You can get away from envy by enjoying the pleasures that come your way, by doing the work that you have to do, and by avoiding comparisons with those whom you imagine, perhaps quite falsely, to be more fortunate than yourself.
There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.
Laurell K. Hamilton
No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you’ve already had.
~Gabriel Garcia Marquez
How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement – no matter how temporary.
Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.
Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
But who can say what’s best? That’s why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. My experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a life time, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives.
To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.
You know how they say you only hurt the ones you love? Well, it works both ways.
Make sure, as often as possible, you are doing something you’d be happy to die doing.
“It’s true: lives do drift apart for no obvious reason. We’re all busy people,we can’t spend our time simply trying to stay in touch. The test of a friendship is if it can weather these inevitable gaps.”
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Life consists of two days, one for you one against you. So when it’s for you don’t be proud or reckless, and when it’s against you be patient, for both days are test for you.
~Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
Better never means better for everyone… It always means worse, for some.
I keep telling you the future isn’t set in stone. It’s not all decided yet. The future is just what’s down the road we decided to walk on today. You can change roads anytime. And that changes where you end up.
~Catherine Ryan Hyde
Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.
Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
There comes a day in every man’s life when he stops looking
forward and starts looking back.
Love and loss,” he said, “are like a ship and the sea. They rise together. The more we love, the more we have to lose. But the only way to avoid loss is to avoid love. And what a sad world that would be.
Time is a gift, given to you, given to give you the time you need, the time you need to have the time of your life.
Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.
Assumptions are the termites of relationships.
Death’s greatest power is not that it can make people die, but that it can make people want to stop living.
The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
You do not write your life with words…You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.
There is no need of any competition with anybody. You are yourself, and as you are, you are perfectly good. Accept yourself.
Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.
It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.
Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity, or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.
Sometimes the smallest things take the most room in your heart.
~Winnie the Pooh
Some steps need to be taken alone. It’s the only way to really figure out where you need to go and who you need to be.
I believe that kindness is the universal language. When someone does something kind it is understood despite language barriers or cultural differences. We should really communicate with kindness more often.
All change is not growth, just as all movement is not forward.
I guess I’m trying to say, grab anything that goes by. It may not come around again.
Unless you know who you are, you will always be vulnerable to what people say.
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
~Henry David Thoreau
We are products of our past but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.
You can never really go back to the same waters. Not only are you no longer the same, but neither are the waters you left. The current has changed. The elements of nature have affected the stream. When you return, although it appears the same, it really is a different river and you are a different person. Therefore, you cannot cross the same river twice.
Don’t run from lessons; they are little packages of treasure that have been given to us. As we learn from them, our lives change for the better.
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
Sometimes being offered tenderness feels like the very proof that you’ve been ruined.
Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried but you’ve actually been planted.
Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.
Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love.
Time can be a greedy thing — sometimes it steals the details for itself.
There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.
Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.
~Roy T. Bennett