If you try to change it, you will ruin it. Try to hold it, and you will lose it.
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?
Just remember that the things you put into your head are there forever, he said. You might want to think about that.You forget some things, dont you?Yes. You forget what you want to remember and you remember what you want to forget.
Go for it, while you can. I know you have it in you. And I can't promise you'll get everything you want, but I can promise nothing will change if you don't try.
It's funny how, in this journey of life, even though we may begin at different times and places, our paths cross with others so that we may share our love, compassion, observations, and hope. This is a design of God that I appreciate and cherish.
There are some choices you can only make once. You can't go back to where you made a choice and then take the other one.
One who makes himself a worm cannot complain afterwards if people step on him.
Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.
I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
Mom always liked to say that we hardly ever know the decisions we make that change our lives, mostly because they are little ones. You took this bus instead of that one and ended up meeting your soul mate, that kind of thing. But there was no doubt in my mind that this was one of those life-changing moments.
You live but once; you might as well be amusing.
Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.
If you believe very strongly in something, stand up and fight for it.
Enjoy every step you take. If you're curious, there is always something new to be discovered in the backdrop of your daily life.
As you grow up, always tell the truth, do no harm to others, and don't think you are the most important being on earth. Rich or poor, you then can look anyone in the eye and say, 'I'm probably no better than you, but I'm certainly your equal.
If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.
Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.
I suppose sooner or later in the life of everyone comes a moment of trial. We all of us have our particular devil who rides us and torments us, and we must give battle in the end.
It's easy to look back and see it, and it's easy to give the advice. But the sad fact is, most people don't look beneath the surface until it's too late.
I believe that I am not responsible for the meaningfulness or meaninglessness of life, but that I am responsible for what I do with the life I've got.
At least one thing was consistent about her life: It just kept on getting more complicated.
What truly is logic? Who decides reason? [...] It is only in the mysterious equations of love that any logic or reason can be found.
Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?
Don't dwell on things. Don't stay in one place too long. It was the only way to stay ahead of sadness.
What if life could be this way? Only the happy parts, none of the terrible, not even the mildly unpleasant. What if we could just cut out the bad and keep the good? This is what I want to do with Violet - give her only the good, keep away the bad, so that good is all we ever have around us.
That's what I do. Watch movies and read. Sometimes I even pretend to write, but I'm not fooling anyone. Oh, and I go to the mailbox.
After you're gone, people will forget your name, no matter how important it was, and your face, no matter how pretty it was, and what you said, no matter how clever any of it sounded.The things you've done will crumble and fade and the places you once loved, will change and be given new names.You are only here for one moment and it lasts exactly one lifetime.
That's the thing about life. A lot of the time, it isn't easy at all. We just have to try to make the best of it.
I had a dream about you. We installed Dr. Robert Jarvik's artificial heart in a mannequin and brought it to life, only to later kill it because a creature that's all fake heart and no brain is what's commonly called a 'politician,' and must be destroyed.'¨
Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people's hands.
Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lustLike diamonds we are cut with our own dust
You can get all A's and still flunk life.
Keep your promises and be consistent. Be the kind of person others can trust.
Sin sorpresas, aunque sean disagredables, nadie estaria dispuesto a vivir.
Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people that they don't like.
How can you still count yourself a knight, when you have forsaken every vow you ever swore?" Jaime reached for the flagon to refill his cup. "So many vows...they make you swear and swear. Defend the king. Obey the king. Keep his secrets. Do his bidding. Your life for his. But obey your father. Love your sister. Protect the innocent. Defend the weak. Respect the gods. Obey the laws. It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or the other.
You can con God and get away with it, Granny said, if you do so with charm and wit. If you live your life with imagination and verve, God will play along just to see what outrageously entertaining thing you'll do next.
Don't you think it's better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?
There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.
Two wrongs don't make a right, but don't three lefts make a right? Two wrongs don't make a right, but don't two negatives make a positive?
Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.
The past is a place of learning, not a place of living.
Albus Severus," Harry said quietly, so that nobody but Ginny could hear, and she was tactful enough to pretend to be waving to Rose, who was now on the train, "you were named for two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was a Slytherin and he was probably the bravest man I ever knew.
Time doesn't heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.