“Forgive yourself. Whatever you’ve done before, accept it and let it go. You are not perfect. You are capable of making mistakes. Stop hiding from the shadows of the past. Don’t be trapped in the darkness of shattered memories. Let the light pass through and shine upon you. Forgive yourself because it’s the only way to start again.”

“I’ve seen too many dark days to know better than to take the brighter ones for granted.”

“If you miss out on life, they win.”

“You have your whole life ahead of you. Be smart. Study hard and be independent…You must rely on yourself. No matter what else people may steal from you, they will never be able to take away your knowledge. The world is changing. You must make your own life outside this home.”

“Whatever purifies you is the right path.”

— Rumi

“Life may limit your options, but you can still work hard to get the best one within your reach”

“The most beautiful thing we can learn, is how to let go;
of grudges,
the past,
poisonous people.
it’s a great measure of courage.”

“Loving yourself takes daily practice.”

“Create a vision that makes you wanna jump out of bed in the morning.”

“Go all the way with it. Do not back off. For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“Do not look at yourself with disgust, you are a gift to this earth. You are beautiful, you are a light, an energy, an essence. You are nature herself.”

“Go and do the things you can’t. That is how you get to do them.”

“I believe in the person I want to become.”

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”

— Bertrand Russell

“Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life starts to change.”

“Survival my only hope. Success my only revenge.”

— Patricia Cornwell, Postmortem

“Be what you are. Do what you love. Speak what you feel. Don’t hide your humanity. Celebrate it. Embrace it. That is how you change the world.”

— Vironika Tugaleva

“The greatest courage is not the ability to retain and hide emotion, but instead to be able to shamelessly express it at a tipping point.”

“I want to be proud of who I am. I want to be proud of myself. How can I be proud of myself if I’m hiding?”

— My Mad Fat Diary

“There will always be moments in your life where you will feel completely and utterly alone. Your bones will ache and your breath will shake. You will hurt and you will feel pain. But just know this feeling is only temporary.
This doesn’t last forever.
Nothing ever does.”
— Brenda Carrasco

“You are human, you will make mistakes, and it’s one of the most beautiful things about being human, but you must learn from your mistakes, otherwise your life will have a lot of unnecessary pain.”

— Rhonda Byrne, The Magic

“People hate what they don’t understand.”

“Stop being tormented by everyone else’s reaction to you.”

— Joyce Meyer

“You can’t change the things that happened in your life, but you can decide how you interpret and respond to them. If you didn’t receive support when you needed it, give it to yourself now.”

“Never let a single day pass by without doing something you can be proud of.”

“Life is spectacular. Forget the dark things. Take a drink and let time wash them away to where ever time washes away to.”

— Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now

“I don’t want to be Lois Lane. I don’t want to be Superman. I want to be both. I want to be saved, but I also want to be the savior.”

“Fall in love with music, fall in love with life
Fall in love with friends, fall in love with the night.
Quit searching for “love,” you know it doesn’t exist –
If you’ve got a broken soul, it’s your job to fix it.”

“There are times when you think you have recovered but there will also be nights when you will hear the cries of the ghosts, calling out your name and asking you to pull the trigger. But, darling, do not forget that you are stronger than the past, that ghosts are just souls taking longer than the rest to leave. Remember that you are a battlefield and the victor of this duel. So close your eyes and welcome the love from the new day.”

The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry our their dream.”

— Les Brown

“We are all unique individuals. There’s not a single person in this world that thinks in an identical manner to the way that you do. What you do defines you, and represents who you are. So forget about making him or her proud, make yourself proud. You are your own virtue, and you define your own character.”

— Words of Wisdom

“The only real antidote for anger or worry is purposeful action in the direction of your goals.”

— Brian Tracy from No Excuses!

“I did it all. I did it all. I owned every second that this world could give. I saw so many places, the things that I did. With every broken bone, I swear I lived.”

— I lived by One Republic

“Every morning we get a chance to be different. A chance to change. A chance to be better. Your past is your past. Leave it there. Get on with the future part…”
— Nicole Williams, Lost and Found

“But I tried though. Goddamnit I sure as hell did that much, now, didn’t I?”
— Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

“Her existence is the reason why I try to survive.”

— Maram Rimawi

“Control yourself…Become someone who can deal with this.”
— Brandon Sanderson, The Emperor’s Soul

“Don’t lose your fight, kid. It only takes a little push to pull on through.”

“It’s going to be okay. You’re going to meet new people, make new friends, fall in love, make good memories and bad ones too. You’ll eventually have your own family. But you can only have all of this if you’re alive. So keep your head high because it isn’t working out for you now, it will eventually.”

“Progress is progress, no matter how small.”

“You’ve got the light to fight the shadows so stop hiding it away.”

— Emeli Sandé, Read All About It, Part III,” Album: Our Version of Events

“I think I used to believe that being depressed was part of my personality
or that I was born like that, but it’s quite shocking to realise that perhaps that isn’t the case.”

— Marina Lambrini Diamandis

“No one and nothing is worth shrinking for.”

— Indigo Williams

“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.”

— Charlie Chaplin