Life Truths Quotes

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Lev Grossman
“If there's a single lesson that life teaches us, it's that wishing doesn't make it so.”
Lev Grossman, The Magicians

Lemony Snicket
“One of the greatest myths in the world - & the phrase 'greatest myths' is just a fancy way of saying 'big fat lies' -- is that troublesome things get less & less troublesome if you do them more & more. People say this myth when they are teaching children to ride bicycles, for instance, as though falling off a bicycle & skinning your knee is less troublesome the fourteenth time you do it than it is the first time. The truth is that troublesome things tend to remain troublesome no matter how many times you do them, & that you should avoid doing them unless they are absolutely urgent.”
Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator

Neal Shusterman
“...the first sign of civilization is always trash.”
Neal Shusterman, Unwind

“No one believes a liar even when he tells the truth”

A.H. Almaas
“Your conflicts, all the difficult things, the problematic situations in your life are not chance or haphazard. They are actually yours. They are specifically yours, designed specifically for you by a part of you that loves you more than anything else. The part of you that loves you more than anything else has created roadblocks to lead you to yourself. You are not going in the right direction unless there is something pricking you in the side, telling you, “Look here! This way!” That part of you loves you so much that it doesn’t want you to lose the chance. It will go to extreme measures to wake you up, it will make you suffer greatly if you don’t listen. What else can it do? That is its purpose.”
A.H. Almaas

Amit Ray
“Collaboration has no hierarchy. The Sun collaborates with soil to bring flowers on the earth.”
Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

Ayn Rand
“You love your work. God help you, you love it! And thats the curse. That's the brand on your forehead for all of them to see. You love it and they know it, and they know they have you. Do you ever look at the people in the street? Aren't you afraid of them? I am. They move past you and they wear hats and they carry bundles. But that's not the substance of them. The substance of them is hatred for any man who loves his work. That's the only kind they fear. I don't know why”
Ayn Rand

Hermann Hesse
“Searching means having a goal, but finding means being free, being open, having no goal ... because in striving for your goal there are many things you do not see, which are directly in front of your eyes.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

T. Scott McLeod
“Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and pain, fame and disripute, these are just the worldly winds of existence.”
T. Scott McLeod

Yann Martel
“I wept heartily over this poor little deceased soul. It was the first sentient being I had ever killed. I was now a killer. I was now as guilty as Cain. I was sixteen years old, a harmless boy, bookish and religious, and now I had blood on my hands. It's a terrible burden to carry. All sentient life is sacred.”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Emma Chase
“The thing is, when you`re dependent on others, they hold a part of your happiness in their hands. They can nurture it or crush it at any moment. Your fate doesn`t belong to you.”
Emma Chase, Royally Matched

Fyodor Dostoevsky
“لم أكن أعرف كيف أكون أي شيء! لم أستطع أن أكون حقودًا أو طيب القلب، ولا نذلًا أو أمينًا، ولا بطلًا أو حشرة. إنني أعيش حياتي الآن في هذه الزاوية، مهينًا نفسي بمواساة حاقدة غير مجدية تتمثل في قولي لها: " ﺇﻥ ﺍﻟﺫﻜﻲ ﻻ ﻴﻤﻜﻨﻪ ﺃﻥ ﻴﻜﻭﻥ ﺸﻴﺌﺎ ﺨﻁﻴﺭًا، وﺃﻥ ﺍﻷﺤﻤﻕ ﻭﺤﺩﻩ ، ﻫﻭ الذي ﻴﻤﻜﻨﻪ ﺃﻥ ﻴﻜﻭﻥ ﺃﻱ ﺸﻲ.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“You don't get what you want, you get what you can”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Nikki Rowe
“You will give to those whom don't appreciate you, until you've had enough of accepting less than you deserve”
Nikki Rowe

Jean Thompson
“After all, your head only had so much room in it. No surprise if it overflowed once in a while with little bits of sparkle and electrical fizz.”
Jean Thompson, The Year We Left Home

T. Scott McLeod
“There were so many beliefs which we had about the world, which then influenced everything, everything, about how we saw the world and interacted in the world and were with others. Everything. It was profound to me, amazing, the ramifications, the implications, the far-reaching impact that one’s beliefs could have on the world. It was actually mind-blowing for me. Figuratively speaking. Like, it was just, holy shit. Look at that. And nobody, hardly anybody sees it. They’re just ideas. Ideas. And yet, I’d believed them for so long, and still, was still shirking free of them. How was it that we believed in them, so readily, so easily?”
T. Scott McLeod, All That Is Unspoken

“A masterpiece is a piece that masters things.”
TemitOpe Ibrahim

Alice  Walsh
“..People don’t know how to be happy; they wouldn’t know what to do with their lives if they woke up one morning and discovered they had everything they ever dreamt of.”
Alice Walsh, A Poker Game of Love

“Everyone had their own theory about everything, and they believed that their truth was the only one that mattered. They spent days, nights, weeks, and years talking, never accepting the fact that, good or bad, an idea only exists when someone tries to put into practice.”
Paulo Coelho Veronika Decides to Die, Veronika Decides to Die

“Confidence scares off whatever stands in your way.”
TemitOpe Ibrahim

Cornelia Funke
“Nothing is more frightening then a fear you cannot name.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart Trilogy and Reckless 5 Books Collection Set

Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar
“इसी वनवास में मैं यह भी जान पाई कि ॠषि-मुनि वन में जाकर तपस्या क्यों किया करते है। निसर्ग और मानव का नाता अनादि अनंत है। ये दोनाें मानो जुड़वाँ भाई हैं। इसीलिए निसर्ग के सान्निध्य में जीवन अपनी सारी सच्चाइयाँ लेकर हमारे सामने प्रकट हो जाता है। मानव यह समझने लगता है कि जीवन की असली शक्ति क्या है और उसकी सही-सही मर्यादाएं क्या हैं। मानव निसर्ग से दूर हो जाता है तो उसका जीवन एकांगी होने लगता है। उस कृत्रिम और एकांगी जीवन में उसकी कल्पनाएं, भावनाएं, वासनाएं सब अवास्तविक और विकृत बन जाती हैं। वो तो मेरा सौभाग्य था जो अभागिन होते हुए भी मैं यहाँ आई और जीवन की जड़ में जो सत्य हुआ करता है उसका दर्शन कर सकी।”
Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar, Yayati: A Classic Tale of Lust

“What sobriety conceals, drunkenness reveals.”

“This day and every other day, listen from within, GOD lives there.”
TemitOpe Ibrahim

Rohit Omar
“No matter how powerful you are, if dharm is not on your side, you will lose”
Rohit Omar

Isa Konrad
“Jou redding en jou ondergang is een dieselfde ding.”
Isa Konrad, Die ondenkbare

“Everyone has the same promises, they only differ in what they do”
Kamil Rogalinski

Ken Kesey
“Those who had been in on the night started telling about it with a kind of quiet pride and wonder, the way people tell about seeing a big hotel fire or a dam bursting — very solemn and respectful because the casualties aren’t even counted yet — but the longer the telling went on, the less solemn the fellows got.”
Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest