"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others,
even to the dull and ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are […]"

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"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others,
even to the dull and ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be
greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career
however humble;
it is a real possession in the
changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you
to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit
to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore, be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham,
drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy."

Max Ehrmann
11

"You
are
perfect
just
the
way
you
are -
right
now.

Your job is not somehow to 'get better' or become more than you are now, but simply to demonstrate WHO you are - right now (...) So that God might know itself experientially through the expression of LIFE through everyone of […]"

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"You
are
perfect
just
the
way
you
are -
right
now.

Your job is not somehow to 'get better' or become more than you are now, but simply to demonstrate WHO you are - right now (...) So that God might know itself experientially through the expression of LIFE through everyone of its forms, including the form we call

'you'."

Neale Donald Walsch
4

"Life is like music. Sometimes it's fast or slow. Sometimes it's heavy or soft. Sometimes it's discorded, or harmonious. But it is always beautiful."

"Life is like music. Sometimes it's fast or slow. Sometimes it's heavy or soft. Sometimes it's discorded, or harmonious. But it is always beautiful."

Jonathon Quick
4

"I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way, so I stole a bike and asked God for forgiveness."

"I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way, so I stole a bike and asked God for forgiveness."

anonymous
3

"“Anyone who draws you a map

has done you no favors

because maps aren’t worth anything

if you are an artist

All you need is a compass”"

"“Anyone who draws you a map

has done you no favors

because maps aren’t worth anything

if you are an artist

All you need is a compass”"

?
4

"What we see painted on railroad cars or drawn onto bricks or doodled in schoolbooks or fingerprinted in dried cement or a sketched name into beach sand and into our history for a moment in time, is from given to us from a generation well before ours, into a time […]"

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"What we see painted on railroad cars or drawn onto bricks or doodled in schoolbooks or fingerprinted in dried cement or a sketched name into beach sand and into our history for a moment in time, is from given to us from a generation well before ours, into a time far ahead of theirs, documenting events of their living present."

Tyler Tesson
2

"You cannot reinvent the wheel, but you can improve it."

"You cannot reinvent the wheel, but you can improve it."

Ricardo Chiang
5

"Hope is the strongest most important force in the human mind, it is the cultivation of 1% positivity that eventually overrides the remaining 99% negativity."

"Hope is the strongest most important force in the human mind, it is the cultivation of 1% positivity that eventually overrides the remaining 99% negativity."

Nadia Achha
4

"Good luck exploring the infinite abyss..."

"Good luck exploring the infinite abyss..."

Garden State (Zach Braff)
3

"Look into your own heart, discover what it is that gives you pain and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else."

"Look into your own heart, discover what it is that gives you pain and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else."

Karen Armstrong
16

"The secret of life is to "die before you die" - and find that there is no death."

"The secret of life is to "die before you die" - and find that there is no death."

Eckhart Tolle
9

"When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told […]"

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"When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."

John Lennon
209

"Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."

"Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."

Lao Tzu
24

"WE WRITE THE EQUIVALENT OF SOME 36 MILLION BOOKS EVERY DAY ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND EMAIL.-"

"WE WRITE THE EQUIVALENT OF SOME 36 MILLION BOOKS EVERY DAY ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND EMAIL.-"

- Clive Thompson citing studies
0

"The word philanthropy has its roots in the Greek language meaning "love for mankind." It was never meant to apply only to donors of thousands or millions of dollars."

"The word philanthropy has its roots in the Greek language meaning "love for mankind." It was never meant to apply only to donors of thousands or millions of dollars."

Arthur C. Frantzreb
2

"Just being sentient and in a body with the sun coming up is a state of rapture."

"Just being sentient and in a body with the sun coming up is a state of rapture."

Rumi
7

"In creating government and law, you preclude the possibility of freedom.
In creating property and debt, you preclude the possibility of equality.
In putting a price on an idea, you preclude the possibility of education.
In willingly supporting these systems, you preclude the possibility of altruism.
In consciously spreading its dogma, you preclude the […]"

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"In creating government and law, you preclude the possibility of freedom.
In creating property and debt, you preclude the possibility of equality.
In putting a price on an idea, you preclude the possibility of education.
In willingly supporting these systems, you preclude the possibility of altruism.
In consciously spreading its dogma, you preclude the possibility of reason.

Government and law require man's nature to be antisocial
Property and debt require man's nature to be covetous
The sale of knowledge require man's nature to be uncurious
The acceptance of these require one's nature to be subservient
The spreading of these ideas require one's nature to be unquestioning

In practicing non-violence, you reject government and law.
In working to help others, you reject property and debt.
In striving to educate others, you reject the privatization of ideas.
In thinking with critical awareness, you willingly reject these systems.
In verbally rejecting its dogma, you are practicing reason."

Ryan Acumen
18

"If your limbs begin dissolving in the water that you tread; All surroundings are evolving, in the stream that clears your head."

"If your limbs begin dissolving in the water that you tread; All surroundings are evolving, in the stream that clears your head."

unknown
0

"The truth shall upset you free."

"The truth shall upset you free."

Swami Beyondananda
10

"Every day, in every way, life gets better and better."

"Every day, in every way, life gets better and better."

Émile Coué
5