Question 343

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  1. Mel:

    “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
    — Maya Angelou

    “People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
    If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
    If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
    If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
    The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
    Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
    For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
    — Mother Teresa

    “I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.”
    — Mother Teresa

    AND

    “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”
    — Albert Einstein

  2. thu:

    “When I despair, I remember that all through history, the ways of love and truth have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it- always.”

    -Mahatma Ghandi

  3. Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

  4. Erin:

    “Today has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
    My mom says some days are like that.
    Even in Australia.”
    – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    This quote has always amused me. It’s a simply put way of saying “Yes, some days are bad. But don’t let them get you down, because there are good days to come.”

  5. Jeff:

    “If a man does not have something worth dying for, he does not deserve to live.”

    I believe this is a quote from Martin Luther King.

  6. Peter:

    “When I was born, I got my umbilical cord wrapped around my neck, both arms and one of my ankles. There was a point when the doctor even stopped delivering me and started laughing. If I ever let being bad at something stop me then I wouldn’t even be here. That little thing some men call failure, I call living. Breakfast. And I’m not leaving ’til I cleaned out the buffet – chevy chase

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  8. Jillianne:

    I have learned that I still have alot to learn.

  9. Thatnicegirl:

    And even when mascara runs down my cheeks, I refuse to let it wash away my beauty.
    -Nicole(:

  10. SriSri:

    “Live the life you love, love the life you live”

  11. Unnur:

    You have to take the good with the bad
    smile with the sad
    love what you’ve got and remember what you had
    always forgive but never forget
    learn from your mistakes but never regret
    people change
    things go wrong
    just remember
    life goes on
    – unknown

    It feels good to feel good sometimes. The worst part is it’s only sometimes
    – myself

  12. CeCe:

    “Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life…You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.” ~Neil Gaiman

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  14. M:

    “To the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
    ~Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s (Philosopher’s) Stone)

  15. Anoop:

    “When a man does only what is required of him; he is a slave;
    the moment he does more , he becomes a free man.”

  16. Nicky D:

    In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
    – Coco Chanel

  17. Rick:

    “A half truth is a whole lie.”
    -Fortune Cookie

  18. Jessica:

    “A Man Can Fail Many Times But Isn’t A Failure Until He Begins To Blame Someone Else.”~~~Anthony Jordan Kirk

  19. Mike:

    “Say, Pooh, why aren’t you busy?” I said.
    “Because it’s a nice day,” said Pooh.
    “But you could be doing something Important,” I said.
    “I am,” said Pooh.
    “Oh? Doing what?”
    “Listening,”he said.
    “Listening to what?”
    “To the birds. And that squirrel over there.”
    “What are they saying?” I asked.
    “That it’s a nice day,” said Pooh.
    “But you know that already,” I said.
    “Yes, but it’s always good to hear that somebody else thinks so, too,” he said.
    From The Tao of Pooh

    Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid
    Albert Einstein

  20. Devin:

    “It is better to take what does not belong to you, than to let it lay around neglected.”
    or
    “Be careful of reading health books; You may die of a misprint!”
    -Mark Twain

  21. Jomz:

    “Silence is the best friend that never betrays.”

  22. SarahDylan:

    It’s an old Jewish proverb.

    “I do not ask that God should lighten my burden, but to have broader shoulders”

  23. Nick:

    “There are no accidents.” -Kung Fu Panda
    “If you’ve never failed, you’ve never lived.”

  24. Lauren:

    “Lord, teach me to be generous. To give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds. To toil and not to seek for rest. To labor and want for any reward save that of knowing that I do Your Will. Amen”- St. Ignatius of Loyola

    “We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it’s our life or our possessions or our property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand.”- Paulo Coehlo, “The Alchemist”

  25. Ara:

    “Never say goodbye, because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.”
    ~Peter Pan

  26. PufferFish:

    “It disturbs me that so many people want to leave a mark on this world that they don’t care if the mark they leave is a scar.”
    -John Green, author, in a youtube video on his channel called Vlogbrothers.

  27. Rose:

    “One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”
    ~Joan of Arc

    And:

    “Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”

    -Ira Glass

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