Mindfulness

Favourite Quotes

I think you can tell a lot about someone by their favourite quotes. These quotes all speak to me and are so deep to my heart. Here a few of mine; feel free to read through them and find inspiration, hope, or anything else you are looking for <3

Please comment YOUR favourite quotes. I’d love to hear them.

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“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiples hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid in stars. Darkness cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
―Martin Luther King Jr

“I cried when I didn’t have any shoes, until a saw a man that didn’t have any feet. Life is full of blessings; sometimes we’re just too blind to see them.” – Unknown

“It’s a bad day, not a bad life”
– Unknown

“If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies, how very different out ideals of beauty would be.”

“Before you can see the light, you have to deal with the darkness”
― Dan Millman

“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up; because if you pick it up, it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.
-Osho

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
― Gautama Buddha

“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.”
-Lao Tzu

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
-Mahatma Ghandi

“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

I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”
– John Lennon

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
Gautama Buddha

“The goal is not to live forever, but to create something that will”
– Selena Quintanilla Perez

“Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there’s life after death.”
-Unknown

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events.” – Robert F. Kennedy

“But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?”
– Mark Twain

“An entire sea of water can’t sink the ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside of you.”

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder”

“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in your life, you’ll never have enough” – Oprah Winfrey

“Do not be frightened of the sad, dark spots in your life. If it never rained, nothing would ever grow.” – Beau Taplin

“I was always taught by my mother, that the first thought that goes through your mind is what you have been conditioned to think. What you think next defines who you are.”
– Tumblr

“You don’t need a reason to help people.”

“You have to be a little nuts to be a writer because you have to imagine worlds that aren’t there.”
– Stephen King

“If you only play for the applause, then you place your happiness in the hands of the audience.”
“Don’t do things for recognition, gratification, or because you want something in return. If you’re not doing things for you because you want to, you’ll never be happy.”
-Instagram

“She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”
-Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor&Park

“Most lives are not distinguished by great achievements. They are measured by an infinite number of small ones. Each time you do a kindness for someone or bring a smile to his face, it gives your life meaning. Never doubt your value, little friend. The world would be a dismal place without you in it.”
– Lisa Kleypas, Scandal in Spring

“I’ve been asked why I don’t try to make myself look beautiful in my photos. My reply is always the same. I do, we just don’t see beauty the same way,”
―Brooke Shaden

“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”
―John Green

“Life begins where fear ends.”
― Osho

 

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    Cassie
    October 10, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    These are beautiful. My favorite was the tree and book quote! What always inspires me is Mahatma Gandhi’s quote: “An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” So true for everything!

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