"I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possiblitlity of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one...
"A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there...
I feel like this too
I don't like
Because the tears
And once again I break
To myself for this day.
It's a constant battle
A war between
Remembering and forgetting.
This is the kind of girl I think she is
She is the kind of girl who is always smiling and loves to laugh. If you are falling down, she will be right there to pick you up. She is the one who always says sorry, even when it's not her fault. Even if she is feeling like the scum of...
This is how my mind is
And her mind wanders
She tends to think about
Something that happened
5 years ago, or something
That happened 2 hours ago,
Or something that could
Happen 10 years from now.
Her mind is like a hurricane,
It's a wreck.
It's full of beautiful yet...
"The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty."
- Pablo Neruda
In every life there are certain moments which partake of another, higher order of experience--- peculiarly precious moments which offer serenity, hope, and strength and which allow us to return to the demands of daily life with renewed vitality and confidence.The growth of...
"Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living."
- Helen Keller
A baby has three cries: I am hungry, I am lonely, I have pain. They are the only cries one needs to survive. Recognising those cries enables one to help others in need, and helping others makes it all worthwhile.
By: Stan Hayward
"Are you one of the few who writes his own destiny? I hope so. I hope you will have the joy and thrill of waking up to a day you create the way you choose to create it. To me this is happiness: not wealth nor power nor fame but, instead, the inner strength to say, "I...
i found this quote a month or so ago and i instantly connected with it. it's perfect for me. "stay strong" became my motto last year. i wrote it on my wrists everyday and all of my friends associated me with those 2 words. then there's the "little fighter" part. i always picture...
Keepers of the dream will come again and again, from what humble places we do not know, to struggle against the crushing odds, leaving behind no worldly kingdom, but only a gleam in the dark hills to show how high we may climb.Already there have been many heroes---woman and men...
"On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver."
- William Bartram
It's not what we once were that matters, or what we thought of ourselves before today. What really matters is that we know who we are now, and what we can accomplish. We are all greater than the sum of our emotions. Whatever our age, at some level we are all children. Never let...
"I'd like to one day be featured on a list of inspirational people who have made a difference in the world, whether it be helping underprivileged people or putting an end to the poaching of wildlife in Africa."
- Candice Swanepoel
Listen to the people who have come before you
Learn from their mistakes and let me implore you
Cause if you don't learn from the times gone by
then you're destined to repeat until the day you die.
It's all about finding what you're here to do
Live for yourself and let yourself...
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their...
An Old Cherokee Tale of Two Wolves
One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance...
Thoreau is one of the most inspirational people I have come across, I love what he said and I love what he said. One of my favourite quotes by Thoreau is- Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the...
Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story...