Quotes

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Life

“It’s so easy for misunderstandings to develop between people. Blessed are those relationships where two people are more likely to doubt what they see or hear before they jump into doubting each other.” – Arti Nehru

“When I was 5-years old, my mom always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down, “happy.”  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

“If my life is fruitless, it does not matter who praises me.  And if my life is fruitful, it does not matter who criticizes me.”

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

“Anger is a feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind.”

“You see things and you say ‘why’;
But I dream things that never were, and
I say, ‘Why not?'”

“Reach for the moon,
Even if you miss,
You will be among the stars.”

“When you see something of exceptional value, you must go for it. Doggedly. Don’t wait. It may not be there when you come back.”

“Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”

“Our prime purpose in life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”

“Having anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

“He who turns the other cheek never gets slapped.”

“Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.”

“People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”

“If you care too much about what other people think…..you will always be their prisoner.”

“Challenges are what makes life interesting, Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

“Stop trying to fit in….when you were born to stand out.”

“Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles; it takes away today’s peace.”

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

“Friendship is like a book. It takes a few seconds to burn but it takes years to write.”

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”

 “THANK YOU and I’M SORRY are two of the most powerful phrases at our command. The first can open the doors to the heart and the latter can heal the wounds of the heart.”

“Every time we open our mouths, people look into our minds.”

“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.”

“Don’t compromise yourself- you are all you got.”

 “When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”

“Going to a junkyard is a sobering experience. There you can see the ultimate destination of almost everything we desire.”

 “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”

 “Character is doing the right thing even when it costs more than you want to pay.”

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”

“With great power, comes great responsibility.”

“People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.”

“You have to swim out of your comfort zone to catch the wave that will change your life.”

“Words are under your control until you speak them, but you come under their control once you have spoken them.”

“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They are there to stop the other people.”

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

“Happiness doesn’t depend on how your life is arranged…..it depends on how your mind is arranged.”

“Expect troubles as an inevitable part of life. And when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, “I will be bigger than you; you cannot defeat me.” Then repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all – This too shall pass.”

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
Your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

“Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well have not lived at all…in which case you fail by default.”

“It is better to be an optimist who is sometimes wrong than to be a pessimist who is always right.”

“No man is rich enough to buy his past.”

“For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision:
But today well lived…makes every yesterday a dream of happiness…
and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.”

“Never make someone your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”

“Don’t base your decisions on the advice of the people who don’t have to deal with the results.”

“I learned…that one can never go back, that one should not ever try to go back–that the essence of life is going forward. Life is really a One Way Street.”

“It’s not what you gather but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.”

“There are no barriers that cannot be bridged except the ones people create in their own minds.”

“It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.”

“If you are waiting for anything in order to live and love without holding back, then you suffer. Every moment is the most important moment of your life. No future time is better than now to let down your guard and love.”

“You have the power to make anything you truly desire become reality”

“The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn.”

“Fear leads us to the past, courage to the future and love to the present.”

If you are brave to say “good bye” life will reward you with a new “hello”

“Don’t look back unless it is a good view.”

“Remember happiness is a way of travel not a destination”

“Never lie to someone who trusts you. Never trust someone who lies to you”

“‘Boldness’ is the willingness to initiate action with no guarantee of the results. Be clear about what you want and Just Do It!”

Motivational

“The only thing that stands between a person and what they want in life is the will to try it and the faith to believe it is possible.”

“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.”

“Birds fly in flocks, Eagles soar alone.”

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”

“Life is the journey, not the destination.”

“Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.”

To be Successful in life, Forget the problems that you faced.. But, Don’t forget the lessons that you learn from those problems.

“Watch your thoughts, they become your words.
Watch your words, they become your actions.
Watch your actions, they become your habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”

“Don’t try so hard, the best things come when you least expect them to.”

“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”

“Achievement lies within the reach of those who reach beyond themselves.”

“Our attitude determines our altitude.”

“Courage is taking action in the presence of fear.”

“Success is how high you bounce after you hit rock bottom.”

“Trying even though you fail breeds learning; wishing you had tried only breeds discontent.”

Love

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”

“They say love is the highest degree of acceptance;
But I think acceptance is the primary requirement of love.”

“The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

“You can give without loving,
but you cannot love without giving.”

“If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy.
If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing.
If she’s worth it, you won’t give up.
If you give up, you’re not worthy”

“Love the sinner, not the sin.”

“Love, like a river, will cut a new path whenever it meets an obstacle.”

“Be with someone who knows exactly what they have when they have you. Not someone who will realize it when they’ve lost you.”

“You will become the person you’re dating.”

“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.”

“Relations cannot be understood by the language of money…Because some investments never gain profit…but they do make us rich!”

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish it’s source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”

“Each one has a mission to fulfill, a mission of love. At the hour of death when we come face to face with God, we are going to be judged on love; not how much we have done, but how much love we have put into our actions.”

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always perseveres, always perseveres. Love never fails.” Corinthians 13:4-13

“Love is God.”

“True love if neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.”

“True love stories never have endings”

“Follow your heart, the mind can waver but the heart seldom does.”

“You can buy food but not an appetite,
You can buy a bed but not sleep,
You can buy an alarm system, but not safety,
You can buy medicine but not health,
You can buy sex but not love.”

“Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love, time is eternity.”

“There are many things in life that will catch your eye but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue those…”

“How much you love living shows in your life.”

“When it rains, you don’t see the sun, but it’s there. Hope we can be like that. We don’t always see each other, but we will always be there for one another.”

“Apologizing does not always mean you’re wrong and the other person is right. It just means that you value your relationship more than your ego.”

“If the one you love wants to go, let him go. If he comes back, then he was always yours, If he doesn’t, then he was never yours to begin with.”

Math tells us of the 3 saddest love stories:
Of tangent lines, who had ONE chance to meet, then parted FOREVER.
Of parallel lines, who were NEVER meant to meet.
And of asymptotes, who could only get closer and closer, but NEVER could be together.

“The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.”

Spiritual

“Follow your heart, but only after you give your heart to God.” – Arti Nehru

“Life is no easy corridor along which we travel free and unhampered,
but a maze of passages, through which we must seek our way,
lost and confused, now and again checked in a blind alley.
But always, if we have faith, God will open a door for us,
Not one perhaps that we ourselves would ever have thought of,
but one that will ultimately prove good for us.”

“When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be
still so He can untangle the knot.”

“You do not realize that God is all you need until God is all you have.”

“Gratitude is the red carpet to God.”

“There should be less talk; a preaching point is not a meeting point. What do you do then? Take a broom and clean someones house. That says enough.”

“What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose his soul.”

You won’t be happy if you get your way, if your way isn’t God’s way.

 “When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.”

With God in mind, dealing with the world is no problem. But if the world overshadows the mind, it becomes a problem

“If we knew everything, we would not need faith.”

Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs you on the right path.

“The appearance of things change according to the emotions and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.”

“God made us to love people and use things, so why do we use people and love things?”

“Some flowers grow best in the sun others do well in the shade ! God always knows what is best for us and puts us where we grow best.”

“Even God’s smallest plan for us is bigger than any dream we could ever hope for.”

“God’s love is like the ocean. You can see it’s beginning but not it’s end.”

A person asked God to give him everything so that he could enjoy life. God smiled and replied, “I have given you life to enjoy everything.”

“The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor. The one who kneels to God can stand up to anything.”

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.”

“Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?” Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” And Vanity comes along and asks the question, “Is it popular?” But Conscience asks the question “Is it right?” And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.”

“Some of God’s greatest gifts . . are unanswered prayers.”

“If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.”

“No matter the storm,
when you’re with God,
there’s always a rainbow waiting.”

“For those who God loves, He disciplines.”

“When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go;
Only one of two things will happen-
Either He’ll catch you when you fall,
or He’ll teach you how to fly!”

“God never loses His joy because He has written the end of the book.”

“With God, all things are possible.”

“Today’s THORN is tomorrow’s FLOWER; God always gives His best to those who leave the choice up to Him”

“Be not wise in your eyes.”

“No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.”

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”

“What you are is God’s gift to you. What you make of yourself is your gift to God.”

“No God, No Peace. Know God, Know Peace.”

“When prayers go up, blessings come down.”

“If you worry, you didn’t pray.
If you prayed, don’t worry.”

“If God answers our prayer, He is increasing our faith.
If He delays, He is increasing our patience.
If He does not answer, He has something better for us.”

“Therefore we do not give up; even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day. For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory. So we do not focus on what is seen, but what is unseen; for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

“Pray as if everything depends on God and work as if everything depends on you.”

“The 4 hardest tasks on Earth are neither physical nor intellectual feats, but spiritual ones: To return love for hate, to include the excluded, to forgive without apology, and
to be able to say ‘I was wrong’.”

“When a person is willing and eager, God joins in.”

Sometimes we fellowship with our problem for so long that we forget to fellowship with the One who can take care of our problems.

“The face you have at 20 is the face God made; the face you have at 40 is the face you made.”

Faith

“Patience with self is confidence,

Patience with family is love,

Patience with others is respect,

Patience with God is Faith.”

“Faith can move mountains, doubt can create them.”

“Fear tolerated is faith contaminated.”

“Take the first step in faith,
you don’t have to see the whole staircase,
just take the first step.”

“Without faith it is impossible to please God.”

“Beautiful pictures are developed from negatives in dark room so if any time you see darkness in your life,it means God is developing a beautiful future for you.”

“Hope is being able to hear the music of the future.
Faith is dancing to it today.”

“You have to believe in order to receive.”

“Those who joyfully leave everything in God’s hand will eventually see God’s hand in everything. Worry ends where faith begins.”

“Surrender is not the best way to live; it is the only way to live.”

“All change is a miracle to contemplate, but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant.”

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

“The darker the night, the brighter the stars.”

Happiness

“Happiness is learning to live without what you cannot have.”

“There is no key to happiness. That door is always open.”

“Happiness is not a place. Happiness is a way of looking at things that happen.”

“The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything. They just make the most of everything that comes along their way.”

“Not everything beautiful is good, but everything good is beautiful.”

“Sometimes the worst of things bring the best along with them.”

“True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends but in the worth and choice.”

“The great essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

“Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God.”

“Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.”

“He is the happiest, be the king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.”

“Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared is doubled.”

Grief

“Grief is a most peculiar thing; we’re so helpless in the face of it. It’s like a window that will simply open of its own accord.The room grows cold and we can do nothing but shiver. But it opens a little less each time, and a little less; and one day we wonder what has become of it.”

“When nothing is sure, everything is possible.”

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.”

“I was sad because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.”

“I do not ask to walk smooth paths. Nor bear an easy load,
I pray for strength and fortitude to climb the rock strew road.
Give me such courage I can scale the hardest peaks alone,
and transform every stumbling stone into a stepping stone.”

“Rather than wondering about or questioning the direction your life has taken,
accept the fact that there is a path before you now. Shake off the “whys” and “what ifs” and rid yourself of confusion. Whatever was – is in the past. A path you never imagined will become the most comfortable direction you could have ever hoped to follow.”

Forgiveness

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”

“Apologizing doesn’t mean that merely you are wrong and the other is right, It also means that you value the relationship much more than your ego. ”

“Forget what hurt you in the past but never forget what it taught you.”

“No one can steal from you what you are willing to give to them.”

“I believe in the sun even when it’s not shining.
I believe in love even when I don’t feel it..
And I believe in God even when He is silent.”
– I Believe in Love (lyrics)

* The above quotes are just a collection of popular quotes, they are not my own work *

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