“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
“The marks humans leave are too often scars.”
“We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”
“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.”
“It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”
“The planet is fine. The people are fucked.”
“You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever…. connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.”
-C. JoyBell C.
“If you’re reading this…
Congratulations, you’re alive.
If that’s not something to smile about,
then I don’t know what is.”
“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”
“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”
“One love, one heart, one destiny.”
“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
“The more one judges, the less one loves.”
-HonorÃ© de Balzac
“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”
“Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:
– I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
– I shall fear only God.
– I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
– I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
– I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.”
“To err is human, to forgive, divine.”
“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”
“Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.”
“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”
“To hurt is as human as to breathe.”
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”