Ads: Inspiring and Moving

Here are some of the ADS that really made an impact on me 🙂 If you know more, I would love to see them, too 🙂

An AD by the Philippine Animal Welfare Society. Click HERE to donate or learn more about the organization.

ADS by the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

AD I found from Reader’s Digest

TEXT below:

Landmines affect the lives of over 10 million Cambodians. The casualties are mounting, the donations aren’t. Please send your contributions to:
JESUIT REFUGEE SERVICE: Cambodia Landmine Campaign in Phnom Penh
For details, contact Denise Coghlan 855 23 880 455
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DESTROY LANDMINES BEFORE THEY DESTROY LIVES

This one I find reaaaaallly funny 😀

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Quotes: On Criticism

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“If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.”
-Donald H. Rumsfeld

“After all, one knows one’s weak points so well, that it’s rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others.”
-Edith Wharton

“Criticize the behavior, not the person.”
-Life’s Little Instruction Book

“Do what you feel in your heart is right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

 “I ask you all, why? Why can’t we use criticism and self-criticism to fight these frustrating problems? Why do we let our old thoughts grow like tumors in our minds?”
–Dang Thuy Tram, Last Night I Dreamed Of Peace

 “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

“It’s easy to be critical about something you’ve never experienced.”
-Live, Learn and Pass It On

“Conceited people never hear anything but praise.”
– The Little Prince

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 “Mediocrity will always try to drag excellence down to its level. Don’t trade your superiority for their inferiority.”

“Your hurt may have harmed you, but it doesn’t have to destroy you.”

 “The trouble with most of us, is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.”
-Norman Peale

“The worm that destroys you is the temptation to agree with your critics, to get their approval.”
–Thomas Harris

“You can learn from a critique, than from a compliment.”
– Thank You and You’re Welcome

“Let the refining and improving of your own life be so busy that you have little time to criticize others.”
–Molo

“We are not trying to entertain the critics. I’ll take my chances with the public.”
-Walt Disney

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“Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes.”
-Elvis Presley

“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.”
-Frank A. Clark

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
-Theodore Roosevelt

“Before you go and criticize the younger generation, just remember who raised them.”

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.”
-Dale Carnegie

“Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.”
-Emmet Fox

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.”
-Winston Churchill

“Pope Benedict actually called Buddhists mental masturbators. The Buddhist reaction was brilliant. They IGNORED it.”
-Jim Paredes

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?”
-Rumi

“You may be amused by the mistakes or misfortunes of others. But, this does not entitle you to degrade their entire character or make conclusions about their whole person.”
– Former UP College of Law Dean Leonen


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Quotes by Walt Disney

Where else can we get inspiration and words of wisdom but from the king of “imagineering’ himself? One of the most influential men of all time, the creator of Disney Productions and the happiest place on Earth, Disneyland  — Walt Disney (Walter Elias Disney)

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 “Why be a governor or senator when you can be king of Disneyland?”

“I do not make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us.”

“You’re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.”

“Around here, we keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

“When we laugh at Mickey Mouse, it’s because he’s so human. And that’s the secret of his popularity.”

“If you can dream it, do it.”

“I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.”

“All our dreams can come true…if we have the courage to pursue them.”

“Laughter is America’s most important export.”

“Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource – the minds of our children.”

“I only hope that we don’t lose of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”

“The opportunities are still there.”

“You may not realize it when it happens,  but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

“Change is inevitable, but growth is optional.”

“I dream. I test my dreams against my belief. I dare to take risks, and I execute my vision to make those dreams come true.”

“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.”

“Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.”

“We are not trying to entertain the critics. I’ll take my chances with the public.”

“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.”

“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”

Quotes: Positivity & Optimism, Negativitity & Pessimism

“A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.”

“It is the sand that which irritates the oyster that makes the pearl.”

“I can choose either to be a victim of the world, or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view life.” –Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
-Dr. Seuss

“To whom it may concern: If you are upset, unhappy, stressed, you are giving importance to the wrong things on such a beautiful day.”
-Jim Paredes

“Instead of complaining that roses has thorns, why not be thankful that thorns have roses?”

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine and you’ll be fine!”
-Napoleon Tamayo

“If your soul is sunny and bright inside, does it matter if it’s raining outside?”

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”
-Herm Albright

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

 “All positive change in the world comes from our ideas of what we believe is possible.”
-Alexandra Jamieson

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

“You are a living magnet. What you attract into your life is in in harmony with your dominant thoughts.”
-Brian Tracy

 “Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in the world.”
-Helen Keller

“Some people feel the rain; others just get wet.”
-Bob Marley

“I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.”
-Winston Churchill

“We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.”
–Confucius

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you don’t have. Rather, remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for.”

“You should be thankful for what you have learned, no matter how much it cost you.”
-Live, Learn and Pass It On

“The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate.”
-Robert Brault

“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.”

“The greatest physician in the world is OPTIMISM.”
-Live, Learn and Pass It On

“Both enthusiasm and pessimissm are contagious. Which one do you spread?”

“What is the fruit on a negative thinker’s tree?”

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.”
-Bob Marley

“Just because I laugh a lot means my life is easy. Just because I have a smile on my face everyday means that something is not bothering me. I just choose to move on, and not dwell on the negatives in my life. Every new moment gives me the chance to renew anew. I choose to be that.”

When confronted with a Goliath-sized problem, which way do you respond? “He’s too big to hit”, or “He’s too big to miss?”

“God didn’t do it all in one day, what makes me think I can?”
-Live, Learn and Pass It On

“Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.”

“I had the blues because I had no shoes, until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.”
-Ancient Persian Proverb

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
-Oscar Wilde

“A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.”

 “It is the sand that which irritates the oyster that makes the pearl.”

“I can choose either to be a victim of the world, or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view life.” –Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”
-Herm Albright

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

“All positive change in the world comes from our ideas of what we believe is possible.”
-Alexandra Jamieson

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

 “Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in the world.”
-Helen Keller

“The optimist expects things to change. The realist adjusts its sails.”

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. -Winston Churchill

Quotes: On Books and Reading

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“The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.”
-Elizabeth Hardwick

“A sure sign of a good book is that you like it more the older you get.”
-George Christopher Lichtenberg

“Never judge a book by its movie.”
-J.W. Eagan

“Truly, associating with bad books is often more dangerous than associating with bad people.”
-Wilhelm Hauff

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.”
-Mark Twain

“The books that help you the most are those which make you think the most.”
-Theodore Parker

“A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.  It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy.”
-Edward P. Morgan

“The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.”
-James Bryce

“Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”
-Albert Einstein

“There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.”
-G.K. Chesterton

“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”
-P.J. O’Rourke

“I find television to be very educating.  Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book.”
-Groucho Marx

“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.”
-Paul Sweeney

“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.”
-Abraham Lincoln

“The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television.”
-Andrew Ross

“To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations – such is a pleasure beyond compare.”
-Kenko Yoshida

“This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.”
-Elbert Hubbard

“Medicine for the soul.”
(Inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes)

“These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.  From each of them goes out its own voice… and just as the touch of a button on our set will fill the room with music, so by taking down one of these volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space, and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart.”
-Gilbert Highet

“Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are” is true enough, but I’d know you better if you told me what you reread.”
-François Mauriac

“To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.”
-Edmund Burke

“The wise man reads both books and life itself.”
-Lin Yutang

“No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out an attic.”
-Ann Landers

“To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one.”  -Chinese Proverb

“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.”
-Mary Wortley Montagu

“In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather, how many of them can get through to you.”
–Mortimer Adler

“To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.”
-Schopenhauer

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
–Dr. Seuss

“‘Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakenly meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude, 1870

“Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can.”
-William Feather

“Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn human beings.”
-Heinrich Heine

“The book you don’t read can’t help.”
-Jim Rohne

“If there’s a book that you really want to read but hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
-Toni Morrison

“Every reader finds himself. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.”
-Marcel Proust

“A book worth reading is worth buying.”
-John Ruskin

“Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.”
-Ezra Pound

“It isn’t what the books cost; it’s what will cost you if you don’t read it.”
-Jim Rohn

“From your parents, you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other; but when books are opened, you discover you have wings.”

“A mind stretched by an idea can never go back to its original dimensions.”
-Oliver Holmes, Jr.

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Quotes: On Travel

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“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”
-John Steinbeck

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.”
-Moslih Eddin Saadi

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
-Mark Twain

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”
-Bill Bryson

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference”
–Robert Frost

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.”
–James Michener

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”
–Mark Twain

“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”
–Benjamin Disraeli

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”

“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”
–William Least Heat Moon

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”
–Aldous Huxley

“I preferred to be eaten by the lions in Africa than by the society.”
-Jean Beliveau (The Man Who Spent 11 Years Walking Around The World)

“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.”
–Freya Stark

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.”
-Rosalia de Castro

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.”
-G.K. Chesterton

“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.”
–Clifton Fadiman

“A wise traveler never despises his own country.”
–Carlo Goldoni

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
–Marcel Proust

“The range of countries and trails and experiences on offer today means we can all be a Charles Darwin or an Isabella Bird.”
– Timeout Adventure

“I think one of the best ways to maximize your traveling experience is to live like a local and a tourist at the same time.”
-Paula Peralejo

“Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.”
-Unknown

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read a page.”
-Saint Augustine

“The traveler is active – he goes strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive – he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes “sight-seeing”.”
-Daniel J. Boorstin

“It is not down in any map. True places never are.”
-Herman Melville

“The traveler sees what he sees; the tourist sees what he has come to see.”
-G.K. Chesterton

“We wander for distraction; we travel for fulfillment.”
-Hillaire Belloc

“But you can travel on for ten thousand miles, and still stay where you are.”
-Harry Chapin

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends. ”
-Maya Angelou

“All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.”
-Samuel Johnson

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block

“I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are. ”
-Diane Von Furstenberg

“We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own.”
-Maria Mitchell

from BEACHED

For mine is a generation that circles the globe in search of something we haven’t tried before
So never refuse an invitation
Never resist the unfamiliar
Never fail to be polite,
and never outstay your welcome

I still believe in paradise
But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for
Cause it’s not where you go
It’s how you feel for a moment in your life
And if you find that moment
It will last forever

FILIPINO:

“Huwag maging dayuhan sa sariling bayan.” (Do not be a foreigner in your own country.)
-Susan Calo-Medina

“I traveled to every single place in the world, on my own, on a shoestring, staying with local people everywhere I went. I wasn’t mugged, I wasn’t beaten up, I wasn’t robbed. I didn’t even get ill. So if I can do it, anyone can.”
-Graham Hughes

“I think if I could do anything in my life, my one life thing is I encourage people to go travelling, and I think that is a life worth living. Because the more people travel, the more people see the world it opens their minds and makes people less prejudice, less racist. It makes people more interested in the world and everyone in it. And less selfish as well. So yeah, get people travelling. Go out there and see this wonderful planet of ours.”
-Graham Hughes

“I want to say to not judge the world, and countries of the world, by the actions of their leaders and their governments and things like this. Most people on this planet are good people, just trying to get on with their lives, and they don’t mean you any harm.”
-Graham Hughes

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Quotes: On Honesty

“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”
-Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit

“Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.”
-Thomas Carlyle

“Integrity is telling myself the truth. Honesty is telling the truth to other people.”
-Spencer Johnson

“Honest hearts product honest actions.”
-Brigham Young

“No legacy is so rich as honesty.”
-William Shakespeare

“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”
-Socrates

The Five Levels of Truth-Telling: First, you tell the truth to yourself about yourself. Then you tell the truth to yourself about another. At the third level, you tell the truth about yourself to another. Then you tell your truth about another to that other. And finally, you tell the truth to everyone about everything.”
-Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God (Book 2)

“The biggest consequence to telling a lie is, it leads you to telling another one.”
-Gary King

“Every man has his fault, and honesty is his.”
-William Shakespeare

“Honesty: The best of all the lost arts.”
-Mark Twain

“As they always say, honesty is the best policy.”

“The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return; it’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.”
-Arthur C. Clarke

“Lie to a liar, for lies are his coin. Steal from a thief, for that is easy: lay a trap for a trickster at his first attempt. But beware of an honest man.”
-Arab Proverb

“It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the Truth and expose lies.”
-Noam Chomsky

“One of the hardest things in this world is to admit that you were wrong; and nothing is more helpful in resolving it than its frank admission.”
-Benjamin Disraeli

“It pays to be honest, but slow pay.”
-Proverb

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all the people all the time.”
-Abraham Lincoln

“Honesty pays, but it don’t seem to pay enough to suit some people”
-Frank McKinney “Kin” Hubbard

“The more you lie, the less people will believe you when you tell the truth.”

“I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.”
-Margaret Mead

Quotes: On Character

“Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.”
-Karl Schonhausen

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
–Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

 “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
–Plato

“People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Worship,” The Conduct of Life, 1860

“What is one character trait you know you can display no matter what the circumstances?”

“Sometimes, people hide their real character, then reveal them by hiding.”
–Author Unknown

 “Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.”
-Paul Harris

“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.”
-Bruce Lee

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
-Abraham Lincoln

“It is not our abilities that show who we truly are; it is our choices.”
–Albus Dumbledore

“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.”
-Marcus Aurelius

“To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.”
– Descartes

“Character is power.”
-Booker T. Washington

“Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.”
-Benjamin Disraeli

“The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.”
-Epicurus

“Character is what you are. Reputation is what others think you are.”

“You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them.”
-Malcolm Forbes

 “Nothing is more disturbing and depressing than character out of shape.”
-Paula Peralejo

“Character is higher than intellect.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking.  There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by, and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught.”
-J.C. Watts

“The strength of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.”
-Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670

“Reputation is character minus what you’ve been caught doing.”
-Michael Iapoce, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Boardroom

“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”
-Abigail Van Buren

“Someday, somewhere – anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.”
-Pablo Neruda

“Money can buy the principles of the weak, but it also robs from them their integrity and honor.”

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
-A. Lincoln

“Image is what people think we are. Integrity is what we are.”
–John Maxwell

“Habits change into character.”
-Ovid

“If you have integrity, nothing else matters.  If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.”
-Alan Simpson

“I don’t respect success on your net worth but on the ethics you followed to achieve it.”
-Odwa Msauli

“I care not what others think of what I do but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!”
-Theodore Roosevelt

“Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.”
-Albert Einstein

Quotes: On Boredom

“Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time. Serenity is the feeling that nothing is.”
-Thomas S. Szasz

“The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.”
-Voltaire

“Only boring people feel bored.”

“The word aerobics comes from two great words: ‘aero’, meaning ‘ability to’, and ‘bics’, meaning ‘withstand tremendous boredom.”
-Dave Barry

“In order to live free and happily, you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.”
-Richard Bach

“The cure for boredom is curiosity.”
-National Geographic

“The cure for boredom is curiousity”, says Nat Geo. Let’s ask the cat.”
-Paula Peralejo

“Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.”
-Susan Sontag

“Miss Searle had always considered boredom an intellectual defeat.”
-Mary Renault

“When I get real bored, I like to drive downtown and get a great parking spot, then sit in my car and count how many people ask me if I’m leaving.”
-Steven Wright

“There’s no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there’s no excuse for boredom – ever.”
-Viggo Mortensen