Here’s a HUGE collection of 550 Random Quotes and Sayings from your favorite movies, authors, bloggers, social media influencers, self-help gurus, and celebrities. Some are funny, some are not. Some will make you cry, some won’t. Some will inspire you, some won’t. It’s pure randomness – to cure boredom & keep things interesting. We hope they help you. If not, at least you’ll be finished with work by the time you’re done reading them. Cheers!

550 Random Quotes and Sayings

There’s something beautiful about keeping certain aspects of your life hidden. Maybe people and clouds are beautiful because you can’t see everything. —Kamenashi Kazuya

“Time is tricky. You have whole months, even years, when nothing changes a speck, when you don’t go anywhere or do anything or think one new thought. And then you can get hit with a day or an hour, or half a second, when so much happens its almost like you are born all over again into some brand-new person you for damn sure never expected to meet.” -Life is Funny

“Life is a sleazy stranger, who looks vaguely familiar; flirting with a bimbo named disaster at the end of the bar.” – Ani DiFranco, ‘1,000,000’

“Live your life to the fullest. You only get one.”

“Life has no limitations except the ones you make.” -Les Brown

“Life’s like photography, you use the negatives to develop.”

“No other animal knows the difference between Friday and Monday.”

“I have a theory that the answers to all of life’s major questions can found in a John Mayer song.” -Susane Colasanti

“I’d rather be weird and happy than normal and miserable.”

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”

“You don’t know what beauty is. You use the word, certainly, but your word is empty. Beauty is known only by one who has known the inner beauty, one who has known the inner flower opening. Then whenever a flower is seen, it reminds you of your inner beauty.” -Osho

“All this knowledge of the objective world is of no value in comparison to having a little glimpse of the inner sky and its beauty — its sunrises and sunsets, its days and nights, its blue sky and its stars. The outer then looks only a pale reflection of the inner. The inner becomes more real and the outer becomes just a shadow.” -Osho

“Only one thing I expect from all of you: to be yourself, to discover your inner beauty, your purity of consciousness, your hidden splendor — and spread it to as many people as possible. People are miserable. Help them to laugh a little, to sing a little, to dance a little.” -Osho

“Physical beauty and ugliness is not very important. The real thing is the inner. I can teach you how to be beautiful from within, and that is real beauty. Once it is there, your physical form won’t matter much. Your eyes will start shining with joy; your face will have a gleam, a glory. The form will become immaterial. When something starts flowing from within you, some grace, then the outer form is just put aside.” -Osho

“You make lists in your head about what you want in a lover, like brown hair and a sweet voice. A sharp mind and a soft heart, a sense of humor that actually makes you laugh like you mean it. This and that. And it’s all bullshit. Because people aren’t lists. And I’ve always wanted to be the person who made someone realize that. I want to come across someone with a list in their head that is nothing like the person I am, and I want to show them what they didn’t even know they were looking for. People who think they know what they want are fooling themselves. Nobody really knows what or who they want. Not until it’s right in front of them.” -Marianna Paige

“All beauty, all other beauties are only skin-deep. One can fool oneself for the time being, but sooner or later the other beauty wears out and one is left in utter ugliness because one never developed the real beauty. The real beauty has nothing to do with the face but with the luminosity that comes from your within. It has nothing to do with the form of the eyes but with light that shines through them. It has nothing to do with the body but with the inner presence that vibrates through the body. The real beauty arises at the core, at the very core of your being, and spreads outwards towards the body. The false beauty is just on the surface; it has no roots in you. It is ungrounded.” -Osho

Our notions about happiness entrap us. We forget that they are just ideas. Our idea of happiness can prevent us from actually being happy. We fail to see the opportunity for joy that is right in front of us when we are caught in a belief that happiness should take a particular form. -Thich Nhat Hanh

“Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8 color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64 color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64 color box, though I’ve got a few missing. It’s okay though, because I’ve got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8 color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation. So when I meet someone who’s an 8 color type…I’m like, hey girl, Magenta! and she’s like, oh, you mean purple! and she goes off on her purple thing, and I’m like, no I want Magenta!” -John Mayer

“It’s not the length of life, but the depth of life.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Knowledge, if wisely paired with action, builds an indestructible bridge to success.”

“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.”

“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking a moment and making the best of it.” -Gilda Radner

“In the game of life it’s a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.” -Bill Baughan

“It’s the only real advantage to getting older. You get to say what you mean and stop apologizing.” -Jill A. Davis

“Listen to your own voice, your own soul, too many people listen to the noise of the world, instead of themselves.”

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

“Death is not the opposite of life, it is a part of life. A part we’ve not yet explored and thus do not understand and it if only natural to fear what we do not understand. But with the right attitude we can make life beautiful. With this same attitude, can death not be the same?”

“There comes a time in life when you’ll have to leave everything behind and start something new but never forget the ones who stood by your side, especially the ones who never gave up on you.”

“Life is about feeling someone pushing you from behind and realizing it’s you.”

“Remain calm in every situation because peace equals power.” -Joyce

“We almost always see only what’s wrong with other people and not what’s wrong with us.” -Joyce Meyer

“It is never too late to make things right.”

“There’s only 2 options: Make progress or make excuses.”

“The rain WILL stop, the night WILL end, the hurt WILL fade. Hope is never so lost that it can’t be found.” -Mandy Hale

“I know you think you define me. But each brush stroke thinks it’s important when it’s on the canvas and each brush stroke thinks that it’s the last and that the painting will be done when the brush leaves the canvas again. But it isn’t. You are just the shading. You are a dot. And I am the one holding the paintbrush.” -Ian Thomas

“I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know that there’s nothing but light when I see you.” -Shinji Moon

“You are never too busy to take time out of your day for those who matter most. You can always make time.”

“The moment you feel like you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away.”

“A good relationship is worth the wait.”

“Be thankful for everybody in your life, good and bad, past and present. They all made you the person that you are today.”

“If you are going to be courageous, an example for all those who are ready to step into their power, then you must be willing to show the world all of who you are. You must have the guts to throw off the chains of modesty and mediocrity in order to be the light that the world needs.” -Debbie Ford

“The highest state of Love is not a relationship at all, it is simply a state of your Being. Just as trees are green, a lover is loving. They are not green for particular persons, it is not that when you come they become green. The flower goes on spreading it’s fragrance whether anybody comes or not, whether anybody appreciates or not. The flower does not start releasing its fragrance when it sees that a great poet is coming by – ‘Now this man will appreciate, now this man will be able to understand who I am.’ And it does not close its doors when it sees that a stupid, idiotic person is passing there – insensitive, dull, a politician or something like that. It does not close itself – ‘What is the point? Why cast pearls before swine?’. No, the flower goes on spreading its fragrance. It is a state of being, not a relationship…” -Osho

“I’m attracted to the extreme light and the extreme dark. I’m interested in the human condition and what makes people tick. I’m interested in the things people try to hide.” -Johnny Depp

“All it takes is 1 song to bring back a thousand memories.”

“It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to, has power over you, if you allow it.” -Leon Brown

“Things happen in life that you can’t stop, but that doesn’t mean you should shut out the world.” -Now and Then

“Don’t let the people who do so little for you, control so much of your feelings and emotions.”

You are valuable because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done – but simply because you are. -Max Lucado

Everyone has an untold story hidden behind closed doors, try to understand that people are not always as they first seem.

It takes one positive thought to change your life, just one positive thought. So why spend your time thinking negatively?

“Timing is everything. When you’re REALLY ready for it, it will come.” -Mandy Hale

“You have to speak to be heard, but sometimes you have to be silent to be appreciated.”

Love your mother, the most beautiful person on this earth. Our best critic, yet our strongest supporter.

“Don’t ruin today by reliving yesterday’s problems.”

“Live and let go. Do not be held down by what you can’t control.”

“Your choices, your actions, and your life. Live it the way you want, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.”

“Don’t let fear paralyze you, let it motivate you.” -Robert Tew

“Impossible only means that you haven’t found the solution yet.”

“There are so many things that can make you happy. Don’t focus too much on things that make you.”

“Don’t block the exit. If someone wants to leave, release them and hold on to your peace.” -Thema Davis

“Have faith in your journey. Everything had to happen exactly as it did to get you where you’re going next!” -Mandy Hale

“Embrace your challenges with an open heart, because through every challenge strength forms.”

“Sometimes we fall down because there is something down there we’re supposed to find.”

“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”

“Don’t compare yourself to others, you are you. No one could come close to being you even if they tried.”

“Be patient. A relationship before its time would only distract you from fulfilling your big and beautiful destiny.” -Mandy Hale

“There are going to be days when you won’t have the energy or drive to get out of bed. There are going to be days when you’re going to want to give up – give up on love, life, or school. The thing is, you’re not allowed to give up. You were given a life and you’re supposed to live it. The truth is the seventy or eighty years that you’re given isn’t long enough to do the things you’re supposed to do. Sure, you’re gonna hit a few bumps along the way, but you’ve got to pick yourself up and move on. Life is unpredictable and things might not always work out the way you want them to, but that’s no reason to give up. You’re here for a reason and someday when you’re not expecting it, you’re going to discover your reason for being here. And when that does happen, your life will never be the same again.”

“You don’t need bigger boobs. You Need to read better books.”

“Anger won’t make your problems easier. Tears won’t bring back what is gone. But smile, and gratitude will make you stronger.”

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

“Everyone comes into your life for a reason; some good, some bad. They shape, form and break us. But in the end make us who we are.”

“Look forward with hope, not backwards with regret.”

“Life is way better when you’re laughing.”

“Enjoy today because there might not be a tomorrow. Sometimes, there are no next times and no second chances.”

“You can’t change the truth, but the truth can change you.”

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

“Some things need to be let go before other things can be let in.” -Marianne Williamson

“You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.”

“Sometimes you have to accept the truth and stop wasting time on the wrong people.”

“Be happy. Just because things are not good, doesn’t mean you can’t see the good side of things.”

“No matter how much you love someone, you can’t force them to change. They have to want it for themselves.” -Mandy Hale

“What is coming is better than what is gone.” -Arabic Proverb

“It is better to be lonely than allow people who are not going anywhere keep you from your destiny.” -Joel Osteen

“Sometimes we fall down because there is something down there we’re supposed to find.”

“Everyone has an untold story hidden behind closed doors, try to understand that people are not always as they first seem.”

Date yourself. Take yourself out to eat. Don’t share your popcorn at the movies with anyone. Stroll around an art museum alone. Fall in love with canvases. Fall in love with yourself.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

“Sometimes people try to expose what’s wrong with you because they can’t handle everything that’s right about you.”

“It’s not always easy, so be strong. Know that there are better days ahead.”

“I believe that we are who we choose to be. Nobody is going to come and save you. You’ve got to save yourself. Nobody is going to give you anything; you’ve got to go out and fight for it. Nobody knows what you want except you, and nobody will be as sorry as you if you don’t get it. So, don’t give up on your dreams.” -Ash Sweeney

“Stop stressing, let go, and move on.”

“You will never be happy if you continue to hold on to the things that make you sad.”

“When you’re going through tough times, don’t worry. Things will get better and you’ll get stronger.”

“The past is meant to teach you and the hard times are meant to strengthen you.”

“We’re taught to believe that some people are simply born lucky, when in reality, that’s just a convenient excuse to lean back and take it easy, rather than try to apply some control over our destiny. After all, if you aren’t one of the “chosen” ones, what can you possibly do about it? Quite a lot, actually. The fact is, more and more psychologists are finding out that it isn’t the hand you’re dealt that’s important in life but how you play your cards. Let me put it in another way: We’re all capable of making our own luck. What appears to be luck is really the result of perceptions, personality traits, choices and actions. All of that is within your control. People who consider themselves lucky actually tend to be – it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. That’s because positive thinkers are always keeping their eyes peeled for fortunate situations and they’re more likely to grab on them when they arise. So instead of telling yourself: “There’s not a chance in hell that’s going to happen”. Tell yourself: “That looks kind of cool, maybe I should check it out.” -Amanda Oosthuizen

“Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.”

“Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life.” -Mandy Hale

“Take small steps every day and you’ll eventually get there.”

“Do your best to avoid stress and try to enjoy life. Quit thinking so much. Why complicate life?”

“The more you try to control something, the more it controls you. Free yourself, and let things take their own natural course.” -Leon Brown

“When you finally get something good, enjoy it. Don’t go looking for something better.”

The decision to be positive is not one that disregards or belittles sadness that exists. It is rather a conscious choice to focus on the good and to cultivate happiness – genuine happiness. Happiness is not a limited resource. When we devote our energy and time to trivial matters and choose to stress over things that ultimately are insignificant, from that point, we perpetuate our own sadness and lose sight of the things that really make us happy and rationalize our way out of doing amazing things. -Christopher Aiff

“Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living. You may not have ended up where you intended to go. But trust, for once, that you have ended up where you needed to be. Trust that you are in the right place at the right time. Trust that your life is enough. Trust that you are enough.” -Daniell Koepke

“Let your mess be your message. Don’t let your trials get you down, but let them inspire someone else.”

“Never let your problems ruin your faith.”

“Find something good within your life and give every ounce of positivity you have towards it, then watch how your life changes.” -Leon Brown

“When you delete the unnecessary people from your life, good things will start happening for you and it won’t be a coincidence.”

“For every set back, God has a major come back.”

“Stop waiting for approval. Do what you want and live your life.”

“Stop looking for reasons to be unhappy. Focus on the things you do have, and the reasons you should be happy.”

“If you really want something, make an effort. Everything isn’t just going to come to you.”

“Sometimes you just have to deal with the fact that life doesn’t always go your way.”

“I hope your fifties mean going back to school or starting yoga. I hope your forties include falling in love with someone new – a friend, child, or partner. I hope you stay up all night laughing with your friends. And when you’re thirty, learn something new. I hope your life is one of wisdom and youth, adventure and old age – no matter what year it was that you were born. What I really mean to say is that I hope you aren’t held back because of a number. And that you don’t rush into things because it feels like time is slipping by. I hope you do what’s right for you. Hold on. Slow down. And breathe in. Your age is your age. But more importantly, your life is your life. Don’t change your journey so that it matches someone else’s. We need to walk different paths so the whole world can be explored. Revel in the differences. And enjoy where you are.” -Jessica

“The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.” -Juliette Lewis

“The people who are still with you at the end of the day are the ones worth keeping.”

“Every end is a new beginning.”

“All we can do is learn from the past and make peace with it.” -Ada Monroe

“Don’t be sorry the moment ended. Be grateful it happened. Even the shortest chapters have valuable lessons.” -Mandy Hale

“Don’t worry. If it’s supposed to happen, it will.”

“If you can’t do anything about it then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change.” -Tony Gaskins

“When someone is going through a storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words.” -Thema Davis

“Maybe the thing you’re most scared of is exactly what you should do.”

When you say “I love you”, you are making a promise with someone else’s heart. Try to honor it.

“Don’t judge a situation you’ve never been in.” -Mitchell Perry

“Don’t overthink. Just let it go.”

“The best way to move forward is to let go of the people holding you back.”

“Don’t let your happiness be controlled by something you can’t control.”

“You are not just waiting in vain. There is a purpose behind every delay.” -Mandy Hale

“Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.”

“Sometimes when we’re feeling sad, it’s important just to feel the sadness. Like a snake shedding its skin, old feelings of remorse and regret and hurt and anger often have to come up in order to be released. On the other side we’re a better person, capable of a happier life…who we are when we’re no longer burdened by the buried feelings that weighed us down, or the self-defeating patterns that the pain produced.” -Marianne Williamson

“You can’t bring back the past, and you’re not promised the future, so enjoy life now.”

“How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you.”

“Faith is knowing and believing, not wondering and doubting.”

“Don’t change who you are for someone else, you deserve someone who appreciates you for you.”

“People may not realize this, but it’s sadness and despair that sometimes allow a person to grow. Being comfortable with where you’re at often doesn’t motivate you to change or improve your situation. However, being in despair forces you to try to get out of it. That’s why despair is a good thing.”

“Guess what? You don’t have to attend every argument you’re invited to!”

“There is a blessing hidden in every trial in life, but you have to be willing to open your heart to see them.”

“Sometimes as much as you want to hold on to something you have to let it go, because God has something else better in store.”

“You’ll never understand until it happens to you.”

“When love is real, it finds a way.”

“If you don’t start appreciating what’s right in front of you, you might lose it.”

“Life only comes around once, so do whatever makes you happy, and be with whoever makes you smile.”

“Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime.” -Ugo Eze

“Sometimes you have to go through the hard times to realize how strong you are.”

“An ugly personality will always ruin a beautiful face.”

Sometimes you have to move on, no matter how hard it is.

Don’t wait too long, you might miss your chance.

Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.

With the amount of energy it takes you to blame others for your problems, you could be devoting energy to actually solving them. Accepting responsibility for the suffering you experience is the first step to overcoming it. When you realize this, you cease being a victim of circumstance, because you realize you never really were. You’ve been a victim of your own shortcomings, and now that you’ve accepted them, you are capable of change. -Paul John Moscatello

“We’re stronger in the places that we’ve been broken.” -Ernest Hemingway

The only two important things in life are real love and being at peace with yourself. -Jonathan Carroll, Sleeping in Flame

No matter how much it hurts right now. one day you’ll look back and realize it changed your life for the better.

When life knocks you down, it’s testing you to see whether you have the strength or not to stand back up. Don’t give up!

“When you get knocked down, don’t stay down; get back up again. Nothing good is going to happen as long as you’re down on yourself.” -Joel Osteen

To keep a relationship, you must keep your business to yourself and your partner. The whole world doesn’t need to know your problems.

“Waking up to see another day is a blessing. Don’t take it for granted. Make it count and be happy that you’re alive.”

“Don’t give up hope. Things always have a way of working out.”

I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.” -Jonathan Carroll

“I’ve been a paperboy, a stripper, a paralegal and barista. At one point I even worked a graveyard shift at a gas station inside a bullet-proof booth, and I’ve made sandwiches at Subway for minimum wage. I’ve managed executive offices from art galleries to software development companies, and prepared burritos at Whole Foods and rotisserie chickens at Costco. I was a photographer for 13 years, a bus-boy at The Cheesecake Factory for three minutes (shortest job I’ve ever had), and spent countless hours in numerous kitchens feeding the hungry. I drafted multi-billion dollar contracts at prestigious law firms for ten years, and made smoothies at Jamba Juice for two. From publishing a book, to cleaning bathrooms or mopping floors, NONE of the things I have done DEFINE me. Does that make sense? Do you see what I mean? What and who I am has absolutely nothing to do with what I have done when I was younger, nor what I’m currently doing. Who I am is not defined by how much or how little money I have, the clothes I wear, or the vehicle I drive wherever I live. I don’t identify myself by those things, which is good because they’re all so temporary.. lol… those aren’t even all the jobs I’ve had (and I’m only 36).. It’s important to have an identity that surpasses a job title on a business card, or a status deemed by the bank or society. What I am, regardless of those things, is an instrument of peace. That is my mission, my purpose.. my Ikigai! If we bring integrity to whatever we do in the world, then we are being of service to others whether we wash dishes in the back of a restaurant, perform complex brain surgeries, manage thousands of employees, drive a bus, fight fires, or raise children at home. Life is not a hierarchy, it’s a celebration! And love is not a word, it’s an invitation. So strive to love who you are. No. Matter. What.” -Timber Hawkeye

“Who the fuck cares where you went to school or where you work? The question is: Is everyday experience good, healthy, beautiful? Because I have to tell you, while it might be cool to work for a company like Google, Apple, or The New Yorker, if your job is stupid, stressful and your boss is an asshole, there is nothing good or prestigious about that. While it might seem right to go to a school like Berkeley, if classes are overcrowded and students are nervous, anxious, religious zealots from Orange County, are you sure you want to go there? What’s good about that? To believe in prestige is to privilege abstract, collective impression over palpable, daily experience. To which I say: fuck prestige. Do what serves your everyday vitality.” -Daniel Coffeen

“Another day, another blessing and another chance at life.”

“If you keep picking a scab it will bleed and never heal. If you keep dragging the pain of the past up, it will never heal.” -Leon Brown

“Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself.”

“And kid, you’ve got to love yourself. You’ve got wake up at four in the morning, brew black coffee, and stare at the birds drowning in the darkness of the dawn. You’ve got to sit next to the man at the train station who’s reading your favorite book and start a conversation. You’ve got to come home after a bad day and burn your skin from a shower. Then you’ve got to wash all your sheets until they smell of lemon detergent you bought for four dollars at the local grocery store. You’ve got to stop taking everything so goddam personally. You are not the moon kissing the black sky. You’ve got to compliment someones crooked brows at an art fair and tell them that their eyes remind you of green swimming pools in mid July. You’ve got to stop letting yourself get upset about things that won’t matter in two years. Sleep in on Saturday mornings and wake yourself up early on Sunday. You’ve got to stop worrying about what you’re going to tell her when she finds out. You’ve got to stop over thinking why he stopped caring about you over six months ago. You’ve got to stop asking everyone for their opinions. Fuck it. Love yourself, kiddo. You’ve got to love yourself.”
“Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it – that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing – an actor, a writer – I am a person who does things – I write, I act – and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.” -Stephen Fry

“I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.” -Helena Bonham Carter

“I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can.” -Kristin Armstrong

Whenever you feel like giving up, think of all the people that would love to see you fail.

We are all a people in need. We are not perfect. We are not machines. We make mistakes. We need grace. We need compassion. We need help at times. We need other people. And that’s okay. -Jamie Tworkowski

“Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself.” -Daniell Koepke

“Any struggle or pain that you experience just gets you to the top, and you can’t get there without making the climb. A few years later, you won’t remember exactly the way the pain felt or how long it took, you’ll just remember the view from the top. In fact, you might smile at the fact you had to work to get there.” -Haley Williams

“The less you care, the happier you will be.”

“Negative thoughts are not protecting you. They are making you smaller.” -Robert Kiyosaki

“Every minute you spend with someone gives them a part of your life and takes part of theirs.” -Ally Condie

“I don’t believe in love at first sight but I do believe in seeing someone from across the room and knowing instantly that they’re going to matter to you. They’re going to play a major role in your life.” -Ryan O’Connell

“People with a good sense of humor have a better sense of life.”

“Don’t let people make you feel bad or guilty for living your life. It is your life. Live it the way you want.”

“Don’t tell everyone else how to live; LIVE, and let them watch you.”

“Life is all about making choices. Always do your best to make the right ones, and always do your best to learn from the wrong ones.”

It will all work out in the end. You must keep faith in yourself, and leave the rest to God. -Leon Brown

“The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.” -William Lyon Phelps

Believe in yourself and your feelings. Trust yourself to do what your heart is guiding you to do. Your intuition is powerful. Trust it.

“Don’t worry, just breathe. If it’s meant to be, it will find it’s way.”

“Figure out what makes you happy and do more of it. Figure out what doesn’t, and do less of it.” -Mandy Hale

“Dream big, work hard, stay focused, and surround yourself with good people.”

“Sometimes what we learn & who we become in the process of waiting is even more important than what we’re waiting for.” -Mandy Hale

Loving yourself invites others to love you. Respecting yourself invites people to respect you. It all starts with you. -Mandy Hale

“Sometimes what you’re looking for comes when you’re not looking at all.”

“No matter how long it takes, it will get better.”

“Some people will better your life by being in it, while others will better it by staying out.”

“Never let a bad situation bring out the worst in you. Choose to stay positive and be strong.”

“Sometimes the words we leave unspoken are the most important ones that should have been said.”

“Remember how blessed you are to see another day.”

“God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but it’s worth the wait.”

“A real relationship will make it through anything.”

“Don’t rush and never settle. If it’s meant to be, it will be.”

“How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you.”

When you go through a loss, a disappointment or a bad break up, don’t expect to come out the same. Expect to come out better off than you were before. -Joel Osteen

“A lot of us spend our time stuck in regret, wishing our lives had turned out differently, and beating ourselves up for the decisions that have led us to this place. We feel cheated out of a life that could have been something better. We feel angry and sad and disappointed. And most of all, we feel stuck.

In these moments, it’s easy to focus on all of the things that have gone wrong. It’s easy to focus on the loss and the heartbreak and the pain, but it’s also important to remember all of the things that have gone right. It’s important to remember all of the positive experiences and friendships and growth and laughter you’ve gained — things you would have never taken part in, lessons you would have never learned, and people you would have never met had you not veered off the desired path.

The truth is that every time you thought you were missing out on something important, you were given the opportunity to experience something valuable in its own right. Every time life’s obstacles rejected you from something good, you were being redirected to something, or someone, equally wonderful. You may not have ended up where you intended to go, but trust, for once, that you have ended up where you need to be. Trust that you are in the right place at the right time. Trust that every experience has something to offer you. Trust that something that feels like a curse in the moment can blossom into a blessing. Trust that your life is enough. Trust that you are enough.” -DK

“You shouldn’t give up. Fight for yourself and who you are. You’ve got to go through the worst times in life to get the best.”

“If life were easy, we would be bored. That’s why we are faced with challenges everyday, so that we can work to make ourselves happy.”

“The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you finally achieve it.”

The person you took for granted today, may turn out to be the person you need tomorrow.

Relationships aren’t always going to last forever. Some will and some won’t, but don’t hang on to something you shouldn’t.

“You should never have to think twice about who your real friends are.”

“Let’s turn our mistakes into lessons and our fears into hopes. We should have faith in ourselves and be strong.”

“The most memorable moments in life are the ones you never planned.”

“You should never have to think twice about who your real friends are.”

It’s better to be single with high standards than in a relationship settling for less.

Take time to be thankful for everything that you have. You can always have more, but you could also have less.

“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as an escape.” -Bell Hooks

“Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t. Small steps turn into miles.”

“The harder you try to forget something, the more you think about it unconsciously. Relax, breathe and release.”

There is no designated time for anything in your life. You don’t have to have your first kiss at any certain time, you don’t have to get married in your 20′s and you don’t have to do anything just because other people think it’s best. In fact, you will be much better off if you just do what your heart says. The day you stop caring what other people think is the day their opinions don’t mean anything, because you’re not there to give them weight. -Brianna West

There is something inexpressibly beautiful about the world when the sun begins to rise and fill the dim sky with soft rays of light and only the birds are awake to sing to you “good morning”, while everyone else is curled up in their beds, unaware of the magnificence they’re missing and everything feels so simple. It’s as if six a.m. is an epiphany that sparks at your fingertips and spreads until you are encompassed entirely by a feeling of clarity. There is something inexpressibly beautiful about being awake to behold the splendor of this world while everyone else is still asleep. -Madisen Kuhn

Value not the things you have in life, but rather who you have in life.

Just because one thing doesn’t go right doesn’t mean your life is ruined, Stay Positive!

Sometimes we must accept that God has a better plan.

“When you fight to cling to people who are no longer meant to be in your life, you delay your destiny. Let them go. “-Mandy Hale

In life, I have made a lot mistakes and I have felt a lot of pain, but mistakes make me wiser and pain makes me stronger.

I don’t regret the things I’ve done. I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.

The secret of success: stop wishing, start doing.

Keep calm and focus on the positive.

True friends won’t grow apart, even if they don’t talk everyday.

Surround yourself with the people who make you better, and you will have better outcomes.

Always pray to have eyes that see the best, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never loses faith.

Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine. -Mario Fernandez

“Always look at the good things in life and never dwell on the negative. If you keep your head down, you’ll miss the blessings.”

“Once you lose yourself, you have two choices. Find the person you used to be, or lose that person completely. Because sometimes you have to step outside of the person you’ve been, and remember the person you were meant to be – the person you wanted to be, the person you are.” -One Tree Hill

Sometimes we stare so long at the wrong things, we miss out on the RIGHT thing standing right in front of us. -Mandy Hale

Drop jealousy and envy, for they make you ugly. Be loving, be accepting, and most of all… be happy just the way you are. -Leon Brown

The past is the past. Don’t let it hold you back. Move forward and don’t look back.

We all have this perfect picture in our minds of how things are supposed to be and that’s why we all end up being disappointed.

One small positive thought can change your whole day.

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same. -Flavia Weedn

Loyalty is hard to find. Trust is easy to lose. Actions speak louder than words.

“You are only going to be as good as the people you surround yourself with, so be brave enough to let go of those who keep weighing you down.”

“In the end, you’ll know who really loves you. They’re the ones who see you for who you are and no matter what, are always by your side.”

Sometimes you have to accept the fact that certain things will never go back to how they used to be.

You just have to do your own thing, no matter what anyone says. It’s your life.

Sometimes God closes doors because it’s time to move forward. He knows we won’t move unless circumstances force us to.

Live your life and ignore the negativity. Don’t let anyone steal your happiness.

I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.

Be thankful for what you have and work hard for what you don’t have.

Slow down and enjoy the journey right now. Take time for the people in your life. They won’t always be there. -Joel Osteen

If you have to beg someone to be in your life, they don’t belong there. -Mandy Hale

“Sometimes you have to move on, no matter how hard it is.”

“Don’t wait too long, you might miss your chance.”

“Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.”

It doesn’t matter what other people think of you. All that matters is what you think of you. -Robin Sharma

Don’t rush things. Anything worth having is worth waiting for.

Whatever you’re facing today, keep going. Keep moving. Keep hoping. Keep pressing on. There is victory on the other side! -Mandy Hale

Hope is wishing something would happen. Faith is believing something will happen. Courage is making something happen.

Friendship means understanding, not agreement. It means forgiveness, not forgetting. It means the memories last, even if contact is lost.

All things pass and pain is temporary. It comes to teach a lesson and when the lesson is understood it disappears into the night. -Leon Brown

Sometimes you have no choice but to just move on.

Inhale the best, exhale the stress.

Keep calm and Stay positive. Good things will happen.

Chase dreams, not people.

Your past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you.

Do not worry about the past or the future. This moment needs your attention, for this is where your life exists. -Leon Brown

Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet that person, we will be grateful.

If you want to attract happy, positive things…become a happy, positive person! Work from the inside out! -Mandy Hale

Nothing goes to waste on the journey of life. Both good and bad experiences shape your mind and heart for what is to come. -Leon Brown

Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it.

The best thing to do is be patient with faith.

If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.

Keep it simple. Keep it honest. Keep it real.

Life is short. Don’t waste it being sad. Be who you are, be happy, be free, be whatever you want to be.

When you let go, something magical happens. You give God room to work. -Mandy Hale

Life is short. Focus on what matters and let go of what doesn’t.

Don’t let little stupid things break your happiness.

Keep going, you are getting there.

“You must learn to be patient. Patient with yourself and the people in this world. You must learn to slow down. To take some time to breathe, to notice, to appreciate what you have. Just trust that in the moment you really need an answer it will come to you clearly. You will know what you need to do, to say, to give. Believe in yourself, in the life you are leading. Trust that you can and will figure this all out. Give yourself the time and space to do that.”

“A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are for what you have.”

“There is no point in wishing things can be different. We cannot change the past. We can only accept the change and move forward.”

“Don’t let the opinions of others consume you.”

“Over time, you’ll start to notice that some people just aren’t worth it anymore.”

“The best can’t find you, until you put the worst behind you.”

“Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing.” -Mandy Hale

“Sometimes we don’t need advice, we just need someone to listen.”

If you’ve never lost your mind, then you’ve never followed your heart.

My past is my past. It made me who I am. I have no regrets, and wouldn’t change a thing. I just don’t live there anymore.

Remember that every path walked is walked for a reason, and every day is full of blessings no matter how BIG or small.

Bitterness is a result of clinging to negative experiences. It serves you no good, and closes the door to your future. -Leon Brown

Do not judge others by your own standards, for everyone is making their way home, in the way they know best. -Leon Brown

I may not always have the best things in life, but I ALWAYS have the blessed things in life.

Some people don’t understand how blessed they truly are. Be thankful for what you have rather than focusing on what you don’t have.

Take the time to see and appreciate what you have.

Let whatever you do today be enough. Let go of the judgement you have about what you should be or could be doing, and today, allow yourself to simply be. Comparing yourself and your journey may be habitual, but it gets you nowhere. It makes you feel worse and it keeps you stuck. So stop fixating on where everyone else is, and start giving yourself permission to be exactly where you are. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and trust that in this moment, who you are, where you are at, and what you are doing is enough. You will get to where you need to be in your own time. Until then, breathe. Breathe and be patient with yourself and your process. You are doing the best you can to cope and survive amid your struggles, and that’s all you can ask of yourself. It’s enough. You are enough. -Daniell Koepke

“How you respond to failure will either make you or break you.”

“Know your worth. Know when you have had enough. And move on from the people who keep ruining your happiness.”

“Have the courage to make the change, the strength to see you through it, and faith that everything will turn out for the best.”

Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. Try it: “I’m not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it’s not a priority.” “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” If these phrases don’t sit well, that’s the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.

“Never waste your feelings on people who don’t value them.”

I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude. -Bruce Lee

“Everything in life can teach you a lesson. You just have to be willing to learn.”

“Put your best effort towards your best opportunities, not your biggest problems.”

“If it’s challenging you, testing you, and pushing you.. then it’s helping you become more of who you’re meant to be.” -Mandy Hale

“Be patient. A relationship before its time would only distract you from fulfilling your big and beautiful destiny.” -Mandy Hale

“Just because the past didn’t turn out like you wanted it to, doesn’t mean your future can’t be better than you ever imagined.”

Sometimes you have to let go of what’s behind you, in order to see what is in front of you.

You are always stronger than you think you are.

Focus on the positives, and soon the negatives will disappear.

The day you let go of fear and instead embrace understanding, is the day you begin to live. -Leon Brown

Cherish those you have in your life, because you never know when God will need them back.

Life is too short to spend with someone who makes your days difficult.

I am not lucky, I am blessed.

“Nothing in this life is easy. Don’t expect things to be given to you; you have to go out and get it.”

“Accept that you are enough. You don’t need to be anything that you are not.”

“Your task is not to judge or punish. Karma will take care of that. Your task is to love.” -Brian Weiss

“Don’t cry over the past, it’s gone. Don’t stress about the future, it hasn’t arrived. Live in the present and make the most of it.”

“The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you. ” -Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.”

“Just move on, you’ll be better off in the long run.”

“You cannot evolve unless you are willing to change. You will never better yourself, if you always cling to what was.” -Leon Brown

“Always keep your head up, because if it’s down you won’t be able to see the blessings that have been placed in your life.”

“Never be ashamed of what you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion that you want, and to do what makes you happy.” -Demi Lovato

“If you can imagine it, you can create it. That beautiful world you dream about, needs positive action to come true.” -Leon Brown

Instead of focusing on all the bad, be thankful for all the good. Each day you have is a blessing from God. Enjoy life.

Pray, forgive yourself, appreciate others, trust your gut, do things you enjoy, and remind yourself that you are loved. -Sandra Lumb

The reality is people mess up. Don’t let one mistake ruin a beautiful thing.

Don’t be afraid to start over. It’s a new chance to rebuild what you want.
“The moment you’re ready to quit is usually the moment right before the miracle happens. Don’t give up!”

“You can’t calm the storm… so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.” -Timber Hawkeye

“Detox your life by clearing out fake friends, dead-end jobs, and players posing as life partners.” -Thema Davis

“When you are getting ready to advance to a new season, some people will be removed from your life without warning.” -Mandy Hale

“Some of the best days of your life haven’t happened yet.”

“You may have failed, but you are not a failure. That’s what you did. That’s not who you are.” -Joel Osteen

“We can’t jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean, because there’s no service on the beach and adventures aren’t real unless they’re on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we’re helping destroy it every time we Google, check-in, and hashtag.” -Jeremy Glass, We Can’t Get Lost Anymore

Breakups hurt, but losing someone who doesn’t respect and appreciate you is actually a gain, not a loss.

“Most people don’t cheat because they’re cheaters. They cheat because they are people. They are driven by hunger or for the experience of someone being hungry once more for them. They find themselves in friendships that take an unintended turn or they seek them out because they’re horny or drunk or damaged from the stuff they didn’t get when they were kids. There is love. There is lust. There is opportunity. There is alcohol. And youth. There is loneliness and boredom and sorrow and weakness and self-destruction and idiocy and arrogance and romance and ego and nostalgia and power and need. There is the compelling temptation of intimacies with someone other than the person with whom one is most intimate. Which is a complicated way of saying, it’s a damn long life. And people get mucked up in it from time to time. Even the people we marry. Even us.”
—Cheryl Strayed, tiny beautiful things

“You know what’s really, powerfully sexy? A sense of humor. A taste for adventure. A healthy glow. Hips to grab on to. Openness. Confidence. Humility. Appetite. Intuition. … Smart-ass comebacks. Presence. A quick wit. Dirty jokes told by an innocent-looking lady. … A storyteller. A genius. A doctor. A new mother. A woman who realizes how beautiful she is.” -Courtney E. Martin

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”

“Ask yourself what is really important, and then have the wisdom and courage to build your life around your answer.”

Be yourself, but be your best self.

Be patient. Things will change for the better.

Don’t fight for their attention. If they really care, you shouldn’t have to.

You can’t correct what you aren’t willing to confront.

When you learn to walk confidently in your aloneness, you are ready for togetherness. -Mandy Hale

Don’t worry about hard times, because some of the greatest things we have in life come from trials in our life.

As you waste your breath complaining about life, someone out there is breathing their last. Appreciate what you have.

Without standards, you’ll settle for anything. Rise up & become what you hope to attract! -Mandy Hale

Always be thankful! Life could be worse.

Sometimes you miss the memories, not the person.

The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. In every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.

When life gives you every reason to be negative, think of all the reasons to be positive. There’s always someone who has it worse.

“Let go of resentment, for it will hold you back. Do not worry about what could’ve been, what is to come is what matters.” -Leon Brown

“If you don’t see your worth, you’ll always choose people who don’t see it either. When your self esteem rises, your life follows.” -Mandy Hale

“Accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be.” -Sonia Ricotti

“Live and let go. Do not be held down by what you can’t control.”

“Life is precious, do not waste it doing anything that your heart does not respect or agree with.” -Leon Brown

“Live life without any limits, because you’ll never know when your time comes. So live, laugh and most importantly be happy.”

“In 20 years people won’t remember your name or achievements, or maybe even what you look like. But in 20 years they will remember how you made them feel and the memories you gave them.”

“Be wise enough to walk away from the nonsense around you.”

“There comes a time in life when you’ll have to leave everything behind and start something new but never forget the ones who stood by your side, especially the ones who never gave up on you.”

“Surround yourself with positive people who will support you during your bad days, not just your good days.”

“No matter what pain you’ve been through, tears will dry, broken hearts will heal, and somewhere a person who truly cares is waiting for you.”

“It is what it is. It was what it was.”

“There is always a bigger lesson behind every big pain, heartbreak, and disappointment. Always.” -Mandy Hale

“Stop worrying about what you have to lose and start focusing on what you have to gain.”

“Never be afraid to try something new, because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know.”

“If you have your health, if you have people in your life to love, you are blessed. Slow down and enjoy the simple things in life.” -Joel Osteen

“Moving on doesn’t mean you forget about things. It just means you have to accept what happened and continue living.”

“You have seeds of greatness inside of you. Today can be your new beginning. Today could be the start of something amazing.”

“When the wrong people leave your life, the right things start happening.”

“Sometimes, we give so much that we end up losing ourselves.”

“Stop beating yourself up! You are a work in progress, which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.”

“Be real, be yourself, be unique, be true, be honest, be humble, and be happy.”

“Take back your time, attention, energy, and emotions from anyone who treats your heart carelessly.” -Mandy Hale

“My wife got sick. She was constantly nervous because of problems at work, personal life, her failures and children. She lost 30 pounds and weighted about 90 pounds. She got very skinny and was constantly crying. She was not a happy woman. She had suffered from continuing headaches, heart pain and jammed nerves in her back and ribs. She did not sleep well, falling asleep only in the mornings and got tired very quickly during the day. Our relationship was on the verge of a break up. Her beauty was leaving her somewhere, she had bags under her eyes, she was poking her head, and stopped taking care of herself. She refused to shoot the films and rejected any role. I lost hope and thought that we’ll get divorced soon… But then I decided to act. After all I’ve got the most beautiful woman on earth. She is the idol of more than half of men and women on earth, and I was the one allowed to fall asleep next to her and to hug her. I began to shower her with flowers, kisses and compliments. I surprised and pleased her every minute. I gave her a lot of gifts and lived just for her. I spoke in public only about her. I incorporated all themes in her direction. I praised her in front of her own and our mutual friends. You won’t believe it, but she blossomed. She became better. She gained weight, was no longer nervous and loved me even more than ever. I had no clue that she can LOVE that much. And then I realized one thing: the woman is the reflection of her man. If you love her to the point of madness, she will become it.” -Brad Pitt about his wife

“The saddest thing about BETRAYAL is that it never comes from your enemies.”

“I’m stronger because of my hard times, wiser because of my mistakes, and happier because of my sad experiences.”

“Let go of the past and the past will let go of you.”

“The right person will make you feel like you are the only one in the world.”

“Appreciate what you have while you still have it because one day you won’t.”

“Hiding your hurt only intensifies it. Problems grow in the dark and only become bigger and bigger, but when exposed to the light of truth, they shrink. You are only as sick as your secrets. So take off your mask, stop pretending you’re perfect and walk into freedom.” -Rick Warren

“You are not accidental. The world needs you. Without you, something will be missing in existence and nobody can replace it.” -Osho

“The longer you have to wait for something, the more you will appreciate it when it finally arrives. The harder you have to fight for something, the more priceless it will become once you achieve it. And the more pain you have to endure on your journey, the sweeter the arrival at your destination. All good things are worth waiting for and worth fighting for.” -Susan Gale

“Never forget where you’ve been. Never lose sight of where you’re going. And never take for granted the people who travel the journey with you.” -Susan Gale

“You don’t know anyone at the party, so you don’t want to go. You don’t like cottage cheese, so you haven’t eaten it in years. This is your choice, of course, but don’t kid yourself: it’s also the flinch. Your personality is not set in stone. You may think a morning coffee is the most enjoyable thing in the world, but it’s really just a habit. Thirty days without it, and you would be fine. You think you have a soul mate, but in fact you could have had any number of spouses. You would have evolved differently, but been just as happy. You can change what you want about yourself at any time. You see yourself as someone who can’t write or play an instrument, who gives in to temptation or makes bad decisions, but that’s really not you. It’s not ingrained. It’s not your personality. Your personality is something else, something deeper than just preferences, and these details on the surface, you can change anytime you like. If it is useful to do so, you must abandon your identity and start again. Sometimes, it’s the only way. Set fire to your old self. It’s not needed here. It’s too busy shopping, gossiping about others, and watching days go by and asking why you haven’t gotten as far as you’d like. This old self will die and be forgotten by all but family, and replaced by someone who makes a difference. Your new self is not like that. Your new self is the Great Chicago Fire—overwhelming, overpowering, and destroying everything that isn’t necessary.” -Julien Smith, The Flinch

We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. -The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

“There’s no race, no religion, no class system, no color – nothing – no sexual orientation, that makes us better than anyone else. We’re all deserving of love.” -Sandra Bullock

“God can’t hand you something new until you are willing to let go of the things that are not good for you.”

“Don’t stress. Do your best. Forget the rest.”

Never stop trying. Never stop believing. Never give up. Your day will come. -Mandy Hale

One of the best things in life is realizing you’re perfectly happy without the things you thought you needed the most.

Don’t waste your time on people who see you as you were instead of as you are. If they can’t let go of the past, let go of them.

No matter how many mistakes you’ve made in the past, or what sort of difficulties you struggle with now, you are destined to live in victory. -Joel Osteen

“Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions louder than your words.”

“Don’t make time for people who can’t make time for you.”

“Seasons of waiting are designed to prepare you, stretch your faith, and get you ready for everything that’s coming next.” -Mandy Hale

“There are so many things that can make you happy. Don’t focus too much on things that make you sad.”

“Don’t block the exit. If someone wants to leave, release them and hold on to your peace.” -Thema Davis

“Have faith in your journey. Everything had to happen exactly as it did to get you where you’re going next!” -Mandy Hale

“Sometimes, people never get what they deserve because they’re too busy holding on to things they’re supposed to let go of.”

“What you want and what you need aren’t always the same. Be willing to delay short-term gratification for long-term greatness.” -Mandy Hale

“Understand that people change and sometimes they’re no longer compatible with our lives. We just have to learn to accept it and move on.”

“I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.”

“When you judge someone on their appearance or first words, you miss the opportunity to understand another human being.” -Leon Brown

“Confidence, not cockiness. Knowing who you are is confidence. Cockiness is knowing who you are and pushing it down everyone’s throat.” -Mila Kunis

“Be thankful for all the struggles you go through. They make you stronger, wiser and more humble. Don’t let it break you. Let it make you.”

“Stop letting other people control your happiness.”

“Know what you deserve and be patient. Don’t ever settle.”

“You’re not a kid anymore. You have the right to choose your own life. You can start again. If you want a cat, all you have to do is choose a life in which you can have a cat. It’s simple. It’s your right.” -Haruki Murakami

“Loving yourself empowers you to make better choices, which makes for a better life.” -Mandy Hale

“Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement… get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.” -Abraham Joshua Heschel

“To appreciate success, failures are necessary.”

“The right person will make you feel like you are the only one in the world.”

“Sometimes there are things in life that aren’t meant to stay. Sometimes change may not be what we want. Sometimes change is what we need.”

“Embrace the struggle and let it make you stronger. It won’t last forever.” -Tony Gaskins

“You’re worthy of it all. You just have to believe you are!” -Tony Gaskins

“You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.” -Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran

“Life never stops moving forward. Stay focused and never slow down because of regrets. Smile, forgive, forget and move on.”

“If something hasn’t happened for you, it doesn’t mean it’s never going to happen. It might mean that you’re not ready for it.”

“The only dream worth having is to dream that you will live while you are alive, and die only when you are dead. To love, to be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of the life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.” -Arundhati Roy

“If you have a dream, only share it with those that are going to support you. Walk toward it on a daily basis and don’t let anyone’s doubting or negativity throw you off your path.” -Allison Maslan

“And then one student said that happiness is what happens when you go to bed on the hottest night of the summer, a night so hot you can’t even wear a tee-shirt and you sleep on top of the sheets instead of under them, although try to sleep is probably more accurate. And then at some point late, late, late at night, say just a bit before dawn, the heat finally breaks and the night turns into cool and when you briefly wake up, you notice that you’re almost chilly, and in your groggy, half-consciousness, you reach over and pull the sheet around you and just that flimsy sheet makes it warm enough and you drift back off into a deep sleep. And it’s that reaching, that gesture, that reflex we have to pull what’s warm – whether it’s something or someone – toward us, that feeling we get when we do that, that feeling of being sad in the world and ready for sleep, that’s happiness.”

“Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.”

“You are inferior to no one. others may treat you that way, but that is their problem. You are above all of this.” -Leon Brown

“Confidence is the ability to feel beautiful, without needing someone to tell you.” -Mandy Hale

“At the end of the day before you close your eyes, be content with where you’ve been, and proud of who you are.”

“When you give yourself to someone who doesn’t respect you, you surrender pieces of your soul that you’ll never get back. There comes a point when you have to let go and stop chasing some people. If someone wants you in their life, they’ll find a way to put you there. Sometimes you just need to let go and accept the fact that they don’t care for you the way you care for them. Let them leave your life quietly. Letting go is often times easier than holding on. We think it’s too hard to let go, until we actually do. Then we ask ourselves, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”

“Never waste your feelings on people who don’t value them.”

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”

“Keep calm and carry on. Don’t let people bring you down. Focus on those who love you, forget the ones who don’t.”

“You know, it’s been said that we just don’t recognize the significant moments in our lives while they’re happening. That we grow complacent with ideas or things or people, and we take them for granted, and it’s usually not until that thing is about to be taken away from you, that you realize how wrong you’ve been, that you realize how much you really need it, how much you love it.” -One Tree Hill

“You are inferior to no one. others may treat you that way, but that is their problem. You are above all of this.”

“Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you’d be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become.” -Astronaut Chris Hadfield

“If you surround yourself with positive people who build you up, the sky is the limit.” -Joel Brown

“There’s about to be a shift in your life. Get ready for your blessings. You’ve been through enough and a breakthrough is on the way. Don’t doubt it, just claim it!” -Tony Gaskins

“Anyone can run a sprint. Some can endure the pain of a long haul. But only a champion will go the distance when the length of the race is unknown. Decide to do whatever it takes, however long it takes, to get what you want and your success is virtually guaranteed.” -Steve Seibold

“The beauty of life is, while we can’t undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change.”

“Life is too ironic. It takes sadness to know what happiness is, noise to appreciate silence, and absence to value presence.”

“If life was easy, we would be bored, that’s why we are faced with challenges everyday, so that we can work to make ourselves happy.”

“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only YOU can be responsible for it. You have to invest in yourself, or no one else will.” -Stacey Charter

“How people treat other people is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves.”

“Life is all about making choices. Always do your best to make the right ones, and always do your best to learn from the wrong ones.”

I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. If you fucking like something, like it. That’s what’s wrong with our generation: that residual punk rock guilt, like, “You’re not supposed to like that. That’s not fucking cool.” Don’t fucking think it’s not cool to like Britney Spears’ “Toxic.” It is cool to like Britney Spears’ “Toxic”! Why the fuck not? Fuck you! That’s who I am, goddamn it! That whole guilty pleasure thing is full of fucking shit. -Dave Grohl

“Timing is everything. When you’re REALLY ready for it, it will come.” -Mandy Hale

“You have to speak to be heard, but sometimes you have to be silent to be appreciated.”

“Don’t ruin today by reliving yesterday’s problems.”

“Live and let go. Do not be held down by what you can’t control.”

“You may never understand why something happened the way it did…so don’t drive yourself crazy trying.” -Mandy Hale

“Tomorrow is a new beginning. Embrace the light of a new day, for you have a fresh chance to begin again, to make life beautiful.” -Leon Brown

“Somebody needs what you have to give. It may not be your money; it may be your time. It may be your listening ear. It may be your arms to encourage. It may be your smile to uplift. Who knows? Maybe just like that little baby, putting your arm around somebody and letting him or her know that you care can help begin to heal that person’s heart. Maybe you can give a rescuing hug.”

“Being single doesn’t mean you’re weak, it means you’re strong enough to wait for what you deserve.”

“You will know you made the right decision when you pick the hardest and most painful choice but your heart is at peace.”

“In the end you get what you deserve, the amount of effort you put in determines the amount of joy that you receive.” -Leon Brown

“When you blame, you open up a world of excuses, because as long as you’re looking outside, you miss the opportunity to look inside, and you continue to suffer.”

“Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love.”

“Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering, and doubting. Have faith that things will work out, maybe not how you planned, but just how it’s meant to be.”

“When you’re comfortable in your own skin…you’re beautiful. Confidence is the best makeup you could ever wear.” -Mandy Hale

“Smile, things are going to work out. You may not see it now, but God is directing you to a much greater happiness.”

Accept the situation for exactly what it is instead of trying to manipulate it into what you think it needs to be. -Mandy Hale

“No matter what has happened, something good is always around the corner and the sun will always shine again.”

Life is all about finding people who are your kind of crazy.

“Any act of kindness is never wasted. God knows your heart and sees it all. Some people may not accept your kindness, but give it anyway.”

Pay attention to the ones who care before trying to get the attention of the ones who don’t.

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” -Truman Capote

“When you are going through difficulty and wonder where GOD is, remember that the teacher is always quiet during the test.”

“If you want to change something about yourself, whether it is your hair color, your makeup, or your nose, I support you. If you do not, then I support you in that. I urge you to do exactly what you want to do to make yourself feel beautiful. And I’m not talking about beauty according to magazine standards or Hollywood standards, but your standards. Look it’s your life, why should other people dictate how you look? Why should their opinions make you feel negatively about your appearance? If you want to eat that cookie, do it, it isn’t hurting anyone else, but it is making you happy. If you don’t want to shave your armpits, don’t. You only have the single life, living it according to someone elses’ standards would be a terrible waste of it.”

“You are responsible for your own happiness. If you expect others to make you happy, chances are you’ll always end up disappointed.”

“When you fear your struggles, your struggles consume you. When you face your struggles, you overcome them.”

Being single is better than being in a relationship with someone who fills your heart with doubt.

Never give up hope. Situations can change over night, problems can dissolve in the light of a new day’s sun. -Leon Brown

Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are. -Mandy Hale

“Never waste your feelings on someone who doesn’t value them.”

“Life is too short to worry about stupid things. Have fun. Fall in love. Regret nothing, and don’t let people bring you down.”

“Sometimes we underestimate ourselves so much, that when people compliment us, we can never believe them.”

“You don’t need anyone who doesn’t need you.”

“An apology means nothing if they don’t stop doing what they are apologizing for. Believe ACTION, not words.” -Mandy Hale

“Sometimes you’re not given what you want because something better is planned for you instead.”

“When you are with the right one there will not be constant drama. Refuse to live a soap opera.” -Thema Davis

“Let people do what they need to do to make them happy. Mind your own business, and do what you need to do to make you happy.” -Leon Brown

“It’s okay to want things other people have; it is quite natural and we should want good things for ourselves. But we should not fool ourselves into thinking that other people have picture-perfect lives. Everyone struggles, everyone hurts, and everyone is enduring something that they probably won’t tell you about. Whatever picture people paint their life as, rest assured that any one life in all its parts is beautiful and dark, hopeful and weary, a blessing and an everyday battle. Focus on the good parts of your life and be grateful for your own set of problems because if you knew what everyone else was going through, you would probably still choose your own life. Don’t compare yourself to anyone and while we’re at it, let’s be a little kinder to each other along the way.” -Kovie Biakolo

“Appreciate those who love you. Help those who need you. Forgive those who hurt you. Forget those who leave you.”

“No matter what happens in your life. No matter how far you’re beaten down. Always, always, always get back up.” -Mike Dillard

“Sometimes it’s very hard to move on, but once you move on, you’ll realize it was the best decision you’ve ever made.”

“You will begin to heal when you let go of past hurts, forgive those who have wronged you and learn to forgive yourself for your mistakes.”

“People who judge you by your past don’t belong in your present.” -Mandy Hale

“A healthy relationship doesn’t drag you down. It inspires you to be better.” -Mandy Hale

“At the end of the day, the only questions I will ask myself are… Did I love enough? Did I laugh enough? Did I make a difference?”

“Life never stops moving forward. Stay focused and never slow down with regrets. Smile, forgive, forget and keep moving on.”

“Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people. If they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t, you know where you stand.”

“By hanging on to old negative thoughts and emotions you are only harming yourself and attracting even more negative energy.”

“False. When things change, I will be happy. True. When I am happy, things will change.” -Kyle Cease

You deserve to be happy. Don’t let anyone make you forget that.

From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, “I survived.” -Craig Scott

“Life is about trusting your feelings, taking chances, finding happiness, learning from the past, and realizing everything changes.”

“Let your life mean something. Become an inspiration to others so that they may try to do more and to become more than they are today.” -Thomas D. Willhit

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

You can’t have worry in your life if you plan on having inner happiness. Subtract the worry and live in faith.

“Be thankful for all the struggles you go through. They make you stronger, wiser and humble. Don’t let it break you. Let it make you.”

“When you risk nothing, you risk never truly living!” -Allison Maslan

“Sometimes we all need a little alone time. It doesn’t mean we are mad, upset, shy or anything else, we just all need some space.”

“Half of life is fucking up. The other half is dealing with it.”

“When you commit yourself to living an extraordinary life, the universe accepts your deal and silently goes to work challenging you so that you’re always prepared for bigger challenges — and greater rewards.” -Mike Dillard

“Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.”

“The past is your lesson. The present is your gift. The future is your motivation.”

“Beauty is about living your life and being happy with yourself inside and out and not worrying about what people think of you.”

“The only reason people take you for granted is because they assume you’ll always be there, prove them wrong.”

“Never give up. Great things take time.”

“A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.” -Michel del Montagne

“Today I am going to let my burdens go. I am going to face this day and have faith that everything will get better.”

“Sometimes it’s not the pain that makes you suffer, it’s your own negative thoughts that make things seem worse.”

“When people walk away from you, let them go. You shouldn’t have to talk them into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, and coming to see you, because if they really cared about you in the first place; they would not be going anywhere.”

“The Universe added one more day in your life today; not necessarily because you need it, but because someone else might need you.”

“There is no one “right” way to grow…see what is beautiful in every person’s path, in every religion, and in every belief system. Honor other people’s paths even if they are different from yours. Be inclusive and loving, and look beyond the form of people’s beliefs to their essence. There is no right way; there is only the way that is right for you.” -Sanaya Roman

“People are attracted to you by what they see in you; they remain attracted to you by what you see in yourself.” -Mark Amend

“Don’t ever count on someone else to give you happiness, make your own.”

“Love is the most beautiful thing to have, hardest thing to earn and most painful thing to lose.”

“Sometimes you have to stop staring at your problems and start seeing how beautiful life really is.”

“Things always have a way of working out. Never underestimate the power of prayer, faith, and love.”

“Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” -Dr. Wayne Dyer

“Life is meant to be experienced. Put yourself out there. Do things you’ve never done. Live a life where at the end, you will have no regrets.”

“You can’t make them love you, but you can show them what they’re missing out on.”

“The most undeveloped property in the world lies between two ears.” -Susan Gale

“Self-loathing is not a fucking character-builder. It doesn’t make you stronger. It doesn’t make you better. It’s just an ever-deepening, creepy-ass trap; a trap that is a huge moneymaker for corporations that do not have and never will have good intentions. You’re not disgusting. You’re not freakish. You’re not ugly. And you’re never going to be perfect. And holy shit, that is so okay.”

“One day you will realise that for your life to change for the better, you must first change for the better.” -Leon Brown

“No matter how much you revisit the past there’s nothing new to see.” -Robert Tew

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering -these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love -these are what we stay alive for.” -Dead Poets Society

“Your flaws are beautiful. They’re what make you stand out. Don’t try to be normal, perfect, striving to be something or someone that you will never accomplish. Be annoying, be quirky, be different. In truth, it takes a hell of a lot more strength to resist, than to go along with the flow. Stray from the path. What anyone else thinks doesn’t matter. Let them be boring, let them be the same, as unnoticeable as the people around them. Wear flowers in your hair, mismatching socks, and thousands of multi-colored bracelets. Press all those damn buttons in the elevator, and piss off everyone around you. Have fun now, because there’s always plenty of time to be boring in the future.”

“Sometimes it’s better to have nobody at all, than to have someone that is only there for you half the time.”

“Enjoy the good moments. Stay positive in the bad. Know that everything will be alright.”

“By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.” -Edwin Elliot

“The chance to love and be loved exists no matter who or where you are.” -Oprah

“Stop holding on to what hurts and start making room for what feels good.”

“Life is unpredictable and you never know what is coming next. Don’t ever get too comfortable. Always be ready to change.”

“You are not what happened to you in the past. You are now, you are this moment. What will you do with it? Who will you choose to become?” -Robert Tew

“It’s not the future that you’re afraid of. It’s repeating the past that makes you anxious.”

“If you continuously compete with others, you become bitter, but if you continuously compete with yourself, you become better.”

“You know life is worth the struggle when you look back on what you’ve lost and realize what you have now is way better.”

“Be with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.”

“There are two types of pain in this world: pain that hurts you, and pain that changes you.”

“You know life is worth the struggle when you look back on what you’ve lost and realize what you have now is way better.”

“Sometimes life sends us people who don’t love us enough, to remind us of what we’re worthy of.” -Mandy Hale

“Life and time are the two best teachers. Life teaches us to make good use of time and time teaches us the value of life.”

“Being single means you’re taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with.”

“Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to just stop caring.” -Jonathan Mead

“You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind and if you have a positive outcome you have a positive income and just to have more positivity and just to kind of laugh it off.” -Miley Cyrus

“Life always gives us exactly the teacher we need at every moment. This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor (or employee), every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every piece of garbage, every breath. Every moment is the guru.” -Charlotte Joko Beck

“People only bring up your past when they are intimidated by your present.”

“You will never influence the world by trying to be like it.”

“Always remember that you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

“Don’t rush it. When it’s right, you’ll know. If it’s supposed to happen, it will.”

“Plan your relationships around your life… Not your life around your relationships.”

“You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see. But, you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.” -Johnny Depp

“Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.”

“If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you won’t give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy.” -unknown

“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.”

“Try not to take things personally. What people say about you is a reflection of them, not you.”
“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” -Farrah Gray
“The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” -Joel Brown

“Stop talking about your problems and start thinking about solutions.”

“Listen to yourself, not the noise of the world. Only you know what is right for you.” -Leon Brown

What’s the world’s greatest lie?… It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. -Paulo Coelho

No matter how much it hurts, you have to hold your head up and keep going.

You can’t have a relationship without any fights, but you can make your relationship worth the fight.

One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now. -Paulo Coelho

Take pride in how far you’ve come and have faith in how far you can go.

If you get a second chance, don’t mess it up.

Everyone has gone through something that has changed them in a way that they could never go back to the person they once were.

Keep your head up, your heart open, stay on a positive path, and the right people will come along and join you on it. -Mandy Hale

No one is perfect in this world. Forgive people for not knowing better and learn to move on. -Leon Brown

No matter how much it hurts right now. one day you’ll look back and realize it changed your life for the better.

When life knocks you down, it’s testing you to see whether you have the strength or not to stand back up. Don’t give up!

“If the past is not resolved, future relationships will suffer. Let your heart heal, before you open the door to another.” -Leon Brown

“When the day is over, let it go. Don’t dwell on what you could’ve or should’ve done. Tomorrow is another day and another chance.” -Mandy Hale

“You are not a pear, you are not an hourglass, you are not an apple; you are a human being, with bumps and crevices and scars. You are a million shapes rolled into one. You are a universe within yourself. You are a human being, and you are magnificent.”

“You are responsible for your own happiness. If you expect others to make you happy, chances are you’ll always end up disappointed.”
“Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. how can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself?”
“We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives.. Some lessons are painful, some are painless.. but, all are priceless.”

“Some people are brought into your life to be mirrors, to show you behaviors and habits that need to change.” -Mandy Hale
“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. it means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” 

“Sometimes we have to let go of what’s killing us, even if it’s killing us to let go”
“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” -Larry Winget

“If you give up now, you’ll regret it forever.”

“Explain your anger, don’t express it, and you will immediately open the door to solutions instead of arguments.”

“Some people will have to learn how to appreciate you by losing you.”
“Three things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed and the TIME after it’s gone. Be Careful!”
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” -Carl Bard

“Stop caring what people think. Stop taking caution in your actions, listen to what you want, do what you want, this is your life. Live it.”

“Be ok with where you are right now in your life. There is always room for improvement but accepting yourself and your imperfections are part of the awareness that is needed for growth to happen.”

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

“Most people have more than one soul mate. You may already be in several soul mate relationships with friends and loved ones. A soul mate can come in the form of a life partner, treasured friend, child, or lover. A soul mate can be someone with whom you share a spiritual path, a joint work in the world, or a commitment to be parents to certain souls. It can be someone whose growth you are sponsoring, such as a child.” -Sanaya Roman

“No matter how much you care about someone, sometimes it’s just not meant to be.”

“A woman is not written in braille, you don’t have to touch her to know her.”

“You are worthy of love and respect. You are beautiful, gifted, and intelligent. Don’t let the storm make you forget it.” -T. Davis

People hate you for 1 of 3 reasons. 1) They hate themselves 2) They want to be you 3) They see you as a threat When you love yourself you are incapable of hating anyone no matter what they’ve done. -Tony Gaskins

“When you truly love someone, you don’t judge them by their past. You leave it there. Just be happy that their future is with you.”

“Problems are like washing machines. They twist, spin & knock us around..but in the end we come out cleaner, brighter and better.”

“Whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you.”

“Whatever you’re going through, just know that many others have experienced the same and gotten out of it just fine.”
“When the past calls, let it go to voicemail, believe me, it has nothing new to say.” 

“When you catch yourself slipping into a pool of negativity, notice how it derives from nothing other than resistance to the current situation.”

“Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy.”

A single sentence spoken at the right time could change someones life forever. A little encouragement can go a long way.

You may not understand today or tomorrow, but eventually God will reveal why you went through everything you did.

Whatever life throws at you even if it hurts you, just be strong and fight through it. Remember, strong walls shake but never collapse.

Take your pain and turn it into something great. Put your energy towards bettering your life and starting something new.

When you’re thankful for what you have, you are always rewarded with more. Try to stay positive and things will get better.

If you believe strongly in something, don’t be afraid to fight for it.

When you’re thankful for what you have, you are always rewarded with more. Try to stay positive and things will get better.

Loneliness doesn’t come from having no one around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that are important to you. -Carl Jung

Happiness is easy when we let go of the things that don’t matter.

Even at your best, someone will have something negative to say. Pursue Greatness anyways! -Tony Gaskins

Listen to the right people and ignore the wrong ones. People that doubt you, hate you and judge you are never worth your time or attention.

Do what is right, not what is easy.

Don’t allow the past to keep you stuck. Learn from it, let go, and move on.

Talk about your blessings more than you talk about your burdens.

Instead of obsessing over the things you can’t change, focus on what you CAN: Your attitude, mindset, and energy. -Mandy Hale

“No matter what you may be going through there is always someone going through worse. Be grateful for your life abd look at the positives.”
“Take chances when you’re young so that you can tell stories when you’re old.”

“Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools.”

“Until you are broken, you don’t know what you’re made of. Being broken gives you the ability to build yourself all over again, but this time around build yourself stronger than ever. Therefore you will be unbreakable.”

“Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around…”

“Just remember there is someone out there that is more than happy with less than what you have.”
“The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all.”

“Be thankful for what you have. You have no idea how many people would love to have what you’ve got.”
“Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.”

“Sometimes you have to go through the hard times to realize how strong you are.”

“There is only one success-to be able to spend your life in your own way.” -CM

“No one is going to hand me success. I must go out & get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself.”

“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” -Susan Gale

“You think you’re waiting for help. For someone to tell you what the right thing to do is. Even though, at the back of your mind, you already know what that is. So all you’re really waiting for, is a time when you’re forced to do it.” -Ian Thomas

“Sometimes it takes losing everything you have to finally grow and find yourself.”

“Giving up doesn’t mean you’re a quitter, it just means whatever you’re fighting for is no longer worth the fight.”

“Dwelling on past bad decisions you’ve made only allows those decisions to keep defining you. Forgive yourself and move on.” -Mandy Hale

“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.” -Tony Robbins

“You are good at something, stop lying to yourself. You’re good at breaking down comic book plots, cooking ramen perfectly, making your friends happy, knowing the time without looking at a clock, getting the perfect ending at RPG’s, or figuring out the twist ending to movies. Don’t let society tell you your talents are meaningless because they don’t serve an economical purpose. Your talents reflect your interests and passions, and what’s important to you is important.”

“To be rich, is not what you have in your bank account, but what you have in your heart.”

“Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope” -Hal Lindsey

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” -Dale Carnegie

“You don’t need to waste your time on someone who only wants you around when it fits their needs.”

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” -Mary Anne Radmacher

“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious dont live at all.” -Ashley L

“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”

“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” -Michael Jordan

“Opinions aren’t facts. Stop worrying about what people think about you.”

“Don’t listen to people who tell you what to do. Listen to people who encourage you to do what you know in your heart is right.”

“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.”

“Not every person is going to understand you and that’s okay. They have a right to their opinion and you have every right to ignore it.” -Joel Osteen

Too many people are looking for something better, when everything they need is right in front of them.

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” -James Dean

“Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change.”

“True strength is keeping everything together when everyone expects you to fall apart.”

“Life is unpredictable and you never know what is coming next. Don’t ever get too comfortable. Always be ready to change.”

“There is no growth without change. You’ve got to let go of some old stuff. And that can hurt. Often when I’m in the most pain, I realize it’s coming from my trying to control everything. Or resisting the changes that come with the progress. But you see that light… that beautiful next level… and that’s what you have to focus on.” -Ali Brown

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” -Chinese Proverb

“You were given this life, because you are strong enough to live it.” -Robin Sharma

“Opinions aren’t facts. Stop worrying about what people think about you.”

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Sound of the Sea

May I see the things in front of me as they are, not as I think them to be.

May I walk the steps ahead of me one at a time, not wondering if there’s a map.

May I say the things that fix things, not break them further apart.

May I do what I need to do, not be distracted by what I can’t.

May I dream of what I hope for, not of what I fear.

May I love you like I love you, not as any other, me.

Ian Thomas

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” -Albert Camus

“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.” -Mandy Hale

“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” -Sarah Dessen

“People who have only good experiences aren’t very interesting. They may be content, and happy after a fashion, but they aren’t very deep. It may seem a misfortune now, and it makes things difficult, but well—it’s easy to feel all the happy, simple stuff. Not that happiness is necessarily simple. But I don’t think you’re going to have a life like that, and I think you’ll be the better for it. The difficult thing is to not be overwhelmed by the bad patches. You must not let them defeat you. You must see them as a gift—a cruel gift, but a gift nonetheless.” -Peter Cameron

Struggles make you stronger and the changes make you wiser and happiness has its own way of taking its sweet time. Life isn’t always lovely, but it’s a beautiful ride. -Gary Allan

“Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, “Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.”

It doesn’t matter what you’ve done, what matters is what you choose to do from here.

“Some people will better your life by being in it, while others will better it by staying out. You can’t improve your life if you are surrounded by negative energy that only brings you down.”

“He who can turn negative situations into something positive, has learned the law of transformation, his mind empowers life.” -Leon Brown

“You can’t force people to stay in your life. Staying is a choice, so be thankful for people who choose you.”

“Unless you heal the root of a problem, the pain will not go away. You can hide from it, but the problem stays until you dig deep.” -Leon Brown

“The world is composed of Givers and Takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.”

“Never settle for less than you deserve. Standards are a good thing because they keep out added negativity that you don’t need.”

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

By being yourself, you put something beautiful into the world that was not there before. -Edwin Elliot

“Everything begins with the resolve to take the first step. From that action, wisdom arises and change begins. Without action, nothing changes.” -Daisaku Ikeda

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” -Mahatma Gandhi
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” -Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP

“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” -Bruce Lee

“Love is supposed to bring you peace and happiness. If you are not feeling this in a relationship, you are living an illusion.” -Leon Brown

“In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” -Drew Barrymore

“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing to do. But to hold yourself together when everyone would expect you to fall apart; that is true strength.”

“Sometimes all you can do is let go and let God figure it out for you.” -Mandy Hale

“Pain can change you, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a bad change. Take that pain and turn it into wisdom.”

“We sometimes let people get the best of us, destroy us, and change our opinions on what we believe is true. Only you know what is right for yourself. You have the power, you make the choices and you learn. Each experience we go through in life is a lesson to be learned. We all make mistakes. Why is that so hard for some to understand? No one should be judged by the mistakes they have made.”

Life is too short to worry about what others say or think about you.

You can always take the easy way out and give up, but real strength comes when you decide to keep pushing no matter what the circumstances are.

A relationship will only go as far as you both want it to.

Sometimes you just need to put the past away and move on with your life.

There is no need for revenge. Living happily ever after is a sign that you have not let the past beat you. -Leon Brown

Take care of someone else. Be there for someone else. Bless someone else. A happy life is about giving more than you take. -Mandy Hale

A relationship means giving the best of yourself to someone that truly deserves it.

All of us get broken in some way, but what really matters is how we get back up and put the pieces back together.

Don’t expect someone who gets around, to stick around.

Faith is moving forward even when things don’t make sense, trusting that in hindsight…everything will become clear. -Mandy Hale

Live life one day at a time. Forget the stress and always laugh when you can.

If someone is stupid enough to walk away from you, be smart enough to let them go.

You’ll never change the world if you’re worried about being liked. -Robin Sharma

“Smile like you’ve never cried, fight like you’ve never lost, love like you’ve never been hurt, and live like there’s no tomorrow.”

“Before you see the rainbow, you see the rain. If you want to reach your goals, you have to be able to put up with the pain.”

“Embrace struggle… It is your greatest teacher.” -Russell Simmons

“Stop trying to point out the flaws of others and focus on correcting your own.”

“Don’t compare your struggles to anyone else’s. Don’t get discouraged by the success of others. Make your own path and never give up.”

“Life doesn’t always go according to plan. Sometimes heading in a new direction can be scary until you realize you’re headed toward a new and exciting destination.” -Susan Gale

“Only you can decide what is best for you, others are merely signposts on the path of life, you must choose your direction.” -LB

“Create a life that feels good on the inside…not one that just looks good on the outside.”

“In one split second everything can change. Be ready.”

“A happy person is not a person with a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitude.”

“Laugh. Dance in the rain. Cherish the memories. Ignore the pain, love and learn, forget and forgive because you only have one life to live!”

“You are the books you read the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the dreams you have, the conversations you engage in. You are what you take from these. You are the sound of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner. You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life. You are every single second of every single day. So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence. Let the words run through your veins and let the colours fill your mind.”

“Be selective in your battles, sometimes peace is better than being right.”

“Someone asked me if I was a motivational speaker now. I don’t believe in motivation. Motivation is you in this moment getting pumped about a future moment. That is great, if your goal is to get something done. What I am about is truth. From my experience, our default setting is that we are unlimited. Our natural resting state is to evolve and expand. Our challenge is getting through the old conditioning and belief systems that stop us. I am not about positivity, I am about the truth. When someone says “I can’t do this because of x.” I think, wow, you believe a lie about yourself. That is actually not true! That is something your parents taught you. Your parents were also taught that lie. We were taught a lot of lies; “You can’t do that.” or “It’s not that easy.” or even the idea that you need money to be happy. From my experience, not from shit that I have heard other people say, Your happiness is your natural resting state. We take on too many things that don’t matter at all and make no room for things that would cause us to expand and live from our core. When you let go of all these things that you have held onto, (the past and the future, your old story, addictions, people pleasing etc) You make the freedom for real insight to enter your mind. This insight can’t get through all day because you are worried about a football team, or what your ex thinks of you. YOU ARE INFINITE! (Your belief system has trained you to see that truth as hokey but you actually are). Someone asked me how I can “Maintain” this. I don’t maintain it. It is the freaking truth. Once NEO experienced the Matrix, he didn’t have to maintain believing it. He just was aware that was the truth and moved differently from that understanding. So no, I am not a “motivational speaker”, I am just calling out the lies. Once you see through the bull shit you can move faster than any “Motivation” will ever get you. But that is just your natural state. It isn’t hard work at all. It’s effortless allowing and internal focus.” -Kyle Cease

“Our job is to get out of the way of ourselves and let the art flow through us. We need to stop trying, stop doing, start allowing. We have no clue what we can be when you stop forcing and start being.” -Kyle Cease

“If I’ve learned anything from life, it’s that sometimes, the darkest times can bring us to the brightest places. I’ve learned that the most toxic people can teach us the most important lessons; that our most painful struggles can grant us the most necessary growth; and that the most heartbreaking losses of friendship and love can make room for the most wonderful people. I’ve learned that what seems like a curse in the moment can actually be a blessing, and that what seems like the end of the road is actually just the discovery that we are meant to travel down a different path. I’ve learned that no matter how difficult things seem, there is always hope. And I’ve learned that no matter how powerless we feel or how horrible things seem, we can’t give up. We have to keep going. Even when it’s scary, even when all of our strength seems gone, we have to keep picking ourselves back up and moving forward, because whatever we’re battling in the moment, it will pass, and we will make it through. We’ve made it this far. We can make it through whatever comes next.”

“Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.”

“Be the real thing. Sit back, allow, understand that analyzing is totally an illusion. Show up and stay in the room. Stop stopping. Stop starting over. Understand that when you start, it is going to seem like it isn’t working. That does not mean that it wont work eventually. Stay with it, you will expand. That is what we are here to do. Expand. Just allow yourself to grow. You don’t need to cut corners to get something. If you show up, allow yourself to go through the growing pains, and stay with it, everything you want will happen. Everything you want. Get to that place where your focus is on your expansion, not on getting anything from others. People don’t realize that they are in a bad addictive habit of trying to get things to be happy. They want to manipulate to be happy. When they can’t get what they want, they rely on temporary coping mechanisms. But it’s when you FACE IT head on, you expand. You see that what you were worried about is not real. Once you see it isn’t real, it’s like the Matrix. You can’t ever go back. Why would you? You become incredible. You become something you could not see. This is why analyzing can be total bull shit. It can be useful at times, but if you think to yourself, I am going to work out, however I have tried it before and it is hard. Analyzing just lied to you. It wont be hard after a couple weeks, but analyzing can’t see that next dimension. Analyzing is telling you how things will go from your limited temporary perception. But when you face that illusion head on, you will expand and have a different vision of yourself. YOU DON’T NEED ANYTHING TO BE HAPPY. If you think you do, that tells you the illusional limit to who you think you are. You are limited to a space that says “I need that one person to like me.” “I need that one job.” Bull shit, you are unlimited and if you face that head on, you will see that what was stopping you was not real. You are unlimited. Period. The second you say “Yeah right.” You analyzed yourself out of this possibility. You looked at how you were in the past and found an excuse to not start. What a nice coping mechanism. Get it yet? Start, stay in the room. Let analyzing happen, but don’t believe it. It is just a collection of thoughts from the past that aren’t true. Just stay in the room and you will see that you have a different dimension to you.” -Kyle Cease

“Today I am going to let my burdens go. I am going to face this day and have faith that everything will get better.”

“How boring would Super Mario Brothers have been if the goal of the game was for Mario to just complain about each bad guy and not do anything. If Mario just sat on the couch and bitched about how crappy his parents were, the game would be terrible. If Mario then decided to not start moving forward, but instead decided to seek therapy and find out why his parents were so crappy. The reason the game is fun is you get to go out on an adventure. You can only control what Mario is doing. Not the other characters, not Mario’s past story, not his circumstances. Mario doesn’t come with a bunch of coping mechanisms and excuses, he just freaking moved forward. The only thing you can control in that game is what Mario does in each given moment. Because of that, he moved fast as shit. Are you guys getting the metaphor? I don’t know if this one was that good, but I am trying to make some cool points about how we only do simulated missions and not go on the real game. This one sucks. It was kind of good, but come on, why would I even post this…. right now….” -Kyle Cease

No one is a slut. “Slut” is a made-up word to keep women from having as much fun as men. A person who enjoys sex is just a person and a person who is a virgin is also just a person and everyone should lay off each other’s sex lives. Retire the word “slut” please. -Gabrielle Dunn

“Stop worrying about pleasing others so much, and do more of what makes you happy.”

“The more I understand the mind and the human experience, the more I begin to suspect there is no such thing as unhappiness; there is only ungratefulness.” -SM

“The only reason we stress is something is happening that we decided should not be happening. It is not the circumstance that is the problem. It is our resistance to it.” -Kyle Cease

“Love doesn’t lie, people do. Love doesn’t leave, people do. Love surely doesn’t leave you broken and annoyed. That’s something only a person is capable of doing. Don’t blame love, if it’s not in you.” -DeAndre Carswell

“You’re going to die soon enough anyway; even if it’s a hundred years from now, that’s still the blink of a cosmic eye. In the meantime, live like a scientist—even a controversial one with only an ally or two in all the world—and treat life as a grand experiment, blood, sweat, tears and all. Bear in mind that there’s no such thing as a failed experiment—only data.” -Jesse Bering

“Letting go of the past is your first step to happiness.”

“The best way to be happy is to turn the negatives into positives. Be thankful for what you have, and don’t let anyone steal your joy.”

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” -SM

“Learn to let go. Not everyone in your life is meant to stay.”

“By letting go, you allow everything to find it’s rightful place. Once free, everything finds its way home.” -Leon Brown

“The longer you wait for something, the more you appreciate it when you get it, because anything worth having is definitely worth waiting for.”

“When you help other people you help yourself. It’s impossible to not feel great when you do good for other people.”

“It’s not how long you live, but how you live, that matters most.” -Jill Whitman

“Learning from your own mistakes is smart; learning from others’ mistakes is wise; not learning from self or others is self-destructive.” -unknown

“Go with the flow. Force nothing. Let it happen, or not happen..trusting that whichever way it goes, it’s for the best.” -Mandy Hale

“If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.”

“Don’t allow your struggle to let you lose hope. Just because things are difficult right now doesn’t mean they will be like this forever. You can and will heal, and whether or not you see it, you’re healing right now. The small steps you take each day may not seem like much, but each day adds up, and before you know it, you’ll have covered more distance than you believed possible. Look back to where you were a year ago. You may not be fully healed, but you certainly aren’t where you once were. You’ve struggled and back tracked and wanted to give up, but you’ve continued to push forward. You’ve made it so far, and despite everything life has thrown at you, you’ve survived. So instead of beating yourself up for not being where you would like to be, take some time today to celebrate where you are. Give yourself credit for growth you’ve achieved, acknowledge the strength it’s taken to get to this place, and have faith that if you keep picking yourself back up, no matter how many times you fall, you will make it.” -DK

“The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unloveable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all fall apart. During these times, we aren’t always easy to be around — and that’s okay. No one is easy to be around one hundred percent of the time. Yes, you may sometimes be unpleasant or difficult. And yes, you may sometimes do or say things that make the people around you feel helpless or sad. But those things aren’t all of who you are and they certainly don’t discount your worth as a human being. The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved. You can be difficult and still be cared for. You can be less than perfect, and still be deserving of compassion and kindness.”

“If you don’t like where your at in Life. Get off your ass and change it. Stop running your mouth and start moving your legs. One step at a time. Excuses are for lazy lames. Get out there and Make A Name.”

“Learn to be humble and don’t take what you have for granted because nothing last forever and forever is not as long as it was yesterday.”

“It doesn’t matter how long it takes you to get there. As long as you get there.”

“There are no regrets in life…just lessons.” -Jennifer Aniston

“Be thankful for the bad things in life. For they opened your eyes to the good things you weren’t paying attention to before.”

“Live to create love, art, music, peace and poetry. Bring to the world what no one else has and find passion in it.” -Robert Tew

“Be with someone who knows exactly what they have when they have you. Not someone who realizes it after they’ve lost you.”

“There comes a time in life when you’ll have to leave everything behind and start something new but never forget the ones who stood by your side, especially the ones who never let you go.”

“Sometimes we have to lose our way to find out what we really want, for we often ignore our needs until we are lost.” -Leon Brown

“Fall in love with someone who truly deserves your heart. Not with someone who plays with it.” -Sarah Dessen

“Chasing the wrong things can make you lose a good thing.” -Sonya Parker

“Pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver and heartbreak only makes you wiser.”

“If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always gotten. Strive for something better today.”

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

“Either you run the day or the day runs you. Make your own fate and make today your best day.”

“Beauty is about living your life and being happy with yourself inside and out and not worrying about what people think of you.”

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”

“If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”

“The greatest gift you can give someone is your time, your attention, your love, your concern.”

“Someone will always be prettier. Someone will always be smarter. Someone will always be younger. But they will never be you.”

“In life you will meet two kinds of people. Ones who build you up, and ones who tear you down. But in the end, you will thank them both.”

“If you’re giving your all to someone, and it’s not enough, you’re giving it to the wrong person.”

“The most perfect things come from imperfection. The perfect person for you is an imperfect person. We all have our faults, and those faults are the exact reasons we love each other. Our faults are just the attributes, that the other person needs. As well as their faults are just the attributes we need. We fill in what is perceived as missing and make each other perfect.” -Monique Winters

There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.

“Insecure people have to make excuses and put others down to feel confident. Confidence isn’t walking into a room with your nose in the air, and thinking you’re better than everyone else, it’s walking into a room and not having to compare yourself to anyone in the first place.” -BGAE

“When you are with the right one there will not be constant drama. Refuse to live a soap opera.” -Thema Davis

“Just because you lose the love doesn’t mean you lose the lesson. Everyone that crosses our path serves a purpose. “-Mandy Hale

“The death of a relationship can often signal the birth of a brand new life.” -Mandy Hale

Do not judge or gauge other people’s spiritual progress. We have eons to evolve, and although we’re all fruit on the same tree, we do not all ripen at the same time. There are no “shoulds” in compassionate thinking!

“They can hurt you, betray you, leave you, break your heart…but they cannot deny you the lesson.” -Mandy Hale

“When the world makes no sense, go inside yourself, and listen carefully to your needs, until you understand once more.” -Leon Brown

“It is very, very difficult realizing that you might actually be better off without certain people weighing down your heart. Some people are meant to guide us, yet leave our lives. I thank the universe for bringing such an honest, loving light to my life, but the light is dim now. It’s certainly not honest nor is it loving: and it is so painful to feel, on the shallow face of it all, but these people are meant to love us and leave. Your time here is done.” -DK

“If you cannot get along with yourself, you’ll never be able to get along with other people.” -Joel Osteen

“It is bitter irony to see people who can’t let go of someone or something for fear of emptiness in their life … yet their spirits are wasting away because they choose to hold on.” —Dodinsky

“We lose the people we love because they are meant to love someone else. We lose them because we are destined to find somebody else. It is a simple fact that is sometimes hard to accept because we are too stubborn to let go of something that doesnt belong to us, even if it seems like it.”

“People who have only good experiences aren’t very interesting. They may be content, and happy after a fashion, but they aren’t very deep. It may seem a misfortune now, and it makes things difficult, but well—it’s easy to feel all the happy, simple stuff. Not that happiness is necessarily simple. But I don’t think you’re going to have a life like that, and I think you’ll be the better for it. The difficult thing is to not be overwhelmed by the bad patches. You must not let them defeat you. You must see them as a gift—a cruel gift, but a gift nonetheless.” -Peter Cameron

“Never say you’re not good enough, if that person can’t see you for who you are, then they are the ones who aren’t good enough.”

“Did it ever occur to you that you’re so caught up in trying to make the right choice, that you’ve never stopped to consider the possibility that there may not be a right choice, or a wrong choice, just a bunch of choices?” -Dawson’s Creek

“May you receive the wisdom, strength, and courage to overcome the barriers blocking your divine purpose.” -Thema Davis

“Good things will come to you if you focus on the positives and let go of the negatives.”

“In life you will meet two kinds of people. Ones who build you up, and ones who tear you down. But in the end, you will thank them both.”

“Silence is pure, it draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other, can sit without speaking.”

“What people say about you is a reflection of them, not you.”

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -C.S Lewis

“I like people who have a sense of individuality. I love expression and anything awkward and imperfect, because that’s natural and that’s real.” -Marc Jacobs

“The best revenge is to live well. Remember, you can’t get ahead if you’re trying to get even.” -unknown

“You can quit your but you can’t quit your calling.”

“Today is a brand new day. A fresh start. Replace any negativity with positivity. Think happy thoughts. Exercise. Drink lots of water. Fill your body with fuel. Healthy is happy. Inspire yourself. Create. Laugh. Play. Love. Learn. Give someone a compliment. Make a new friend. Do a random act of kindness. It creates good karma. Take chances and finally start living life to its fullest. But no matter what’s thrown at you today, smile and remember, tomorrow’s always a fresh new start.” -unknown

“The truth has never denied the seeker…only the seeker who has denied the truth.” -Robert Tew

“In the end, every single thing is worth it.”

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.” -Paulo Coelho

“Until you see fear as an opportunity for growth, you won’t grow beyond your current self.”

“Don’t live your life with hate in your heart. You will only be hurting yourself more than the people you hate.”

“Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.”

“Life is all about the little decisions you make everyday. You can’t change the decisions of the past, but every new day is another opportunity to make the right ones.”

“Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.”

“Make a wish and place it in your heart. Anything you want, everything you want. Do you have it? Good. Now believe it can come true. You never know where the next miracle is gonna come from, the next smile, the next wish come true. But if you believe that it’s right around the corner, and you open your heart and mind to the possibility of it, to the certainty of it. You just might get the thing you’re wishing for. The world is full of magic. You just have to believe in it. So make your wish. Do you have it? Good. Now believe in it. With all your heart.”

“Sometimes, the best way to be happy is to learn to let go of things you tried hard to hold on to that are no longer good for you.”

“The only thing stopping your success is you. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will. You are your only opponent.”

“When you take things for granted, those things eventually get taken.”

Every day, set your mind in the right direction. Find something to be grateful for. -Joel Osteen

Life is like the ocean. It can be calm or still, and rough or rigid, But in the end, it is always beautiful.

Those with the biggest hearts suffer the most.

Sometimes we stare so long at the wrong things, we miss out on the RIGHT thing standing right in front of us. -Mandy Hale

“You know what’s wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You’re chicken, you’ve got no guts. You’re afraid to stick out your chin and say, “Okay, life’s a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that’s the only chance anybody’s got for real happiness.” You call yourself a free spirit, a “wild thing,” and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.”

“Stop cheating on your future with your past…it’s over.”

“Never let a few bad days, bad experiences, or bad people cause you to doubt yourself. None of those things define you.” -Mandy Hale

“You will only find the happiness you seek when you drop your negative attitude towards life, embrace life and be happy.” -Leon Brown

“Don’t take anything personally. Even when a situation seems so personal, even if others insult you directly, it has nothing to do with you. Their point of view and opinion come from all the programming they received growing up. When you take things personally, you feel offended and your reaction is to defend your beliefs and create conflict. You make something big out of something so little because you have the need to be right and make everybody else wrong.” -don Miguel Ruiz

”Value the people who love, respect and trust you the most, and forget about the negative and toxic people who don’t deserve you.”

“Sometimes you just gotta be your own hero and save your own little heart, because sometimes the people you can’t imagine living without, can actually live without you.” -unknown

“Sometimes the only thing that people see is what you did when in fact they should be looking at why you did it.”

“Don’t convince yourself, believe in yourself. There’s a huge difference.”

“Endure the pain, enjoy the gain.”

“The past is your lesson. The present is your gift. The future is your motivation.”

“If you keep sending away every person who challenges you, you’ll never GROW. Some people are in your life to sharpen you.” -Mandy Hale

“The reason why we hold on to something so tight is because we fear something so great won’t happen twice.”

“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up!”

“Mistakes are proof that you’re trying.”

“Small changes can eventually add up to huge results.” -Optimus Prime

“Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools.”

“Don’t settle for less than you want, go grab the life you dream about, tomorrow may be too late.”

“Sometimes the only answer people are looking for when they ask for help is that they won’t have to face the problem alone.” -Mark Amend

“The more you care, the more you have to lose.” -unknown

“Respect yourself enough to live up to your own potential, take the risks you need to take, and stand up for yourself…so others can respect you, help you live up to your potential, help you take those risks, and stand beside you.”

“Stop comparing yourself to others. You are you; nobody else could be you even if they tried to be. You are unique and beautiful. Nobody else is you.”

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life that you don’t need to escape from.” -Seth Godin

“Be true to yourself. You will stop caring what others think of you when you realize how rarely they actually do.” -unknown

“The things you hope for the most are the things that destroy you in the end.” -David Levithan

“A bad attitude can literally block love, blessings, & destiny from finding you. Don’t be the reason you don’t succeed.” -Mandy Hale

“Take a deep breath. It’s just a bad day, not a bad life.”

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolutions until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.” -Jim Morrison

“It’s better to be alone with dignity than in a relationship that requires you to sacrifice your self respect.”

“Strength isn’t about bearing a cross of grief or shame. Strength is about choosing your path, and living with the consequences.”

“If you’re being mistreated, lied to or cheated on then it’s time for you to save yourself and move on. Remember, it’s not your status that makes you happy…it’s YOU that does!”

“Being strong doesn’t mean you’ll never get hurt. It means even when you get hurt, you’ll never let it defeat you.”

“I want the world to be better because I was here. I want my life, I want my work, my family, I want it to mean something and if you are not making someone else’s life better then you are wasting your time.” -Will Smith

“The hardest-learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind.” -Mignon McLaughlin

“Sometimes falling flat on your face allows you to see things from a totally different perspective.” -Linda Poindexter

“Don’t ever compare yourself to others, stay focused on your own journey and leave footprints behind.”

“Be happy. Be who you want to be. If others don’t like it, then let them be. Happiness is a choice. Life isn’t about pleasing everybody.”

“If you want to change something about yourself, whether it is your hair color, your makeup, or your nose, I support you. If you do not, then I support you in that. I urge you to do exactly what you want to do to make yourself feel beautiful. And I’m not talking about beauty according to magazine standards or Hollywood standards, but your standards. Look it’s your life, why should other people dictate how you look? Why should their opinions make you feel negatively about your appearance? If you want to eat that cookie, do it, it isn’t hurting anyone else, but it is making you happy. If you don’t want to shave your armpits, don’t. You only have the single life, living it according to someone elses’ standards would be a terrible waste of it.”

“Don’t hold on because you think there will be no one else. There will always be someone else. You’ve got to believe you are worth more than being repeatedly hurt by someone who doesn’t really care…and believe that someone will see what you are really worth and treat you the way you should be treated.”

“Ladies: If a man really wants to be with you, you WILL know it! If you have to question it, let it go!” -Tony Gaskins

“You cannot make a mistake, you can only make a decision that will be your next best step.” -Neale Donald Walsch

“Take a picture of your face and remember that in ten years time you will be amazed at how gorgeous you were. Be amazed now.” -Jennifer Pastiloff

“You can’t be happy if you’re still holding onto people that have already moved on. Let them go!”

“Who you were, who you are and who you will become are three completely different people.” -Robert Tew

“Practice really seeing whatever it is you’re looking at.” -unknown

“If you can’t do anything about it, laugh like hell.” -David Cook

“Your life isn’t behind you; your memories are behind you. Your life is ALWAYS ahead of you. Today is a new day – seize it!” -Steve Maraboli

“Let your talk be limited and your actions be unlimited.”

“The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.”

“Don’t wait for something outside of you to change your situation. Real change starts within.” -Thema Davis

“You will never have to force anything that’s truly meant to be.”

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that that situation is over, you cannot move forward.” -Steve Maraboli

“Waiting for someone else to make you happy is the surest way to be sad.”

“Our children need to be taught HOW to think, not WHAT to think.”

“Keep in mind that someone else is happy with a lot less than what you have!”

“Your life will get better when you realize it’s better to be alone than to chase people who don’t really care about you.” -Thema Davis

“The first to apologize is the bravest, the first to forgive is the strongest, and the first to forget is the happiest.”

“Once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in life, and you can’t go back to being normal; you can’t go back to meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted time.” -Donald Miller

“Go only where you are wanted. Go only when you are needed. Stay only if you are appreciated.” -Linda Poindexter

“When you open up to love, you must be open to getting hurt at times too. If you expect to love someone, and not have disappointment every now and then, then you don’t want love, you want something perfect. And good luck finding that.” -DeAndre Carswell

“What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.”

“You are good enough, smart enough, beautiful enough, strong enough. Believe it and stop letting insecurity run your life.” -Thema Davis

“In 20 years people won’t remember your name or achievements, or maybe even what you look like. But in 20 years they will remember how you made them feel and the memories you gave them.”

“If you are bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.”

“To finally move on and start something new, you must release the unchangeable past and embrace your future.” -Robert Tew

“In life, you’ll learn that there are some people you’re gonna have to lose in order to find yourself.”

“When you meet the right person, you know it. You can’t stop thinking about them. They are your best friend, and your soulmate. You can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with them. No one and nothing else can compare.” -How I Met Your Mother (Season 7, Episode 10)

“Don’t get so anxious for something that you’ll accept anything. Hold to your standards and be willing to walk away – head up.” -Thema Bryan-Davis

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” -Donald Miller

“People break up all the time, mainly for the wrong reasons. They let the smallest things tear apart something so beautiful.”

Theory of Relativity: 98% of the people you’re related to are just plain weird…and the other 2% who are normal won’t associate with you. -Susan Gale

“The fact that you are even here, alive, on this planet is a mathematical miracle, and you should not spend the time that you have being busy being miserable.” -Philip DeFranco

“After a while, you learn the difference between holding a hand, and falling in love. You’ll learn kisses don’t always mean something. Promises can be broken just as easily as they were made, and as hard as it is to believe, sometimes goodbyes are forever.”

“Most of the things you worry about never happen.”

“Instead of wishing you were someone else, be proud of who you are. You never know who was looking at you wishing they were you.”

“A woman would be much better off if she could distinguish the difference between a man that flatters her and a man that compliments her, a man that spends money on her and a man that invests in her, a man that views her as property and a man that views her properly, a man that lusts after her and a man that loves her, a man that believes he is God’s gift to women and a man that remembers a woman is God’s gift to man. Know your self worth; God doesn’t make junk. He makes jewels.”

“It’s a lot easier to be lost than found. It’s the reason we’re always searching and rarely discovered. So many locks, not enough keys.”

“There are moments in our lives when we find ourselves at a crossroads. Afraid. Confused. Without a roadmap. The choices we make in those moments can define the rest of our days. Of course, when faced with the unknown, most of us prefer to turn around and go back. But once in a while people push on to something better. Something found just beyond the pain of going it alone. And just beyond the bravery and courage it takes to let someone in. Or to give someone a second chance. Something beyond the quiet persistence of a dream. Because it’s only when you’re tested, that you truly discover who you are. And it’s only when you’re tested, that you discover who you can be. The person you want to be does exist. Somewhere on the otherside of hard work and faith and belief … and beyond the heartache and fear of what lies ahead.” -OTH

“Sometimes it looks like everything is falling apart and all you do fails, but you have to stay strong. Night is always darkest before the dawn and your life is just the same – the hard times will pass, everything will get better and the sun will shine brighter than ever.”

“One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.” -unknown

“Fearing what ‘could’ be will only rob you of what ‘is’. Embrace today and accept tomorrow. Living in fear is not living at all. Keep your faith, don’t lose hope and trust that the Lord will show you the way. If you feel lost, let him carry you, if you feel weak ask for strength. Trust in the Lord and you’ll get where you need to be.” -Melissa Bailey

“A foolish person will be known by several things: Anger without cause, speech without thought, change without progress, inquiry without reason, thought without action, and dishonesty without conscience.”

“If someone wants to be apart of your life, they’ll be there. So don’t bother saving a spot for someone who won’t make an effort to stay.” -unknown

“Addiction. It’s something we all go through. We love something so much, we end up using it all the time. But at the same time, it’s killing us. It tears us down in side, until we can hardly breathe. It brings us to rock bottom. But in the end? We can’t give it up. Because no matter how much pain it causes us, the few moments of pleasure are always worth it.”

“Sometimes we have to lose our way to find out what we really want, for we often ignore our needs until we are lost.” -Leon Brown

“The years go by. The time, it does fly. Every single second is a moment in time that passes. And it seems like nothing — but when you’re looking back … well, it amounts to everything.” -Ray Bradbury

“For those who have lost any of their loved ones, or friends. As a matter of fact, nobody ever dies. Because they’re gonna live inside everybody who ever knew them. Everyone they ever touched, no matter how little, and the people who love them, their families and friends, they’re never gonna stop thinking about them or talking about them. They’re never gonna die because they were loved and they loved. They’re going to live forever in your heart, as death doesn’t put an end to love.” -unknown

“It’s one of those things that people say, you can’t move on until you let go of the past. Letting go is the easy part, it’s the moving on that’s painful. So sometimes we fight it, try and keep things the same. Things can’t stay the same though. At some point, you just have to let go. Move on. Because no matter how painful it is, it’s the only way we grow.” -Grey’s Anatomy

“Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. Try it: “I’m not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it’s not a priority.” “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” If these phrases don’t sit well, that’s the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.” -Wall Street Journal

“I came to a point where I needed solitude and just stop the machine of ‘thinking’ and ‘enjoying’ what they call ‘living’, I just wanted to lie in the grass and look at the clouds.” -Jack Kerouac

“Instead of wishing you were someone else, be proud of who you are. You never know who was looking at you wishing they were you.”

“Mistakes are the stepping stones to wisdom, we learn from trial & error, we become wise by understanding problems.” -Leon Brown

“There is no need to drag yourself through life, let go of the struggle & give yourself the time & love to find balance.” -Leon Brown

“Remember you are a different person now than before, you are wiser & stronger for the trials that you have been through.” -Leon Brown

“Instead of wishing you were someone else, be proud of who you are. You never know who was looking at you wishing they were you.”

“Too often, the thing you want most is the one thing you can’t have. Desire leaves us heartbroken, it wears us out. Desire can wreck your life. But as tough as wanting something can be; the people who suffer the most, are those who don’t know what they want.”

“Remember, there are no real failures in life, only results. There are no true tragedies only lessons. And there really are no problems only opportunities waiting to be recognized as solutions by the person of wisdom.”

“In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” -Drew Barrymore

“When two people really care about each other. They will always look for a way to make it work, no matter how hard it is.” -unknown

“Love is stronger than differences. We all live on the same planet. We walk on the same earth. We breathe the same air. No matter where I was born, no matter what color skin I have or what religion I was raised to believe in, everything and everyone is connected to this one life. I no longer choose to prejudge others, to feel either superior or inferior. I choose equality ~ to have warm, loving, open communication with every member of my earthly family. I am a member of the earth community. Differences of opinion are wonderful, colorful varieties of expression. Today my heart opens a little bit more as I go about creating the world I want to live in.” -Victoria Halik

Know your worth. NEVER settle for less than you deserve.

“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take, relationships we are afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.” -unknown

“Confidence, not cockiness. Knowing who you are is confidence. Cockiness is knowing who you are and pushing it down everyone’s throat.” -Mila Kunis

“Sometimes it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one in the world who’s struggling, who’s frustrated, or unsatisfied, or barely getting by. That feeling is a lie. And if you just hold on, just find the courage to face it all for another day. Someone or something will find you and make it all okay, because we all need a little help sometimes, someone to help us hear the music in the world, to remind us that it won’t always be this way. That someone is out there, and that someone will find you.” -One Tree Hill

“When you blame others, you give up your power for growth and change.” -Dr Robert Anthony

“Let go of the past and the past will let go of you.”

“If someone sticks by your side through your worst times, then they definitely deserve to be with you through your good time.”

“The voice you should believe in the most is the one inside of you. No one outside of you should ever be able to drown out the belief you feel inside. If you’ve locked into a solid conviction about your path, your goal, your view of the universe, then believe in it, and make your voice the loudest, inside of you.” -unknown

“This pain is not to make you sad, remember. That’s where people go on missing…. This pain is just to make you more alert–because people become alert only when the arrow goes deep into their heart and wounds them. Otherwise they don’t become alert. When life is easy, comfortable, convenient, who cares? Who bothers to become alert? When a friend dies, there is a possibility. When your woman leaves you alone–those dark nights, you are lonely. You have loved that woman so much and you have staked all, and then suddenly one day she is gone. Crying in your loneliness, those are the occasions when, if you use them, you can become aware. The arrow is hurting: it can be used. The pain is not to make you miserable, the pain is to make you more aware! And when you are aware, misery disappears.” -Osho

“Pretending to be strong is exhausting. Stop doing that. When you need to cry, cry. Take life in and you will inevitably become strong.”

“Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain, because most of life’s greatest lessons are learned through pain.”

“You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.”

“Easy is instant gratification. Hard is a lifetime of satisfaction.” -unknown

“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.” -Byron Katie

“The best days of your life will be the ones where you let your heart decide what to do.”

“If you can’t save the relationship, at least save your pride.”

“Never blame any day in your life. Good days give you happiness, bad days give you experience, and the worst days give you a lesson.”

“Be kind to yourself. Stop telling yourself that whatever you are struggling with “should” be easy. If something is hard for you, it is hard for you. There are probably Reasons, though those may just be how you are wired. Acknowledge these things. When you finish something hard, be proud! Celebrate a little. And really, just stop saying “should” to yourself about your thoughts and feelings in any context. You feel how you feel. The things in your head are the things in your head. You can’t change either directly through sheer force of will. You can only change what you do. Stop beating yourself up for who and what you are right now–it isn’t productive. Focus on moving forward.”

“When someone leaves you voluntarily and happily, let them go. Because when you fight for them, it’s not a fight for love, it’s a fight for your own obsession. Love is being happy together, not possessing each other’s happiness.” -Joshua Christian

“When a bird is alive it eats ants, yet when it dies, the ants eat it. Circumstances can change at any time and the tables usually turn over a period of time. Do not oppress, despise, or hurt anyone during your lifetime. You may be powerful today, but remember, time is more powerful than you. Just like one tree makes a million match sticks, yet when the time comes, only a single match stick is needed to burn a million trees.” -The Sacred Path of Love

“Most people spend their lives developing of one part of their body… their wishbone.”

“It doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life, because that’s going to happen. All that matters is that you gotta get up.” -Ben Affleck

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” -Oprah

“Life becomes easy when you become stronger.”

“Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get.”

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” -Les Brown

“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.”

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

“Its hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but its harder to give up when you know its everything you want.”

“One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you dont feel like doing it.”

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.”

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby

“Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.”

“Don’t be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.”

“The best revenge is massive success.” -Frank Sinatra

“Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will.”

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.” -Albert Einstein

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” -Steve Jobs

“Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.”

“When you say “It’s hard”, it actually means “I’m not strong enough to fight for it”. Stop saying its hard. Think positive!”

“Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.”

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” -Jack Canfield

“Take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.” -Frank Sinatra

“Always focus on how far you’ve come, rather than how far you have left to go.” -unknown

“You can find the good in anybody, if you just give them a chance, benefit of the doubt. Sometimes people disappoint you, sometimes they surprise you, but you never really get to know them until you listen for what’s in their heart…” -One Tree Hill

“You are a beautiful creation… perfectly imperfect… a work in progress… you have everything you need to fulfill your purpose… don’t dilute yourself for any person or any reason… you are enough… be unapologetically you.” -Steve Maraboli

“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” -Steve Maraboli

“Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.”

“A second chance is worthless if you didn’t learn from your mistake the first time.”

“It’s good to have someone who will talk to you, but it’s great to have someone who will listen to you.” -Susan Gale

“The best revenge is just moving on and getting over it. Don’t give someone the satisfaction of watching you suffer.” -unknown

“At the end of the day, memories are all that matter. Things fade away, people change…but memories will live on forever.”

“Sometimes a short walk down memory lane is all it takes to appreciate where you are today.” -Susan Gale

“You’re going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it’s always their actions, not words, that matter.” -Nicholas Sparks

“Life doesn’t always introduce you to the people you want to meet. Sometimes life puts you in touch with the people you need to meet – to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you, and to gradually strengthen you into the person you were meant to become.”

“By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” -Socrates

“We are only given today and never promised tomorrow. So be sure to tell someone you love them.” -unknown

“Whatever makes you feel bad, leave it. Whatever makes you feel good, keep it.”

“My past is not about regrets, there are no bad memories. There are only lessons learned that make me grow stronger for my future.”

“You can’t fight for a place in someone’s life because no matter how hard you try to keep your place they’ll put you where they want to even if it’s not where you should be.”

“Your choice of partners says a lot about how you see yourself and who you want to be.” -Thema Davis

“Somewhere someone is looking for exactly what you have to offer. Don’t give up hope.”

“Until you reach the end of the road, there is still time to change the path you’ve chosen.” -Susan Gale

“Too little time is never the problem. It’s your priorities and how you plan the things in it.”

“The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” -Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“Having no reason to stay is a good reason to leave.” -unknown

“If you have to keep wondering where you stand with someone, perhaps it’s time to stop standing and start walking.”

“Obstacles can’t stop you. People can’t stop you. Only YOU can stop yourself. Never let fear block your path to success.”

“You should put on the best version of yourself when you go out in the world because that is a show of respect to the other people around you.” -Tom Ford

“If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.” -Robert Fulgham

“Flowers only bloom when they are ready. People are the same way. You cannot rush or force them open just because you think it’s time. Be patient.” -BBC

“I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then.” -Lewis Carroll

“When the wrong people walk out of your life that just makes room for the right ones to walk in.”

Beauty comes from within, not from what you wear. -Adele

“It doesn’t matter who you used to be, what matters is who you’ve become.” -Robert Tew

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” -Sarah Dessen

“Don’t wait until it’s too late to tell someone how much you love them and how much you care about them, because when they’re gone, no matter how loud you shout and cry, they won’t hear you anymore.” -unknown

“I don’t know what’s going to happen to me tomorrow. That’s why I don’t save my best for last.” -Paulo Coelho

“Consider the possibility that the little obstacles in life are not obstacles at all, but stepping stones.” -Neale Donald Walsch

“Junk food isn’t good for you and neither are junk people.” -Robert Tew

“If you don’t do stupid things while you’re young, you’ll have nothing to smile about when you’re old.”

“You have to be willing to leave some of the old stuff behind to walk into your new season.”

“Don’t be what people want you to be. Be yourself and find someone who truly loves you for what and who you are.” -unknown

“Before befriending others, you have to be your own best friend. Before correcting others, you have to correct yourself. Before making others happy, you have to make yourself happy. It is not termed as selfish but personal development. Once you balance yourself, only then you can balance the world.”

“Arguing with a fool only proves that there are two.”

“Letting go of the person you love is the most awful feeling you can ever receive. Letting go can mean, finally realizing you’re strong enough to let go of the one you love and move on, or it can mean letting go of your love and hoping that fate will bring you back together again, wishing if you’re meant to be.”

“As you breathe right now, another person takes their last. So appreciate your life and stop complaining about what you don’t have and start living with what you have.”

“Anyone who judges you by the kind of car you drive or shoes you wear isn’t someone worth impressing!” -unknown

“Sometimes you have to learn to let go of the person you love, and just hold on to the memory of what was.” -Mark Amend

“To settle an argument, think of what is right, not who is right.”

“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”

“You were born because you are going to be important to someone.” -unknown

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” -Bob Moawad

“Life is short. Don’t waste it with negative people who don’t appreciate you. Keep them in your heart but keep them out of your LIFE!”

“Pain makes you stronger. Tears make you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser. So thank the past for a better future!” -unknown

“You will never become who you were meant to be if you keep blaming everyone else for who you are.”

“You have to hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain, because most of life’s lessons are learned in pain.” -unknown

“Life is about changing for the better. If you have to let go of some people along the way, then you go right ahead.”

“Great things will happen when you get up, dust yourself off, and go after life with determination and courage.”

To all the girls who are in a hurry to have a boyfriend or get married, a piece of Biblical advice: “Ruth patiently waited for her mate Boaz.” While you are waiting on YOUR Boaz, don’t settle for any of his relatives: Broke-az, Po-az, Lyin-az, Cheating-az, Dumb-az, Drunk-az, Cheap-az, Lockedup-az, Goodfornothingaz, Lazyaz, and especially his third cousin Beatinyoaz. Wait on your Boaz and make sure he respects Yoaz.”

“You need to stop doing things for someone, when you find out its expected rather than appreciated.”

“If an egg is broken by outside force, Life ends. If broken by inside force, Life begins. Great things always begin from inside.” -Jim Kwik

“Set aside the pains of the past, enjoy the blessings of the present, and look forward to the promises of the future.”

“Until you are broken, you don’t know what you’re made of.”

“Do not rush, for God’s secret is patience. Everything that is meant to be, will come at the designated time.” -Leon Brown

“Don’t ever say you’re not good enough. If that person can’t see how amazing you are, then they’re the one who’s not good enough for you.”

“Sometimes, struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every opportunity a chance, leave no room for regrets.”

“One day at a time–this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.”

“I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting not doing what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I’d just been myself.”

“Life will always try to make things difficult for you, but every time you overcome difficulties, you come out stronger.”

“You are full of potential. You are overflowing with creativity. There’s nothing in your heart that you cannot accomplish.” -Joel Osteen

“When you get little, you want more. When you get more, you desire even more. But when you lose everything, you realize little was enough.”
“Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along.”

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” -Donald Miller

“People who are attracted to you because of your pretty face or nice body won’t be by your side forever. But the people who can see how beautiful your heart is will never leave you.”

“It’s true you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone, but it’s also true you don’t know what you’ve been missing until it arrives.”

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.” -Paulo Coelho

“If you don’t love it then you won’t take care of it. If you won’t take care of it then someone else will.”

“When you take things for granted, those things eventually get taken.”

“There is only so much energy available to us in life. Spending it on solving problems is one possible way of living your life, but this may leave you empty-hearted; spending it on what excites you is a lot more fulfilling and fun – and effortless; and usually, the previously experienced problems vanish on their own. We don’t have to battle against the darkness when all we need to do is turn on the light.” -Andrea Moritz

“Love is stronger than differences. We all live on the same planet. We walk on the same earth. We breathe the same air. No matter where I was born, no matter what color skin I have or what religion I was raised to believe in, everything and everyone is connected to this one life. I no longer choose to prejudge others, to feel either superior or inferior. I choose equality ~ to have warm, loving, open communication with every member of my earthly family. I am a member of the earth community. Differences of opinion are wonderful, colorful varieties of expression. Today my heart opens a little bit more as I go about creating the world I want to live in.” -Victoria Halik

“Don’t waste your time looking back at what you’ve lost. Move on, life is not meant to be traveled backwards.”

“A foolish person will be known by several things: Anger without cause, speech without thought, change without progress, inquiry without reason, thought without action, and dishonesty without conscience.”

“Make sure you pick and choose which battles to fight, because some aren’t yours to fight.” -unknown

“You can quit your job, but you can’t quit your calling.”

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that that situation is over, you cannot move forward.” -Steve Maraboli

“If it doesn’t make you happy anymore then it’s time to let it go and focus on yourself.”

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”

“Life is a road. You’ll get over the potholes, even if you have to pull yourself out. Yes, those hills go up and down, but you’ll always level out.”

“If we want to avoid the suffering of someone leaving us, we will never experience the joy of loving. And love is stronger than fear, life stronger than death, hope stronger than despair. We have to trust that the risk of loving is always worth taking.” -Henri J.M. Nouwen

“As we awake to a new day, most of us think of the same old things. It’s a new day, so think of new things. New things to do, new ways to do them, new ways to make things interesting, new things to make life better, new ways to help your dreams come true. If you wake up every new day thinking of the same old things, then you set yourself up for the same old fall. – unknown

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20 Marriage Tips Everyone Needs to Know

Below are 20 wise marriage tips from a man who was recently divorced. You wouldn’t normally think that a divorced man would give good advice on being a husband, but this man has been through enough hardship to know what is worth fighting for:


Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert. But there’s something about my divorce being finalized this week that gives me perspective of things I wish I would have done different… After losing a woman that I loved, and a marriage of almost 16 years, here’s the advice I wish I would have had…

1) Never stop courting. Never stop dating. NEVER EVER take that woman for granted. When you asked her to marry you, you promised to be that man that would OWN HER HEART and to fiercely protect it. This is the most important and sacred treasure you will ever be entrusted with. SHE CHOSE YOU. Never forget that, and NEVER GET LAZY in your love.

2) PROTECT YOUR OWN HEART. Just as you committed to being the protector of her heart, you must guard your own with the same vigilance. Love yourself fully, love the world openly, but there is a special place in your heart where no one must enter except for your wife. Keep that space always ready to receive her and invite her in, and refuse to let anyone or anything else enter there.

3) FALL IN LOVE OVER and OVER and OVER again. You will constantly change. You’re not the same people you were when you got married, and in five years you will not be the same person you are today. Change will come, and in that you have to re-choose each other everyday. SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO STAY WITH YOU, and if you don’t take care of her heart, she may give that heart to someone else or seal you out completely, and you may never be able to get it back. Always fight to win her love just as you did when you were courting her.

4) ALWAYS SEE THE BEST in her. Focus only on what you love. What you focus on will expand. If you focus on what bugs you, all you will see is reasons to be bugged. If you focus on what you love, you can’t help but be consumed by love. Focus to the point where you can no longer see anything but love, and you know without a doubt that you are the luckiest man on earth to be have this woman as your wife.

5) IT’S NOT YOUR JOB TO CHANGE OR FIX HER… your job is to love her as she is with no expectation of her ever changing. And if she changes, love what she becomes, whether it’s what you wanted or not.

6) TAKE FULL ACCOUNTABILITY for your own emotions: It’s not your wife’s job to make you happy, and she CAN’T make you sad. You are responsible for finding your own happiness, and through that your joy will spill over into your relationship and your love.

7) NEVER BLAME your wife If YOU get frustrated or angry at her, it is only because it is triggering something inside of YOU. They are YOUR emotions, and your responsibility. When you feel those feelings take time to get present and to look within and understand what it is inside of YOU that is asking to be healed. You were attracted to this woman because she was the person best suited to trigger all of your childhood wounds in the most painful way so that you could heal them… when you heal yourself, you will no longer be triggered by her, and you will wonder why you ever were.

Allow your woman to JUST BE. When she’s sad or upset, it’s not your job to fix it, it’s your job to HOLD HER and let her know it’s ok. Let her know that you hear her, and that she’s important and that you are that pillar on which she can always lean. The feminine spirit is about change and emotion and like a storm her emotions will roll in and out, and as you remain strong and unjudging she will trust you and open her soul to you… DON’T RUN-AWAY WHEN SHE’S UPSET. Stand present and strong and let her know you aren’t going anywhere. Listen to what she is really saying behind the words and emotion.

9) BE SILLY… don’t take yourself so damn seriously. Laugh. And make her laugh. Laughter makes everything else easier.

10) FILL HER SOUL EVERYDAY… learn her love languages and the specific ways that she feels important and validated and CHERISHED. Ask her to create a list of 10 THINGS that make her feel loved and memorize those things and make it a priority everyday to make her feel like a queen.

11) BE PRESENT. Give her not only your time, but your focus, your attention and your soul. Do whatever it takes to clear your head so that when you are with her you are fully WITH HER. Treat her as you would your most valuable client. She is.

12) BE WILLING TO TAKE HER SEXUALLY, to carry her away in the power of your masculine presence, to consume her and devour her with your strength, and to penetrate her to the deepest levels of her soul. Let her melt into her feminine softness as she knows she can trust you fully.

13) DON’T BE AN IDIOT…. And don’t be afraid of being one either. You will make mistakes and so will she. Try not to make too big of mistakes, and learn from the ones you do make. You’re not supposed to be perfect, just try to not be too stupid.

14) GIVE HER SPACE… The woman is so good at giving and giving, and sometimes she will need to be reminded to take time to nurture herself. Sometimes she will need to fly from your branches to go and find what feeds her soul, and if you give her that space she will come back with new songs to sing…. (okay, getting a little too poetic here, but you get the point. Tell her to take time for herself, ESPECIALLY after you have kids. She needs that space to renew and get re-centered, and to find herself after she gets lost in serving you, the kids and the world.)

15) BE VULNERABLE… you don’t have to have it all together. Be willing to share your fears and feelings, and quick to acknowledge your mistakes.

16) BE FULLY TRANSPARENT. If you want to have trust you must be willing to share EVERYTHING… Especially those things you don’t want to share. It takes courage to fully love, to fully open your heart and let her in when you don’t know i she will like what she finds… Part of that courage is allowing her to love you completely, your darkness as well as your light. DROP THE MASK… If you feel like you need to wear a mask around her, and show up perfect all the time, you will never experience the full dimension of what love can be.

17) NEVER STOP GROWING TOGETHER… The stagnant pond breeds malaria, the flowing stream is always fresh and cool. Atrophy is the natural process when you stop working a muscle, just as it is if you stop working on your relationship. Find common goals, dreams and visions to work towards.

18) DON’T WORRY ABOUT MONEY. Money is a game, find ways to work together as a team to win it. It never helps when teammates fight. Figure out ways to leverage both persons strength to win.

19) FORGIVE IMMEDIATELY and focus on the future rather than carrying weight from the past. Don’t let your history hold you hostage. Holding onto past mistakes that either you or she makes, is like a heavy anchor to your marriage and will hold you back. FORGIVENESS IS FREEDOM. Cut the anchor loose and always choose love.

20) ALWAYS CHOOSE LOVE. ALWAYS CHOOSE LOVE. ALWAYS CHOOSE LOVE. In the end, this is the only advice you need. If this is the guiding principle through which all your choices is governed, there is nothing that will threaten the happiness of your marriage. Love will always endure.

In the end MARRIAGE isn’t about Happily ever after. It’s about work. And a commitment to grow together and a willingness to continually invest in creating something that can endure eternity. Through that work, the happiness will come.

Marriage is life, and it will bring ups and downs. Embracing all of the cycles and learning to learn from and love each experience will bring the strength and perspective to keep building, one brick at a time.

These are lessons I learned the hard way. These are lessons I learned too late.

But these are lessons I am learning and committed in carrying forward. Truth is, I LOVED being married, and in time, I will get married again, and when I do, I will build it with a foundation that will endure any storm and any amount of time.

If you are reading this and find wisdom in my pain, share it those those young husbands whose hearts are still full of hope, and with those couples you may know who may have forgotten how to love. One of those men may be like I was, and in these hard earned lessons perhaps something will awaken in him and he will learn to be the man his lady has been waiting for.

The woman that told him ‘I do’, and trusted her life with him, has been waiting for this man to step up.

If you are reading this and your marriage isn’t what you want it to be, take 100% responsibility for YOUR PART in marriage, regardless of where your spouse is at, and commit to applying these lessons while there is time.

MEN – THIS IS YOUR CHARGE: Commit to being an EPIC LOVER. There is no greater challenge, and no greater prize. Your woman deserves that from you.

Be the type of husband your wife can’t help but brag about.

– Gerald Rogers