Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.
Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.
It's the questions we can't answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he'll look for his own answers.
And then something invisible snapped insider her, and that which had come together commenced to fall apart.
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Guard well your thoughts when alone and your words when accompanied.
I was always an unusual girl. My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean.
I have been finding treasures in places I did not want to search. I have been hearing wisdom from tongues I did not want to listen. I have been finding beauty where I did not want to look. And I have learned so much from journeys I did not want to take. Forgive me, O Gracious One; for I have been closing my ears and eyes for too long. I have learned that miracles are only called miracles because they are often witnessed by only those who can can see through all of life's illusions. I am ready to see what really exists on other side, what exists behind the blinds, and taste all the ugly fruit instead of all that looks right, plump and ripe.
COMING FORTH INTO THE LIGHT I was born the day I thought: What is? What was? And What if? I was transformed the day My ego shattered, And all the superficial, material Things that mattered To me before, Suddenly ceased To matter. I really came into being The day I no longer cared about What the world thought of me, Only on my thoughts for Changing the world.
A new day: Be open enough to see opportunities. Be wise enough to be grateful. Be courageous enough to be happy.
Although I'm only fourteen, I know quite well what I want, I know who is right and who is wrong. I have my opinions, my own ideas and principles, and although it may sound pretty mad from an adolescent, I feel more of a person than a child, I feel quite indepedent of anyone.