The one quote that I have carried with me for years is by John Mellencamp from the song Minutes to Memories:
"An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind"
It is so true and it has served me well. When I think about dread and how a lie no matter how small can fester, then I remember this quote and do what I have to do. Take my medicine so to speak.
As we've heard in politics "it's not the crime, it's the cover-up."
I believe people have a capacity to forgive and sometimes we underestimate that. We all feel judged by people yet sometimes we forget that they also forgive. You cannot be forgiven unless you ask and the best place to start is to admit what you have done....
"When we are rejected, we should get down on our knees and thank God we've been saved from a fate worse than death." (from The Garden of Good and Evil)
I like it because being trapped in a bad relationship can be a fate worse than death. So being rejected should not make us sad because that person was not responding to us no matter how much we love them. We all deserve someone who adores us as we do them.
"There is no comparison between that is which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying." - Francis Bacon
These words inspire you to go for it and live your life to the fullest.
My favourite quote would have to be, "You need to die a few times before you can really live"
This statement is very true and I believe every word of it!!!
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat". -- Theodore Roosevelt
This is my favorite because I had lived too much of my life timidly. This quote reminds me it is better to fail trying than not to try at all.
"I have missed more than 9000 shots, lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot... and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I SUCCEEDED." -Michael Jordan.
This is my way of life. I read this quote with tears in my eyes. It makes me angry, it makes me furious. It makes me feel like I can do anything sweeping away all the obstacles in my way. Whenever I feel down, this quote gives me faith, gives me strenght. Thank you Michael for those wonderful words!
Just one favourite quote?! Mine tend to change depending on what is happening in my life.
Here's one I have posted near my computer:
"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls."
- Joseph Campbell
It reminds me to go where my inspired energy wants to go and to trust the universe to show the how (ie the doors...)
i have a few fav's... the main one is the one i wrote last year..
"I'm never alone as long as I am around.." © SUGZ 2009
many people can't understand it, but those who can will relate to it well... an those who don't.. will when they realise it happens.
another is by Dr Seuss..
Be who you are,
Say what you think
Because those who mind don't matter
And those who matter, don't mind.
an the 3rd is on one of my t shirts...
Live Life Like Ya Mean It!
So damn true!
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow, Learn as if you were to live forever." -Gandhi
If you believe you only have one life to live, this quote can inspire you to live it to the fullest. It certainly inspired me.
people who give up civil liberty for security will get neither, its the United States today.
" Work is Worship ". - by Sir.M.Visweswaraiah.Engineer of the World.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be. Robert Browning
It is simple in its message, easily recalled, at the same time it is not lonely but sharing caring and turning a pessimist into an optimist
no matter where you read it
or who has said it,
not even if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.”
Because this is total freedom!
I can't remember where I have read or heard this one...
Love is all...
Because all is love...
"One can`t learn how to want"
This is something an old teacher told us. It sounds a lot better in my language.. The meaning is very, very profound..
"You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your f--ing khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world" Tyler Durden, Fight Club.
The very first thing to do is understanding to control your feelings. Also , you don’t have to overlook your feelings, but don’t let the feelings control your selections. This can result in wrong choices and serious errors. Another factor you need to do would be to alter your attitude for the changes. Simply ask yourself - is that specific alter an opportunity or an obstruction?
by Jacqui 5 years ago
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by Mohan Kumar 6 years ago
What is your favourite movie quote and why?Which memorable movie quote is seared in your memory? Is it classic or contemporary? Romantic or realist? Pithy humor or philosophical? Achingly cool or slyly sarcastic?
by ThatFatGuy 7 years ago
What do you believe is worse than death?
by Rishad I Habib 22 months ago
Can you forgive a man who has raped you?Emotion is impermanent just like everything else in this world. Nothing lives forever. Just like happiness - anger & hatred may not last forever as well...I believe it wont be easy to forgive a rapist but would it matter after 30 - 40 years of the...
by lydocia 6 years ago
What is your favourite music quote and why?I am interested to see which lines from songs inspire others and why.
by Taiwo Kareem 3 years ago
Share one of your favourite quotes here and let's get inspired. MineHappiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed < Storm Jameson >
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