"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert

"Carve your blessings in stone." ~Anon
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." ~William Penn
"Dictum sapienti sat est - A word to a wise person is sufficient." ~Cicero Ovid Seneca

"Words pulsate in the veins of my pen"™Leah C. Dancel



Source: The Friendship Book 2014
Special Gift from ༺♥ Maurice Ware ♥༻

"A year of God's kindness - if we give it and receive it, the year ahead will undoubtedly be the best one so far." ~Francis Gay
"At times it can seem like the world is reluctant to see how wonderful it is. What it needs is a few more pilgrims." ~Francis Gay

"Don't let doubts make you give up without even trying." ~Francis Gay

"Even if you are not a budding writer, there is one piece of authorship that we can all manage." ~Francis Gay

"Friendship enhances our lives and gladdens our hearts." ~Francis Gay

"Good news is what we wait for the postman to bring it in the mail. We hope to hear it when the phone rings, we love to share it with friends and few things can brighten a day the way it can." ~Francis Gay

"How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it." ~George Elliston

"Places and people, they are almost always worth getting to know better," ~Francis Gay

"The coming of spring ... raise people's spirits. When that season is in the air we seem happier, freer with our smiles and our steps are lighter. Spring doesn't just make us feel better. It's a tonic for the whole world!" ~Francis Gay

"The older we become, the more time we have to reflect upon how we have lived our lives. We might have a few regrets and disappointments; we might have done things we have ever regretted." ~Francis Gay

"The power of memory can carry us back to every place where we have been happy and at peace with the world in a twinkling. Long after other recollections have faded, we can treasure the golden ones and keep them fresh." ~Francis Gay

"We all shed tears at times of sorrow, but there are other times when they come from sheer joy. Perhaps the sweetest tears of all are those we shed in sympathy with others,..." ~Francis Gay



"A friend is someone who sees you first tear fall, catches the second, stops the third and turns the fourth into a smile." ~Anon

"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all, it teaches entire trust." ~Gertrude Jekyll, (born mid-1800's, Garden Designer, TFBFG 2014/mpw

"A good sense of humour helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerate the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable." ~Billy Graham (THE FRIENDSHIP BOOK: A Thought For Each Day 2014, a treasured gift from Maurice P. Ware.)

"Everyone is hungry for a kind word. Feed them." ~Anon

"Happiness is a way of travelling rather than a destination." ~Anon

"How happy the trees must be, to hear the song of the birds again in their branches! After the silence and leaflessness, to have the birds back once more and to feel them busy at nest-building; how glad to give them the moss and the fibres and the crutch of the boughs to build in." ~Richard Jefferies, 2014/MPW

"I have no regrets because my mistakes have given me the knowledge that has made me the man I am today. Regrets are anchors that drag you back." ~Marco Pierre

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to t'ake, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see." ~John Burroughs

"I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think." ~Rumi

"It takes a great man to be a good listener." ~Calvin Coolidge

"Look back and smile at perils past." ~Sir Walter Scott

"My garden taught me many things. But mostly it's taught me how little I know. I've planted seeds and seedlings countless times and had grass, vegetables, fruit and flowers in return. But I couldn't even begin to understand how those everyday miracles work." ~Harry

"Sometimes when I'm listening to music or reading a good book, or just enjoying being in beautiful surroundings, it's almost like a kind of recognition - a realisation that something just feels completely right." ~Mrs. Francis Gay referred to a The Lady of the House.

"There are glimpses of heaven in every act, or thought, or word that raises us above ourselves." ~Arthur P. Stanley, Dean of Westminster 19th century)

"To be able to look backwards and say, 'This, this has been the finest year of my life', that is glorious! But to be able to look ahead and say: 'The present year can and shall be better', that is more glorious!" ~Frank C. Laubach (Educatir, missionary)

"We will open the book. It's pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

"When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It's as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel." ~Harold Krushner

"When you judge someone you see the mess in their life. But when you love someone you see the life in their mess." ~Unattributed

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Brenda Cark Hamilton - true loving person

"Truly loving people make you feel valued, energised, and closer to being who you truly want to be." ~Brenda Clark Hamilton, MA Ed.

J. B. Priestley Quotes

"I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning." ~J. B. Priestley

"The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate." ~Joseph B. Priestley

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Lewis Grizzard - game of life

“The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.” ~Lewis Grizzard


Maria Mitchell Quotes

"(Astronomical) observations... are peculiarly adapted to women... The eye that directs a needle in the delicate meshes of embroidery will equally well bisect a star with the spider web of the micrometer." ~Maria Mitchell (1818-1889, Astronomer, Educator)

"For women there are, undoubtedly, great difficulties in the path, but so much the more to overcome. First, no woman should say, "I am but a woman!" But a woman! What more can you ask to be?" ~Maria Mitchell

"We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us; and the more we gain, the more is our desire. The more we see, the more we are capable of seeing." ~Maria Mitchell, 1818-1889, American astronomer, educator

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T. Harv Eker - reflection

"Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world." ~T. Harv Eker

Frederick Douglass Quotes

"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~Frederick Douglass

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." ~Frederick Douglass

"People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get." ~Frederick Douglass

"The soul that is within me no man can degrade." ~Frederick Douglass

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Kim Maree Goodall - ocean

"There are riches within us, as deep as the ocean." ~Kim Maree Goodall

Edwin Louis Cole - miracle

"Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles." ~Edwin Louis Cole

Cory Booker - reflection

"The world you see outside of you will always be a reflection of what you have inside of you." ~Cory Booker

Wayne Mulle - conversation

"If we stop and listen, become still and quiet enough to be rightly awed by the nature of our lives, we invariably find ourselves in conversation with some small voice, close and familiar, calling us to become better people, to be wiser, more focused, clear, at peace." ~Wayne Mulle

Michael Brisdon Bornn - mountain

"Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the mountain than to those who have passed out in the valley?" ~Michael Brisdon Bornn

Pat Obuchowski - answer

"You have the answer. Just get quiet enough to hear it." ~Pat Obuchowski

Kim Culbertson - alone

"People think being alone makes you lonely, but I don't think that's true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world." ~Kim Culbertson

Jim Newton - quake

"It is not ourselves that are strange or scary; it is what we allow ourselves to do that should make us tremble and quake." ~Jim Newton


Karim Nowzari - shadow

"A shadow of a tree in a desert means a lot more than an abandoned garden to a passer by." ~Karim Nowzari

Maggie Stiefvater -stained windows

"Some days seem to fit together like a stained glass window. A hundred little pieces of different color and mood that, when combined, create a complete picture." ~Maggie Stiefvater

Erwin McManus - love

"Love aligns our hearts to the lives we are supposed to live." ~Erwin McManus

George Betts - footprints in the sand

"My life is like the sand. People journey through my mind and leave their footprints, but then the tide rushes in." ~George Betts

Earl Wilson Quotes

"If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments." ~Earl Wilson

"Today, there are three kinds of people: the haves, the have-nots, and the have-not-paid-for-what-they-haves." ~Earl Wilson

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Jojo Moyes - life

"You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as fully as possible." ~Jojo Moyes


Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molière Quotes

"A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation." ~Moliere

"All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing." ~Moliere

“Beauty without intelligence is like a hook without bait.” ~Molière, Tartuffe

"Don't appear so scholarly, pray. Humanize your talk, and speak to be understood." ~Moliere

“Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue.” ~Molière

“It is a wonderful seasoning of all enjoyments to think of those we love.” ~Molière

“It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.” ~Molière

“My hate is general, I detest all men;
Some because they are wicked and do evil,
Others because they tolerate the wicked,
Refusing them the active vigorous scorn
Which vice should stimulate in virtuous minds.”
~Molière, The Misanthrope

“Life is a tragedy to those who feel and a comedy to those who think.” ~Molière

“One is easily fooled by that which one loves. [Fr., On est aisement dupe par ce qu'on aime.]” ~Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere on Deceit

“One must eat to live and not live to eat.” ~Molière

“One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.” ~Molière

"The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it." ~Moliere

“The more we love someone, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that true love shows itself.” ~Molière

"The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit." ~Moliere from BrainyQuote

“Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.” ~Molière

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Words to Ponder

From my favourite author, Mr. Francis Gay who wrote something like today in 1998. He said:
REMEMBER - the smallest gift may come from the biggest heart."

Karen Kostyla - Love will flow

"Even when you feel like it is the end, as long as you have hope and still believe… Love will flow." ~Karen Kostyla

The Ruby Gateaway - nurture

"It's important to take time out to nurture you, and bring yourself back into balance... connect to all levels of self; mind, body and soul, and ensure that what needs your attention is brought back into harmony once more." ~ The Ruby Getaway, FB


Ann Voskamp - simplicity

“Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus.” ~Ann Voskamp

Anthony de Mello - light

"To the disciple who was overly respectful, the Master said,
"Light is 'reflected' on a wall.
Why venerate the wall?
Be attentive to the Light."' ~Anthony de Mello

Reuben Lowe - truth

"In the space between your thoughts, there is your truth." ~Reuben Lowe

Helen Schucman - fantasy

"Every fantasy, be it of love or hate, deprives you of knowledge for fantasies are the veil behind which truth is hidden. To lift the veil that seems so dark and heavy it is only needful to value truth beyond all fantasy, and to be entirely unwilling to settle for illusion in place of truth." ~Helen Schucman


Parker J. Palmer Quotes

"Anytime we can listen to true self and give it the care it requires, we do so not only for ourselves but for the many others whose lives we touch." ~Parker J. Palmer

"Don't let anyone or anything rob you of the beauty and meaning at the heart of life. It's your birthright gift." ~Parker J. Palmer

"Hospitality is always an act that benefits the host even more than the guest. The concept of hospitality arose in ancient times when the reciprocity was easier to see: in nomadic cultures, the food and shelter one gave to a stranger yesterday is the food and shelter one hopes to receive from a stranger tomorrow. By offering hospitality, one participates in the endless reweaving of a social fabric on which all can depend--thus the gift of sustenance for the guest becomes a gift of hope for the host." ~Parker J. Palmer from LLF

"Our lives are full of paradoxes—things that seem contradictory but actually complement each other."
~Parker J. Palmer
Solitude does not always mean living apart from others. It means never living apart from one's self.

Community does not always mean living face-to-face with others. It means never losing the awareness that our lives are intertwined.
"Sometimes we must swim upstream against cruelty, injustice and untruth." ~Parker J. Palmer

"This morning—as I awakened feeling a bit lost—it dawned on me that my life has been a series of visits to the Lost and Found Department! Time after time, I've felt lost, and time after time I've been found." ~Parker J. Palmer

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Leonard Peltier - Mother Earth

"... no human being should ever have to fear for his or her life because of their political or religious beliefs. We are in this together, my friends, the rich, the poor, the red, white, black, brown and yellow. We share responsibility for Mother Earth and those who live and breathe upon her. Never forget that." ~Leonard Peltier

Rae Smith - opportunity

"Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along." ~Rae Smith

Ryan Cheramie - Amazon

"The amazon is the most beautiful place on earth, the most rich in forest and the lungs of our planet." ~Ryan Cheramie

Radha Mitchell - interactions

"We've become much more casual and much more relaxed in social interactions, where there was a formality and maybe a kind of respect at that time that doesn't exist now." -Radha Mitchell


Dr. Charles F. Glassman Quotes

"A drowning person cannot help someone else who is drowning." ~Charles F. Glassman, MD on EBOLA virus

"A genuine teacher does not seek to impress you with their greatness, but instead to impress upon you that you possess the skills to discover your own." ~Charles F. Glassman

"All it takes is a little bit of faith...in your self. Try this approach, this affirmation, and watch how it sends an empowering, healthy chill that moves you in the direction to live your everyday extraordinary!" ~Dr. Charles F. Glassman, Coach MD

"Although some say it is both a blessing and a curse to feel so deeply, I will take sensitivity over indifference every time." ~Dr. Charles Glassman

"Before you find your soul mate, you must first discover your soul." ~Dr. Charles Glassman, Coach MD

"Being an optimist doesn't mean you have to ignore reality. Instead, it helps to keep you healthier, with a clearer head, so that you can understand the reality and respond to it, rather than react." ~Dr. Charles, Coach MD

"Belief conducts the symphony of our thoughts. While moments dance to that symphony. Want better moments? Choose to be a better conductor." ~Dr. Charles, Coach MD (Glassman)

"Don’t believe you’ve reached the end before you’ve even reached the beginning." ~Charles F. Glassman, MD Coach MD

"Don’t underestimate the power of humor and the ability to laugh at yourself to deliver peace and serenity." ~Dr. Charles, Coach MD

"Everyone has a story. And that story is filled with ups and downs, disappointments, frustrations, and sometimes downright hardships. However, as long as we are alive on this earth, we must remember that despite our challenges, hope lies in the reality that our story does not end here." ~Charles F. Glassman, MD

"Everyone has at least one gift, talent, skill. Life is not about leveling the playing field, but allowing you to express your gifts. Those who look to expose your strengths and not take advantage of your weaknesses are much more pleasant (and safe) to be around." ~Dr. Charles, Coach MD

"Everyone has challenges, no matter how perfect their lives seem on Facebook." ~Dr. Charles, CoachMD

"Expecting that the future will be bleak and dark is a sure fire way to lock in ill physical and mental health. But to give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way increases the opportunity to live your everyday extraordinary and have better holistic health." ~Dr. Charles, Coach MD

"Faith plus action equals Transformation." ~Charles F. Glassman, Coach MD

"How often does this happen in our life - we find ourselves in relationships that we love, yet as time goes on, we begin looking astray, wondering if there might be something better. Or, we go to work and dread it. And as we dread our work, we look at others and wonder what it would be like to have their job, their husband of wife, their life. But it is hard to achieve anything that lasts and that we love, when we always have one foot out the door. What I have found is that loyalty strengthens love – be loyal to your lover, be loyal to your work, be loyal to yourself. From that place of loyalty will grow and attract more love." ~Charles F. Glassman, MD Coach MD

"I will always find a way and a way will always find me." ~Dr. Charles, Coach MD

"It is easy to confuse the desire to achieve with the desire to one-up another. The latter originates from our primal nature, whereas the former comes from the deepest, truest part of our humanity - the location of our authentic personal strength, our mind: the gateway to our pure potential and soul. Redirect your desire and watch how your health improves and how you come close to living your everyday extraordinary!" ~Dr. Charles, Coach MD

"It is how we nurture the good and deal with the bad that ultimately shapes our destiny." ~Dr. Charles, CoachMD

"It may seem like a no brainer, but how many of us go through life trying to get the approval or love from someone other than ourselves; from our parents, friends, lover, spouse, siblings? The need for love from another person often stands in the way of our finding true self-love, which is the most pure and divine. Once we find that, giving and accepting love becomes fluid and free." ~Charles F. Glassman, Coach MD

"Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle." ~Charles Glassman Coach MD

"Love is not always fireworks and magic. Often we’ll experience it in the form of patience, acceptance, loyalty, and mutual respect." ~Charles F. Glassman, CoachMD

"Making the unfamiliar familiar, the uncomfortable comfortable, and the unknown known means creating new habits and that is a daily exercise." ~Dr. Charles, Coach MD

"Patience is the glue that binds hard work and faith." ~Dr. Charles, Coach MD

"Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame, and worry. Then watch your health, and life, improve." ~Charles F. Glassman

"Some say if you want success surround yourself with successful people. I say if you want true and lasting success surround yourself with people of integrity." ~Dr. Charles F. Glassman, CoachMD

"Stress can destroy much more than just our physical health. Too often, it eats away at our hope, belief, and faith." ~Charles F. Glassman — Coach MD

"Usually when someone is angry we hear their angry words. Instead, try hearing the unspoken, “I am scared, I am frustrated, I am insecure, I am vulnerable, I am threatened." The words are less important than the actual trigger and will hurt less if we recognize this." ~Dr. Charles, Coach MD

"Using someone else’s ruler to measure your self-worth will always leave you short." ~Charles F. Glassman, CoachMD

"Usually when someone is angry, all we hear are their angry words. Instead, try hearing the unspoken, “I am scared, I am frustrated, I am insecure, I am vulnerable, I am threatened." The words are less important than the actual trigger and will hurt less if we recaognize this." ~Dr. Charles Glassman, CoachMD

"We are always looking for the next best thing to keep us in tip top shape. I have found that the way we choose to walk our lives, each day, is what ultimately shapes our health. That's why, for the health of my mind, body, and spirit, I choose to walk with: gratitude not envy; faith not worry; confidence not fear; kindness not anger." ~Dr. Charles, CoachMD

"We formulate dreams, wishes, wants, but don't always know the why. We think we do, but truth be told, often our dreams are based on needs and wants created by certain lacks within us and within our history. That is why, I keep an open mind. Because I know that sometimes on the way to our dreams, We get lost and find an even better one." ~Charles F. Glassman, MD, Coach MD

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Atisha Quotes


"The greatest achievement is selflessness. The greatest worth is self-mastery. The greatest quality is seeking to serve others. The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways. The greatest magic is transmuting the passions. The greatest generosity is non-attachment. The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind. The greatest patience is humility. The greatest effort is not concerned with results. The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go. The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances." ~ Atisha

"The supreme goal of the teachings is the emptiness whose nature is compassion." ~Atisha

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Sylvester Stallone Quotes

"I believe there's an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts." ~Sylvester Stallone

"I learned the real meaning of love. Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people, you can set your watch by them. And that's love, even if it doesn't seem very exciting." ~Sylvester Stallone

“Once in one's life, for one mortal moment, one must make a grab for immortality; if not, one has not lived.” ~Sylvester Stallone

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Dorothy Day - heart

"The greatest challenge of the day is how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us." ~Dorothy Day

James Baraz - mindfulness

"Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t)." ~James Baraz

Justine Edward - overcome

“You can overcome whatever is going on around you if you believe in the light that lives within you.” ~Justine Edward, Shine


Dejan - alphabet

“There is another alphabet, whispering from every leaf, singing from every river, shimmering from every sky.” ~Dejan

Alain de Botton Quotes

“A good half of the art of living is resilience.” ~Alain de Botton

"We will regret some parts of life either way; and that the challenge then is finding the path whose regrets you can live with." ~Alain de Botton

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Martin Fannin - environment

"The lesson is, as a society, we need to be much more aware of our responsibility in protecting our environment and resources that we have. Neglecting our responsibilities will be a scenario for future disasters." ~Martin Fannin, LCG Commentary, A Time of Restoring

Jane Canfield Quotes


"The happiest people are rarely the richest, or the most beautiful, or even the most talented. Happy people do not depend on excitement and fun supplied by the externals. They enjoy the fundamental, often very simple, things of life. They waste no time thinking other pastures are greener, they do not yearn for yesterday or tomorrow." ~Jane Canfield

"The happiest people savour the moment, glad to be alive, enjoy their work, their families, the good things around them. They are adaptable, they can bend with the wind, adjust to the changes in their times, enjoy the contests of life, and feel themselves in harmony with the world. Their eyes turned outwards, they are aware and compassionate. They have the capacity to love." ~Jane Canfield

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H. Robbins Quotes

"Happiness and success in life are not the result of what we have in life but how we live." ~H. Robbins

"Tthe question of the quality of life is answered by how we spend it." ~ H. Robbins


Jamie Tworkowski Quotes

I want to see, one day, a change in mankind..." ~Jamie Tworkskowski

"Our job is to love people. When it hurts. When it’s awkward. When it’s uncool and embarrassing. Our job is to stand together, to carry the burdens of one another and to meet each other in our questions." ~Jamie Tworkowski from Journey to Peace

"Sometimes you don’t need a paragraph to sum up your day, sometimes one sentence has the perfect meaning. One sentence can describe your life; one sentence can make or break your day. When you live your life based off of chapters and chapters over time, you get lost in a story of struggle; you lose the beauty in it. There's something special about a sentence, something special about a group of words, too short to get lost in, but just long enough to bring understanding, to bring peace, and more times than not, to bring hope. Sometimes 1000 words can say nothing, but three words - recovery is possible- can instill faith in the torn, can give hope to the lost, and can bring love to the girl who feels she has nothing left." ~Jamie Tworkowski from To Write Love On Her Arms

"Sometimes you get lost in the world, its full of thoughts, full of fear, full of worry, but; when you take the time to make everything absolutely simple it can become a world of joy, happiness, and understanding. We as humans begin to over think everything. We start to move into a place in out mince where we think we know everything and everything we know is so very intricate, when in all absolute reality it's absolutely simple. When you're reading the quotes on this page (To Write Love on Her Arms), think about how the sentence refers to your life. You'll begin to see how we make our problems into something so powerful, because we make them intricate, but when we look at the simplicity that's actually there we become powerful, and our struggles and problems become weak. It's all about perspective." ~Jamie Tworkowski

"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

"You'll need coffee shops and sunsets, and road trips and airplanes, and passports and new songs, and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people, and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living, breathing, screaming invitation to believe better things." ~Jamie Tworkowski

Author: To Write Love On Her Arms

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Frances Hodgson Burnett Quotes


“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” ~Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden from Everyman's Library

“It is astonishing how short a time it can take for very wonderful things to happen.” ~Frances Hodgson Burnett

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"A boss creates fear, a leader confidence.
A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes.
A boss knows all, a leader asks questions.
A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting.
A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group." ~Russell H. Ewing

"A genuine leader is like a mountain. He shelters everybody from harm whenever man-made or natural catastrophe visits them. Not the kind who ran away first and fast before the danger is given the chance to mark him victim." ~Octavio Dinampo

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." ~+John C. Maxwell

"A travel agency brings people to a place they've never been, but a tour guide brings people to a place he has always been. In leadership do not bring your people to a place you've never been, do not let them do things you've never done." ~Kyle Reygel Perales, 14 January 2017

"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent." ~Douglas MacArthur

"All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership." ~John Kenneth Galbraith

"As future leaders there are certain responsibilities which we expect you to observe. One of these is utmost discipline. If you are not disciplined, you can never win our confidence." ~Nelson Mandela in an Address to the Youth, South Africa, 13 April 1990, LTL

"Asking 'who ought to be the boss' is like asking 'who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?' Obviously, the man who can sing tenor." ~Henry Ford

"Blessed are leaders that embody the principles they espouse. Wicked are those who prey on the people's ignorance and naivete." ~Joffre Balce

"But if a leader is without divine appointment he will just decide based on his whims and caprices, desires worldly recognition using the name of God and at the expense of the innocent believers. A man of God represents God’s grace and peace, mercy and compassion, justice and righteousness." ~Paulus Augustinus Olivarez

"Change must be welcomed with an open mind and a willing heart. New leadership styles must be developed that can accommodate and facilitate the new ideas upon which progress depends." ~David G. Pumphrey

"Effective leadership is not about speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes." ~Peter Drucker

"Excellent teamwork fosters excellent leadership and vice versa." ~Thelma Capinpin on Sara Duterte-Carpio as the World's Best Mayor (January 2017)

"Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led." ~Warren G. Bennis

"Freedom should not be understood to mean leadership positions or even appointments to top positions. It must be understood as the transformation of the lives of ordinary people in the hostels and the ghettos, in the squatter camps, on the farms and in the mine compounds." ~Nelson Mandela during an Address to the Leaders of the Free State Province, South Africa, 17 September 1994, LivingTheLegacy

"Good wise leaders respect the law and basic values of their society." ~Nelson Mandela speaking at the Annual Children's Celebrations, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 27 September 2003 Living The Legacy

“Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader…they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role—always about the goal.” ~Lisa Haisha

"It is easy to be narrow minded and criticize but it is leadership that leads people through difficult times that matters! Those who have not involved themselves in lifting people from poverty and difficult circumstances should not qualify to criticise, especially from their own narrow westernized standpoint! Like leaders in China, you have to first prove yourself by deeds and not words." ~Louis Limited

"It is true that integrity alone won't make you a leader, but without integrity, you will never be one." ~Zig Ziglar

"It was through hardship, care for the people, perseverance and leadership that brought Singapore to the forefront." ~Louis Lim

"Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure." ~Stanley McChrystal

"Leaders who don't listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say." ~Andy Stanley

"Leaders who know their strengths and weaknesses as leaders are likely to be far more effective that the ones who remain blind to them. They are also on the road to humility--that priceless attitude of openness to life that can help a manager absorb mistakes, failures, or personal shortcomings." ~John Adair

"Leaders will have to give clear and decisive leadership towards a world of tolerance and respect for difference, and an uncompromising commitment to peaceful solutions of conflicts and disputes." ~Nelson Mandela upon receiving the German Media Prize, Baden-Baden, Germany, 28 January 1999‪ ‎Living The Legacy‬

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." ~John F. Kennedy

"Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve." -Tom Landry

"Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge." ~Simon Sinek

"Leadership is not about people following you, but in empowering them to lead." ~Bill George

"Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions." ~H Geneen

"Leadership qualities must be backed by high ethical and moral standards, humility, fairness and a willingness to learn and to change." ~Washington SyCip

"Most countries bow to their leader; this leader bows only to the people he serves." ~Aimee B. De Guia on PRRD, Philippines

“No leader will succeed without the help of God. In the Bible, there are some examples. Forsaken by his friends, deserted by most trusted aids, disowned even by his biological sons, David succeeded in leading Israel by the help of God." ~Bro. Eli Soriano, Church of God International

"Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself." -Thomas J. Watson

“One can become a leader only if one is supported by an ideology which makes other people tractable and accommodating.” ~Ludwig von Mises

"Only the strong can show his weakness. This makes him THE leader. The rest are just politicians." ~Aveen Acuna-Gulo on PRRD

"Shakespeare shows us how different leadership styles favor different times, situations, and cultures. He leaves us with the challenge to make a judgment call on which leadership style best suits us and the environment in which we are operating." ~David G Pumphrey

"The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it." -Theodore Roosevelt

"The blood of corruption has emanated from the top vein leadership and flowed down to its smallest tentacles. All that's been connected to the top has enjoyed the benefit of corrupt practices of leadership for many years. And almost all sectors of the govt was smeared and drenched in that filthy blood. It's time to wipe all the blood stains and blotches out." ~Aleph Haorh

'... the fact is that we are in a unique time, it is the first time since the Second World War when there is not one outstanding leader in the world.' ~Bob Hawke

“The first duty of leaders is to keep their people safe.” - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

"The leaders of mankind are those who lift their feet from the dusty road and lift their eyes to the illumined future." ~Woodrow Wilson

"To be an effective leader one must have influence. But to gain influence, one must first lead." ~Justin Sachs

"You are a shining example to world leaders on how to engage with your electorate, bring about real change and increase confidence in the country and people." ~Michael Conlan on President Rodrigo R Duterte, Philippines

"You manage things; you lead people." ~Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

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"A great leader is one who is beholden to his nation. He is without prejudice; and who is fair, just and merciful." ~Leah C. Dancel, April 6, 2017

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." ~John C. Maxwell

"A leader is someone who can move mountains. " ~Romeo Falcon Mondejar

"Every leader is a learner. The moment you stop learning you stop leading." ~from The Purpose Driven CHURCH

“God puts some in places of leadership to shoulder responsibility, not to enjoy privileges.” ~Anon

"Good wise leaders respect the law and basic values of their society." ~Nelson Mandela during the Annual Children’s Celebrations, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 27 September 2003, Living The Legacy

"Great Leaders are like candles. They burn themselves up to give others light." ~Turkish Proverb

"Great leaders don't set out to be a leader. They set out to make a difference. It's never about the role -always about the goal." ~Diehard Duterte Supporters, DDS

"Great leaders may be found at the top of a mountain looking back upon their challenges, but the greatest leaders are often found at the foot of the mountain still helping others reach that summit." ~Robert Clancy on Lead from the Heart

"I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people." ~Indira Gandhi

"If you want the President to succeed, be critical. The person who points out shortcomings is more valuable to a leader than one who sings nothing but praise." ~Francis Euston Acero, March 25, 2017

"If your leader won't take criticism, or openly admit official wrongdoing, he isn't leading you. He's only pleasuring himself." ~Francis Euston Acero, March 25, 2017

"It is a grave error for any leader to be oversensitive in the face of criticism" ~Nelson Mandela from the unpublished sequel to his autobiography, circa 1998 ‪

"It's already a fact that the people want a new leadership that could transcend this fledgling nation into a robust, tough and progressive archipelago in this side of the globe." ~Aleph Haorh on Philippines Politics: Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte

"Japan is the best leader and has a heart for the world! They are indeed the land of the rising sun and the Philippines is forever the pearl of the orient!" ~Aubrey Love Babiera-Rogers

"Leaders lead, builders build, but volunteers work for free to make things happen and thus MAKE A DIFFERENCE. ..." ~Diego Franco, 6 January 2017

"Leaders, whether good or evil, are FOSSILS in history. They become our references and if we chose to check on them, it's our every right." ~Ricardo Perez, 7 June 2018

My being a President is a mere title, l am human like you, and we are all equal.' ~President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
"This statement is a reflection of a leader who's willing to abase himself just to meet the people in common ground. It's a rare attribute found in high ranking officials or head of the state. Duterte is unique, down-to-earth, and wise." ~Aleph Haorh

“My leadership is being criticised because I’m opening the cupboards and we’re finding the skeletons,” ~Bishop Greg Thompson, On “mates protecting mates” culture

"No person can be a great leader, unless he takes genuine joy in the success of those under him." ~Anon

"One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off. Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators, are active; not passive observers." ~James Humes

"Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation. They will be the leaders of our country, the creators of our national wealth, those who care for and protect our people." ~Nelson Mandela speaking during the Dedication of the Qunu and Nkalane Schools, Qunu, South Africa, 3 June 1995, LivingTheLegacy

"Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people." ~Nelson Mandela speaking at the Chief Albert Luthuli Centenary Celebrations, Kwadukuza, South Africa, 25 April 1998, LivingTheLegacy

"The best way to lead people (whether it be students, your children, or anyone you feel the need to help) is to realize that they are fully capable to leading themselves--we are all equal in this way, and we are all free to find that inside of us in just the way we need to." ~Happiness Convert

"The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on." ~Walter Lippmann

“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” ~Ralph Nader

"The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully." ~Walter Lippmann

"The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players." ~Blaine Lee on Leadership

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” ~US President Ronald Reagan

"The mark of great leaders is the ability to understand the context in which they are operating and act accordingly" ~Nelson Mandela upon receiving the Chris Hani Award, at the 10th National Congress of the SACP, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1 July 1998

"The people of the Philippines elected Rodrigo Duterte since they wanted law and order, and he gave it to them. They have chosen a very strong ruler." ~US Senator Richard Black (from Newsinfolearn, FB, Dec 18, 2016)

"The toughness and dedication you showed in directing an independent foreign policy and separating from dependency and submission made everyone listen. Now the Philippines under your leadership will not be bullied or taken for granted." ~Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, 22 November 2016, APEC - Lima, Peru

"The world is full of people with natural leadership qualities. The traditional leaders, who led the independence struggle from the seventeenth century, were such men. But times have changed and education has become a very powerful weapon in the struggle to produce a well-developed person." ~Nelson Mandela from a letter to Makhi Jomo Dalasile, written in Victor Verster Prison, Paarl, South Africa, 14 August 1989, LTL

"The world needs very tough leaders like President Duterte in fighting many of the menaces bedeviling the world today." ~Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany (July 2017)

"There’s nothing as bad as a leader making a demand which you know can never succeed." ~Nelson Mandela from a conversation with Richard Stengel, circa December 1992, Living The Legacy‬

"To lead people, walk beside them . . . As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate . . . When the best leader's work is done the people say, "We did it ourselves!" ~Lao-Tzu

"WE WANT CHANGE! We want a leader that can bring us to that Promised Land. Duterte is a destructor of bad democracy, and equipped with an iron policy to effectively govern this country. We want a radical change; we believe it’s the only way... I’m taking that rollercoaster ride with him. I’m going up, slightly scared and excited, I don’t know what’s coming next but I know it’s going to be good. You can’t handle it, then ride a carousel that will give you the same vicious cycle of greed, corruption and illegal drugs. This great iron fist will change the infrastructure of the society of Philippines for the better, you're either with us, or against us, SO BE IT." ~Vivian Velez


"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd." ~Max Lucado

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Quotes on PEOPLE

"A bad system can destroy good people." ~Gary Mottershead

"A democracy of mean and ignorant people is just as scary as any other horrible form of government." ~Bryant McGill

"A lot of people have gone further than they thought the could because someone else thought they could." ~Zig Ziglar

"A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water." ~Carl Reiner

"Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together,but do so with all your heart." ~Marcus Aurelius

"Align yourself with people that you can learn from, people who want more out of life, people who are stretching and searching and seeking some higher ground in life." ~Les Brown

"Always cherish the people who were there for you when no one else was." ~Anon

"Arrogance, lies and deceit will never win people over." ~Rolaiza Mimi Singayao, 18 September 2017

"As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears." ~John Locke

"Be Grateful for every second of every day that you get to spend with the people you love. Life is so very precious." ~Anon

"Be open to others; give people a chance. Be open to yourself; give yourself a chance." ~Bryant McGill

"Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and forgiving heart. Be the one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them." ~Marvin J. Ashton

"Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart, one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them." ~Di Riseborough-Intuitive Life Strategist

"Beauty is often spoken of as though it only stirs lust or admiration, but the most beautiful people are so in a way that makes them look like destiny or fate or meaning, the heroes of a remarkable story." ~Rebecca Solnit

"Before people want to hear what you say, they want to know that you care." ~Our Daily Bread

"Before the invention of electricity, people used to sleep early as intended by nature." ~Farzana Shaker

"Being alone has the power that very few people can handle." ~Steven Aitchison

“But remember what drives a man; real men do what they have to do to make sure their people are taken care of, clothed, housed, and reasonably sastisfied, and if they're doing anything less than that, they're not men.” ~Steve Harvey

"Caring people help others not because they expect a reward but because it is natural to show kindness." ~Anon

“Celebrate the people in your life who are there because they love you for no other reason than because you are YOU.” ~Mandy Hale

"Chaotic people often have chaotic lives, they somehow create that. Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. If you learn to keep your mouth shut at the right times, there will be fewer times you have to pull your foot out of it. Remember: Inner peace is beyond victory or defeat." ~Anon

"Characterise people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words." ~A Spiritual Journey

"Civic associations in this country play an important role in voicing the aspirations of the people and shaping their thoughts." ~Nelson Mandela from a letter to the Paarl Civic Association, written in Victor Verster Prison, Paarl, South Africa, 21 August 1989 ‪

“Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.” ~Henri Matisse

“Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbor is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions.” ~Paulo Coelho

"Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself." ~Henry Miller

"Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life. Only dead people never get broken hearts." ~Mez Mhel

"Do something wonderful, people may imitate it." ~Albert Schweitzer

"Do what you can to help people but have the wisdom to accept your limits." ~Bryant McGill

"Don't allow other people's noise ruin your inner peace." ~Fiona, The Healing Room

"..., don't ever stop or let the world's negativity disenchant you or your spirit. If you surround yourself with love and the right people, anything is possible." ~Adam Green

"Don’t let people change the loving and caring person you are. Don’t let anyone get you down. Use the love and goodness inside you to stay strong." ~Brigitte Nicole

"Don't let the noise of other people's opinions drown out your own inner voice." ~Anon

"Don't trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust those whose feelings remain the same even when the time changes." ~Anon

"Don't wait for other people to be loving, giving, compassionate, grateful, forgiving, generous, or friendly... lead the way!" ~Steve Maraboli

"Don’t worry about what people say behind your back, they are the people who are finding faults in your life instead of fixing the faults in their own life." ~Anon

"Do you know what people really want? Everyone, I mean. Everybody in the world is thinking: I wish there was just one other person I could really talk to, who could really understand me, who’d be kind to me. That’s what people really want." ~Doris Lessing The Golden Notebook

"During the times that hurt the most, it is important to remember that the people we lose are never gone from us. They will always exist in the hearts of those they loved, in memories and in their legacy that will continue on forever." ~Tobin Brothers

"Even people who claim everything is predestined and we can do nothing about it, look before crossing the road." ~Quotes About Life

"Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own." ~Paulo Coelho , The Alchemist

"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul." ~Luther Burbank

"For most people, their spiritual teacher is their suffering. Because eventually the suffering brings about awakening." ~Eckhart Tolle

"For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us." ~Richard H. Baker

"Forcing people to be generous isn't humanitarian, effective, compassionate or moral. Only acts that are truly voluntary for all concerned can be truly compassionate." ~Harry Browne

"Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer." ~Anon

"From doing A Moon for the Misbegotten, I've learned that nobody's love can save anybody else. There are people who want to die, and nothing or nobody will stop them. The only one who can save you is yourself." ~Gabriel Byrne

"From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It's not a miracle; we just decided to go." ~Tom Hanks

"Gestures of kindness, courage, honesty, and love tend to be small and quiet, and most of them are made by ordinary human beings. But these acts create and sustain a dense web of commitment that holds this planet and its people together. The web is so resilient that it will never be completely destroyed, because it is constructed of human goodwill rather than bricks, money, or nationalism." ~Sallirae Henderson

"Give light and people will find the way." ~Ella Baker

"Give people a chance to love you, for that is how you learn to love." ~Melissa Ososki

"Give people time. Give people space. Don’t beg anyone to stay. Let them roam. What’s meant for you will always be yours." ~Reyna Biddy

"Good people are built through bad times." ~Thomas Plummer

"Good people sometimes make bad decisions. They mess up, and they let others down. But that doesn't make them bad people. We all make mistakes." ~Anon

"Happiness is found in loving the truth in people." ~Robert Holden

"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." ~C.S. Lewis

"Haven't you been listening to your inner-voice? Be honest, your gut has been screaming but you have been ignoring it. How much more of your life are you going to throw-away for a lie? Accept it. Some people never change. Some people have abusive, negative, controlling tendencies in their blood; they are wired for havoc, bickering and deception. They know of no other way to interface with others except through their created chaos. Chaos is their home-court advantage where they play their mind-games so they can have power over you; it's a rigged game you can never win. They will wear you ragged and bring you to your knees emotionally and physically. In time they will destroy every wonderful thing you have in your life. You are in danger: your health, your peace of mind, your happiness and maybe even your life. There is more than one way to lose your life; quickly through violence, or fettered-away and wasted around dreadful, toxic people. You must take control of your life and make good decisions for yourself. The insanity must end, for your sake and for theirs." ~Bryant McGill

"Hear me, that the people may once again find the a Good Road and the Shielding Tree." ~Black Elk

“Here is a simple but powerful rule: always give people more than what they expect to get." ~Nelson Boswell

"Here’s to all the people who get back up more times than they are knocked down, who give more than they ever expect to receive, who still show love to others, even when their own heart is broken, who smile through the sad times, who light the way for others, who spread laughter and joy. Thank you for making the world a better place." ~Anon

"Here’s to the people who try their hardest to be good enough for everyone; who spend hours reading random quotes to find the right one; who listen to the same song dozens of times because the lyrics mean a lot; who deserve so much more than they get and are willing to fight for it and those who wished upon a star, wasted on someone that will never care; and to the beautiful people that feel lonely in their heart." ~Lessons Learned in Life

"Honesty has a power that very few people can handle." ~from Sun-gazing dot com

“Human history is work history. The heroes of the people are work heroes.” ~Meridel Le Sueur on Labor

"I admire people who choose to shine even after all the storms they've been through." ~Anon

“I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn't matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together.” ~Julia L. Roberts

"I can't make people value me. All I can do is show them who I am, what I feel, and what I believe in. It is up to them to realize my worth." ~Sobriety By The Grace Of God

"I cry for my people and my country." ~Ferdinand E. Marcos

"I don't chase people anymore. I learned that I'm here, and I'm important. I'm not going to run after people to prove that I matter." ~Anon

"I don’t interfere in the affairs of others, unless I’m asked. Even when I’m asked, my own concern is always to bring people together" ~Nelson Mandela from a conversation with Richard Stengel, 3 May 1993, LivingTheLegacy

"I forgive people but that doesn't mean I accept their behavior or trust them. I forgive them for me, so I can let go and move on with my life." ~Anon

"I’ve come to realize that the only people I need in my life are the ones who need me in theirs even when I have nothing else to offer but myself." ~from Lessons Learned in Life

"I have decided to stop saying yes to people and situations that don't support my well-being. Instead, I will say yes to my happiness, and yes to my growth, and yes to all the people and things that inspire me to be authentic and whole, while at the same time accepting me just as I am. My yes, from here on out, is my pledge to live honestly, my commitment to love myself fiercely, and my cry to create my best life possible. Yes." ~Scott Stabile

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou

“I haven't stopped looking for the good in people. I've just accepted the fact that I'm not always going to find it.” ~Patti LaBelle

"I hope we can follow the wishes of the people and use this visit as an opportunity to push China-Philippines relations back on a friendly footing and fully improve things" - President Xi (DDS FB, October 21, 2016, Beijing) on President RR Duterte during his recent State Visit to the Republic of China

"I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain." ~James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (Mermaids of the Lake)

"I know that's what people say-- you'll get over it. I'd say it, too. But I know it's not true. Oh, you'll be happy again, never fear. But you won't forget." ~ Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

"I lay on the bed and lost myself in the stories. Books are safer than other people anyway." ~Neil Gaiman

"I love when people that have been through hell walk out of the flames carrying buckets of water for those still consumed by the fire." ~Stephanie Sparkles

"I really think—at any age—it's learning to be comfortable in your own skin. If women would treat themselves with the same kind of love they give to their friends, that would be such a great gift we could give ourselves. What makes you the most attractive is self-confidence. That's what people see." ~Cindy Crawford on Body Image

"I stopped explaining myself when I realized people only understand from their level of perception." ~Anon

"I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people." ~Indira Gandhi

"I would never allow the wrong people back into my life again. I forgive them but they can stay where they are. Good for my peace of heart and mind." ~Leah C. Dancel

"I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained." ~Walt Disney

"If ignorance is bliss, there should be more happy people." -Graffiti

"If people lose faith in the electoral process and system, it is the process and system that must change, not the people's faith or lack thereof in them." ~Joffre Balce

"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." ~ Steve Maraboli

"If people like you they'll listen to you, but if they trust you they'll do business with you." ~Zig Ziglar

"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." ~Steve Maraboli

"If people were always kind and obedient to those who are cruel and unjust; the wicked people would have it all their own way: they would never feel afraid, and so they would never alter, but would grow worse and worse. When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard; I am sure we should — so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again." ~Charlotte Bonte, from JANE EYRE (1847)

"If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are." ~ Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu

"If you are careful with people, they will offer you part of themselves. That is the big secret. " ~Eve Arnold

"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet. How important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of your self that you leave at every encounter with another." ~Fred Roger

"If you disregard people's feelings you end up removing yourself from those person's lives." ~Danny Tizzy

"If you don't see your WORTH, you'll always attract people who don't see it either. When your self esteem rises, your life follows." ~Mandy Hale

"If you sing in church for the applause and approval of other people, you are not doing it unto the Lord. If you feed the needy so that people will think you are a kind and benevolent person, then you are seeking the glory of men, not God. If you do any action for the outward appreciation of the world, then you will not be rewarded by God. Only by working in humility, in secret, will the Lord be fully glorified and reward you in turn." ~Dr. David Jeremiah

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” ~Albert Einstein

“In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.” ~Judy Garland on Caring

"In these times when trouble and violence are increasing, we have no choice but to face this mounting chaos as one family of people." ~White Buffalo Day Proclamation 27 August 2002

"It always rains the hardest on people who deserve the sun." ~Anon

"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things." ~Elinor Smith

"It is a rarity to find someone who can weigh other people's faults without putting his own thumbs on the scale." ~Paraguayan Proverb

"It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious." ~Oscar Wilde

"It's already a fact that the people want a new leadership that could transcend this fledgling nation into a robust, tough and progressive archipelago in this side of the globe." ~Aleph Haorh on Philippines Politics: Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte

"It is always painful to part with people whom one has known for a very brief space of time. The absence of old friends one can endure with equanimity. But even a momentary separation from anyone to whom one has just been introduced is almost unbearable." ~Oscar Wilde

"It's easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled." ~Mark Twain

"It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life." ~Victor Hugo

"It's hard to let go of people that you never thought you could live without but it's possible to be happy again. Believe it and that day will come around sooner than you can imagine." ~D.Kemp

"It’s heartwarming to see people go above and beyond for others in need." ~Jenny Brown (an inspiring story of Greg Smith helping a homeless woman, Amy Joe shared on FB by Chicken Soup for the Soul).

"It's important that people should know what you stand for. It's equally important that they should know what you won't stand for." ~Mary H. Waldrip

"It is necessary, and even vital, to set standards for your life and the people you allow in it." ~Mandy Hale

"It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done." ~Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

"It's not easy to educate people about the value of what we were born into and what our ancestors passed onto us We take things around us for granted. Slowly though we are starting to realize how important their value is." ~Trixie Cruz-Angeles, NCCA Legal Counsel, Philipine Identity Keeper

"It's not happy people who are thankful, it's thankful people who are happy. " ~David Vox

"It is not... That some people do not know 
what to do with truth when it is offered to them, But the tragic fate is to reach, after patient search, a condition of mind-blindness, in which The truth is not recognized, though it stares you in the face." ~Sir William Osler, physician, 1849-1919

"It is the Mothers, not the Warriors, who create a people and guide their destiny." ~Sioux

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” ~Maya Angelou

"It is time for people in every city in the world to decide, do you want to fight crime or do you want live with drugs? There is no in-between." ~Adam Garrie, Eurasia Future (Twitter)

"It is vital that our youth lead the efforts to create the conditions in which our people can sleep peacefully at night and our children can go to school without fear." ~Nelson Mandela upon receiving an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, 30 May 1998, LivingTheLegacy‬

"It is wise to direct your anger towards problems, not people; to focus your energies on answers, not excuses." ~William A. Ward

“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

"It will be of little avail to the people, if the law is so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood." ~James Madison, the Father of the American Constitution

"Joyful people have an integrity around them. They do what is right even if there is social pressure to do otherwise. Joyful people are true to themselves and their values." ~Edith R Shipp

"Laughing at other peoples' own mistakes can extend your strife." ~Edris Tamano

“Laughter is the closest distance between two people.” ~Victor Borge

"Let go of the people who dull your shine, poison your spirit, and bring you drama. Cancel your subscription to their issues." ~Steve Maraboli

"Let people know what you stand for - and what you won't stand for." ~H. Jackson Brown Jr.

"Like the sun, we are attracted to people who shine with warmth and brightness." ~A.D. Williams

"Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would." ~E.V.

"Love leaves legacy. How you treated other people, not your wealth or accomplishments, is the most enduring impact you can leave on earth." ~Rick Warren

"Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world." ~Wayne Dyer

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. " ~Thomas A. Edison

"Many people are smart, but only a few are wise." ~Ina de Graaf

"Many people like to teach others as if they themselves are masters, but you must love the flock with the heart of a father!" ~Y M Yang

"Many people seem to think it foolish, even superstitious, to believe that the world could still change for the better. And it is true that in winter it is sometimes so bitingly cold that one is tempted to say, 'What do I care if there is a summer; its warmth is no help to me now.' Yes, evil often seems to surpass good. But then, in spite of us, and without our permission, there comes at last an end to the bitter frosts. One morning the wind turns, and there is a thaw. And so I must still have hope." ~Vincent Van Gogh

"Many people spend more time planning the wedding than they do planning the marriage." ~Zig Ziglar

"Many people would be scared if they saw in the mirror, not their faces ... but their character." ~Anon

"Mean people are really just sad people. They hurt others because they are hurting. Every person is born beautiful, and much of the ugliness in others was put inside of them by other hurting people." ~Bryant McGill

"Mingle often with good people to keep your soul nourished." ~A.D. William

"Miserable people focus on the things that they hate about their life. Happy people focus on the things they love about their life." ~Zig Ziglar

“Money comes and goes, but people last for a lifetime.” ~Rob Shan

"Most people are unable to write because they are unable to think, and they are unable to think because they congenitally lack the equipment to do so, just as they congenitally lack the equipment to fly over the moon." ~H. L. Mencken

"Most people do not understand the wisdom of a free person. Such free spirits often become lonely in life. But the world needs them!" ~Wikr

"Most people tiptoe through their life hoping to make it safely to their death." ~Earl Nightingale

"Most people who fail in their dream, fail not from lack of ability but from lack of commitment." ~Zig Ziglar

"Most really great people are humble." ~John Marks Templeton

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all." ~Dale Carnegie

"Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense and discover too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes'." ~from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the nervy that comes out of you." ~Anon

"Music has a powerful hold of most people, it can make you cry, reminisce or fill you with pure excitement and ecstasy! Sometimes the good vibes are so strong that all you want to do is jump up on stage and join the fun." ~Harry Bartlett

"My dad once told me, ‘There’s three types of people. Moral people know the difference between right and wrong and do right. Immoral people know right and wrong and choose to do wrong. Amoral people don’t know the difference.’" ~Richard Dreyfuss

"My life is like the sand. People journey through my mind and leave their footprints, but then the tide rushes in." ~George Betts

"My life is spent in perpetual alternation between two rhythms, the rhythm of attracting people for fear I may be lonely and the rhythm of trying to get rid of them because I know that I am bored." ~C.E.M. Joad

"Never argue with stupid people, They will drag you down to their Level they will beat you with experience." ~Mark Twain

"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have." ~Margaret Mead

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~Margaret Mead (1901-1978)

"Never loan your heart to hatred; it pays you back with self-destruction. Majority of people living are not aware that anger is an acid that destroys its own container."
~Israelmore Ayivor

"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." ~Brainy Quote

"No social justice without historical justice. No human rights unless there is association in equality. The struggle of the First Peoples of Australia is the struggle of all oppressed peoples." ~Joffre Balce

"None of us know how much time we have left on this earth. What is left in the end are your actions, the memories you left behind and how you made people feel. And what you want to leave behind is people to remember you with love." ~Brigitte Nicole

“Not everyone is meant to be in your future. Some people are just passing through to teach you lessons in life.” ~Anon

"Nothing unites people more than shared rage against a common enemy." ~Don Luman-ag

“One can become a leader only if one is supported by an ideology which makes other people tractable and accommodating.” ~Ludwig von Mises

"One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk." ~Anon

"One does not sell the land people walk on." ~Crazy Horse

"One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedents of chemical therapy over nutrition. It's a substitution of artificial therapy over nature, of poisons over food, in which we are feeding people poisons trying to correct the reactions of starvation." ~Dr. Royal Lee (1951)

‪"Only few people have that heart to mold the next generation." ~John Vier ‬

"Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them." ~Leo Tolstoy

"Our people have the right to hope, the right to a future, the right to life itself. No power on this earth can destroy the thirst for human dignity. Our land cries out for peace. We will only achieve it through adherence to democratic principles and respect for the rights of all." ~Nelson Mandela speaking at King William's Town, Bhisho, South Africa, 8 September 1992, LTL

"People are all over the world telling their one dramatic story and how their life has turned into getting over this one event. Now their lives are more about the past than their future." ~Chuck Palahniuk

"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are they who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them." ~George Bernard Shaw

"People are constantly changing and growing. Do not cling to a limited, disconnected, negative image of a person in the past. See that person now. Your relationship is always alive and changing." ~Dr. Brian Weiss

"People are fighting over how our heartsongs are different. But they don't need to be the same. That's the beauty. We are a mosaic of gifts. Each of us has our inner beauty no matter how we look." ~Mattie Stepanek

"People are sent into our lives to teach us things that we need to learn about ourselves." ~Mandy Hale

"People are the custodians of the world’s wealth; if you want them to hand some over to you, you have to be nice to people!" ~Stuart Wilde

"People can refute your facts, but never your feelings." ~Sharon Anthony Bower

"People clap for the wrong reasons." ~Holden Caulfield

"People do not need saving. People need love, support, and encouragement that they can withstand any trials and will always come out stroanger, wiser, and more compassionate. I cannot shelter anyone from the storms of life, or they will never grow, learn, and expand." ~Brian L. Weiss

"People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"People do not wander around and then find themselves at the top of Mount Everest. You will hit what you aim at. If you aim at nothing you will hit it every time." ~Zig Ziglar

"People don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed ." ~Friedrich Nietzsche

"People get discouraged. They should remember, from me, it takes courage not to be discouraged.” ~Ben Ferencz, a son of Romanian Jewish immigrants who found refuge in the United States

"People hardly ever make use of the freedom they have, for example, freedom of thought; instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation." ~Soren Kierkegaard

"People judge best when they condemn." ~PRRD, Sept 9, 2016 (on meeting with Filipino community in Jakarta, Indonesia)

"People keep looking to government for the answer and government is the problem." ~Ronald Reagan

"People look at you and me to see what they are supposed to be. And, if we don’t disappoint them, maybe, just maybe, they won’t disappoint us." ~Walt Disney

"People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude." ~John C. Maxwell

"People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get. -Frederick Douglass

"People of humor are always in some degree people of genius." -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"People say walking on water is a miracle, but to me walking peacefully on earth is the real miracle." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

"People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life." ~Elizabeth Gilbert

“People to whom sin is just a matter of words, to them salvation is just words too.” ~from AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner from Vintage Books

"People want to change everything and, at the same time, want it all to remain the same." ~Paulo Coelho

"People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes." ~Abigail Van Buren

"People will come and go in life, but the person in the mirror will be there forever: SO BE GOOD TO YOURSELF." ~Zig Ziglar

"People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors." ~from "Reflections on the Revolution in France" (1790) by Edmund Burke

"People who are sensible about love are incapable of it." ~Douglas Yates

"People who believe their lives are meaningful tend to tell stories defined by growth, communion and agency." ~Dan McAdams, Northwestern University psychologist

"Really listening and suspending one's own judgment is necessary in order to understand other people on their own terms. As we have noted, this is a process that requires trust and builds trust." ~Mary Field Belenky

"Religion is for people who are afraid to go to hell. Spirituality is for those who have already been there." ~Vine Deloria, Sioux

"Rudeness has no place in kind people's heart." ~Leah C. Dancel, 11 January 2016

”Seeing things from a different point of view can help us understand why other people act the way they do. We, too often judge people without having all the facts.” - Sean Covey (from Yogi Alejandro)

"Sensitive people suffer more, but they love more and dream more." ~Augusto Cury

"Shallow people hear the words. Wise people hear the message. They hear the curses. We hear the outcry." ~Ranj De Chavez

"Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds." ~Anon

"Some people are like clouds, when they disappear it's a brighter day." ~Arthur Gabriele

"Some people are never going to give you the same amount of energy as you give them, no matter how hard you try." ~Anthony Gucciardi

"Some people are poor but rich by heart." ~NTD Australia

"Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.” ~Robert Newton Anthony

"Some people go to church to put their world to rights..." ~Bookey Peek, Reader's Digest 2009

“Some people live as though they are already dead. There are people moving around us who are consumed by their past, terrified of their future, and stuck in their anger and jealousy. They are not alive; they are just walking corpses.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

"Some people mistakenly conclude that cultivating compassion is all about others’ benefit, whereas the first benefit is to us. Compassion brings us peace of mind. It attracts friends. Friends are based on trust and trust develops when we show concern for others." ~Dalai Lama

“Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away.” ~Ismail Haniyeh

"Some ways of using our thinking are really inspiring. There are people who use their thinking to race cars. People use their thinking to build rockets to the moon. It's all just a use of your thinking." ~Michael Nesmith

"Sometimes it feels good that some people fail to notice our existence around them. It's when we realise we are more important to ourselves than they are to us. There's nothing bitter in this realisation. Just a realisation that what we have is more precious than what we don't." ~Priti Shaw FB

'Sometimes it takes people a few decades to find their voice and a story that is worth telling." ~Krissy Kneen

"Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem." ~W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

"Stay away from people who can’t take responsibility for their actions and who make you feel bad for being angry at them when they do you wrong." ~Anon

"Strong people are made by opposition, like kites that go up against the wind." ~Frank Harris

"Strong people can shake, but never collapse. And once the hurt passes, more strength comes." ~Maria Flynn

"Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose." ~G.K. Nielson

"The best way to lead people (whether it be students, your children, or anyone you feel the need to help) is to realize that they are fully capable to leading themselves--we are all equal in this way, and we are all free to find that inside of us in just the way we need to." ~Happiness Convert

"The distance betwIeen two people is the lack of respect for each other." ~Paulo Coelho

"The eagle likes to fly high above the world, not to look down on people, but to encourage them to look up.” ~unattributed

"The great secret that all old people share is that you haven’t really changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all.” ~Doris Lessing

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." ~Walter Bagehot

"The idea that everything is purposeful really changes the way you live. To think that everything that you do has a ripple effect, that every word that you speak, every action that you make affects other people and the planet." ~Victoria Moran

"The most loving people I know are those who go beyond stereotypes, those who break social constructs." ~Kyle Reygel Perales

“The only people who see the whole picture are the ones who step outside the frame.” ~Salman Rushdie

"The penalty of success is to be bored by the attentions of people who formerly snubbed you." ~Malcolm. W. Little

"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are usually the ones that do." ~Steve Jobs

“The people who shape our lives and our cultures have the ability to communicate a vision or a quest or a joy or a mission.” ~Anthony Robbins

"The present technology goes so fast forward, that people cannot catch it up. In a few years we will be like a tribes from caves, but with laser guns..." ~Anon

"The problem is these biases are often subtle. It’s these micro-inequities that do the most damage – the small, seemingly inconsequential ways in which people are mexcluded or discounted that, over time, erode confidence, value and worth and reinforce a culture that is not inclusive." ~astrophysicist Jill Rathborne on biases in the world of science

"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be." ~Seneca

"The secret of living is to find people who will pay you money to do what you would pay to do if you had the money." ~S Caldwell

“The strongest relationships are between two people who can live without each other but don't want to.” ~Harriet Lerner

"The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, but because of the silence of good people!" ~Napoleon Bonaparte

"The worst thing about relationships is not to end up all alone, but to end up with people that make you feel all alone." ~Robin Williams

"There are better people in the world, do not let the worst do the worst to you, you deserve the best in life." ~Michael Bassey Johnson

"There are no limits to the majestic future which lies before the mighty expanse of Canada with its virile, aspiring, cultured, and generous-hearted people.” ~Winston Churchill

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” ~Mahatama Gandhi

"There are people who are so wonderfully kind that simply being in their presence warms your heart like a beautiful sunrise." ~Robert Clancy on volunteers

"There are people who carry love and light to others. They are messengers of hope." ~Susan Gale Wickes

"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.” ~Anon

"There are two kinds of people in this world: wolves who cut their own path and sheep that just follow the herd." ~Troy Crane

"There has never been a great individual who did not have ordinary people at their side." ~Anon

"There is one art of which people should be masters - the art of reflection." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"There must be millions of people all over the world who never get any love letters... I could be their leader." ~Charlie Brown

"There's only one thing sweet among the people. They never run out of anything to complain. Most are plain unteachable. It's okay to be "easy going" but sometimes there's got to be a boundary." ~LCD, 4 January 2016

"There will always be people in your life who treat you wrong. Be sure to thank them for making you strong." ~Zig Ziglar

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out." ~Art Linkletter

"Think about how much better this world would be if people would just smile at each other more often...You don't have to talk; you don't have to agree on anything; all you have to do is smile! Smiling breaks barriers; it eases tension, and it's the first step to making a new friend." ~Tom Giaquinto, Be A Good Human (from Mermaids of the Lake)

"Those that remind us of the indomitable will of the human spirit to triumph over adversity, that make you believe in people, that make you hope for our country and our world." ~Mike Acebedo Lopez, March 27, 2017

“To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.” ~Rene Descartes on Behavior

"To lead people, walk beside them . . . As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate . . . When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves!'" ~Lao-Tzu

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." ~Oscar Wilde

"To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions." ~Deepak Chopra

"Too many people go through life running from something that isn't after them. Some also run after others not realizing that if they're meant in their lives, they won't run away." ~George Daniel Anos

"True education should include pointing people to where the most important truths are found." ~Gerard Weston

"Truly successful people do their best to attain excellence in areas of their lives that are significant to them." ~Susan Shumsky

“We are people of the land and our language expresses this. Our knowledge is held in our languages and our languages express our cultures.” ~Veronica Perrurle Dobson, Alice Springs-based educator, author and Arrernte senior (Australian Geographic)

"We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves." ~Galileo Galilei

"We do not judge the people we love" ~Jean-Paul Sartre

"We know that our enemies are not other poor people abroad. Our enemies are the people that laid us off from our jobs, that denied us healthcare, that make it impossible to get an education. Our enemies are not in the poorest countries on the planet, but right here in the richest one." ~Mike Prysner, The Peace Report

"We probably wouldn't worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do." ~Olin Miller

"We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them." ~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

”We shouldn't judge people through the prism of our own stereotypes.” -Queen Rania of Jordan

"What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing. You wouldn't be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought." ~David Hockney

"When dealing with difficult people, I pause and reflect, instead of rant and react." ~Lisa Prosen

"When people are determined, they can overcome anything." ~Nelson Mandela from a conversation with Morgan Freeman

"When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” ~Simon Sinek

"When two people read books in each other’s company it is considered companionable silence, or mutual intellectual interest, or a romantic version of solitude from which one is sure they will surface shortly to discuss what they have read and marvel at each other’s insights." ~Emma Brockes

"When you hurt people, they begin to love you less. That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less." ~Arundhati Roy

"Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong." ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

"While people are struggling unhappily in the cities against the cruel authorities, a waterfall happily and cheerfully flows in the nature; there is happiness only if there is freedom!" ~Mehmet Murat Ildan

“With a keen appreciation for the immaterial treasures that bring us closer to God, let us continue to pursue an agenda for genuine change that will be for the best interest of our people. I hope that we cherish with fondness, love and gratitude the spiritual inheritance left by our ancestors and loved ones on their special day." ~President RR Duterte, 1 November 2016

"Why do some people always see beautiful skies and grass and lovely flowers and incredible human beings, while others are hard-pressed to find anything or any place that is beautiful?" ~Leo Buscaglia

"Why do some people hurt you and then act like you hurt them? ~Steve Wentworth

"You can't travel the back roads very long without discovering a multitude of gentle people doing good for others with no expectation of gain or recognition... Some people out there spend their whole lives selflessly." ~Charles Kuralt

"You don’t meet the people you love, you recognize them." ~Anna Gavalda

“You know your testimony is strong when your roots are so deep that other people’s storms will never knock you over.” ~Shannon L. Alder

"You may think your light is small, but it can make a big difference in other people's lives. Let your Light shine!" ~Anon

"You make friends with people because you’re looking for lifelong relationships, not friendships of convenience or simplicity." ~Soul Spot

"You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals." ~George S. Patton

"Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely coloured by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, moulded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day." ~Orison Swett Marden


"People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant."

Source: Ups, Downs and Roundabouts

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