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All quotes, thoughts and essays posted on this blog are not any works of mine, I thought these should be seen by as many people as possible. These works come from a multitude of people on a wide variety of different subjects. Knowledge should be passed to everyone. Enjoy!

The Wisdom:

1. "A friend recently said to me you may want to dig your own grave and stand in it waiting for the end but that does not mean that I will stand here and watch you do it."

2. "The greatest danger of human genetic engineering is not about the enhanced abilities that people will gain, the danger lies in the assumption that these enhancements will somehow make certain people intrinsically superior to others on the most fundamental level conceivable. Once the assumption that certain people are intrinsically more advanced than others becomes accepted then you will end up with megalomaniacs on one end of the spectrum and dangerously frightened people at the other. Human genetic engineering programs no matter how well intentioned invariably become just another way of turning people against people. ("us" vs. "them") When you start talking about DNA, you are provoking a very powerful and emotional response, one that hits people at the very core of their identities no matter how civilized they might otherwise be, even in the enlightened world of the twenty first century. Human genetic engineering would be a terrible mistake because what truly matters can not be found in the genes. Superior strength and superior intelligence are very useful traits but in the end they do not necessarily make superior people. Character, compassion and courage, these are learned qualities that are not encoded on any chromosome but ultimately they are what will truly advance the human race. When people start to think they are more then human or start to think they are better then anyone else, it only becomes a matter of time before their arrogance and lack of empathy completely eat away at their humanity and make these people into monsters. What makes people special does not come out of a test tube. In any event, we must never allow any unreasoning fear to scare mankind away from it's own humanity."

3. "That's the thing about a life, the rain is going fall on us all, our hearts are going to break sometimes, but there is no way around it so you just have to go through it. Life is full of mountains, your just going to have to learn to climb."

4. "I am nothing special; of this I am sure. I am a simple person with simple thoughts and I have led a simple life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I have loved others with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough."

5. "Guys, think about this. Where would you be without your girlfriend? Have you ever tried sharing feelings with your buddies? They just don't get it, and they would laugh at you anyway. Be thankful that you have someone that you can be vulnerable with. Having a woman in your life is the ultimate gift. Your bodies fit together because your souls fit together and you're meant to be together. Say thank you to your girlfriend. Tell her how grateful you are that she is in your life."

6. "I guess you could say I am more about faith then religion itself. Religion is too often the pretext for violence, hatred, intolerance among different faiths and competitive piety within faiths. But the real problem is not with faith or not even difference in faith, within the churches or other types of houses of worship. The real problem is the overacheivers in these institutions. When these types of people or groups of people feel the need to prove themselves more worthy than their neighbors, that is when the trouble starts. When one is not striving to be better then someone else, then one is free to start bettering themselves."

7. "It is said that love cannot be bought but I guarantee that for the right price, it can definitely be rented by the half hour."

8. "Love is not complicated. What makes things complicated is what we can end up doing in it's name and exactly how much are we willing to ignore and overlook when we are in love with someone."

9. "Everything that you will have gained in your lifetime will eventually rot and fall apart until all that will be left of you is what was in your heart."

10. "Fear will always be a player in your life but you get to decide how much. You can spend your whole life imagining the ghosts of your past or worrying about your pathway to the future but all there will ever be is what is happening here and now. The decisions that each of us make in the here and now are either based in love or fear but yet so many of us choose our pathway out of fear disguised as practicality. You will only ever have two real choices; love or fear. Choose love."

11. "Do not ever let fear, anger or hate turn you against your own playful heart."

12. "Life has taught me that you cannot control someone's loyalty. No matter how good you are to them, does not mean they will treat you the same. No matter how much they mean to you, does not mean that they will value you the same. Sometimes the people that you love the most, turn out to be the people you can trust the least."

13. "You know my name, not my story. You have heard about what I have done, not what I have been through."

14. "It really hurts when you love someone and they never love you back . But that is not the real pain, the real pain is when you don't get the chance or you are not able to muster the courage to express your love."

15. "The saddest thing in life is when you meet someone so special and you believe they could be with you but the reality is that the person was never meant for you and you end up having to forget them completely"

16. "A best friend is one with whom you could spend a lot of time with and open your heart and they would be there for you when you need them the most."

17. "A reality of life is that we never realize the importance of things we have until we lose those things forever, we could have happiness around us always but we would never find it until it becomes someone else's."

18. "You could like a person as soon as you see them and it could take just a few seconds to love them, but to forget them it could cost your entire life."

19. "Only a smile is more than enough to make your day brighter, all other riches and good looks will eventually fade away."

20. "You only have this one life, so live it the way you want, never let someone else live your life. Work hard to achieve your dream and live your life."

21. "Always try to understand other people's problems, if it hurts you then it would hurt them too."

22. "Do you know who are the happiest of all the people? It's those who are happy with what they have and they never get jealous of what other people have."

23. "When you die, you will be missed and some may cry for losing you, but you must die with a smile in your face, for that to happen, you must love your life and you must cherish the happy moments."

24. "Your value does not decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth."

25. "You are never alone and there is never any trouble that is beyond help."

26. "From the moment that we become able to make our own choices, our innocence becomes lost."

27. "Once we lose the capacity to forgive ourselves, is true redemption still possible?"

28. "The whole world is a stage and the only person who can play you IS YOU. Never compromise who you are or what you are about for anyone."

28. "When someone makes themself too accessible, too willing to jump into a relationship, we question them. We wonder how anyone could like us this much this soon. We immediately devalue those people. But when we're crazy about someone and show it, we want that person to reciprocate. Can't we just be REAL with each other? Isn't that what it's all about?"

29. "We want people to be real, authentic, and emotionally available, yet we cringe and we flee when they are."

30. "You start out life with a clean slate. Then you begin to make your mark. You face decisions, make choices. You keep moving forward. But sooner or later there comes a time where you look back over where you have been...and wonder who you really are."

31. "Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do something else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn't. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted."

32. "A heart is a fragile thing. That's why we protect them so vigorously, give them away so rarely, and why it means so much when we do. Some hearts are more fragile than others. Purer, somehow. Like crystal in a world of glass, even the way they shatter is beautiful."

33. "Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. What you desire can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it can be yours."

34. "People come into our life disguised as angels, and sometimes angels come into our life disguised as people. It is possible to see God anywhere. All it takes are open eyes and ears and the willingness to see miracles. They are everywhere. God is as available as we are. Having friends that inspire us to rise to higher and greater levels is an awesome gift. Surround yourself with people that inspire you to do better and inspire your friends as well. It is a profound truth that the people we spend time with shape the path that we travel."

35. "Falling in love may one of the greatest feelings ever. There is an actual chemical process that happens to a person who is falling in love. All of the senses have a greater intensity. Colors seem brighter, sounds more resonant and smells more powerful when you are in love. When you are with your lover there is no greater feeling in the world, and when you're not you spend all your time thinking of each other. Falling in love is truly an awesome feeling."

36. "Depression has a different quality than the normal range of sadness that you may feel throughout the day. When you are depressed you do not feel like being with anybody. You either sleep way more than usual or you can hardly sleep at all. Similarly, your appetite is either nonexistent or increases dramatically. Your energy level goes way down and you have a feeling of hopelessness about life. As difficult as it may be it is important to get out of the house and get some help. You are not alone."

37. "When a family member is dying, the whole family is plunged into despair. It is heartbreaking to see a once active relative lying in a hospital bed hooked up to machines. It is hard to imagine that this is the same individual who was previously so active and full of life. It may feel strange and uncomfortable to spend time with a loved one when they are dying. Most of us feel uncomfortable in the hospital filled with the smells of sickness and death. However, there may be an opportunity to share a moment that you treasure for the rest of your life."

38. "Possibly the four saddest words that you might hear in your life: What might have been."

39. "Let me tell you something about women. 50% of women would have us believe that they are the victims; That we break their hearts for sport. That is crap. They say they want romance, they say they want true love, but all they want is a check list. Is he perfect? Is he handsome? Does he have money? For those of you men who fit the criteria, don't kid yourselves. Because if they're not sleeping with you, they're sleeping with a carefully calculated set of venal choices. Money over substance, looks over soul, polish over principles. No gesture, no matter how real or romantic will ever compensate for a really impressive list of credentials. A woman in heat will always choose a guy who she thinks has the better looking résumé."

40. "If we teach our children by example, then we only have ourselves to blame for whom they become."

41. "It is said that our lives are measured by what we leave behind. But for people everywhere, the most valuable legacy of all is love."

42. "Do our memories define our identity? If we are merely the sum of our experiences, what do we become if those experiences are lost?"

43. "All our lives we search for someone to love, someone who makes us complete. We choose partners and change partners. We dance to a song of heartbreak and hope all the while wondering if somewhere and somehow there is someone searching for us"

44. "At this moment there are over 6 billion people in the world. Some are running scared. Some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day. Others are just not facing the truth. Some are evil people, at war with good. And some are good, struggling with evil. Six billion people in the world, six billion souls. And sometimes all you need is one."

45. "The bad guys lie to get in your bed and the good guys lie to get in your heart."

46. "I'm not going anywhere. This is it for me. You're it for me. And I can't pretend to feel any less than I do. I am sorry but I just can't."

47. "The greatest thing you will ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."

48. "I guess all we can do is live our lives with as much kindness and decency as possible, and try not to dwell on God standing over us with a giant shovel."

49. "You can erase someone from your mind. Getting them out of your heart is another story."

50. "Isn't it better to cling to the dream of what could have been, than to ruin things with reality."

51. "The way the world is, how seldom it is that you meet that one person who, just gets you. It's so rare."

52. "What you feel only matters to you. It's what you do that matters to the people you love. That's what matters. That's the only thing that counts."

53. "I like to believe we write our own stories and each time we think we know the end, we don't. Perhaps luck exists somewhere between the world of planning, of chance and in the peace that comes from knowing that you just can't know it all. Life is funny that way... once you let go of the wheel, you might end up right where you belong."

54. "Bad things will happen in your life and that you just can't stop...but that doesn't mean you should just shut out the world. There is a purpose for the good and the bad."

55. "I would rather spend one lifetime with you - than face all the ages of this world alone."

56. "As we grow older, it becomes difficult to just is not that we don't want to, it is just that too much has happened that we just can't."

57. "Somehow time goes by and what you had just goes away."

58. "Beginnings are scary and endings are usually sad, but it's the middle that counts the most"

59. "As we cocoon ourselves in the comforts that our expanding technology affords, are we insulating ourselves from the very things that make us human?"

60. "Is violence born in the heart or in the mind? If we must kill to protect ourselves, what will that do to our souls?"

61. "Time and distance are a good way to get over someone."

62. "In the face of violent crime, the thin line between justice and vengeance can grow ever thinner. But what happens when society becomes as violent as the criminals it seeks to contain?"

63. "In an age when we are led to believe that we can be anything we want to be, what most eludes us is simply, being ourselves."

64. "Who we are and what we will become are determined by our actions. But are those actions planting the seeds of our salvation or destruction?"

65. "Within each of us there is an internal voice that tempers our actions. But what happens when that inner self overwhelms the face we show the world?"

66. "Sometimes, the best way to hide the truth is to keep it in plain sight."

67. "Without darkness there would be no light. Without error, no sure path to the truth. In a world where absolutes reign, what may be most important is finding the balance."

68. "Who among us does not think he knows evil when he sees it? But are such distinctions really so black and white or is morality simply a matter of perspective?"

69. "Powerful ideas do not die with those who gave them birth, so long as the seeds of those ideas are planted in their followers."

70. "Physical scars are evidence of a wound long since healed. But what about the wounds we can't see? What is left behind when there is trauma to the soul?"

71. "The suffering we conceal and the sorrow we hide may only be fully understood by those who share a common pain."

72. "When a heart has been turned cold by anger and grief, can patterns of destructive behavior be averted or are they predestined?"

73. "It is said that we are all judged, not by our words, but by our deeds. And yet, how many of us are ready to stand up to such scrutiny?"

74. "Our choices define us and sometimes doom us."

75. "For some, the future is just nothing but old age, illness, loneliness and pain."

76. "The act of a person taking their own life is not something that should be done without a lot of thought. People should not take their own lives without deep and thoughtful reflection over a considerable period of time. It is believed strongly, that the right to do so is one of the most fundamental rights anyone in a free society should have."

77. "If you could make God bleed, people would cease to believe in him. There will be blood in the water and the sharks will come."

78. "It is hard when you have to say goodbye and it gets harder every time."

79. "The cure for spirit is fear."

80. "In magic - and in life - there is only the present moment, the now. You can't measure time the way you measure the distance between two points. 'Time' doesn't pass. We human beings have enormous difficulty in focusing on the present; we're always thinking about what we did, about how we could have done it better, about the consequences of our actions, and about why we didn't act as we should have. Or else we think about the future, about what we're going to do tomorrow, what precautions we should take, what dangers await us around the next corner, how to avoid what we don't want and how to get what we have always dreamed of."

81. "If you really love someone, you accept their past, who they are right now, and who they might become in the future."

82. "Having feelings that you are unable to express is one of the most painful and difficult things in life. An example might be wanting to tell someone you are in love with them, but not being able to because they are already with someone else."

83. "To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness."

84. "The best portion of a good person's life is their little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love."

85. "The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now."

86. "The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."

87. "It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens but it is never gone."

88. "Time is one of the most powerful forces in existence. Nothing is immune to time. Time can change all things just by it's patience. Time has the abundance of the luxury of being able to wait. Everything can be laid waste to by the touch of time. Forever isn't always forever. Being that time has the power to change so much, it just makes me question our words, their power, their truth and their longevity. What each of us are or what we may mean at any given time is not immune to the change time brings and sometimes it is even our feelings that change because time makes it so. Time passes, so anything and everything can change. This is the other certainty of existence besides death and taxes."

89. "Wherever there is television, there will always be B.S!"

90. "We all change when you think about it. We are all different people, all throughout our lives. And that's okay, that's a good thing, you have got to keep moving on, just so long as you remember all the people that you used to be."

91. "When you come to know without a doubt or hesitation that you will never have what you've wanted all of your life, the meaning to life vanishes."

92. "Tomorrow is never guaranteed, so live for today, laugh often and tell the people who mean the most to you that you love them every chance you get!"

93. "A life filled with "Oh, well" is better then a life filled with 'What if!' "

94. "Food for thought: At some point in the future, you will be gone, the people that would remember you will also be gone and nothing you ever did will matter. Death is the "eraser" that never stops. Feel better? Kind of puts life in perspective doesn't it?"

95. "Life has a way of going in circles. Ideally, it would be a straight path forward, we'd always know where we were going, we'd always be able to move on and leave everything else behind. There would be nothing but the present and the future. Instead, we always find ourselves where we started. When we try to move ahead, we end up taking a step back. We carry everything with us, the weight exhausting us until we want to collapse and give up.We forget things we try to remember. We remember things we'd rather forget. The most frightening thing about memory is that it leaves no choice. It has mastered an incomprehensible art of forgetting. It erases, it smudges, it fills in blank spaces with details that don't exist. But however we remember it or choose to remember it, the past is the foundation that holds our lives in place. Without its support, we'd have nothing for guidance. We spend so much time focused on what lies ahead, when what has fallen behind is just as important. What defines us isn't where we're going, but where we've been. Although there are places and people we will never see again, and although we move on and let them go, they remain a part of who we are. There are things that will never change, things we will carry along with us always. But as we venture into the murky future, we must find our strength by learning to leave things behind."

96. "Love is not a matter of counting the years . . . but making the years count.

97. "We cannot always explain our emotions using logic, especially when it comes to love. For example, you might feel deeply in love with someone, without being able to logically explain or even understand why you feel this way."

98. Beauty, truth, and love are never in vain, if you have love in your heart, there is someone out there who will appreciate it."

99. "Cherish things while you still have them, not when they've gone, for one of the hardest things to deal with is regret."

100. "Who says that time heals?? You don't get OVER the pain, you just learn to get ALONG with the pain, in time."

101. "When you love someone, say it! Say it loud and say it right away, or the moment just passes you by. And once that moment has passed, it will be gone."

102. When I say, I love you it is not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do and how you try. I have seen your kindness and your strength. I have seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You are one hell of a woman."

103. "You don't get to choose, you just fall in love. And you get this person who is all wrong and all right at the same time. And you know that you love them so much except sometimes they just drive you completely insane and no one can explain it and the reason it is so confusing is because it is love. But if love didn't have any challenges, what would be the point?"

104. "Love is when you look back, on all the great memories, and find out that the one you least expected to fall in love with, turns out to be the greatest love of your life."

105. "A lot of times when we do good things, believe in people or try our hardest, we seem to get nothing in return... not even a thank you. While this can be very disheartening, please do not ever believe that it was a waste of time. By attempting to put a little good out into the world, you are doing your small part into trying to make it a better place. Most likely, you were never appreciated for what you tried to do but maybe somebody, one day, might look back and remember. Maybe."

106. "How great is it to think of someone having a crush on you? Like someone really caring if you are around and missing you if you are not. Or someone stealing glances at you, hoping that you might realize how much they care. It is just a great feeling to think that you might be special to someone."

107. "It is never too late to turn it all around. Every passing minute is another opportunity to turn it all around. Be honest with yourself and others.

108. "The broken heart dies a very slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day, there is no hope and nothing remains."

109. "Good words, that is where ideas begin."

110. "The footprint never looks like the boot."

111. "We all just do the best that we can."

112. "The one person you called fat has been starving themselves and lost 30 pounds. The one you just called stupid has a learning disability and spends countless hours studying. The one you called ugly, spends hours trying to make themselves look good hoping that people will like them. The one you just tripped, is abused enough at home. A 15 year old girl holds her 2 year old son, people call her a slut. No one knows she was raped at 13. You make fun of someone for being fat, but you don't know that person has a serious medical condition that causes their weight. You call an old man hideous, but you don't know that his face got injured serving the country or saving a life. There is a lot more to people then you think."

113. "Wise people think of others, helping them as much as they can, and the result is happiness."

114. "Love and compassion are beneficial both for you and others. Through your kindness to others, your mind and heart will open to peace."

115. "The secret of life is simply this. Your perception is what determines the quality of your life."

116. "Yesterday is gone, Tomorrow may never come but as long as we have today it is never too late."

117. "Growing up means giving up everything that makes you happy."

118. "Question authority and challenge everything including everything that I have just told you."

119. "Read what you are told not to."

120. Everyone has a past. Good, bad, and ugly. It does make you who you are today. Some may think it's bad, but good people come from bad pasts. And people learn and grow to become better people from it."

121. "Arrogance leads to darkness."

122. "Look for the exits, they may save your life."

123. "Respect others and know they are most likely afraid, just like you. In fact, the more forceful and arrogant a person becomes, the more afraid they are."

124. "One of the worst things in life you can do is dishonor yourself or your family and then continue living a life without setting it right."

125. "Marriage is an agreement to share who you are with someone else, to spend your lives together and to grow old together. So marry for love and marry for laughs."

126. "Wealth and fame are an illusion. People have been rich, people have been poor and they have been happy both times. The only times, I truly have been miserable is when I was lying to myself or others."

127. "Drugs and alcohol make life easier for a short time and then they destroy."

128. "There is no experience that is bad, experience just is. It is what you do with that experience, how you use it, will it shape your life for the better and help you become a stronger person or will you allow the experience to smother or destroy you."

129. "Do not let life wash over you wave after wave. You are not a rock, learn from the waves and choose to sail."

130. "Life is hard, then it gets harder and then you die but every single second of life is worth it."

131. "You do have a purpose. Your job is just to remember who you are and what you have agreed upon."

132. "We are meant to be happy but remember no pain, no gain."

133. "Always say what you mean and mean what you say."

134. "Always forgive but do not forget so much that you keep putting yourself in the same situation."

135. "You have everything you need to be happy, may you figure that out before life passes you by"

136. "Refined manner, gentleness, meekness and kindness are the only currencies of any true value."

137. "Stuff does not matter."

138. "Forgiveness is divine, atonement is real. You are worthy."

139. "The people that love you, believe in you."

140. "Hell is an eternity of regret, not being able to forgive yourself."

141. "Walk a lot and never stop noticing things around you. When you do, change your ways or change your address."

142. "It is never wrong to do the right thing."

143. "People are good. They want to do the right thing, give them the opportunity."

144. "Shadows are darkest at noon and it always gets colder before sunrise."

145. "Learn to love others that you do not know or really do not like."

146. "There are no coincidences in life."

147. "Learn, laugh and love."

148. "To whom much is given, much is required."

149. "Never want anything too much or you will always end up paying too high of a price one way or another."

150. "Labels are meaningless."

151. "Someone you meet today is afraid or suffering. Find them, help to comfort them."

152. "Never let the sun go down without saying you are sorry for your wrongs."

153. "Life goes by far too fast. Keep a journal; Write what you think, what you learn and what you know."

154. "There is order in all things. Stay in that order, stay in the flow."

155. "You will find very few friends in life. Cherish them. Things will change and you will fall in and out of each other`s lives but when you do come back, it will be as if you never left."

156. "The hardest thing to do is admit failure and to admit weakness. Only the very strong do, while the weak never ask for help."

157. "Control is largely an illusion. The only real control we actually have in our lives is over the actions we take and the choices that we make."

158. "Expectations can lead to misery."

159. "Being alive is by far your greatest achievement."

160. "When a person dies, a library is lost."

161. "Our lives are important to us so as we see, so we learn."

162. "Every large decision causes ripples, like skipping rocks on a pond."

163. "The first duty of love is to listen."

164. "Love has never been known for it's rationality."

165. "You know the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don't alter their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views, which can be very uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering."

166. "If heroes do not exist it becomes necessary to invent them."

167. "What is the point of being grown up if you cannot be childish sometimes."

168. "There is always collateral damage."

169. "The nature of people will never change, they will always fear the unknown."

170. "Always remember to improvise when necessary."

171. "Killing changes nothing. It does not bring back the dead and it will not save a single life."

172. "Pain has a way of stretching time."

173. "While there is life, there is hope."

174. "If you have a pulse, you have a price."

175. "Always do what you are good at."

176. "One good solid hope is worth a cartload of certainties."

177. "Time is fragile. It is a connected net of delicate threads each one under tension, each one pulling on uncountable others. Nobody can predict the changes that they might make if they break one of those threads."

178. "Every action has a consequence."

179. "Be careful of the enemies you choose to hate because the more you hate them, the more you will become like them."

180. "The greatest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become as a result of it."

181. "The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work well."

182. "Success is more attitude than aptitude."

183. "The older you get, the more you like to tell people how it used to be.

184. "One of the greatest pieces of wisdom is to acknowledge that you know nothing

185. "The point of living and of being an optimist is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come."

186. "Travel broadens the mind."

187. "Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans."

188. "Our lives are so fleeting, there are so many goodbyes."

189. "The surest way too be late is to have plenty of time."

190. "To be upset over what you do not have is to waste what you do have."

191. "Luck never gives, it only lends."

192. "The person who attempts to remove a mountain begins by carrying away the smallest stones."

193. "One can begin to reshape the landscape with a single flower."

194. "Tragedy is not getting something or failing to get it; it is losing something you already have."

195. "Take nothing for granted. Appreciate what you do have while you still can."

196. "Never allow someone to be a priority while allowing yourself to be an option."

197. "A promise made is a debt unpaid."

198. "So as long as you are remembered you will never cease to exist."

199. "Never be afraid to tell someone you love them."

200. "A person's darkness lies in dwelling on the past and also in fearing the future."

201. "When you bury yourself in the mistakes of the past or worry too much about the responsibilities of the future you can very easily lose sight of the present."

202. "Heroes are made in the moment, not from questioning the past or fearing what is to come."

203. "In life, one is always tested."

204. "We are all confronted with trials but the truest measure of a person is how they choose to react in the face of those trials."

205. "We should not make excuses for the dark stains on our heart."

206. "Real power comes from within the heart."

207. (Speaking about self-sacrifice): "A long time ago, somebody I loved sacrificed their life to save mine, so at the very least, I should be able to risk my life in order to help save someone else."

208. "We all make sacrifices and when we do we lose a little piece of ourselves in the process."

209. "It is very easy to let resentment build up inside but then it always has to come out somewhere."

210. "People are the best architects of their own undoing. All they need is enough rope and they will hang themselves."

211. "If a seed of doubt can be planted within a person, it will grow until it devours that person's faith in themselves and others."

212. "A person either lives life as it happens to them, meets it head on and licks it or they turn their back on it and start to wither away."

213. "Sometimes pain can drive a person harder than pleasure."

214. "We are the same, We share the same history, the same heritage, the same lives. We are all tied together beyond any untying. Man, woman, color or background, it makes no difference. We are human. We could not escape from each other even if we wanted to."

215. "We are all living beings. We are born, we grow, we live and we die. In all the ways that matter we are alike."

216. "Do you know what one of the worst parts of growing old is? So many of the people you have known throughout your life are gone... and you realize you did not take the time to appreciate them while you still could."

217. "One of the most important things in a person's life is to feel useful."

218. "Every choice we make has a consequence."

219. (Speaking about avoiding pain): "Running may help for a little while, but sooner or later that pain will catch up with you. The only way to get rid of it is to stand your ground and face it."

220. "Every moment of pleasure in life has to be purchased by an equal amount of pain."

221. "We all have scars. Of one kind or another."

222. "Families, societies, cultures would not have evolved without compassion and tolerance. As a matter of fact they would have fallen apart without them."

223. "Without heart, a person is meaningless."

224. "To survive is not enough... To simply exist is not enough"

225. "Seize the time... Live 'now'. Make 'now' always the most precious time. 'Now' will never come again."

226. "Those that are old enough realize that a longer life is not always a better one. In the end, you just get tired. Tired of the struggle. Tired of regrets. Tired of losing everything that matters to you. Tired of watching everything turn to dust."

227. "Just because something is old doesn't mean you throw it away."

228. "Too many people dream of places they will never go, wish for things they will never have... instead of paying adequate attention to their real lives."

229. "One of the saddest things in life is missed opportunities."

230. "There is only one first time for everything and only one last time, too."

231. "Pain and guilt cannot be taken away by a wave of a magic wand. They are the things we carry with us. They are the things that make us who we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves."

232. "You cannot change who a person is without changing who they are."

233. "When you treat people like animals, you will get bitten!"

234. "There is always an alternative."

235. "Life has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define as much as happiness or love. Whether it is a life or a relationship, everything has it's time and everything ends."

236. "Each of us at some time in our lives, turns to someone and asks, Why am I here? What was I meant to be?"

237."If something or someone is important, you make the time."

238. "Our purpose is to contribute in a positive way to the world in which we live."

239. "An idea can not be fought. It is no weapon that can be destroyed and it has no body that can be killed."

240. "Even in the worst of times, we can still find moments of joy and kindness. When you do find these, hold on to them."

241. "Sometimes when you don't think about the problem, the solution presents itself."

242. "What your eyes show you is only the surface, look deeper."

243. "What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived."

244. "Good and bad, Right and wrong, Light and dark. All of these things are two different sides of the same coin. One cannot exist without the other to compare it to. Ex: A light only shines in the dark."

245. "People can find a way to justify any action, no matter how bad."

246. "Logic can be used to justify almost anything. That is it's power and it's flaw."

247. "As we believe, so shall we do."

248. "There is no instruction manual for our lives. It is all about flying by the seat of our pants."

249. "When you learn to devalue your loved ones, you can devalue anyone."

250. (Speaking about mothers): "There is only one person in my life who has always been there for me...who is never too busy to listen... who reassures me when I have been scared... comforts me when I am sad and who showers me with endless love, without ever asking anything in return. Mom, you are the best. I love you."

251. "The beginning of jealousy is the fear of losing someone we love."

252. "Love sometimes expresses itself in sacrifice."

253. "Doesn't love always begin that way? With the illusion more real then the person."

254. "It is like the first time you fall in love, you can never love a person quite like that again."

255. "Sometimes we do not see love even when it is staring us right in the face."

256. (Speaking about unrequited love): "What am I supposed to say? That I love her? That I would do anything for her? That without her, my life would be meaningless! Sure, I could say those things but what good would it do? If she does not feel the same then all of it means nothing."

257. "All love is unrequited, all of it."

258. "There is nothing harder than knowing the person that you love is unhappy."

259. "You can't go through life trying to avoid getting a broken heart. If you do, it will break from loneliness anyway. So you might as well take a chance. If you don't, they'll move on and you will never know what you might have had. And living with that is worse than having a broken heart."

260. "People are either meant to be together or they are not."

261. "Any relationship can work as long as both people really want it to."

262. (Speaking on being in love): "I am so vulnerable to her... all she has to do is smile at me and I am happy beyond reason... a disagreement between us and I am devastated. It is crazy. Sometimes I wish I could reach inside myself and tear out my feelings for her, but I can't."

263. "Nothing makes us more vulnerable than when we love someone. We can be hurt very easily. But what you get when you love someone is greater than what you risk."

264. (Speaking about a past love): "Every now and then, even years later, something reminds you of them- a certain smell, a few notes of a song and then suddenly you feel just as bad as the day they told you they never wanted to see you again. If you want to know the honest truth, you never completely get over a person you really cared about."

265. (Speaking on loneliness): "You work so hard to make them think you don't care - that you don't need them, but, a person goes nuts if they do not have anybody. It doesn't make a difference who the person is, as long as they are with you. I tell you, I tell you a person gets too lonely and they get sick."

266. (Speaking about my first love): "Before I met her, my world was a much smaller place. I kept to myself. I didn't need anyone else and I took pride in that. Truth is, I was ashamed of who I was...afraid that if people saw who I truly was, they would reject me. But then I met her and she didn't reject me in fact she wanted to know everything about me. For the first time in my life, someone wanted me as I was. And that changed me forever. The day I met her was the day I stopped being alone."

267. "A true friend is a person you can always tell the truth to without worrying about it."

268. "It's been said that friends can go long periods of time without seeing each other and never question the friendship. These types of friends pick up like they just spoke yesterday, regardless of how long it has been or how far away they live, and they don't hold grudges. They understand that life is busy..but you will ALWAYS love them."

269. "Much like a book, your life is your story but what good is a story if no one cares enough to want to read it."

270. "Which is the greater morality, open honesty or a deception which may save lives?"

271. "In all trust, there is the possibility of betrayal."

272. "They say trust has to be earned. So give people a chance to earn it."

273. "Never trust anyone who places your prosperity above their own."

274. "There can be no real justice as long as laws are absolute. Even life itself is an exercise in exceptions."

275. "And you find nothing contradictory about a society that outlaws suicide but practices capital punishment?"

276. "I have tried my best and it wasn't enough, all I want now is a little peace."

277. "Pick your battles. They will triumph who knows when to fight and when not to fight."

278. "The problem with peace is, sometimes you have to fight to keep it."

279. "An individual's rights are only protected so long as they do not conflict with the state or the status quo."

280. "No being is so important that they should be able to usurp the rights of another."

281. "There are times when people of good conscience cannot blindly follow orders. Their sentience is acknowledged but their personal liberties and freedoms are ignored. Ex: Order a person to hand their child over to the state, I don't think so."

282. "We think we have come so far... the torture of heretics, the burning of witches is all ancient history then before you can blink an eye suddenly it threatens to start all over again."

283. "The shortest distance between two points is a fist full of cash."

284. "Doctors and bartenders get the same two kinds of customers; the living and the dying."

285. "We should not always cling to the things we can not change."

286. "To be successful as an ignorant and stubborn ass you need the following: fuel, hard work and an audience."

287. "All children are shaped in to a product of their own environment. Children are like modeling clay. Remember they are watching!"

288. "There is darkness in every one of us, it exists in our minds. Darkness does not tempt us with measly offerings, it knows exactly what we want the most. To keep a balance, we must think not only with our minds but our hearts as well."

289. "In our modern day society, the voice of reason has been reduced to a seldom heard whisper."

290. "The core of who you are remains the same, you change via the experiences you have and lessons you learn, and you accumulate baggage along the way. Keep what works and lose what doesn't, and hold on to the lessons learned in the process."

291. "You won't know peace until you've had suffering."

292. "What you choose today becomes tomorrow."

293. "Your friends reflect the person you are."

294. "As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives."

295. "You won't get anywhere in life without taking chances. Step outside of your comfort zone. Ignore your brain when it says no, and pursue what your heart insists on."

296. "Defeat may test you; it need not stop you. If at first you don't succeed, try another way. For every obstacle there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. The greatest mistake is giving up.

297. "One person's junk is another person's treasure."

298. "Out of all the species on earth, we are the only ones that have the power to protect it as we can ourselves."

299. "Why is it people go all out when a disaster strikes but when there is no disaster they ignore other people in need of help or they give things to people who don't need it while others who do need it, get nothing."

300. "Time always goes the slowest when you need it to go fast and vice versa."

301. "Men and women throughout history have overcome their incredible handicaps to go and achieve great things, it isn't the body that cripples, it's the mind."

302. "All living things have as much of a right to life as anyone else."

303. "Learn to tell the difference between can't or won't, slow or just stalling, discussing or arguing, on purpose or by accident, quiet or needs help, loner or simply rejected. -- it is a world of a difference."

304. "It's wise to save your money and to spend it carefully, but greed can destroy you."

305. "Quality is something that holds up over time through heavy usage and abuse not because someone says so; always go by the facts."

306. "Rules are only meaningful if people agree to follow them. Otherwise, they're just words."

307. "Never sign anything without reading the fine print, there are many who say free or unlimited but there is no such thing."

308. "Just because something appears to be an opinion or made up, does not mean it is not a fact."

309. "Bad company degrades good character."

310. "Live the journey. For each destination is but a doorway to another."

311. "Life isn't worth living unless you can share it with someone along the way."

312. "You may have everything but without someone to share it with, you have nothing."

313. "There is only one of you, there is only one of anybody."

314. "Better an honest enemy than a false friend, you must learn to tell which is which."

315. "Newer is not always better."

316. "Never cry wolf for when you really need help it won't be there."

317. "There are two kinds of smarts; book smarts and world smarts. Just remember the books do not teach you everything."

318. "The past is the vault of one's memories, the repository of mistakes, deny it and you lose the greatest teacher of all."

319. "Why is it people are more caring and give more attention to you after you die?"

320. "When you can see what can be gained with two joined as one or to have someone know your personal pain then help you replace it with joy, that is an adventure."

321. "Sometimes we try to please so many others we lose sight of those most important, those we truly love are always there for us and sadly very easy to take for granted."

322. "Some things are worth getting your heart broken for."

323. "You never know what you really have until it's gone."

324. "Why is it when nothing can be done, animals are allowed to be put to death but humans have to suffer until they die on their own?"

325. "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

326. "Death is the price we pay for progress."

327. "There comes a point in life when you get tired of chasing everyone and trying to fix everything, but it's not giving up. It's realizing you don't need certain people and the drama they bring."

328. "What cannot be cured must be endured."

329. "A person is the sum of their memories."

330. "The system is always changing, some things get better and some don't."

331. (Speaking on the expression survival of the fittest): "He doesn't have to outrun the lion, only his friend. Then the lion catches up with his friend and eats him. The strong survive, the weak are killed: the law of the jungle! ... Yes, very clever, if you don't mind losing your friend. But what happens when the next lion turns up? I think you'd better get your running shoes on."

332. "Whether you love me or hate me, both are in my favor. If you love me, I'll always be in your heart. If you hate me, I'll always be on your mind."

333. "Everyone you know is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something."

334. "The broken hearted are like the walking dead."

335. "Never cared much for the word 'impregnable', Sounds a bit too much like 'unsinkable'." "What's wrong with 'unsinkable'?" "Nothing, as the iceberg said to the Titanic."

336. "In the end, we will not remember the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends."

337. "Anything that is worthwhile doing is never easy."

338. "One person can make a difference."

339. "Hope. Without hope, we will give up when we are tired and hungry and it seems the chaos and the madness must overwhelm us. Hope is the flame that burns in our hearts. It is warmth when the soul grows cold. It is light when the darkness surrounds us."

340. "Suicide is a person's way of telling God "You can't fire me, I quit."

341. (Speaking on life): "You know that show, "Touched by an Angel"? Well, this ain't it."

342. "In a world of chaos, wrinkle-free pants keep me sane."

343. "I'm just a guy who gets up every morning. I look around and I see people like you, and it makes me kind of sick. You all look the same, you're all greedy, full of yourselves and I wonder if there's a big dome someplace where they grow you."

344. "Smell that? It's fresh baked brownies. That's what life is all about."

345. "When we have sinned, suffering is our gift."

346. "I want you to imagine losing everything--your family, your home, your friends, all of it and the ones who did it are gone, you will never find them. All that is left is a sick, dead emptiness. What do you think that would do to you?"

347. "When a woman says "what?", it is not because she did not hear you it is because she is giving you a chance to change what you said."

348. "Not all who wander are lost."

349. "A toast to the future, no matter who it takes us up against or where."

350. "That which you obtain through betrayal and deceit will be taken from you the same way."

351. "When people walk away from you... let them go... Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you and it does not mean they are bad people. It just means that their part in your story is over."

352. "Let your heart guide you to the path that you know to be right."

353. "Just follow your heart and it will lead you to where you are meant to be."

354. "Anyone can hold a grudge but it takes a person with character to forgive. When you forgive you release yourself from a painful burden. Forgiveness does not mean that what happened was okay and it does not mean that person is still welcome in your life. It just means you have made peace with the pain and you are ready to let it go."

355. "Do not wait until it is too late to tell someone how much you love them or how much you care about them because when they are gone no matter how loud you shout and cry they will not hear you anymore."

356. "Missing someone is not about how long it has been since you have seen them or the amount of time since you have talked. It is about that very moment when you find yourself doing something and wishing they were right there by your side."

357. "Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory."

358. "People cry, not because they are weak but because they have tried to be strong for far too long."

359. "Don't waste time on people from your past. If they were worth it they would have made it into your future."

360. "If your frightened of dying, and your holding on, you will see devils tearing your life away. If you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels,... freeing you from the earth."

361. "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."

362. "And whatever that cannot be acheived through reason can be won through fear."

363. "True freedom requires sacrifice and pain. Most human beings only think they want freedom. In truth they yearn for the bondage of social order, rigid laws, materialism, the only freedom man really wants, is the freedom to become comfortable."

364. "Did you know that the people who are usually the strongest are usually also the most sensitive? Did you know that the people who exhibit the most kindness are usually the first to be mistreated? Did you know that the one who takes care of others all the time is usually the one who needs care the most? Do you know that the three hardest things to say are: I love you, I'm sorry, and help me?"

365. "Ladies, guys are sick of hearing you ask where all of the 'nice guys' are. They are in the friend zone, where you left them."

366. "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; even if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, does not mean the whole ocean is dirty."

367. "You either die early as the good guy or else you live long enough to see yourself become the bad guy."

368. "It is very difficult to be decent people during indecent times."

369. "In a cruel world, the only true morality is chance."

370. "You want the secret to making friends? You will have a lot of buddies if you remember this one rule: lnterested is interesting. So everybody has got a story, okay? And all they want is for somebody to listen to it. People are basically good. lf you care about them, they will want to be your friend. All you have to do is look at people when you are talking to someone. That's it. Look them in the eye. Focus. Hear their story. Hear what they have got to say. You do that, buddy, and you can do no wrong."

371. "It is very difficult to truly open up your soul to someone and letting them into your spirits, thoughts, fears, future, hopes and dreams.... Now that is true vulnerability."

372. "You're an amazing person with tremendous potential just like everyone else. We're all not much different from each other (two legs, two arms, etc. etc), it's what we do with what we got that makes all the difference. Don't give up on anything and always want the best for yourself. There's so much to learn about becoming a better person that leads to a better life, and these things come to be learned by constantly trying and trusting yourself. I've learned to do these things and the life I live today is so much better and happier then the day before. And I'm nowhere near being done trying. I know we don't live in a perfect world, but I believe strongly that it can be a better world, and I just want to at least do my part to the best that I can."

373. "Sure, I'm thrilled about your apparently shitty decisions!"

374. "Good for you, for doing something that neither love nor money could have ever pressured me into doing."

375. "Congratulations for being happy about your snap decisions where the consequences will reverberate infinitely!"

376. "I'm so glad for you, because your lapse in judgement makes me feel so much better about my own failures."

377. "If you can disregard a person so easily, you did not think much of them in the first place."

378. "When trying to impress a woman, do not try and be the man you think she wants; Be the man that you are."

379. "You do not have to be good to succeed. You just have to be the least shitty option."

380. "Whenever you feel like you can't do something, power through it. You never know what you can do until you have to."

381. "When deciding between two options, keep in mind that it might become a matter of which one sucks less."

382. "You can change how you look. You can change how you feel. But you can never change who you are. For that is real."

383. "The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him."

384. "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."

385. "One may suffer a world of demons for the sake of an angel."

386. "You don't just give up. You don't just let things happen. You make a stand! You say no! You have the guts to do what is right, even when everyone else just runs away."

387. "When you are a kid, they tell you it is all; grow up, get a job, get married, get a house, have a kid, and that is it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It is so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better."

388. "If it is time to go, remember what you are leaving behind. Remember the best. My friends have always been the best of me."

389. "You know when sometimes, you meet someone so beautiful and then you actually talk to them, and five minutes later they are as dull as a brick; but then there is other people. And you meet them and you think, Not bad, they are okay and then when you get to know them, their face just sort of becomes them, like their personality is written all over it, and they just turn into something so beautiful."

390. "I love you means that I accept you for the person that you are and that I do not wish to change you into someone else. It means that I do not expect perfection from you just as you do not expect it from me. It means that I will love you and stand by you even through the worst of times. It means loving you when you are in a bad mood or too tired to do the things I want to do. It means loving you when you're down and not just when you are fun to be with. I love you means I know your deepest secrets and I do not judge you for them asking in return only that you do not judge me for mine. It means that I care enough to fight for what we have and that I love you enough not to let go. It means thinking of you, dreaming of you, wanting and needing you and hoping that you feel the same way for me."

391. "The good things do not always soften the bad, but vice-versa, the bad things do not necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant."

392. "Courage is not a matter of not being frightened, you know. It is being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway."

393. "Some people live more in 20 years than others do in 80. It is not the time that matters, it is the person."

394. "They say nice guys finish last, but they usually finish with a wife and a savings account. So stick it out."

395. "Who are you to judge the life that I live? I know I am not perfect and I do not live like I am but before you start pointing fingers, make sure you look very hard in the mirror first."

396. "People sometimes have low self-esteem, they feel that they have no friends or support system, they may have been treated badly while growing up or to this day by their own families. They fail to look into viable options to create healthy relationships or because of all the bad experiences they have had, they rarely believe in anything or in others who can help them out. They have been robbed of the basic trust in society and find it hard to believe that others would want to help them, other than if they have ulterior motives. They are too realistic and realize that most people in the world are in it for themselves and given that they feel they won't be able to do any better. They don't believe in or love themselves and they don't take the time needed to dedicate to themselves and finally don't respect themselves. They let other people or situations define their lives, even if it is true that this is what happened in the past and that they had no control over it. They feel powerless to overcome a situation because there are too many obstacles to overcome and would rather deal with the present than make changes for their future. They fail to see the bigger picture and to have a vision. They rely too much on others. They feel hopeless, alone and devastated. They feel like there is no way out."

397. "Appreciate everything and everyone in your life. Make sure your family and friends know how much you care about them, because in a minute, they could be gone."

398. "Whenever you think about giving up, think about why you have kept going for this long."

399. "When the cards are not in your favor then stack the deck."

400. "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."

401. "I may not be the best looking nor do I have the perfect body. I might not be anyone's first choice but I am a great choice. I do not pretend to be someone I am not because I am very good at being me. I might not be proud of some of the things that I have done in the past but I am proud of who I am today. So take me as I am or watch me as I walk away."

402. "You wanna hurt me? Go right ahead if it makes you feel any better. I'm an easy target. Yeah, you're right, I talk too much. I also listen too much. I could be a cold-hearted cynic like you... but I don't like to hurt people's feelings. Well, you think what you want about me; I'm not changing. I like me. My loved ones like me. My friends like me. Why?Because I am the real article. What you see is what you get."

403. "Sometimes burning bridges is not a bad thing. It prevents you from going back to a place you should never have been to begin with."

404. "Do something wrong, and you can count on there being consequences for your actions. Yet even when you are honest and truthful, do you ever stop to think that there will be consequences to be dealt with?"

405. "There are two kinds of challenges. On one hand, there are the challenges that you step up with gusto. On the other hand are the 'do it or else' challenges, the ones you don't have a say in, all the while thinking, 'Why me?"

406. "To truly move on in life, we have to let go of the hurt, bitterness, and anger and accept how our own actions contributed to us being at this point in life."

407. "Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk."

408. "When you lose, do not lose the lesson."

409. "Follow the three R's: Respect for self, respect for others and responsibility for all your actions."

410. "Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck."

411. "Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly."

412. "Do not let a little dispute ruin a great relationship."

413. "When you realize you have made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it."

414. "Spend some time alone every day."

415. "Be open to change however do not let go of your values."

416. "Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer."

417. "Live a good and honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you will be able to enjoy it a second time."

418. "A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life."

419. "In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Do not bring up the past."

420. "Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality."

421. "Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other."

422. "Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it."

423. "If you want yourself and others to be happy, practice compassion."

424. "Violence is a hungry beast that feeds off itself thus giving it an infinite fuel supply."

425. "Having enemies is a good thing. It just means at some point in your life you've stood up for something."

426. "Those that are angered by a message are angered by their own blindness."

427. "There is good and bad in all: ying and yang."

428. "Those who passively accept evil are as much involved in it as those who help to perpetrate it. Those who accept evil without protesting against it, are really cooperating with it."

429. "We all get used, kid and used up. The best we can hope for is that it has been for a good purpose."

430. "Do not judge a person's path unless you have lived their journey."

431. "The only real failure is not to try."

432. "We've all been in love, but we never know it's not true love until it's over. So what if maybe there is no one or two or three or four or five? I mean, what if there is no such thing as true love, and we're just too afraid to admit it, so we keep on dressing up, we keep on pretending to be something that we're not. We keep turning our lives upside down, losing ourselves in something that we hope is better than what we think that we are. What if that something that we're looking for just doesn't exist?"

433. "Life is a series of choices.The decisions we make are ours and ours alone. There are no "do-overs" in life, nor can we keep blaming others for our mistakes."

434. "There is no need for revenge just sit back and wait, those who hurt you will eventually screw up themselves and if your lucky you will get the chance to watch."

435. "To deal with an emotional outburst do the following: Just validate. Repeat back what you're hearing. Be a mirror."

436. "Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people. If they care, they will notice. If they don't, at least you will know where you stand."

437. "A long time ago, I had to make a choice. Either have hope and live a life of despair or have a grim and tolerable life by giving up all hope. Sometimes to survive, hope must be abandoned."

438. "When seeking revenge always remember to dig two graves; one for your enemy and one for you."

439. "Always be yourself. Never try to hide who you are. The only shame is to have shame. Always stand up for what you believe in. Always question what other people tell you. Never regret the past, It is a waste of time. There is a reason for everything. Every mistake, every moment of weakness, every terrible thing that has happened to you. Grow from it. The only way you can ever get the respect of others is when you show them that you respect yourself and most importantly, do your thing and never apologize for being you."

440. "The media is the most powerful entity on Earth. The media has the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent and that is true power. Because they can control the minds of the masses."

441. "And what qualifies you for existence?"

442. "If you can't play the game, then stay off of the board."

443. "Always treat others how you would like to be treated."

444. "A person does what they must, in spite of personal consequences and in spite of dangers. For that is the basis of all human morality."

445. "Taking care of a woman is a challenging job. This is especially true if you are her boyfriend and trying to figure out what she wants. Man and woman are a different species with different needs. How can we hope to care for each other in the way that we would like to? The truth is that it is impossible. Misunderstandings are inevitable. You cannot avoid stepping on each other's toes. The only thing you can do is to be as considerate as possible and apologize when you have wronged her."

446. "Aging is a natural process of life. It begins the moment we are born. Strangely enough, most of us live under the illusion that we and our loved ones will never become old. When old age arrives, we are often unprepared. The natural order becomes reversed. The young help to care for the old. Those who need to be taken care of for the first time have a hard time accepting that they need help. This condition is a product of our culture that does everything it can to conceal the loss of youth. Confronting this reality is the beginning of a healthy relationship to life, aging and death."

447. "Children are the ultimate gift to two people who love each other and the ultimate inconvenience to parents that don't. There is no bigger responsibility, and yet a relationship with a child can bear the greatest rewards. Children intuitively know when they are wanted and when they are not. The way that they raised from the cradle will affect the people they will become. There is a famous saying that children spell love TIME. There may be many compelling reasons why you cannot be with your children but none of them can replace time. It is gone forever."

448. "In loving relationships, there are several important things to know. One of these is that the key to a successful relationship is being able to apologize. The more intimately you are involved with another person, the more difficult it becomes to say I'm sorry. You are aware of her faults and she is aware of yours. It is very easy in the heat of battle to hurt your partner in a very sensitive place. Your partner trusted you by forming a relationship and letting herself be vulnerable. When you say, I'm sorry, it must be done with the sensitivity to understand the line that was crossed."

449. "Part of the reality of life is hardship. That is not a negative statement. It is simply a statement of fact. Every day brings new challenges. Living with the expectation that life will be difficult makes hard times easier to deal with. When a family encounters hard times they will need to join together and face the challenge as a team. They will need to be sensitive to the needs of individual family members each of whom will face unique difficulties. Life is not easy, but having a support system makes life that much easier."

450. "What is courage? What defines a courageous act? It is said that the brave and cowardly person are both fearful. However, it is the brave one who faces his fear and does what needs to be done. We will be faced with many things that scare us throughout our lives. How can we become the kind of people that face our fear and do it anyway? Human growth takes place when we take small steps. Each time we face our fears we become more of the courageous person that we would like to be."

451. "There will always be those who mean to do us harm. To stop them, we risk awakening the same evil within ourselves. Our first instinct is to seek revenge when those we love are taken from us. But that is not who we are; These words I did not appreciate at the time. But now I see them as a call for us to remember who we once were and who we must be again."

452. "The human race has a gift . . . that sets it above all the other creatures that abound upon this planet: the gift of thought, of reasoning, of understanding. The highly-developed brain. But the human race has ceased to develop. It struggles for petty comfort and false security; there is no time for thought. Soon there will be no time for reasoning, and then mankind will lose sight of the truth."

453. "Mankind has always been fascinated with the concept of going back in time. The question is often asked, If you could go back, would you do anything differently? But what if it goes the other way? We never hear the question; Would you do anything differently, if you could go forward?"

454. "If you were offered the chance to communicate with another person's mind, would you choose to do it, knowing that in return you would have to expose your own deepest and most intimate thoughts?"

455. "The true measure of a hero is when a person lays down their life with the knowledge that those they save will never know."

456. "The urge to hunt and kill; the need to mate and multiply; these are our most primitive human drives. But they pale in comparison to the most powerful human drive of all, the need for love."

457. "We all struggle to define ourselves, to live our lives with some sense of balance, with one foot in the past and the other reaching for toward an uncertain future."

458. "Our yesterdays are like a string of pearls; unbroken and unchanging. But if we could change our past, would that also change who we are?"

459. "Nothing happens by chance. Life has a design all it's own. For one person's sacrifice can be another person's salvation."

460. "We all wear masks, illusions of what we want the world to see. But when we hide our true selves from those we love, what price do we pay for that deception?"

461. "As technology evolves, the means to communicate with each other become increasingly sophisticated. But will these means ever be sufficient to bridge the gaps between us or will they only serve to pull us further apart?"

462. "Mankind puts the strong, the athletic, the genius, on a pedestal. If we treated the less fortunate among us as equals we would see that they can also become heroes."

463. "On the long road between cradle and grave, we travel alone. It is not the blind and random circumstances of our birth which determine the quality of our journey, that is decided by the choices made along the way."

464. "In the long view of history, what difference will any of our lives make? The true measure of a life is not measured by how many people know our names when we die but whether we touched the lives of others."

465. "Time is a river winding steadily through the landscape of tomorrow. There are those who would steal a glimpse around the next bend and those who would fight the current. But the wisest are those who turn their eyes from the waters and seek out a fellow traveler to share in the journey."

466. "The pursuit of technology exists to make human life easier and more pleasurable. But once such forces intrude upon the most intimate parts of our lives, will we then forfeit our very soul?"

467. "Look out over there, really look. Tell me what you see. You see the same things that you see everyday. Well, imagine you've never seen it. Imagine you spent your whole life in other parts of the world, being told everyday that you're defending freedom. Then you finally decide you've had enough. Time to see what you've given up your whole life for, everything. Get some of that "freedom" for yourself. Look at the people. You tell me which ones are free. Free from debt. Anxiety. Stress. Fear. Failure. Indignity. Betrayal. How many wish that they were born knowing what they know now? Ask yourself how many would do things the same way over again, and how many would live their lives like me."

468. "Teachers change lives. Being the right person at the right time may be enough to change a person's life forever. Human beings are constantly changing. Whether for the good or for the bad, we do not stay the same. Having a positive influence in the form of a teacher can make or break a human being. Years after we are out of school, we remember the teachers that changed our lives. In most cases these may have been the first people that believed in us. That experience of having an authority figure believe that we could succeed carries us forever."

469. "Life is, at best, an uncertain path. Perhaps, we should be grateful with what we have, for even these riches may disappear along the way."

470. "Before we allow ourselves to be consumed by our regrets, we should remember the mistakes we make in life are not so important as the lessons we draw from them."

471. "The fate of a world is not determined by its best examples, but by its worst. It takes only a few to destroy the many, especially when even the best of us can be dragged down into the mire."

472. "What is freedom but the ability to make choices? Between courage and cowardice, duty and love, or even heaven and hell. The nature of the choices we make define us as human beings. We choose the world we inhabit."

473. "The search for truth is a uniquely human process, a quest guided by our perception of an event. But what happens to the truth when what we see and what we think we see are two very different things?"

474. "If our lives are indeed the sum total of the choices we have made, then we cannot change who we are. But with every new choice we are given, we can change who we are going to be."

475. "For the human race, life is a ceaseless competition for power, for fame, even love. But when the desire for victory is reduced to winning at any cost, then we can only guarantee our defeat."

476. "Throughout history, the search for faith has led mankind to look to the stars and the heavens for answers. But only by looking into ourselves may we truly find it."

477. "Idleness is the handmaiden of the devil."

478. "In the blink of an eye or a whisper of smoke, you could lose everything. The sad truth is you never know. So make the most of your minutes and love with no regrets because none of us are promised tomorrow. So value everything that you have before it is all gone."

479. "People make time for who they want to make time for. People reply to who they want to talk too. Never believe anyone who says they are or have been too busy. If a person wants to have anything to do with you, then they will always find a way. It is as simple as that."

480. "I am always either used, ignored, disregarded or forgotten. I only exist when someone wants something. I get that but I never get to understand why..."

481. "Even your shadow leaves you in your darkness."

482. "You are not afraid of the dark but you are afraid of what may be in it."

483. "You are not afraid of heights but you are afraid of falling."

484. "You are not afraid of people but you are afraid of rejection."

485. "You are not afraid to love but you are afraid of not being loved back."

486. "You are not afraid to let go but you are afraid of accepting the fact that it is gone."

487. "You are not afraid to try again but you are afraid of getting hurt for the same reason."

488. "The truth is, I do not have the words that could help make you feel better, but I do have the arms to give you a hug, I have the ears that will listen to whatever you want to talk about and I have a heart that wants to see you smile again."

489. "The moment when you realize how lonely you actually are. No one ever makes an effort to contact you or anything. So then it gets to the point where you give up trying to put in the effort with people who could care less about putting in the effort with you. So you end up spending your life between work and home never really doing anything else except living with the loneliness."

490. "Depression is nature's way of weeding out the weak and the useless."

491. "Things are going to be okay. Maybe not today and maybe not tomorrow but eventually it will all be okay."

492. "When you are not desired by anyone then you are undesirable to everyone."

Random Quotes:

Quote 1:

"Look a shooting star, make a wish!"

What should I wish for?"

"Maybe for a better world, for a better way of being, where no person will lift their hand in an act of hostility towards another person. Or perhaps a wish for peace, an all pervading peace that will span the world where love, joy and kindness will flow without cease."

Quote 2:

"There is something wrong with me. I am broken. I can feel it. I am afraid of everything. I am afraid to make a move or take a risk even if I thought, that it might make my life better. I know it is okay to be afraid sometimes but I am afraid to look at the face in the mirror. I am a total wreck. I do not believe in myself at all. And out of fear, I run away from everything. I just can't do this anymore. I am so tired of my life and of me everyday. I just want to give up."

Man's Rules:

At last a guy has taken the time to write all this down. Finally, the man's side of the story! We always hear "the rules" from the female side, now here are "the rules" from the male side;

These are our rules:

1. Men are not mind readers! Who do we look like; The Amazing Kreskin?!!

2. Learn to work the toilet seat. You are a grown woman for god's sake! If it is up, then put it down! We need it up, you need it down. Do you hear us complaining about you leaving it down?!!

3. Crying is blackmail!

4. Ask for or tell us what you want! Let us be clear on this one; Just say it!

a) Subtle hints will not work!

b) Strong hints will not work!!

c) Obvious hints will not work!!!

d) In case, you still do not get it; HINTS WILL NOT WORK!!!

5. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost any question!

6. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That is what we do! Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for!

7. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissable in any argument. In fact, any and all comments become null and void after seven days!

8. If you think you are fat, you probably are. So please do not ask us!

9. If something we said can be interpreted in two ways and if one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other way!

10. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done, not both! If you already know how to do it best, then just do it yourself!

11. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during the commercial breaks!

12. Christopher Columbus did not need directions and neither do we... That is why maps were invented!

13. All men see only in 16 colors, like Windows Default Settings.. Peach, for example is a fruit, not a color! Pumpkin is also a fruit. And we have no idea what mauve is!

14. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing", we will act like nothing is wrong. We know you are lying, but for us, it is not worth the hassle!

15. If you ask a question you really do not want an answer to, then you had better expect an answer that you really do not want to hear!

16. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine... Really!

17. Do not ask us what we are thinking about unless you are willing to discuss such topics as sex, vehicles, sports or motor sports!

18. You have enough clothes!

19. You have too many shoes!

20. I am in shape. And yes, round is a shape!

Thank you for reading this.

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