nothing impossible, then treat possiblities as probabilities.” 

Author:- ― Charles Dickens

“By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream” 

Author:- ― Virginia Woolf

“We are all of us born with a letter inside us, and that only if we are true to ourselves, may we be allowed to read it before we die.” 

Author:- ― Douglas Coupland

“Somebody has to start. Somebody has to step forward and do what is right, because it is right.” 

Author:- ― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world” 

Author:- ― Helen Keller

“Call him Voldemort, Harry. Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” 

Author:- ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

“Dream, Dream Dream
Dreams transform into thoughts 
And thoughts result in action.” 

Author:- ― APJ ABDUL KALAM

“I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance.” 

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

“So long as you fight the darkness, you stand in the light.” 

Author:- ― Sabaa Tahir, A Torch Against the Night

“Love art in yourself, and not yourself in art.” 

Author:- ― Constantin Stanislavski, My Life In Art

“My name is Celaena Sardothien," she whispered, "and I will not be afraid.” 

Author:- ― Sarah J. Maas, The Assassin's Blade

“How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.” 

Author:- ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.” 

Author:- ― Richard Bach

“Always forgive, but never forget, else you will be a prisoner of your own hatred, and doomed to repeat your mistakes forever.” 

Author:- ― Wil Zeus, Sun Beyond the Clouds

“When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.” 

Author:- ― Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously... I'm Kidding

“Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside? Children don’t usually act in such a manner. If they feel angry with someone, they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day.” 

Author:- ― His Holiness the Dahai Lama

“Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain” 

Author:- ― Henry Ford

“The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don't. If you keep saying your slippers aren't yours, then you'll die searching, you'll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more. Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny.” 

Author:- ― Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

“Life will hit you hard in the face, wait for you to get back up just so it can kick you in the stomach. But getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.” 

Author:- ― Sarah Kay

“She had become accustomed to being lonely. She was used to walking alone and to being considered 'different.' She did not suffer too much.” 

Author:- ― Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

“Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.” 

Author:- ― Joseph Fort Newton

“In case you never get a second chance: don't be afraid!" "And what if you do get a second chance?" "You take it!” 

Author:- ― C. JoyBell C.

“If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that—warm things, kind things, sweet things—help and comfort and laughter—and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all.” 

Author:- ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

“No one has ever achieved greatness without dreams.” 

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

“I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.” 

Author:- ― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“God is subtle but he is not malicious.” 

Author:- ― Albert Einstein

“Give up to grace. The ocean takes care of each wave 'til it gets to shore. You need more help than you know.” 

Author:- ― Rumi, Words of Paradise: Selected Poems of Rumi

“Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?” 

Author:- ― Robert Browning, Men and Women and Other Poems

“Grace is the face that love wears when it meets imperfection.” 

Author:- ― Joseph R. Cooke

“Living well is an art that can be developed: a love of life and ability to take great pleasure from small offerings and assurance that the world owes you nothing and that every gift is exactly that, a gift. ” 

Author:- ― Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

“No one is ever satisfied where he is.” 

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

“The beauty of the world...has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.” 

Author:- ― Virginia Woolf

“If the only prayer you say throughout your life is "Thank You," then that will be enough.” 

Author:- ― Elie Wiesel

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” 

Author:- ― Aristotle

“When you're screwing up and nobody says anything to you anymore, that means they've given up on you.” 

Author:- ― Randy Pausch

“Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.” 

Author:- ― Leo Tolstoy

“I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. 'Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with.” 

Author:- ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Consider it: every person you have ever met, every person will suffer the loss of his friends and family. All are going to lose everything they love in this world. Why would one want to be anything but kind to them in the meantime?” 

Author:- ― Sam Harris, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

“What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. ... In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.” 

Author:- ― John Lubbock, The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live in

“There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried.” 

Author:- ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance

“Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.” 

Author:- ― Cormac McCarthy, The Road

“If I've learned one lesson from all that's happened to me, it's that there is no such thing as the biggest mistake of your existence. There's no such thing as ruining your life. Life's a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.” 

Author:- ― Sophie Kinsella, The Undomestic Goddess

“Don't marry a rich man. Marry a good man. He will spend his life trying to keep you happy. No rich man can buy that!” 

Author:- ― Staness Jonekos

“Some people could look at a mud puddle and see an ocean with ships.” 

Author:- ― Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

“I wish I could've lived my life without making any wrong turns. But that's impossible. A path like that doesn't exist. We fail. We trip. We get lost. We make mistakes. And little by little, one step at a time, we push forward. It's all we can do. On our own two feet.” 

Author:- ― Natsuki Takaya, Fruits Basket, Vol. 21

“I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” 

Author:- ― Charlotte Bronte

“Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.” 

Author:- ― Walt whitman

“But what was there to say?

Only that there were tears. Only that Quietness and Emptiness fitted together like stacked spoons. Only that there was a snuffling in the hollows at the base of a lovely throat. Only that a hard honey-colored shoulder had a semicircle of teethmarks on it. Only that they held each other close, long after it was over. Only that what they shared that night was not happiness, but hideous grief.

Only that once again they broke the Love Laws. That lay down who should be loved. And how. And how much.” 

Author:- ― Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.” 

Author:- ― Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

“We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.” 

Author:- ― Marcel Proust

“Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for” 

Author:- ― Oliver James

“Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.” 

Author:- ― Ludwig van Beethoven

“Change course, but don’t give up.” 

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

“If they don't like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.” 

Author:- ― Taylor Swift

“Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch or you might simply get covered in sap and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors where it is harder to get a splinter.” 

Author:- ― Lemony Snicket, The Penultimate Peril

“You know what I can't understand? You have all these people telling you all the time how great you are, smart and funny and talented and all that, I mean endlessly, I've been telling you for years. So why don't you believe it? why do you think people say that stuff, Em? Do you think it's a conspiracy, people secretly ganging up to be nice about you?” 

Author:- ― David Nicholls, One Day

“Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it.” 

Author:- ― Conrad Joseph

“Live fast. Die young. Be wild. Have fun.” 

Author:- ― Lana Del Rey

“I have learned, that the person I have to ask for forgiveness from the most is: myself. You must love yourself. You have to forgive yourself, everyday, whenever you remember a shortcoming, a flaw, you have to tell yourself "That's just fine". You have to forgive yourself so much, until you don't even see those things anymore. Because that's what love is like.” 

Author:- ― C. JoyBell C.

“a wind has blown the rain away & the sky away & all the leaves away, & the trees stand. i think i, too, have known autumn too long.” 

Author:- ― e.e. cummings

“When I was alive, I believed — as you do — that time was at least as real and solid as myself, and probably more so. I said 'one o'clock' as though I could see it, and 'Monday' as though I could find it on the map; and I let myself be hurried along from minute to minute, day to day, year to year, as though I were actually moving from one place to another. Like everyone else, I lived in a house bricked up with seconds and minutes, weekends and New Year's Days, and I never went outside until I died, because there was no other door. Now I know that I could have walked through the walls. (...) You can strike your own time, and start the count anywhere. When you understand that — then any time at all will be the right time for you.” 

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

“Jamie: You know what I figured out today?
Landon: What?
Jamie: Maybe God has a bigger plan for me than I had for myself. Like this journey never ends. Like you were sent to me because I'm sick. To help me through all this. You're my angel.” 

Author:- ― Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

“Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken!” 

Author:- ― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” 

Author:- ― J.K. Rowling

“I believe the simplest explanation is, there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization that there probably is no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.” 

Author:- ― Stephen Hawking

“There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you.” 

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

“We dance round in a ring and suppose,
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.” 

Author:- ― Robert Frost

“A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.” 

Author:- ― Oscar Wilde

“It's funny how, in this journey of life, even though we may begin at different times and places, our paths cross with others so that we may share our love, compassion, observations, and hope. This is a design of God that I appreciate and cherish.” 

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

“Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue.” 

Author:- ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” 

Author:- ― Albert Einstein

“You can't outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little sidebets about the outcome of life. either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don't play at all. and if u don't play u can't win.” 

Author:- ― Judith McNaught, Paradise

“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” 

Author:- ― Hafez

“Anything under God's control is never out of control.” 

Author:- ― Charles Swindoll

“The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.” 

Author:- ― Albert Einstein

“If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.” 

Author:- ― Jim Rohn

“No. Don't give up hope just yet. It's the last thing to go. When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.” 

Author:- ― Pittacus Lore, I Am Number Four

“Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.” 

Author:- ― Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

“How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.

So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloudshadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any miseries, or any depressions? For after all, you do not know what work these conditions are doing inside you.” 

Author:- ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

“The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts - it gives you what you demand with your actions.” 

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

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place” 

Author:- ― Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You

“Every choice comes with a consequence. Once you make a choice, you must accept responsibility. You cannot escape the consequences of your choices, whether you like them or not.” 

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

“Push your boundaries beyond the ordinary; be that “extra” in “extraordinary.” 

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

“How much you can learn when you fail determines how far you will go into achieving your goals.” 

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

“Difficulties and adversities viciously force all their might on us and cause us to fall apart, but they are necessary elements of individual growth and reveal our true potential. We have got to endure and overcome them, and move forward. Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.” 

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

“The value of things is not the time they last, but the intensity with which they occur. That is why there are unforgettable moments and unique people!” 

Author:- ― Fernando Pessoa

“Here is a rule to remember in future, when anything tempts you to feel bitter: not "This is misfortune," but "To bear this worthily is good fortune.” 

Author:- ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“no matter how ugly the world gets or how stupid it shows me it is, I always have faith” 

Author:- ― Gerard Way

“You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.” 

Author:- ― James R. Sherman, Rejection

“Dream your own dreams, achieve your own goals. Your journey is your own and unique.” 

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

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” 

Author:- ― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

“it is impossible to build one's own happiness on the unhappiness of others. This perspective is at the heart of Buddhist teachings.” 

Author:- ― Daisaku Ikeda

“Consistency is the true foundation of trust. Either keep your promises or do not make them.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett

“Anything is possible. Anything can be.” 

Author:- ― Shel Silverstein

“I am who I am; no more, no less.” 

Author:- ― Terry Goodkind, Wizard's First Rule

“I think the act of reading imbues the reader with a sensitivity toward the outside world that people who don't read can sometimes lack. I know it seems like a contradiction in terms; after all reading is such a solitary, internalizing act that it appears to represent a disengagement from day-to-day life. But reading, and particularly the reading of fiction, encourages us to view the world in new and challenging ways...It allows us to inhabit the consciousness of another which is a precursor to empathy, and empathy is, for me, one of the marks of a decent human being.” 

Author:- ― John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things

“If you give up what you want most for what you think you should want more, you'll end up miserable.” 

Author:- ― Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages

“And I thought that all those little kids are going to grow up someday. And all of those little kids are going to do the things that we do. And they will all kiss someone someday. But for now, sledding is enough. I think it would be great if sledding were always enough, but it isn't.” 

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

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."

[Meditations Divine and Moral]” 

Author:- ― Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet

“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.” 

Author:- ― Socrates

“Makakapili ka ng lugar na uupuan mo, pero hindi mo mapipili ang taong uupo sa puwang sa tabi mo... Ganyan ang senaryo sa bus. Ganyan din sa pag-ibig... Lalong 'di mo kontrolado kung kelan siya bababa.” 

Author:- ― Bob Ong

“Indeed, learning to write may be part of learning to read. For all I know, writing comes out of a superior devotion to reading.”

Author:- ― Eudora Welty, On Writing

“You must accept the reality of other people. You think that reality is up for negotiation, that we think it's whatever you say it is. You must accept that we are as real as you are; you must accept that you are not God.” 

Author:- ― J.K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy

“She was a beautiful dreamer. The kind of girl, who kept her head in the clouds, loved above the stars and left regret beneath the earth she walked on.” 

Author:- ― robert m drake

“Sometimes, as we're stumbling along in the dark, we hit something good.” 

Author:- ― Susan Ee, Angelfall

“Awake, arise or be for ever fall’n.” 

Author:- ― John Milton, Paradise Lost

“But beauty is about finding the right fit, the most natural fit, To be perfect, you have to feel perfect about yourself --- avoid trying to be something you're not. For a goddess, that's especially hard. We can change so easily.
-Aphrodite” 

Author:- ― Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

“A villain is just a victim whose story hasn’t been told.” 

Author:- ― Chris Colfer, The Wishing Spell

“It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.” 

Author:- ― Jiddu Krishnamurti, The First and Last Freedom

“There is no need to search; achievement leads to nowhere. It makes no difference at all, so just be happy now! Love is the only reality of the world, because it is all One, you see. And the only laws are paradox, humor and change. There is no problem, never was, and never will be. Release your struggle, let go of your mind, throw away your concerns, and relax into the world. No need to resist life, just do your best. Open your eyes and see that you are far more than you imagine. You are the world, you are the universe; you are yourself and everyone else, too! It's all the marvelous Play of God. Wake up, regain your humor. Don't worry, just be happy. You are already free!” 

Author:- ― Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives

“This life is for loving, sharing, learning, smiling, caring, forgiving, laughing, hugging, helping, dancing, wondering, healing, and even more loving. I choose to live life this way. I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, 'aw shit, he's up!” 

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

“You can have everything you want if you can put your heart and soul into everything you do.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett

“You were not born on earth to please anyone; you have to live life to express yourself, not to impress someone. Don't pretend to be someone you're not, and never lose yourself in search of other people's acceptance and approval.” 

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

“Be with someone who inspires you and makes you be the best version of yourself.” 

Author:- ― Roy T. Bennett

“The right thing at the wrong tme is the wrong thing.” 

Author:- ― Joshua Harris, I Kissed Dating Goodbye: A New Attitude Toward Relationships and Romance

“I love you, in my mind where my thoughts reside, in my heart where my emotions live, and in my soul where my dreams are born. I love you.” 

Author:- ― Dee Henderson, The Healer

“One mistake does not have to rule a person's entire life.” 

Author:- ― Joyce Meyer, Any Minute

“Life,” said Marvin dolefully, “loathe it or ignore it, you can’t like it.” 

Author:- ― Douglas Adams

“Written words can also sing.” 

Author:- ― Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Dreams in a Time of War

“Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure that is what you want; whatever you feel, be sure that is what you feel.” 

Author:- ― T.S. Eliot

“Chaos is more freedom; in fact, total freedom. But no meaning. I want to be free to act, and I also want my actions to mean something.” 

Author:- ― Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

“Only the gentle are ever really strong.” 

Author:- ― James Dean

“If you can't you must, and if you must you can.” 

Author:- ― Anthony Robbins

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” 

Author:- ― John Lubbock, The Use Of Life

“It doesn't matter what you do...so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away.” 

Author:- ― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.” 

Author:- ― Frank Lloyd Wright, Truth Against the World: Frank Lloyd Wright Speaks for an Organic Architecture

“It is worse to stay where one does not belong at all than to wander about lost for a while and looking for the psychic and soulful kinship one requires” 

Author:- ― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

“I choose gentleness... Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.” 

Author:- ― Max Lucado

“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” 

Author:- ― Charles Bukowski, Post Office

“Death, therefore, the most awful of evils, is nothing to us, seeing that, when we are, death is not come, and, when death is come, we are not.” 

Author:- ― Epicurus

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ” 

Author:- ― John Bunyan

“Would you rather live one perfect day over and over or live your life with no perfect days but just decent ones?” 

Author:- ― Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

“Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can't accept who you are.” 

Author:- ― Turcois Ominek

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.” 

Author:- ― Thich Nhat Hanh

“It’s strange how dreams get under your skin and give your heart a test for what’s real and what’s imaginary.” 

Author:- ― Jason Mraz

“I don't want to live in the kind of world where we don't look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I cant change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.” 

Author:- ― charles de lint

“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” 

Author:- ― Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

“Gossip is just a tool to distract people who have nothing better to do from feeling jealous of those few of us still remaining with noble hearts.” 

Author:- ― Anna Godbersen, Splendor

“We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.” 

Author:- ― Che Guevara

“Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.” 

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

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.” 

Author:- ― Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art

“Stay strong, stay positive, and never give up.” 

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

“Life teaches us the right path is rarely the easy one.” 

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

“Fear robs you of your freedom to make the right choice in life that can bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. On the other side of fear, lies freedom. If you want to grow, you need to be brave and take risks. If you're not uncomfortable, you're not growing.” 

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

“First you jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down.” 

Author:- ― Ray Bradbury

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

Author:- ― Bob Marley

“Are you on our side...and want to be different, or are you on that side and want to throw a football at my head!?” 

Author:- ― Gerard Way

“Every day People straighten up the hair, why not the heart?” 

Author:- ― che guevara

“I’ve had many enemies over the years. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s never engage in a fight you’re sure to lose. On the other hand, never let anyone who has insulted you get away with it. Bide your time and strike back when you’re in a position of strength—even if you no longer need to strike back.” 

Author:- ― Steig Larson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

“Don't limit a child to your own learning, for she was born in another time.” 

Author:- ― Rabindranath Tagore

“Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four Cs. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.” 

Author:- ― Walt Disney

“Nothing ever really goes away--it just changes into something else. Something beautiful.” 

Author:- ― Sarah Ockler, Twenty Boy Summer

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.” 

Author:- ― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

“Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy —the joy of being Salvador Dalí— and I ask myself in rapture: What wonderful things is this Salvador Dalí going to accomplish today?” 

Author:- ― Salvador Dalí

“Happiness is always there. You just have to choose to see it. There's no point dwelling in the dark and ignoring the light of the stars.” 

Author:- ― Carrie Hope Fletcher

“You are not a victim. No matter what you have been through, you're still here. You may have been challenged, hurt, betrayed, beaten, and discouraged, but nothing has defeated you. You are still here! You have been delayed but not denied. You are not a victim, you are a victor. You have a history of victory.” 

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

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” 

Author:- ― Rumi

“Done is better than perfect.” 

Author:- ― Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

“Just because someone desires you, it does not mean that they value you.


Read it over.

Again.

Let those words resonate in your mind.” 

Author:- ― Nayyirah Waheed

“Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows
with the ability to say no to oneself.” 

Author:- ― Abraham Joshua Heschel

“It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life—daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.” 

Author:- ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

“As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.” 

Author:- ― Seneca

“Perfectly Imperfect

We have all heard that no two snowflakes are alike. Each snowflake takes the perfect form for the maximum efficiency and effectiveness for its journey. And while the universal force of gravity gives them a shared destination, the expansive space in the air gives each snowflake the opportunity to take their own path. They are on the same journey, but each takes a different path.
Along this gravity-driven journey, some snowflakes collide and damage each other, some collide and join together, some are influenced by wind... there are so many transitions and changes that take place along the journey of the snowflake. But, no matter what the transition, the snowflake always finds itself perfectly shaped for its journey. 
I find parallels in nature to be a beautiful reflection of grand orchestration. One of these parallels is of snowflakes and us. We, too, are all headed in the same direction. We are being driven by a universal force to the same destination. We are all individuals taking different journeys and along our journey, we sometimes bump into each other, we cross paths, we become altered... we take different physical forms. But at all times we too are 100% perfectly imperfect. At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey. I’m not perfect for your journey and you’re not perfect for my journey, but I’m perfect for my journey and you’re perfect for your journey. We’re heading to the same place, we’re taking different routes, but we’re both exactly perfect the way we are. 
Think of what understanding this great orchestration could mean for relationships. Imagine interacting with others knowing that they too each share this parallel with the snowflake. Like you, they are headed to the same place and no matter what they may appear like to you, they have taken the perfect form for their journey. How strong our relationships would be if we could see and respect that we are all perfectly imperfect for our journey.” 

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

“Reality is wrong. Dreams are for the real.” 

Author:- ― Tupac Shakur

“You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” 

Author:- ― Steve Jobs

“Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world.” 

Author:- ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“I’ve come to the conclusion that people who wear headphones while they walk, are much happier, more confident, and more beautiful individuals than someone making the solitary drudge to work without acknowledging their own interests and power.”

Author:- ― Jason Mraz

“I know because I read...Your mind is not a cage. It's a garden. And it requires cultivating.” 

Author:- ― Libba Bray

“No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.” 

Author:- ― Mary Shelley

“LAW 4 
Always Say Less Than Necessary 

When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control. Even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if you make it vague, open-ended, and sphinxlike. Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less. The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish.” 

Author:- ― Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power

“God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one” 

Author:- ― Rumi, The Essential Rumi

“According to Aristophanes in Plato's The Banquet, in the ancient world of legend there were three types of people.
In ancient times people weren't simply male or female, but one of three types : male/male, male/female or female/female. In other words, each person was made out of the components of two people. Everyone was happy with this arrangment and never really gave it much thought. But then God took a knife and cut everyone in half, right down the middle. So after that the world was divided just into male and female, the upshot being that people spend their time running around trying to locate their missing half.” 

Author:- ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“Instead of committing suicide, people go to work.” 

Author:- ― Thomas Bernhard, Correction

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” 

Author:- ― Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

“I am a flawed person. A brook with many stones, a clear blue sky with many blackbirds. I have many shortcomings. A rainbow that’s not long enough, a starry night with clouds. But I can only be thankful to the God who loves me just this way, and I can only be grateful to the people in my life who accept the clear blue sky with many blackbirds and who are patient with the rainbow that isn’t long enough. And because of this, I am taught love, because of this I love my God, and I love these people.” 

Author:- ― C. JoyBell C.

“We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize that we only have one.” 

Author:- ― Tom Hiddleston

“Remake the world, a little at a time, each in your own corner of the world.” 

Author:- ― Rick Riordan

“Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.” 

Author:- ― Plato

“Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.” 

Author:- ― Jim Henson

“The only difference between you and God is that you have forgotten you are divine.” 

Author:- ― Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol

“You can love a person dear to you with a human love, but an enemy can only be loved with divine love.” 

Author:- ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

“Fair means everyone gets what they need. And the only way to get what you need is to make it happen yourself.” 

Author:- ― Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid

“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.” 

Author:- ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“The pure present is an ungraspable advance of the past devouring the future. In truth, all sensation is already memory.”

Author:- ― Henri Bergson, Matter and Memory

“Ask yourself these three questions, Tatiana Metanova, and you will know who you are. Ask: What do believe in? What do you hope for? What do you love?” 

Author:- ― Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” 

Author:- ― Bruce Lee

“We can't choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that.” 

Author:- ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it.” 

Author:- ― Charlie Chaplin

“If you can't run, you crawl. If you can't crawl-- you find someone to carry you.” 

Author:- ― Joss Whedon

“When a stargirl cries, she sheds not tears but light.” 

Author:- ― Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”

Author:- ― Wilfred Arlan Peterson

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” 

Author:- ― Helen Keller

“We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same. We are united by the reality that all colours and all cultures are distinct & individual. We are harmonious in the reality that we are all held to this earth by the same gravity. We don't share blood, but we share the air that keeps us alive. I will not blind myself and say that my black brother is not different from me. I will not blind myself and say that my brown sister is not different from me. But my black brother is he as much as I am me. But my brown sister is she as much as I am me.”

Author:- ― C. JoyBell C.

“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.” 

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

“My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.” 

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

“And if my heart be scarred and burned,
The safer, I, for all I learned.” 

Author:- ― Dorothy Parker, Sunset Gun: Poems

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” 

Author:- ― Theodore Parker

“Everything will turn out right, the world is built on that.” 

Author:- ― Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

“Great Leaders Create More Leaders

Good leaders have vision and inspire others to help them turn vision into reality. Great leaders create more leaders, not followers. Great leaders have vision, share vision, and inspire others to create their own.” 

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