Hell exists. Hell is the moment just before you die - the moment when the person you are meets the person you could have become.
"If you're good at something, never do it for free."
"No one will love you exactly the way you want them to -- you just have to let them do their best."
If you can't keep yourself amused, you take yourself too seriously.
Don't ever give anyone the satisfaction of knowing that they have upset you or they will know exactly how to do it again the next time.
Every mistake is a lesson.
Notice the difference in the man who says he has lost 10 times and the man who says he is a loser.
A persons actions will speak louder than his words
If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh
Be brave. If you are not brave, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
Never keep score of favours you hand out, only the ones you get.
If you are neutral on situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor - desmond tutu
We all do damage, but character is determined by how we repair it.
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." ~MLK
Regret is only good for telling yourself what you will never do again. Once you know which things you will never do again, regret turns into wisdom, and wisdom builds character.
Money doesn't buy happiness - Money buys choices. It's what you do with those choices that makes you happy.
Do not mark progress with clocks and calendars, but instead use events or goals.
Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does.
The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when people look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.-Neil Degrasse Tyson
I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you. -Neil Degrasse Tyson
"Twenty years from now you will be more dissapointed by the things you didn't do by than the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain
The pessimist complains about the wind; The optimist expects it to change; The realist adjusts the sails. -William A. Ward
The only thing that guarantees a 100% fail rate is not trying.
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. -Dune, Litany Against Fear.
Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die.* -Mary Elizabeth Fry
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. - Bill Cosby
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou.
"If you're going through hell, keep going."-Winston Churchill
You should chose your heroes a-la carte. Picking and choosing from one and then another, thereby assembling a kind of composite hero. That way when you discover something reprehensible about any one of them it matters nothing to you because that's not the part of them that piqued your interest. -Neil deGrasse Tyson
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. Ernest Hemingway
"Climb the mountain to see the world, not so the world can see you"
"If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it." Frank Zappa
"Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, make sure you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes".
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.
There is no good lighting that is healthy and for our well being without proper darkness.
Roger van der Heide
It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet.
To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.