Love is our true destiny

“The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.” – Mary Oliver

“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” –  Gustave Flaubert

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.” – Maya Angelou

“Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.” – Thomas Merton

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” –  Kahlil Gibran

“Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time”, is like saying, “I don’t want to”.” –  Lao Tzu

“Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.” – Voltaire

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” – Martin Luther

“Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.” –  Bertrand Russell

“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” — Khalil Gibran

“The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.” – Aesop

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

“Life is like a piano. The white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness. But as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys also make music.” – Unknown

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”— Morrie Schwartz

“What we have done for ourselves alone, dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” – Albert Pike

“Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

“All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki

The beauty of life is to give

“Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world.” – Albert Camus

“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” – Hermann Hesse

“The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” –  Oscar Wilde

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” – Kahlil Gibran

“I rebel; therefore I exist.” – Albert Camus

“If I love myself I love you. If I love you I love myself.” –  Rumi

“The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.” –  William Arthur Ward

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” –  Oscar Wilde

“Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” —Muhammad Ali

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” – Martin Luther

“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.”—Roy T. Bennett

“Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.” – Rumi

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” —Erol Ozan

“What matters isn’t what a person has or doesn’t have; it is what he or she is afraid of losing.” – Nicholas Nassim Taleb

“The best and the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or ever touched. They must be felt with the heart.”—Helen Keller

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – William Faulkner

“When you train your eyes to see the magic and miracles in the little things, you open the door for your whole life to shift.”—Carol Woodliff

“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.” – Elie Wiesel

Women are meant to be loved

“There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.” – Seneca

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Troly-Curtin

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

“The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Love is a friendship set to music.” – Joseph Campbell

“Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.” – Lord Byron

“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.” – Henry Miller

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” – T.E. Lawrence

“Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.” – Oscar Wilde

“Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.” – Oscar Wilde

“When reason fails, the devil helps!” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.” – Victor Hugo

“There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.” – John Locke

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” – John Locke

“The only reason we get lost in thought is because it is unfamiliar territory.” – Ashton Leinen

“Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart.” – Rumi

“Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.” – John Steinbeck

“The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything that should be said.” – Edgar Allan Poe

To think is easy

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou

“The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us the greatest delight.” – Epictetus

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus

“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.” – Roy Croft

“If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.” – Benjamin Franklin

“You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.” – Julia Roberts

“Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.” – Mark Twain

“Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.” –  Mark Twain

“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.” – Carl Jung

“Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.” – Neils Bohr

“God knows, I prefer people with anxieties, whose tomorrow is threatened by uncertainty.” – Albert Einstein

“A ‘no’ does not hide anything, but a ‘yes’ very easily becomes a deception.” – Søren Kierkegaard

“Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.” – Bertrand Russell

“There is a wisdom of the head, and… there is a wisdom of the heart.” – Charles Dickens

“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.” –  Leo Tolstoy

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

“To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.” – William Shakespeare

It takes courage to love

“Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” – Henrik Ibsen

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” – Oscar Wilde

“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” – Oscar Wilde

“When you’re in love, truly in love, you never have to question it.” – Michael Faudet

“When love itself comes to kiss you, don’t hold back.” – Rumi

“Love doesn’t die; the men and women do.” – William Faulkner

“The more one judges, the less one loves.” – Honoré de Balzac

“Years of love have been forgotten, in the hatred of a minute.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“The sun loved the moon so much, he died every night just to let her breath.” – Unknown

“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.” – Albert Ellis

“Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.” – Paulo Coelho

“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“They muddy the water, to make it seem deep.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“He in his madness prays for storms, and dreams that storms will bring him peace.” – Leo Tolstoy

“The passion for destruction is also a creative passion.” – Mikhail Bakunin

“One day we will be dead. But today I’ll give it my best not to blame, complain, drain. Today I’ll give my best not to regret or forget.” – James Altucher

Love is the poetry of the senses

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” – Eskimo Proverb

“Just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth your while.” – Unknown

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” – Winnie the Pooh

“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” – Barbara De Angelis

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” – Anaïs Nin

“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.” – Harry Palmer

“The problem is not to find the answer, it’s to face the answer.” – Terence McKenna

“If it is not necessary to decide, it is necessary not to decide.” – Lord Acton

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of intelligence.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“There is no truth. There is only perception.” – Gustave Flaubert

“That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be.” – Jim Morrison

“Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin.” – Victor Hugo

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” – Kahlil Gibran

“When one is in love, a cliff becomes a meadow.” – Ethiopian proverb

“If love is a sickness, patience is the remedy.” – Cameroon proverb

“Love is the poetry of the senses.” – Honoré de Balzac

“Let your love be like the misty rain, coming softly but flooding the river.” – Liberian proverb

“If the full moon loves you, why worry about the stars?” – Tunisian proverb

A letter from the heart can be read on the face

“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” – Winston Churchill

“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” – Stacey Charter

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” – L.M. Montgomery

“Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.” – James Thurber

“For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.” – Seneca

“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’” – Erich Fromm

“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.” – Wayne Dyer

“All the problems of older times were scarcity… now they’re all abundance based.” – Naval Ravikant

“Battle not with monsters, lest you become one and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.” – Friederich Nietsche

“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.” – Kahlil Gibran

“A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“You know who you love but you can’t know who loves you.” – Nigerian proverb

“Where there is love, there is no darkness.” – Burundi proverb

“If you marry a monkey for its wealth, the money goes and the monkey remains.” – Egyptian proverb

“Don’t be so in love that you can’t tell when it’s raining.” – Madagascar proverb

“He who loves, love you with your dirt.” – Ugandan proverb

“A letter from the heart can be read on the face.” – Kenyan proverb

“Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands.” – Nigerian proverb

“Love, like rain, does not choose the grass on which it falls.” – South African proverb

Do what you can

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” -Albert Einstein

“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” – Stephanie Perkins

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” – James Oppenheim

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.“ – Groucho Marx

“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.” – Viggo Mortensen

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” – Victor Hugo 

“As with stomachs, we should pity minds that do not eat.” – Victor Hugo

“To be sane in a world of madman is in itself madness.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Civilization is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“I am not deep, but I am very wide.” – Honoré de Balzac

“One who loves the vase, loves also what is inside.” – Kenyan proverb

“There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.” – Martin Luther King Jr

“Hate is easy. Love takes courage.” – Unknown

“It’s easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.” – Bertrand Russell

“I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.” – William Shakespeare

“How do you spell ‘love’? You don’t spell it, you feel it.” – Winnie The Pooh

“When love prevails, fear departs.” – Rumi

“The soul lives there in the silent breath.” – Rumi

Life is the most difficult exam

“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” – Marcel Pagnol

“Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.” – Martin Yan

“If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.” – Epicurus

“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” – Albert Einstein

“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” – Dalai Lama

“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.” – Abraham Lincoln

“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” – David Allen

“What if everything in the world were a misunderstanding, what if laughter were really tears?” – Søren Kierkegaard

“I stick my finger into existence and it smells of nothing.” – Søren Kierkegaard

“Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.” – Euripides 

“Understand that half the game is keeping quiet, and carefully watching those around you.” – Robert Greene

“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.” – Albert Camus

“To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live.” – Victor Hugo

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver

“If you haven’t found something strange during the day it hasn’t been much of a day.” – John Wheeler

“What do you despise? By this are you truly known.” – Frank Herbert

“Modern people sit comfortably in air conditioned rooms and derange themselves with misinformation and hyperbole. “The world is going insane!” they shout at an unhearing screen. The world? Or you?” – The Stoic Emperor

“That little spark you feel as you heal. That’s what life’s about.” 

“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.”

“Life is the most difficult exam. Many people fail because they try to copy others. Not realizing that everyone has a different question paper.”

I am not young enough to know everything

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap. If you want happiness for a day — go fishing. If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.” – Chinese Proverb

“Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.” – Heraclitus

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” – Martha Washington

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” – Lemony Snicket

“Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” – Peter Drucker

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

“But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.” – Albert Camus

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.” – Bertrand Russell

“The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.” – Oscar Wilde

“I am not young enough to know everything.” – Oscar Wilde

“And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?” –  Rumi

“The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains.” – Nikola Tesla

“Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.” – Victor Hugo

“The paradise of the rich is made out of the hell of the poor.” – Victor Hugo

“I belong to the opposition party, which is called life.” – Honoré de Balzac

“I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Unless you’re ashamed of yourself now and then, you’re not honest.” – William Faulkner

“It’s not when you realise that nothing can help you – religion, pride, anything – it’s when you realise that you don’t need any aid.” – William Faulkner

Every strength is also a weakness

Deep quotes We do not stop playing because we grow old Aylake
Deep quotes We do not stop playing because we grow old Aylake

“On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a playful, joyous energy behind what you do.” – Eckhart Tolle

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” – Joseph Campbell

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

Deep quotes Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion Aylake
Deep quotes Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion Aylake

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

“A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.” – Albert Einstein

“Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you someone who has never achieved much.” – Joan Collins

“Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.” – Edward Abbey 

Deep quotes Every strength is also a weakness Aylake
Deep quotes Every strength is also a weakness Aylake

“Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.” – Victor Hugo

“Every strength is also a weakness. The opposite is true as well.” – Neil Strauss

“It’s not how well you play the game, it’s deciding what game you want to play.” – Kwame Appiah

“Where there is no sense of ownership, there is respect. Where there is no hope, there is Truth. Where there is no attachment, there is love.” – Kapil Gupta

Deep quotes The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge Aylake
Deep quotes The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge Aylake

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

“The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” – Bertrand Russell 

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” – Oscar Wilde

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” – Oscar Wilde

Deep quotes Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing Aylake
Deep quotes Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing Aylake

“One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels.” – Gustave Flaubert

“We must laugh and cry, enjoy and suffer, in a word, vibrate to our full capacity… I think that’s what being really human means.” – Gustave Flaubert

“Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.” – Søren Kierkegaard

“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” – Oscar Wilde