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…“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom”
― George S. Patton Jr.
“…fool me once, shame on me…fool me twice…I deserved to get fucked over.”
― Derekica Snake, Tentacles for the Brides Bouquet
“I had always had a little problem looking out for myself in love. I was afraid people would leave me. So I sort of clung and did everything possible to keep someone around. I didn’t have a hard talk with myself about who I was keeping around. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out. I clung to people like human life preservers. I thought i’d die if someone left me. Its ironic because now I’m the one who’s leaving.”
― Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming
“There was only one guy in the whole Bible Jesus ever personally promised a place with him in Paradise. Not Peter, not Paul, not any of those guys. He was a convicted thief, being executed. So don’t knock the guys on death row. Maybe they know something you don’t.”
― Neil Gaiman, American Gods
“Give the People what they want – and they’ll get what they deserve.”
― The Kinks
“I know I’m not going to be in your head all the time. But once you know me, I’ll be forever in your heart. ”
― Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading
“Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good fucking life.”
― Chuck Palahniuk
“Most important thing in life is learning how to fall.”
― Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses

“No human being, when you understand his desires, is worthless. No one’s life is nothing. Even the most evil of men and women, if you understand their hearts, had some generous act that redeems them, at least a little, from their sins.”
― Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
― J.K. Rowling
“Never assume that the person you are dealing with is weaker or less important than you are. Some people are slow to take offense, which may make you misjudge the thickness of their skin, and fail to worry about insulting them. But should you offend their honor and their pride, they will overwhelm you with a violence that seems sudden and extreme given their slowness to anger. If you want to turn people down, it is best to do so politely and respectfully, even if you feel their request is impudent or their offer ridiculous.”
― Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power
“Betray a friend, and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself.”
― Aesop, Aesop’s Fables
“Don’t bite off more than you can chew because nobody looks attractive spitting it back out.”
― Carroll Bryant

“What a waste my life would be without all the beautiful mistakes I’ve made.”
― Alice Bag, Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a Chicana Punk Story
“Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., Why We Can’t Wait
“You can’t make someone feel good about themselves until you feel good about
yourself.”
― Robin S. Sharma
“Wisdom is the reward for surviving our own stupidity.”
― Brian Rathbone, Regent
“There came a time when you realized that moving on was pointless. That you took yourself with you wherever you went.”
― Stephen King, Doctor Sleep
“I was lost yesterday, I am found today and I will be forgotten tomorrow.”
― Santosh Kalwar
“To suffer without complaint is the only lesson we have to learn in this life”
― Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up.”
― Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum
“Nothing in this world happens by chance.”
― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

“There are some values that you should never compromise on to stay true to yourself; you should be brave to stand up for what you truly believe in even if you stand alone.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“The splendid thing
about falling apart
silently…
is that
you can start over
as many times
as you like.”
― Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!”
― Jillian Michaels
“Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.
Believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential. Never let self-doubt hold you captive. You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”
― Zig Ziglar
“You have come a long way and have won many battles. Whenever you’re faced with a difficult or challenging situation, you’ll overcome it. Yes, you can.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“I believe that worrying about a bad thing prepares you for it when it comes. If you worry, the bad thing doesn’t hit you as hard. You can roll with the punch if you see it coming.”
― Rainbow Rowell, Attachments
“Make the most of what you have and keep your standards high. Never settle for anything less than you deserve or are capable of achieving.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone.”
― Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations
“One of the best ways to influence people is to make them feel important. Most people enjoy those rare moments when others make them feel important. It is one of the deepest human desires.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.”
― Red Haircrow
“Sometimes the only way to ever find yourself is to get completely lost.”
― Kellie Elmore
“Just because things hadn’t gone the way I had planned didn’t necessarily mean they had gone wrong.”
― Ann Patchett, What Now?
“Life consists of two days, one for you one against you. So when it’s for you don’t be proud or reckless, and when it’s against you be patient, for both days are test for you.”
― Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
“Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable”
― Gary L. Francione
“In breaking away from the familiar and the expected, you’ll be forced and privileged to face greater challenges, learn harder lessons, and really get to know yourself.”
― Kelly Cutrone, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You
“No human being, when you understand his desires, is worthless. No one’s life is nothing. Even the most evil of men and women, if you understand their hearts, had some generous act that redeems them, at least a little, from their sins.”
― Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
― J.K. Rowling
“Never assume that the person you are dealing with is weaker or less important than you are. Some people are slow to take offense, which may make you misjudge the thickness of their skin, and fail to worry about insulting them. But should you offend their honor and their pride, they will overwhelm you with a violence that seems sudden and extreme given their slowness to anger. If you want to turn people down, it is best to do so politely and respectfully, even if you feel their request is impudent or their offer ridiculous.”
― Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power
“Betray a friend, and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself.”
― Aesop, Aesop’s Fables
“Don’t bite off more than you can chew because nobody looks attractive spitting it back out.”
― Carroll Bryant
“What a waste my life would be without all the beautiful mistakes I’ve made.”
― Alice Bag, Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a Chicana Punk Story
“Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., Why We Can’t Wait
“You can’t make someone feel good about themselves until you feel good about
yourself.”
― Robin S. Sharma
“Wisdom is the reward for surviving our own stupidity.”
― Brian Rathbone, Regent
“There came a time when you realized that moving on was pointless. That you took yourself with you wherever you went.”
― Stephen King, Doctor Sleep
“I was lost yesterday, I am found today and I will be forgotten tomorrow.”
― Santosh Kalwar

“To suffer without complaint is the only lesson we have to learn in this life”
― Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up.”
― Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum
“Nothing in this world happens by chance.”
― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die
“There are some values that you should never compromise on to stay true to yourself; you should be brave to stand up for what you truly believe in even if you stand alone.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“The splendid thing
about falling apart
silently…
is that
you can start over
as many times
as you like.”
― Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos
“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!”
― Jillian Michaels
“I welcome questions. I hate assumptions.”
― Red Haircrow
“But that was life: Nobody got a guided tour to their own theme park. You had to hop on the rides as they presented themselves, never knowing whether you would like the one you were in line for…or if the bastard was going to make you throw up your corn dog and your cotton candy all over the place.”
― J.R. Ward, Crave
“Do good, live in the most positive and joyful way possible every day.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“Be the kind of person who dares to face life’s challenges and overcome them rather than dodging them.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“Until you change how you get things done, you’ll never know what works best.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“The great Sufi poet and philosopher Rumi once advised his students to write down the three things they most wanted in life. If any item on the list clashes with any other item, Rumi warned, you are destined for unhappiness. Better to live a life of single-pointed focus, he taught. But what about the benefits of living harmoniously among extremes? What if you could somehow create an expansive enough life that you could synchronize seemingly incongruous opposites into a worldview that excludes nothing?”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“Things don’t always work out the way we hope. You just have to pick yourself up and find a new direction to go in.”
― Joelle Charbonneau, The Testing
“I think most people are just trying to be happy, and that most of their actions, however misguided, are in line with that goal. Most people just want to feel they belong somewhere, want to be loved, and want to feel they’re important to someone. If you really examine all the wrongheaded and messed-up things they do, they can most often be traced back to that basic desire. The abusers, the addicted, the cruel and unpleasant, the manipulators –these are just people who started this quest for happiness in the basement of their lives. Someone communicated to them through word or deed that they were undeserving, so they think they have to claw their way there over the backs of others, leaving scars and creating damage. Of course, they only create more misery for themselves and others.”
― Lisa Unger, Sliver of Truth
“When you leave home to follow your dreams, your road will probably be riddled with potholes, not always paved in happy Technicolor bricks. You’ll probably be kicked to the ground 150 million times and told you’re nuts by friends and strangers alike. As you progress you may feel lonely or terrified for your physical and emotional safety. You may overestimate your own capabilities or fail to live up to them, and you’ll surely fall flat on your face once in a while.”
― Kelly Cutrone, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You
“What could be worse than getting to the end of your life and realizing you hadn’t lived it”
― Edward Albee
“The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW.”
― Shannon L. Alder
“Dedicate yourself to what gives your life true meaning and purpose; make a positive difference in someone’s life.”
― Roy T. Bennett
“Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for your convenience, not the callers. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river. Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. Don’t major in minor things. Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. Don’t spread yourself too thin. Learn to say no politely and quickly. Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Don’t waste time grieving over past mistakes Learn from them and move on. Every person needs to have their moment in the sun, when they raise their arms in victory, knowing that on this day, at his hour, they were at their very best. Get your priorities straight. No one ever said on his death bed, ‘Gee, if I’d only spent more time at the office’. Give people a second chance, but not a third. Judge your success by the degree that you’re enjoying peace, health and love. Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly. Leave everything a little better than you found it. Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life and death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems. Never cut what can be untied. Never overestimate your power to change others. Never underestimate your power to change yourself. Remember that overnight success usually takes about fifteen years. Remember that winners do what losers don’t want to do. Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in harbor is safe, but in time its bottom will rot out. Spend less time worrying who’s right, more time deciding what’s right. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. The importance of winning is not what we get from it, but what we become because of it. When facing a difficult task, act as though it’s impossible to fail.”
― Jackson Brown Jr.
“The people you are closest to tend to be able to hurt you the most – that is why heartbreak is so hard to deal with, why death is so painful, and why fights can destroy things that matter.”
― Megan Wilson
“A child fish asks mother fish, ‘Mother, why cannot we live on the Earth?’ Mother fish replied, ‘Dear… it is not the place for fish, it is the place for selfish”
― Santosh Kalwar
“You only get one life. Live it to the fullest. All your miseries will be forgiven when you will be dead.”
― Santosh Kalwar
“There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming. Don’t lose yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate ladder, either.”
― Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way
“Even seasonal situations can bring with them lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will.”
― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass
“One day can change your life. One day can ruin your life. All life is is three or four big days that change everything.”
― Beverly Donofrio
“But life, if nothing else, had taught her promises weren’t always to be counted on, and what appeared at first a shining chance might end in bitter disappointment.”
― Susanna Kearsley, The Winter Sea
“Complex question can only be solved by patience.”
― Hlovate, Contengan Jalanan
“,the rest of the girls pretended not to notice. That’s just what best friends do.”
― Sara Shepard, Pretty Little Liars
“You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them.”
― Leroy Satchel Paige
“Be bold. But not bold, be fucking bold.”
― James Frey, My Friend Leonard
“Life may not be pretty but it’s always beautiful. We may only see the ugliness on the surface. The shit that only the world chooses to notice. But, if we dig deep, if we get to the heart of life, where there’s no pain or fear, where we can just be who we are and love freely without judgement, it’s really beautiful.”
― S.L. Jennings, Fear of Falling
“He had waited five years and bought a mansion where he dispensed starlight to casual moths – so that he could ‘come over’ some afternoon to a stranger’s garden.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
“Still, he figured, sometimes you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do, and then sometimes you’ve just got to run like hell after it’s done.”
― Derek Landy, Death Bringer
“But then, life is a constant withering of possibilities. Some are stolen with the lives of people you love. Others are let go, with regret and reluctance and deep, deep sorrow. But there is compensation for lives unlived in the intoxicating joy of knowing that the life you have – right here, right now – if the one you have chosen. There is power in that, and hope.”
― Emily Maguire, Taming the Beast
“I like to believe that you don’t need to reach a certain goal to be happy. I prefer to think that happiness is always there, and that when things don’t go the way we might like them to, it’s a sign from above that something even better is right around the corner.”
― David Archuleta, Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance
“Never let fear hold you captive.
Never let self-doubt hold you captive.
Never let frustration hold you captive.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.”
― Richard Bach
“Do the kind of things that come from the heart, When you do, you won’t be dissatisfied, you won’t be envious, you won’t be longing for somebody else’s things. On the contrary, you’ll be overhelmed with what comes back”
― Morrie Schwartz
“the scary part is that people don’t realize how much they’ve changed .”
― Simone Elkeles, Leaving Paradise
“Great goals make great people. People cannot hit what they do not aim for.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Goals are the road maps that guide you to your destination.
Cultivate the habit of setting clearly-defined written goals; they are the road maps that guide you to your destination.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“There are some kinds of wounds you can get, internal injuries. You don’t know what’s wrong with you, but you’re bleeding to death slowly inside.”
― Cassandra Clare, City of Glass
“People are successful because they think and act like successful people.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“Instead of complaining about the problem and blaming others, start finding the solution.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“We all have negative thoughts now and then, but we can choose not to dwell there and not to let them control us.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“Wherever I was, I was happy. At peace. I knew that everyone I cared about was all right. I knew it. Time didn’t mean anything, nothing had form but I was still me, you know? And I was warm and I was loved and I was finished. Complete. I don’t understand about theology or dimensions, or any of it, really but I think I was in heaven. And now I’m not. I was torn out of there. Pulled out by my friends. Everything here is hard, and bright, and violent. Everything I feel, everything I touch this is hell. Just getting through the next moment, and the one after that knowing what I’ve lost…”
― Joss Whedon
“Don’t complain, don’t explain.”
― Raymond Carver
“We’ve got everything we need right here, and everything we need is enough.”
― Jack Johnson
“…I started to realize how many great things could happen by confronting the things that scare you most.”
― David Archuleta, Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance
“If I had learned anything in my life about love, it was that they were tenous things that could end at any moment. Caution was essential-but not at the cost of risking your life”
― Richelle Mead, Spirit Bound
“Life is an experiment in which you may fail or succeed. Explore more, expect least.”
― Santosh Kalwar
“Life isn’t meant to be lived perfectly…but merely to be LIVED. Boldly, wildly, beautifully, uncertainly, imperfectly, magically LIVED.”
― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass
“The person may have a scar, but it also means they have a story”
― Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller
“Children, Never look Back!” and this meant that we must never allow the future to be weighed down by memory . for children have no past, and that is the whole secret of the magical innocence of their smiles.”
― Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
“Veganism is not a “sacrifice.” It is a joy.”
― Gary L. Francione
“Be patient and open-minded in your interactions with others; find the positive attributes that they possess.”
― Roy T. Bennett
“The person who hurt you–who raped you or killed your family–is also here. If you are still angry at that person, if you haven’t been able to forgive, you are chained to him. Everyone could feel the emotional truth of that: When someone offends you and you haven’t let go, every time you see him, you grow breathless or your heart skips a beat. If the trauma was really severe, you dream of revenge. Above you, is the Mountain of Peace and Prosperity where we all want to go. But when you try to climb that hill, the person you haven’t forgiven weighs you down. It’s a personal choice whether or not to let go. No one can tell you how long to mourn a death or rage over a rape. But you can’t move forward until you break that chain.”
― Leymah Gbowee, Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War
“The moral of the story is even though that seemed like the end of the world back then, right now I can look back on it and laugh. And if anyone is going through something similar right now just know it will get better.”
― Phil Lester

“One word of encouragement can be enough to spark someone’s motivation to continue with a difficult challenge.”
― Roy T. Bennett
“If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.”
― Charles M. Schulz
“…don’t judge your future based on others’ mistakes.”
― Rachel Vincent, My Soul to Take
“Life gives you lots of chances to screw up which means you have just as many chances to get it right.”
― Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City
“A man can live on his wits and his balls for only so long.”
― Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary
“Sometimes, the simple things are more fun and meaningful than all the banquets in the world …”
― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly
“I made up my mind not to care so much about the destination, and simply enjoy the journey.”
― David Archuleta, Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance
“Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.”
― Denis Waitley
“You have two choices, to conquer your fear or to let your fear conquer you.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“Not forever does the bulbul sing
In balmy shades of bowers,
Not forever lasts the spring
Nor ever blossom the flowers.
Not forever reigneth joy,
Sets the sun on days of bliss,
Friendships not forever last,
They know not life, who know not this.”
― Khushwant Singh, Train to Pakistan
“… I discovered life sometimes has a way of giving you what you need, but not in the form you expect.”
― Lisa Kleypas, Sugar Daddy
“Mind is a flexible mirror, adjust it, to see a better world.”
― Amit Ray, Mindfulness Living in the Moment – Living in the Breath
“You must live life with the full knowledge that your actions will remain. We are creatures of consequence.”
― Zadie Smith, White Teeth
“Never mistrust, unless given a reason.”
― Sonia Rumzi
“Look at the stars. See their beauty. And in that beauty, see yourself.”
― Draya Mooney
“Enjoy every bit of your life to the fullest. Your compromises and sacrifices will be rewarded.”
― Santosh Kalwar
“The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.”
― Wallace Stegner, The Spectator Bird
“If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
“Everyone’s time is limited. What matters most is to focus on what matters most.”
― Roy T. Bennett
“Do not dwell upon the sins and mistakes of yesterday so exclusively as to have no energy and mind left for living rightly today, and do not think that the sins of yesterday can prevent you from living purely today.”
― James Allen, Byways of Blessedness
“It is difficult to make the right choice if you fear choosing wrongly.”
― Roy T. Bennett
“If you want to fly on the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down.”
― Amit Ray, World Peace: The Voice of a Mountain Bird
“Be wise today so you don’t cry tomorrow.”
― E.A. Bucchianeri
“You aren’t old enough to have such regrets.”
“Pain doesn’t respect age, my lady.”
― Sherrilyn Kenyon, Styxx
“The Secret Garden was what Mary called it when she was thinking of it. She liked the name, and she liked still more the feeling that when its beautiful old walls shut her in no one knew where she was. It seemed almost like being shut out of the world in some fairy place. The few books she had read and liked had been fairy-story books, and she had read of secret gardens in some of the stories. Sometimes people went to sleep in them for a hundred years, which she had thought must be rather stupid. She had no intention of going to sleep, and, in fact, she was becoming wider awake every day which passed at Misselthwaite.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
“Necessity is the mother of invention.”
― Aesop, Aesop’s Fables
“The right thing to do is so easy to see when you’re seventeen years old and don’t have to make any big decisions. When you know that no matter what you do, someone will take care of you and fix everything. But when you’re grown up, the world is not that black and white, and the right thing doesn’t a tidy little arrow pointing to it.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, My Life Next Door
“Student: I don’t feel like living anymore. Teacher: If you don’t feel like doing something then don’t do. This means that in finding many ways how not to live your life, you have the possibility to discover how to live your life.”
― Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday
“A woman’s happiness is in throwing everything away to live for love.”
― Ai Yazawa, Paradise Kiss, Vol. 5
“When you start giving, instead of getting, you make a difference. You can always give a warm smile, a sincere hello, a positive vibe… your attention, your time, your love, and kindness to those around you.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“The problem with thick skin is that it leaves you impervious to the sharpest of pins. Everything becomes dull. But without that sense of pain, there cannot be that sense of relief. Ultimately, the thickened skin leaves you numb, incapable of feeling the highs and lows of life. It leaves you rough like a rock and just as inanimate.”
― Michael Soll
“زندگی میں انسان کو ایک عادت ضرور سیکھ لینی چاہیے جو چیز ہاتھ سے نکل جائے اسے بھول جانے کی عادت. یہ عادت بہت سی تکلیفوں سے بچا دیتی ہے.”
― Umera Ahmed, امربیل
“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”
― Les Brown
“If reality is not what you want it to be, change it.”
― Hannu Rajaniemi, The Fractal Prince
“Every time you see someone’s bright-and-shiny, remember: They have their own crappy truths too. Of course they do. And every time you see your own crappy truth and feel despair and think, ‘Is this my life?’, remember: It’s not. Everyone’s got a bright-and-shiny, even if it’s hard to find sometimes.”
― Sophie Kinsella, My Not So Perfect Life
“The formula of life is simple. It is the formula of giving – giving courage, attention, peace, love and comfort to yourself and the society.”
― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power
“People who have a religion should be glad, for not everyone has the gift of believing in heavenly things. You don’t necessarily even have to be afraid of punishment after death; purgatory, hell, and heaven are things that a lot of people can’t accept, but still a religion, it doesn’t matter which, keeps a person on the right path. It isn’t the fear of God but the upholding of one’s own honor and conscience. How noble and good everyone could be if, every evening before falling asleep, they were to recall to their minds the events of the while day and consider exactly what has been good and bad. Then, without realizing it you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day; of course, you achieve quite a lot in the course of time. Anyone can do this, it costs nothing and is certainly very helpful. Whoever doesn’t know it must learn and find by experience that: “A quiet conscience mades one strong!”
― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
“Live the moment. Cherish the present. Anticipate the future. Frame the yesteryear”
― Hlovate, Contengan Jalanan
“Too many people miss out on real love because they’re too busy waiting for the ONE to show up”
― Alexandra Potter, You’re (Not) the One
“Just live well. Just live”
― Jojo Moyes, Me Before You
“You will never be who you want to be, until you are happy with who you are.”
― Thomas F. Shubnell
“Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make each of us unique.”
― D.B. Harrop
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.”
― John Muir
“Men are like roses. You have to watch out for the pricks.”
― Jill Shalvis, Simply Irresistible
“Get away from these two types of people: the ones who think you can only go as far as the situation you were born into; and the ones who think you can only go as far as the current situation you are in.”
― Dee Dee M. Scott, Joy Cometh In The Morning
“Nothing fun in life is easy.”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Wait for You

“How wonderful it would be if people did all they could for one other without seeking anything in return! One should never remember a kindness done, and never forget a kindness received.”
― Kentetsu Takamori
“Congratulations!
Today is your day
You’re off to great places
You’re off and away

You’ve got brains in your head
You’ve got feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself any
Direction you choose

You’re on your own
And you know what you know
And you are the guy
Who’ll decide where you go

Out there things can happen
And frequently do
To people as brainy
And footsy as you

And will you succeed?
Yes you will indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed)

You’re off to great places
Today is your day
Your mountain is waiting
Go, get on your way!”
― Dr. Suess
“I always laugh at the term ‘Cinderella story’, because, if you ask me, it doesn’t matter what life you’re living, life never has a solution. No matter how hard the struggles are that you leave behind, new struggles always take their place.”
― Chris Colfer, The Wishing Spell
“A veil hangs between the two opposites, a mere slip of a thing that is transparent to warn us or comfort us. You hate now but look through this veil and see the possibility of love; you’re sad now but look through to the other side and see happiness. Absolute composure to a complete mess – it happens so quickly, all in the blink of an eye.”
― Cecelia Ahern, Thanks for the Memories
“My dearest friend Abigail, These probably could be the last words I write to you and I may not live long enough to see your response but I truly have lived long enough to live forever in the hearts of my friends. I thought a lot about what I should write to you. I thought of giving you blessings and wishes for things of great value to happen to you in future; I thought of appreciating you for being the way you are; I thought to give sweet and lovely compliments for everything about you; I thought to write something in praise of your poems and prose; and I thought of extending my gratitude for being one of the very few sincerest friends I have ever had. But that is what all friends do and they only qualify to remain as a part of the bunch of our loosely connected memories and that’s not what I can choose to be, I cannot choose to be lost somewhere in your memories. So I thought of something through which I hope you will remember me for a very long time. I decided to share some part of my story, of what led me here, the part we both have had in common. A past, which changed us and our perception of the world. A past, which shaped our future into an unknown yet exciting opportunity to revisit the lost thoughts and to break free from the libido of our lost dreams. A past, which questioned our whole past. My dear, when the moment of my past struck me, in its highest demonised form, I felt dead, like a dead-man walking in flesh without a soul, who had no reason to live any more. I no longer saw any meaning of life but then I saw no reason to die as well. I travelled to far away lands, running away from friends, family and everyone else and I confined myself to my thoughts, to my feelings and to myself. Hours, days, weeks and months passed and I waited for a moment of magic to happen, a turn of destiny, but nothing happened, nothing ever happens. I waited and I counted each moment of it, thinking about every moment of my life, the good and the bad ones. I then saw how powerful yet weak, bright yet dark, beautiful yet ugly, joyous yet grievous; is a one single moment. One moment makes the difference. Just a one moment. Such appears to be the extreme and undisputed power of a single moment. We live in a world of appearance, Abigail, where the reality lies beyond the appearances, and this is also only what appears to be such powerful when in actuality it is not. I realised that the power of the moment is not in the moment itself. The power, actually, is in us. Every single one of us has the power to make and shape our own moments. It is us who by feeling joyful, celebrate for a moment of success; and it is also us who by feeling saddened, cry and mourn over our losses. I, with all my heart and mind, now embrace this power which lies within us. I wish life offers you more time to make use of this power. Remember, we are our own griefs, my dear, we are our own happinesses and we are our own remedies.

Take care!

Love,
Francis.

Title: Letter to Abigail
Scene: “Death-bed”
Chapter: The Road To Awe”
― Huseyn Raza
“Once a problem is solved, its simplicity is amazing.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage
“أحقًا نحن نتعلم من أخطائنا ؟
كيف ذلك وكلما ندمنا على حماقة ما .. انتقلنا إلى أخرى أكثر إتقانًا وفداحة !”
― أروى خميّس, على الأرجوحة..تتناثر الأسرار
“Miscommunication is endless.”
― J.P. Rattie
“When life brings you full circle, pay attention. There’s a lesson there.”
― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass
“It is a huge danger to pretend that awful things do not happen. But you need enough hope to keep going. I am trying to make hope. Flowers grow out of darkness.”
― Corita Kent
“Who does ever get what they want? It doesn’t seem to happen to many of us if any at all. It’s always two people bumping against each other blindly, acting out old ideas and dreams and mistaken understandings.”
― Kent Haruf, Our Souls at Night
“Just because the boat rocks doesn’t mean it’s time to jump overboard.”
― Suzanne Woods Fisher, The Keeper: A Novel
“The Law of Inertia states that a body in motion will remain in motion, and a body at rest will remain at rest. In life, nothing will happen when no one will make a move”
― HaveYouSeenThisGirL, She Died
“Supongo que el mensaje cliché es “nunca te rindas”. Yo prefiero decir: “aprendé a convivir con tus sombras”. Y no más.”
― Cielo Latini, Abzurdah
“Treat people as an end, and never as a means to an end”
― Immanuel Kant
“Where I will find peace other than in oblivion?”
― Sorin Cerin, Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom
“Embrace nothing:
If you meet the Buddha, kill the Buddha.
If you meet your father, kill your father.
Only live your life as it is,
Not bound to anything.”
― Gautama Siddharta
“You’ll never experience the joy and tenderness of a lifelong love unless you fight for it.”
― Chris Fabry, A Marriage Carol
“Life is pain. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something.”
― William Goldman, The Princess Bride
“كل منا ينقصه شيء.. كل منا يفتقد شخصا ما.. صفة ما .. حلما ما .. سيكمن اكتمالنا فقط عندما نعترف بما لدينا من نقصان”
― رهام راضي, مرآة فريدة
“The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.”
― Shannon L. Alder
“Don’t doubt yourself, that’s what haters are for.”
― Turcois Ominek
“It’s a dangerous thing when you have love without faith and trust… No one wants to feel unsure when they give their heart away.”
― Solange nicole
“Chasing a person doesn’t give you value or build values in you. You earn your value by chasing morality and practicing dignity.”
― Shannon L. Alder
“Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses in your life; you realize everything that happens in life is a result of the previous choice you’ve made and start making new choices to change your life.”
― Roy T. Bennett
“I think you don’t grow up until you stop worrying about other people’s purposes or lack of them and find the purposes you believe in for yourself.”
― Orson Scott Card, Xenocide
“We live in deeds not years In thoughts not breaths In feelings not figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels noblest, acts the best.”
― Philip James Bailey, Festus: A Poem
“Would you not be happier if you tried to forget her severity, together with the passionate emotions it excited? Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.” – Helen Burns”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
“Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event.
Discipline your mind to think positively; to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event.”
― Roy T. Bennett
“Before he knew he was immortal. Before life was no longer fragile. Those were the days when life truly meant something.

When life was hard but worthwile, and love was valuable because your days were numbered.

That was living.”
― Chelsea Fine, Anew
“Get this in mind early: We never grow up.”
― Richard Bach
“Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“When you open your mind, you open new doors to new possibilities for yourself and new opportunities to help others.”
― Roy T. Bennett
“They’ve drummed the miraculous out of you, but you don’t want it to be like that. You want the miraculous. You want everything to still be new.”
― Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now
“Dream big. Wake up. Take the first step into the unknown.”
― Roy T. Bennett
“There is no wealth but life.”
― John Ruskin, The King of the Golden River
“It’s just a feeling I have. What you see with your eyes is not necessarily real. My enemy is, among other things, the me inside me.”
― Haruki Murakami, After the Quake
“Relax. You will become an adult. You will figure out your career. You will find someone who loves you. You have a whole lifetime; time takes time. The only way to fail at life is to abstain.”
― Johanna de Silentio
“Sometimes you’re trying so hard to get your life together and still it’s not enough, everything is falling apart. What to do, you’re asking. Just keep going through hell for yourself, not for everyone else. Richer with that wisdom, I will build my happiness from nothing. I will rise from the dust. And I will do it on my own. I will live for myself and I won’t look at the others.”
― Asper Blurry, Train to the Edge of the Moon
“And there it was. He knew it, and I knew it. There was nothing left for me to do. Do you know how hard it is to say nothing ? When every atom of you strains to do the opposite? I just tried to be, tried to absorb the man I loved through osmosis, tried to imprint what I had left of him on myself. I did not speak…”
― Jojo Moyes, Me Before You
“Beauty exists not in what is seen and remembered, but in what is felt and never forgotten.”
― Johnathan Jena
“Learning

After some time, you learn the subtle difference between
holding a hand
and imprisoning a soul;
You learn that love does not equal sex,
and that company does not equal security,
and you start to learn….
That kisses are not contracts and gifts are not promises,
and you start to accept defeat with the head up high
and open eyes,
and you learn to build all roads on today,
because the terrain of tomorrow is too insecure for plans…
and the future has its own way of falling apart in half.

And you learn that if it’s too much
even the warmth of the sun can burn.

So you plant your own garden and embellish your own soul,
instead of waiting for someone to bring flowers to you.

And you learn that you can actually bear hardship,
that you are actually strong,
and you are actually worthy,
and you learn and learn…and so every day.

Over time you learn that being with someone
because they offer you a good future,
means that sooner or later you’ll want to return to your past.

Over time you comprehend that only who is capable
of loving you with your flaws, with no intention of changing you
can bring you all happiness.

Over time you learn that if you are with a person
only to accompany your own solitude,
irremediably you’ll end up wishing not to see them again.

Over time you learn that real friends are few
and whoever doesn’t fight for them, sooner or later,
will find himself surrounded only with false friendships.

Over time you learn that words spoken in moments of anger
continue hurting throughout a lifetime.

Over time you learn that everyone can apologize,
but forgiveness is an attribute solely of great souls.

Over time you comprehend that if you have hurt a friend harshly
it is very likely that your friendship will never be the same.

Over time you realize that despite being happy with your friends,
you cry for those you let go.

Over time you realize that every experience lived,
with each person, is unrepeatable.

Over time you realize that whoever humiliates
or scorns another human being, sooner or later
will suffer the same humiliations or scorn in tenfold.

Over time you learn to build your roads on today,
because the path of tomorrow doesn’t exist.

Over time you comprehend that rushing things or forcing them to happen
causes the finale to be different form expected.

Over time you realize that in fact the best was not the future,
but the moment you were living just that instant.

Over time you will see that even when you are happy with those around you,
you’ll yearn for those who walked away.

Over time you will learn to forgive or ask for forgiveness,
say you love, say you miss, say you need,
say you want to be friends, since before
a grave, it will no longer make sense.

But unfortunately, only over time…”
― Jorge Luis Borges
“But,instead of what our imagination makes us suppose and which we worthless try to discover,life gives us something that we could hardly imagine.”
― Marcel Proust
“be a good listener, don’t judge and don’t put boundaries on someone else’s grief.”
― Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller
“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”
― Germany Kent
“I could not but wonder at the queen’s unprecedented civility, until I realized with a flush of shame that it was my own improved behavior that motivated hers. So it is that we in life determine our own treatment.”
― Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Princess Ben
“Every being, created by God and unspoiled by man, is perfect, strictly defined and autonomous, entirely complete and at the same time with a built-in ability to grow and develop. This is the essence of its dignity and holiness. It is not an embodiment of God’s immense Personality, but only one of the realisations of His perfection.”
― Danail Hristov, The End of the Jesus Era
“And even when they refuse to listen, I’ll keep talking anyway, hoping on a slim chance that the things inside my head are worth something to someone.”
― Nadège Richards, 5 Miles
“We are happy when people/things conform and unhappy when they don’t. People and events don’t disappoint us, our models of reality do. It is my model of reality that determines my happiness or disappointments.”
― Stefan Zweig, Chess Story
“The single most powerful element of youth is that you don’t have the life experiences to know what can’t be done.”
― Adam Braun, The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

Compulsory

But thou shalt remember the lord thy God: for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth that He may establish His covenant which He sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. Deuteronomy 8:18
I can’t be used to obtain the savior and heaven.
-Money agreed.
Here money itself has agreed, I can’t be used to obtain a savior and heaven. What then can I say?
Money is an article which may be used as a universal passport to everywhere except to obtain a savior and heaven – W.F. Kumuyi.
On a leaflet was written, do you know that you’ll outlive the sun? Do you know that when the earth and the stars have all passed away, you’ll just be beginning your endless day – a time without end? Once you are born you’ll never cease to leave. You’ll live forever; you’ll be alive eternally. Eternity has no end. This is solemn and fearful truth. Suppose it were possible to tie a rope from the earth to heaven and an ant were to go to the end and return on this rope, when the ant has done that a hundred times, then a small fraction of eternity has passed. Suppose a small boy were to empty an ocean with a cup, the time it will take the boy to do so is a very tiny part of eternity. If it were possible to gather all the books that have ever been written in all fields of human Endeavour and in all languages, and a student were to read them one by one, the time he’ll spend reading all the books will only amount to a minute fraction of eternity. If a grain of sand at the seashore will represent a year only a small negligible part of eternity will all amount to. If a bird went to sharpen its beak once a year at a mountain, when the bird wears the mountain in this way, only an insignificant part of eternity would have passed. Eternity is the life- time of the never- dying God. And you’ll be alive eternally. Once born, a person remains consciously alive forever.
Eternity doesn’t terminate at the time of death. Death is just another wrung on the ladder of eternity. It’s only a gateway to eternity- eternity in heaven or in hell. There is the resurrection of life and there is the resurrection of damnation. There is no neutral place. These are stark realities you must face.
Choose you this day. Where do you want to spend eternity? You can only answer with an action.
Eternity in hell is sure for every sinner who refuses to repent. Choose you this day. Where’ll you spend eternity? With God in heaven? Then you must repent now. He that covereth his sins shall not prosper but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. – Proverbs 28:13.

Confession (salvation pill)

Step one:
Place your right hand on your navel, close your eyes and imagine Jesus Christ standing before you.

Step two:
Prayer of salvation
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for saving me. I believe you died for my sake. I surrender all to you. Purify, sanctify and justify me. Erase the consequences of my sins. Make me rapture able. Write my name in the book of life. Have mercy upon me and let your grace continually abide with me. Amen.

Wow!!! You have just signed into the resurrection of life. See how the hosts of angels are jubilating for you.
From now on:
But Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33.

You shall prosper
…And he (you) shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his (your) fruit in his season, his leaves shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper… Psalm 1:1-3

Now therefore fear the lord, and serve Him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods your fathers served… Joshua 24:14.

…as for me and my house (family), we will serve the LORD…Joshua 24:15-16

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