Those who don't like to pay attention to life's lessons despise
those who do. As in any class, they are doomed to repetition, and
Stay in school.
A wise warrior needs to know when
not to join in the fight of today,
lest he be to dead for the fight of tomorrow.
What you don't see tells you a lot more than what you do.
Healing words often come from places of pain.
Yes, it is possible that life really is as messed up for someone as
they are telling you. Not everyone is masquerading, embellishing or
How much better would it be if we actually gave people room
to be real about their feelings instead of trying to make everyone
pretend to mean it when they say "I'm fine!"?
Don't be a storm when someone is seeking a port.
Sometimes people really do mean what they say.
Be sure to know and respect your limits, because I can assure you,
they know you, and they are not ashamed to call your name.
Even the brightest of lights get switched off at some point during
the day. Don't assume your bubbly, happy friends are carrying
an endless supply. They may be glowing because of the heat.
You will never be happy if you never admit there are
some games you cannot win, and some battles you
should not fight.
Most people are born "perfect".
Some of us are outliers.
It may not be that you talk too much, but that you talk the right
things to the wrong people.
Don't depend on the friend of your enemy, even if your enemy was
once your friend.
A basket of stolen goods is by no means a safety net,
because when your inevitable fall comes,
it will surely disappear.
Any progress is progress.
When you are tempted to respond aggressively,
that is often the best time to remain calm.
There is no such thing as returning a favour. A favour is a gift,
and one you cannot give back. Your best response to favour is to
be thankful, and where possible, to show favour back.
Wisdom does not come by quick thinking, but quick thinking comes
Beauty is as deep as the heart is willing to search out.
When we judge someone, we do so by what we cannot see.
When we listen to another's heart, we can see without our eyes.
Freedom of speech is not freedom from responsibility. Use wisdom
liberally, and with wisdom, use liberty.
A man is led by his decisions, just as his decisions are led by
Which is better?
To help someone because you can, or to Help someone because you
want to? I say both.
If you can help someone, it should always be your will to do it.
If you have nothing to say, listen.
It is easy to see what someone does wrong, but oh so hard to see
when they have done right, and gotten bad outcomes despite.
Don't do what you will want
to undo later.
Not understanding someone is no reason not to appreciate them.
It is hard to shine in a world full of stars.
Grudges are easy to grab and hard to drop.
Often, wisdom is not found in eloquent or profound speech,
but in the tactfulness of of silence in words and actions.
Not everyone can see your vision.
That's why its yours.
Everyone is willing to go along for the ride, only the special
ones are willing to journey with you to your destination.
Better to fail in the process of trying, than to try in the
process of failing.
The truth is an offence, and reality is a beat down.
People say silence is golden, but silence is actually the absence
of substance, and hence, it is a void, waiting to be filled with
The wise man sounds like a fool where idiots abound.
Eyes see everything, but vision is selective.
The deepest cry of mankind is to be loved.
Not by many, but just...
Bad days should end with good nights.
Isn't it funny in today's world, that we must cringe at the
"tolerant" and make friends of the "bigots". Since when did the
world become so perfect at standing on its head?
Maturity is not how you act.
It is how you think.
Never grow up.
Evolve your dreams.
It's all good if you can trust someone, but can they trust you?
People don't usually change overnight. Stop expecting that to
happen... but that doesn't mean you must lower your expectations.
Sometimes you need to remind life how amazing it is.
It can get forgetful.
You know who your real friends are when they didn't notice that
Fools poison the minds of their friends.
They tarnish the names of their allies.
Until you have made your purchase, it is okay to window shop.
Just remember that the items are only for display and not for
handling, and there is no return policy; so choose wisely.
A man without goals, dreams and visions, is like a rocket without
Pride makes fools of the greatest men, and vassals out of the
richest of nations.
People surround what they won't say with what they do say.
This tells you what they really want to say.
The problem with our world today is that we want to turn
everything on its head, but we don't want anything to have a head,
so all we are doing is perpetually turning.
The ones you hold in the least esteem, or for whom you have the
least respect, are the easiest for you to offend, without
realizing, or caring that you have, indeed, offended.
All the movies you watch, comics you rave over, and novels you
read, would not have existed if the little children who got
laughed at for dreaming, allowed those dreams to die.
Now today, those same dreams shape the world.
There is no greater way to send a message than to say nothing
Propaganda strokes the ego of those who will to be ignorant.
If you can fit all of your eggs into one basket, then you need
to get some bigger eggs.
It is impossible to help, advise or save someone who can only
see themselves as a hero without blemish.
There is such beauty in having someone to love.
The ones we take least seriously are often the ones with the
greatest impact potential.
You cannot receive if you are unwilling to give.
You can know too much for your own good. Sometimes it is good
to just be the "average idiot" with regards to every subject
on the planet. No one likes the walking encyclopaedia.
If you can effect positive change in a single person, even
for just a moment, you have totally changed the world,
and the course of history.
Just because you are master of all trades doesn't mean Jack
can't teach you, and if he can't - then you are a fool.
Humans celebrate everything that is wrong with the world
and get mad when people try to fix it.
Keep your cool even if you've walked yourself into the oven.
Sarcasm is a human tactic. You're still not fooling anyone
when you try to use it tactfully.
It causes more way more pain to hurt yourself, just like you
cannot run away from a match if you hold it in your hand.
The farther you creep, the more toes you will step on,
and the more you will be crushed.
The higher you climb, the harder they will pull on your tail.
You can choose to be offended, but you cannot choose whom
Music can put your emotions in check. Sometimes your emotional
ground is so parched that no amount of laughter-induction can
make it open up and drink, even by force. Positive, meaningful
music can help.
Or, sometimes, you just need music that
identifies with your soul. Either way, play a tune that will
speak to your spirit and remind you that life is only as hard
as you let it be.
If you're not perfect, then the worst thing you can do is
pretend to be.
Been to church recently? Today would be a good day.
If you can't go, watch online.
Make light of whatever things make you heavy, and that way
you can fly with your burdens.
If someone is not your cup of tea, you don't have to drink.
You don't really lose friends.
You just find out who was never your friend to begin with.
If you are waiting for someone else to get it right,
you will get left.
The truth only hurts if you are wrong enough to feel it.
You can play forever, but eventually,
the game will end.
Should Rome not have been built because it required
more than a day?
There are some people in life who cannot be offended.
They are targets, not darts.
Those who help for the glory are not helping at all.
People hate to be reminded that their favourite scape goat has
intrinsic burdens of its own to deal with already.
If you want to see your assumptions then your eyes will ignore
anything else that really is.
They say respect is not gained, it is earned. But if you have
done all that it is expected of you to earn respect, and it is
still not given, then what is the true origin of respect?
I say, it is not the one who receives has the control,
but it is the one who gives. Either way,
live as though you are deserving of respect,
and those who do not give it will in time be given
what is due to them.
Avoid the life of the leader like the plague.
The higher your are,
the easier you are to shoot at. The wider you spread, the more you
get stepped on. The more influence you carry, the heavier the
burdens others will place on your shoulders.
If possible in life, it is better to be alone and of
little meaning, than to be well known and mean everything
to everyone yet nothing at all.
Free speech is only free until you've spoken - then there is a
cost attached to every word.
Hatred abounds in the branches of ignorance.
In world of masks and mirrors, the honest and truthful person is
like a flying hammer with no controller.
Anger is the lovechild of ignorance.
Ignorance thrives in the garden of stubbornness.
When life sucks, find someone who makes you laugh... and cry.
Master all trades.
Falter at none.
All humour is anchored in truth.
Every king was once a child, and every big name
starts with a single letter.
It takes many cars to break a bridge, but only one statement
to break the will.
You won't see other's cards
if you play your whole hand.
If your mouth is a knife,
then your ears will be concrete.
It's okay not to like someone, but hatred takes effort.
A pleasant life belongs to the understanding heart.
Being fair is the only way to live.
It is better to receive the truth than to firmly grasp onto a lie.
One cuts, but the other kills.
You'll achieve many things by seeing it through to the end of your
plans, but you can never predict the inception of a friendship.
If you feel unimportant in the scheme of things, becoming famous
will only make you feel unimportant to a bigger set of people.
Fighting fire with fire just creates a bigger fire.
If you seek to heal a divide, you must understand and appreciate
both sides of the chasm. Otherwise, you will firmly plant your
feet into rapidly shifting void, making the division larger
than it was before.
Just know, if you leave the door open to confusion,
chaos may also walk in.
You cannot walk the rough road without feeling the rocks
beneath your feet.