Quotes I Live By

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love,even when there’s no one there. And I believe in God, even when He is silent – Author Unknown

These words were scratched on the walls of a cellar in Cologne, Germany by a Jew hiding from Nazi persecution.

Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory. – Bruce Lee

Sadly, a lot of people today think that in order to gain attention and to get positive feedback from other people is to show off – sometimes in such desperation that they resort to stealing other people’s ideas and identity.

Give with a free hand, but give only your own. – J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Children of Hurin”

Sometimes, we tend to be very generous when it doesn’t have to come out of our own pocket. Say, office supplies. Employees tend to use them excessively or even take them home as “presents” for their friends and family. That’s because we’re not the ones paying for them. But this kind of practice can be counted as stealing. Never mind how small or trivial the items are. If it’s not yours, it’s not really up to you to decide how to spend it.

False hopes are more dangerous than fears. – J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Children of Hurin”

The pain of having your hopes trampled and crushed is worse than the pain of having your fears come true.

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. – Oscar Wilde

We tend to believe that if a person fights hard for something or even dies for it, then it must true, because otherwise, why would that person be so passionate about it? Well, how about just to save face? Or maybe, he just can’t handle the truth – the real truth.

True peace is not the absence of war; it is the presence of God. – Loveless