Quotes and thoughts about thinking for yourself

Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer.

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

The moment will arrive when you are comfortable with who you are, and what you are —bald or old or fat or poor, successful or struggling— when you don’t feel the need to apologize for anything or to deny anything. To be comfortable in your own skin is the beginning of strength.
Charles B. Handy

Everybody has opinions: I have them, you have them. And we are all told from the moment we open our eyes, that everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. Well, that’s shit, of course. We are not entitled to our opinions; we are entitled to our informed opinions. Without research, without background, without understanding, it's nothing.
Harlan Ellison

When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.
Chinese proverb

What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.
C. S. Lewis

Don't start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Every morning we wake up is the first day of the rest of your life.

At every crossroads on the road that leads to the future, tradition has placed against us ten thousand men to guard the past.
Maurice Maeterlinck

We think we understand the rules when we become adults, but what we really experience is a narrowing of our imagination.
David Lynch

In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.
Tom Bodett

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.
Anne Frank

The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are... the second greatest is being happy with what you find.

Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.


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