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"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them."

― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Aphorisms and Quotes collection

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" When i had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself."
~ Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes.

“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.”
– Austin Phelps

Reversing is not something I look forward to.

"…happiness [is] but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain."

By Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge

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"There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing."

- Aristotle

"Sometimes even to live is an act of courage."

- Seneca

"A great man is hard on himself; a small man is hard on others."

- Confucius

"Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary."

- Oscar Wilde

"Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder."
- Rumi

“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.”

― Elie Wiesel

"There are no facts, only interpretations."

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”

― Plato

Ghosts never really leave us… especially the ones we create.

"A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it."

- Albert Einstein

"Respect yourself and others will respect you."

- Confucius

"The purpose of knowledge is action, not knowledge."

- Aristotle

Note to self: Your procrastination is someone else’s opportunity.

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.

Vernon Sanders Law

“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”

― Seneca

"Above all, do not lie to yourself."

- Dostoevsky

"Never argue with stupid people,

they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."

| Mark Twain

"Men are quick to believe what they want to be true."

- Julius Caesar

"If you have a dream, don't waste your energies explaining why."

- Paulo Coelho

"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become."

- Carl Jung

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

- Lao Tzu

"Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone."

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."

- Friedrich Nietzsche

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
-Alice Walker

“Honesty is the best policy.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“To everything there is a season. Yes. A time to break down, and a time to build up. Yes. A time to keep silence and a time to speak."

~ Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

In order to write about life first you must live it.

Ernest Hemingway

No enemy is worse than bad advice.

❝ The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for. ❞
– Bob Marley

“The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink.”
-- T S Eliot

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favour.”

- Elon Musk

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
- Carl Jung

"Showing off is the fool's idea of glory."

- Bruce Lee

“Why do tomorrow what you can do today?”

― Benjamin Franklin

"I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy.”
Richard Bach

"The greatest thing in the world is to know how to be one's own self."
- Montaigne

I don't care what anyone else believes. I just need to be better than the day before.
- Shayde

"You will never understand something well unless you can explain it to your grandmother"
- Albert Einstein

"Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people."
- Carl Jung

"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved!

That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly."
- Leo Tolstoy

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
C.S. Lewis

Its easier to fool the people than to convince them they are fooled.!
- Mark Twain

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.

Benjamin Disraeli

“He who is good at making excuses is seldom good at anything else.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards”

~ Søren Kierkegaard

“I was raised by books. Books, and then my parents”

- Elon Musk

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day

- Winnie the Pooh

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Kurt Vonnegut

“You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.”
- David Foster Wallace

Loneliness is not being alone, it's a bliss.

I may not be totally perfect, but parts of me are excellent.
-Ashleigh Brilliant

You'll try the extreme anxiety of not being enough. Love makes us fragile.
G. G. Marquez.

"When there is love you can live even without happiness."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

Take forgiveness slowly. Don't blame yourself for being slow. Peace will come.
- Yoko Ono

This is my last message to you: in sorrow, seek happiness.

• Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it. -Ashleigh Brilliant

"Quiet people have the loudest minds."

- Stephen Hawking

"To hell with them. Nothing hurts if you don’t let it."
Ernest Hemingway

There is a source of power in each of us that we don't realize until we take responsibility.
-Diane Nash

Authority, power, and wealth do not change a man; they only reveal him.
-Ali ibn Abi Talib

“It's all mirror, mirror on the wall because beauty is power the same way money is power the same way a gun is power.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

“Recognizing power in another does not diminish your own.”
― Joss Whedon

“I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.”
― Veronica Roth, Allegiant

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
- Robert A. Heinlein.

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
-Peace Pilgrim

The greatest power is not money power, but political power.
-Walter Annenberg

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
-William Plomer.

The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
- Eric Hoffer.

"If I had to write a book on morality, it would have a hundred pages and ninety-nine would be blank. On the last page I should write: "I recognize only one duty, and that is to love.”
— Albert Camus, Notebooks (1935-1942)

Happiness is a warm gun.
-The Beatles.

It feels good to be lost in the right direction.- Anonymous

I don't believe in astrology. But then I'm an Aquarius, and Aquarians don't believe in astrology. - James R. F. Quirk, Portland, ME

„It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.“
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

"The world is little, people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing — desire."
~ Willa Cather

"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief."
By William Shakespeare, Othello

"The root of all suffering is attachment."
- Buddha

“We can experience nothing but the present moment, live in no other second of time, and to understand this is as close as we can get to eternal life.”
~ P.D. James

"The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves."
By V.S. Naipaul, In A Free State

"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."
- Albert Einstein

“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
― Oscar Wilde

"Understand me. I am not an ordinary world. I have my madness, I live in another dimension and I don't have time for things that have no soul.”
~ Charles Bukowski

“To the dumb question "Why me?" the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: why not?“
Christopher Hitchens

Don't judge a persons choices if you don't understand their reasons.

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
— Albert Einstein.

" Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth. "
• Albert Camus

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.”

― Mark Twain

Sometimes we are silent, not because we have nothing to say. But because we want to say much more than anyone can understand ..

"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel."
- Socrates

“The one irreparable loss is the loss of desire.”
— Senancour, Obermann (Letter XLI)

"One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated."

• Thomas More

"If the truth shall kill them, let them die."
• Ayn Rand

“I speak my own sins; I cannot judge another. I have no tongue for it.”
Arthur Miller

Bad decisions make good stories.

"The soul is silent. If it speaks at all it speaks in dreams."

~ Louise Gluck

I’m going to tell you something: Thoughts are never honest. Emotions are.
Albert Camus

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