We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”

~Abraham Lincoln
They say “time heals,” but even now, I know that’s a lie. What people

“They say “time heals,” but even now, I know that’s a lie. What people really mean is that eventually you’ll get used to the pain. You’ll forget who you were without it; you’ll forget what you looked like without your scars.”

~Claudia Gray
When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact...that modern

“When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact...that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast to his scientific and technological abundance; We've learned to fly the air like birds, we've learned to swim the seas like fish, and yet we haven't learned to walk the Earth as brothers and sisters...”

~Martin Luther King Jr.
The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand

“The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.”

~Stephen R. Covey
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what the sunflowers do.”

~Helen Keller
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but

“Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew.”

~Francis de Sales
So, if we lie to the government, it's a felony. But if they lie to us its politics.

“So, if we lie to the government, it's a felony. But if they lie to us its politics.”

~Bill Murray
Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”

~Saint Francis de Sales
It's so important to realize that every time you get upset, it drains your

“It's so important to realize that every time you get upset, it drains your emotional energy. Losing your cool makes you tired. Getting angry a lot messes with your health.”

~Joyce Meyer
I have seen beauty in people who were called ugly and I have seen

“I have seen beauty in people who were called ugly and I have seen the devil in the most angelic faces.”

~Conny Cernik
Distance doesn’t separate people… Silence does.

“Distance doesn’t separate people… Silence does.”

~Jeff Hood
For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn't understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.”

~Cynthia Occelli
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”

~Jim Morrison
When you actually study the beginnings of the federal war on drugs, you

“When you actually study the beginnings of the federal war on drugs, you uncover a history of lies, bigotry, and ignorance so extensive it will leave you speechless.”

~Ron Paul
There are all these moments you don't think you will survive.

“There are all these moments you don't think you will survive. And then you survive.”

~David Levithan
It's better to have your nose in a book, than in someone else's business.

“It's better to have your nose in a book, than in someone else's business.”

~Adam Stanley
You only ever grow as a human being if you're outside your comfort zone.

“You only ever grow as a human being if you're outside your comfort zone.”

~Percy Cerutty
Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”

~C.S. Lewis
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

~Groucho Marx
Don't be fooled by a persons words. Watch their actions and they

“Don't be fooled by a person’s words. Watch their actions and they will tell you everything you need to know.”

~Billy Cox
Your words have the power to hurt, to heal, open minds, open hearts and change the world.

“Your words have the power to hurt, to heal, open minds, open hearts and change the world. Never forget the responsibility you have over the words you speak.”

~Steven Aitchison