Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
Busy hands achieve more than idle tongues.
Discover the fulfilment of intimate relationships with flesh-and-blood neighbours and team-mates in concrete place and time, and we escape the pressure of mainstream media to channel intimacy only as virtual embrace.
~Jose Panate-Aceves and John Hayes
Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
The rain to the wind said,
You push and I’ll pelt.
They so smote the garden bed
That the flowers actually knelt,
And lay lodged–though not dead.
I know how the flowers felt.
Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.
~José N. Harris,
Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.
Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity.
It’s the hard things that break; soft things don’t break. It was an epiphany I had today and I just wonder why it took me so very, very long to see it! You can waste so many years of your life trying to become something hard in order not to break; but it’s the soft things that can’t break! The hard things are the ones that shatter into a million pieces!
~C. JoyBell C.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.