Notebook and Pencil


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Over the last few years I've been collecting some thoughts and words of others that:

make me think about life

cheer me up

knock me out

Here's my collection of wise phrases...



(I've tried to quote the origin where applicable) 


Your true wealth is measured not by what you keep but by what you give away



It’s better to lose with love than win with hate



'Identity is up to us, we don't have to be controlled by others. That's the definition of living free'


'You have a light to bring into bring to the world and if you don’t bring it into the world it’s a dimmer place'

George Harrison

Religion is only an opinion, statements that can't be substantiated with evidence is classed as theory or opinion


Surround yourself with people who want the best for you



If your opinion requires confirmation rather than information you’re thinking the wrong way



It’s not ‘this OR that’ it’s all about ‘this AND that’..the truth is in the nuance


All we’ve got is what we can give each other


Ask don’t tell

Persuade don’t manipulate

Inspire don’t force


You have to be brave and curious rather than fearful and suspicious


Don’t just capture people’s attention, capture their imagination


Hurt people hurt people


Some people learn from criticism others grow immune to it


I don’t have time to love all the people I love never mind hate people I hate!


I feel that it is healthier to look out at the world through a window than through a mirror. Otherwise, all you see is yourself and whatever is behind you.

Bill Withers


Judge me by actions and let watch those actions grow

Judge me by my words and you'll never really know


Take every opportunity to be good to people and resist any temptation to do bad for such trivial reasons as revenge


We tend to judge entire groups by their worst examples and ours by our best intentions


I hope my mind always has the fluidity of my brain, I hope I always doubt my opinions and reserve the right to change my mind when I’m proved wrong. Those that throw the word hypocrite around at people who have developed an idea are the closed minded. So don’t fear being called a hypocrite, sometimes it can be a compliment.


We feeble apes


Be careful what advice you give to someone, one day they might take it


People can fail many times but no one can be called a failure until they start to blame someone else


Don’t let jealousy consume you, let envy inspire you


Explore ideas don’t inhabit ideals


The melodies of the ways we communicate shape our understanding


It’s not what you think, anyone can have thoughts and many people contend themselves with’s how you think


Your principles are defined by what you do not what you say


The purity of your principles can be judged on the good you do when no one is around


'If you make peaceful evolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable'

John F. Kennedy



'The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice'

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” In conclusion, QI believes that Theodore Parker


We’d worry a lot less about what people thought about if we realized how little they do