"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel."
Without darkness there are no dreams."
"Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart."
---Proverbs 3: 3
Some questions don't have answers, which is a terribly difficult lesson to learn."
"When you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."
---The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Words are like weapons; they wound sometimes."
---Cher, "Turn Back Time"
"No matter what you do with yourself…never forget who you are."
"Always treat others with kindness, for it may be their last memory of you."
"Biologically, adults produce children. Spiritually, children produce adults. Most of us do not grow up until we have helped children do so. Thus do the generations form a braided cord."
---The Washington Post
"Look at the sky! For all the days you may live, look at the sky and never lose it. It is there. It will always be there, if only you can see."
"Teenagers often have very good ideas about what they want out of life. Some people may think teens are clueless or mindless about these things but they aren't. They just get frustrated when others aren't listening to their ideas, dreams, goals, and plans."
---Taste Berries for Teens by Bettie Youngs and Jennifer Leigh Young
"There's never a good time to lose a friend or relative. Losing an older adult, like a grandparent, doesn't make it easier. But losing a young person is all the more horrifying, all the worse. Losing someone you love when you're young just isn't supposed to happnen. Tragically, it does."
---Randi Reisfeld and Marie Morreale
"Cowards die many times before their deaths, the valiant never taste death but once."
"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is most important that you do it."
"We can never go back. This 'thing' we deal with after suicide...it doesn't get better. It just changes with time. We will be affected profoundly by this for years to come. It is not something that can be forgotten."
"Walk in the way of the good, and keep to the paths of the just. For the upright will abide in the land, and the innocent will remain in it; but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the treacherous will be rooted out of it."
---Proverbs 2: 20-22
"When you're around people who look for the best in others, who get their thrills from bringing out the best in themselves--rather than people looking for the meanness in others--it brings out the best in you."
"Little children, little sorrows; big children, big sorrows."
"As anyone who has been close to someone that has committed suicide knows, there is no other pain like that felt after the incident."
"The world does not end over one broken romance."
"So tonight I ask the stars above, how did I ever win your love? What did I do? What did I say? To turn your angel eyes my way."
---The Jeff Healey Band, "Angel Eyes"
"Have you ever wondered which hurts the most: saying something and wishing you had not, or saying nothing and wishing you had?"
"Some things are better left unsaid...but other things need to be said...It's knowing which one applies that is the ultimate challenge."
"Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal."
---E. Joseph Cossman
"I always knew I'd look back on the times I cried and laugh, but I never thought I'd look back on the times I laughed and cry."
"Sometimes what seems like surrender isn't surrender at all. It's about what's going on in your hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain of not being true to it is far, far greater."
"Suicide is always final. You can't change your mind once you've gone through with it. The pain you leave behind for your family and friends to endure never really ends. It's always back there...somewhere."
"To get up in the morning only to know that you will have to face another obstacle takes strength. To smile when the only thing you can do is cry takes bravery. To act happy and laugh when you know that times are at their worst takes courage. To be joyous when the only good news is the best of the bad news takes support. To be there and help others through the roughest times in life takes love."
"As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it--whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash."
---Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
"The fastest way to lose what we call our good character is to lose our honesty."
"I been on this road for a long time now. At times it seems like the road is never gonna end. On this road there's a lotta hills and mountains, peaks and valleys, even a lot of potholes on this road. It's never smooth, on this road of life. I don't know where I'm going, I just know where I wanna end up."
---Puff Daddy, "Do You Know"
"People in their right minds never take pride in their talents."
---Miss Maudie, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
"Real love, I've learned, is a very, very strong form of forgiveness. I don't think people yearn for love because they hate staying home alone on Saturday night or because they dread going into restaurants alone. People want love because they want their taped-together glasses or the extra pounds to be forgiven. They want someone to look past the surface stuff like bad-hair days, a too-loud laugh or potato chips crunching in their living room couch when anyone sits down."
---Lois Smith Brady
"It seems so much of my time and my energy have been focused on making or trying to make other people love me. The unspoken belief was that if I could make myself lovable to others I would feel loved....The truth is, I can only feel loved by others when I love myself."
"Anger, tears and sadness are only for those who have given up."
"But at times I wondered if I had not come a long way to find that what I really sought was something I left behind."
"Why hope to live a long life if we're only going to fill it with self-absorption, body maintenance, and image repair? When we die, do we want people to exclaim 'She looked ten years younger,' or do we want them to say 'She lived a great life'?"
---Letty Cuttin Pogrebin
"Do you know where you're going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you? Where are you going to? Do you know?"
---Puff Daddy, "Do You Know"
"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions."
"Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers."
"Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him."
"One who doesn't learn to adapt, falls behind in the race to perfection."
"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."
---Ida Scott Taylor
"The humor goes round, and he that laughs at me today will have somebody to laugh at him tomorrow."
"Keep true to the dreams of thy youth."
"I know there's no greater feeling than the love of family."
---7th Heaven theme song
"The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not and never persist in trying to set people right."
---Hannah Whitall Smith
"When you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together."
"No man is worth your tears, but once you find one that is, he won't make you cry."
"If it makes you happy, it can't be that bad."
---Sheryl Crow, "If It Makes You Happy"
"I always knew I would look back at the times I cried and laugh, but I never thought I would look back at the times I laughed and cry."
"Believe me, every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not; and often time we call a man cold, when he is only sad."
---Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"It's a long road when you face the world alone. No one reaches out a hand for you to hold. You can find love if you search within yourself. And the emptiness you felt will disappear."
---Mariah Carey, "Hero"
"It's something unpredictable, but in the end is right. I hope you had the time of your life."
---Greenday, "Good Riddance: Time of Your Life"
"May every star you wish upon and every hope you're hangin' on come true. Out of everybody in the world, there's no one who deserves it more than you."
---Blessid Union of Souls, "Peace and Love"
"There's an answer, if you reach into your soul, and the sorrow that you know will melt away."
---Mariah Carey, "Hero"
"You can cry, ain't no shame in it."
---Will Smith, "Just the Two of Us"
"Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you, and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do 'cause hate in your heart will consume you too."
---Will Smith, "Just the Two of Us"
"Sometimes in our lives, we all have pain, we all have sorrow. But if we are wise, we know that there's always tomorrow."
---Bill Withers, "Lean On Me"
"Even the lonely woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head."
"Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it."
"You can always wish for what you don't have, but always respect what you do have."
"When you let someone else win an argument, often you both end up winners."
"Remember, before you repeat a story, ask yourself: is it true? Is it fair? Is it necessary?? If not, do not repeat it. Keep quiet. Great minds discuss ideas....Average minds discuss events....Shallow minds discuss people....Which are you?
"It is such a secret place, the land of tears."
---Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Who we are is more important than what we are or seem to be."