"Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something."
"Forgiveness is even more necessary for our survival than theirs, not always because they deserve it but because we do."
---Joyce C. Lock
"Life is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."
"Do you ever get the feeling that the whole thing is changin'? Like somethin' is coming to an end because somethin' else is beginning?"
---Mark, That Was Then, This Is Now by S.E. Hinton
"Spiteful words hurt, but silence breaks a heart."
"Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrong-doing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean."
"Never give advice unless asked."
"Growing up doesn't have to be so much a straight line as a series of advances and retreats."
---Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage), The Wonder Years
"Reality isn't the way you wish things to be, nor the way they appear to be, but the way they actually are."
"When we confide in others, we make ourselves vulnerable to criticism and ridicule."
"The best way to discover who you are is to be someone you are not."
"The worst misery of all is recalling how great things once were."
"If you speak insults you shall also hear them."
"I honestly think that everyone has weaknesses. The strongest person you see in a day may be the one going home and crying himself to sleep at night."
"Remember that the road to healing winds through pain, anguish, sickness and many tears."
"Speak when you are angry, and you will make the best speech you will ever regret."
"Everyone wants to be the sun that lights up my life. But I'd rather find my moon...someone who can shine on me during my darkest hours."
"A man shows his character by what he laughs at."
"No one's ever what they seem to be. You meet them, and you think you have them all figured out, but little by little you learn more and more things about that person. Then in the end, they're a whole different person. Someone you thought they'd never be."
"Time heals all pain, but for some it may take a little longer."
"This is to anyone contemplating suicide: Don't please, I beg you. There is always sunshine after the rain. Even when you think no one loves you, someone does. When you think no one would notice if you were alive or dead, someone would. No matter who you are, before you do something drastic, take a look around and see all the reasons you have to live. There are so many. Even though I don't know you, I can say I love you, and you are a wonderful person. You are, because you took time to read this and listen to the words of someone you don't know."
"True happiness is only an illusion when you compromise yourself to achieve it."
"Here's to the nights we felt alive. Here's to the tears you knew you'd cry. Here's to goodbye, tomorrow's gonna come too soon."
---Eve 6, "Here's To the Night"
"Success breeds many enemies."
"You have to be brave to be yourself."
"The endless litany of 'good enough,' 'good enough,' 'good enough' is a prescription for failure. There really isn't any such thing as good enough. There is your best, and there is everything else."
"Real people can be masked in so many ways. Beware of what you see, hear and feel. It may not seem to be what appears."
"Smile and the world will smile with you...Frown and it will leave you alone."
"Every mean thing you do comes back and hits you twice."
"What we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."
---Edgar Allan Poe
"Love your life because that is all there is."
"Somewhere in Heaven, there is a place for those who have loved and lost, for the tears of their souls bring forth the snows of passion and loneliness. In the winter of my dying, there shall come a great Ice Age."
"The abuse of strength is a sign of weakness."
---Gerd de Ley
"What's the future? It's a blank sheet of paper, and we draw lines on it, but sometimes our hand is held, and the lines we draw aren't the lines we wanted."
---The Dead of the Night by John Marsden
"If life was supposed to be easy, we wouldn't have the capability to love or forgive, smile or trust."
"The fear of life is the fear of a coward. To take that life is the deed of a coward. To save and love that life is the act of a hero."
"Sometimes I wish I was a little girl again--because bruised knees heal faster than broken hearts."
"The tongue weighs practically nothing, but so few can hold it."
"Growing up happens in a heartbeat. One day you're in diapers; the next day you're gone. But the memories of childhood stay with you for the long haul."
---Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage), The Wonder Years
"From the minds and mouths of children we learn life's greatest truths."
"To lose a child to a drinking driver is a horrific thing. To think that you contributed to it--how could anybody live with that?"
---Millie Webb, Mothers Against Drunk Driving national president
"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame."
"When you wake up, do you look in the mirror and say to yourself, 'Will I be sad and grumpy today or will I just learn to live with it and smile?'"