Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
You don’t need water to feel like you’re drowning, do you?
Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes
Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.
Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.
I am proud only of those days that pass in
Remember the quiet wonders. The world has more need of them than it has for warriors.
Charles de Lint
There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
Zora Neale Hurston
Live deep instead of fast.
Henry Seidel Canby
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
It’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you.
Katie Holmes, Batman Begins
[gratitude is] a habit of the heart
Alexis de Tocqueville
I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.
There must be more to life than having everything.
Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh