Quotes

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The only thing that I know is that I know nothing at all.” – Socrates

“A thing done with moderation may later be judged to be insufficient. I have heard that when one thinks he has gone too far, he will not have erred.” – Yamamoto Tsunetomo

“We don’t have to be defined by the things we did or didn’t do in our past. Some people allow themselves to be controlled by regret. Maybe it’s a regret, maybe it’s not. It’s merely something that happened. Get over it.” – Pittacus Lore

“No one lights a lamp in order to hide it behind the door: the purpose of light is to create more light, to open people’s eyes, to reveal the marvels around.” – Paulo Coelho

“There are 1,198,500,000 people alive now in China. To get a feel for what that means, simply take yourself – in all your singularity, importance, complexity, and love – and multiply by 1,198,500,000. See? Nothing to it.” ― Annie Dillard

“Open your eyes, concludes the man, and see what you can with them before they close forever.” ― Anthony Doerr

“Sometimes I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.” —Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

“The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It’s overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Now I am quietly waiting for the catastrophe of my personality to seem beautiful again, and interesting, and modern.” – Frank O’Hara

“Maybe the two different worlds we lived in weren’t so different. We saw the same sunset.” – S.E. Hinton

“Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway.” – Kiera Cass

“It doesn’t matter if I try my best… It doesn’t matter if we made the right choice. What matters is what happens.” – Daniel Handler

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