Sin sorpresas, aunque sean disagredables, nadie estaria dispuesto a vivir.
If you spend your life sparing people's feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can't distinguish what should be respected in them.
Such a simple concept, yet so true: that which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.
No human should mislead another by promising them something they know to be untrue.
When forever becomes a place...when forever ceases to be just a word'¦ when it ceases to be just a measurement of time'¦but instead becomes a place where soul mates can dance to the song in their hearts... that is a reflection of true love.
You've a good heart. Sometimes that's enough to see you safe wherever you go. But mostly, it's not.
All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.
The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us -- there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.
Nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bullfighters.
Stop giving your life away to other people.
...people with nothing to declare carry the most.
Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.
We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day.
You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred. Later he became conscious of his damaged wings and of their construction and he learned to think and could not fly any more because the love of flight was gone and he could only remember when it had been effortless.
Today is the only day in which we have any power.
She just smiled, said that she loved books more than anything, and started telling him excitedly what each of the ones in her lap was about. And Ove realised that he wanted to hear her talking about the things she loved for the rest of his life.
LearningTo believe you are magnificent. And gradually to discover that you are not magnificent. Enough labor for one human life.
I DON'T CARE!" Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. "I'VE HAD ENOUGH, I'VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON'T CARE ANYMORE!""You do care," said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His expression was calm, almost detached. "You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.
I came here looking for a Great Perhaps, for real friends and a more-than-minor life..
At moments when life is at its worst there are two things you can do: 1.) break down,lose hope and refuse to go on while lying face down on the ground banging your fists and kicking your legs, or 2.) laugh. Bobby and I did the latter.
Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies, an' tho' a cloud's shape nor hue nor size don't stay the same, it's still a cloud an' so is a soul. Who can say where the cloud's blowed from or who the soul'll be 'morrow? Only Sonmi the east an' the west an' the compass an' the atlas, yay, only the atlas o' clouds.
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things..
Action expresses priorities.
My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it.
Even without wars, life is dangerous.
Don't be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.
There are times I wish I were invisible. Which is silly, since I do everything I can to stand out.
Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.
The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life.
People," Geralt turned his head, "like to invent monsters and monstrosities. Then they seem less monstrous themselves. When they get blind-drunk, cheat, steal, beat their wives, starve an old woman, when they kill a trapped fox with an axe or riddle the last existing unicorn with arrows, they like to think that the Bane entering cottages at daybreak is more monstrous than they are. They feel better then. They find it easier to live.
Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have , so to speak , pawned a part of their narcissism.
It's not so much the journey that's important; as is the way that we treat those we encounter and those around us, along the way
Although time seems to fly, it never travels faster than one day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest. In each waking day, you will find scores of blessings and opportunities for positive change. Do not let your TODAY be stolen by the unchangeable past or the indefinite future! Today is a new day!
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My life will be the best illustration of all my work.
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.
Yeah, sometimes life really sucks," she says. "But you know what I'm holding on for?"I raise my eyebrows.She raises hers, too, mimicking me."The moments that don't suck," she says. "The trick is to notice them when they come around.
Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.
Life is like a novel. It's filled with suspense. You have no idea what is going to happen until you turn the page.
If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is'¦an opportunity to get to know YOU, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but YOU for your happiness'¦you will realize that a little loneliness goes a LONG way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful YOU.
If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.
When you hold a grudge, you want someone else's sorrow to reflect your level of hurt but the two rarely meet.
I used to spend so much time reacting and responding to everyone else that my life had no direction. Other people's lives, problems, and wants set the course for my life. Once I realized it was okay for me to think about and identify what I wanted, remarkable things began to take place in my life.
We're here, and then we're gone, and it's not about the time we're here, but what we do with the time.