I've Learned That…


  • you cannot make someone love you; all you can do is be someone who can be loved and the rest is up to them.
  • no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back.
  • it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.
  • it's not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts.
  • you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes--after that, you'd better know something.
  • you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do.
  • it's not what happens to people that's important, it's what they do about it.
  • you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
  • no matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides.
  • it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
  • it's a lot easier to react than it is to think.
  • you should always leave loved ones with loving words; it may be the last time you see them.
  • you can keep going long after you think you can't.
  • we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
  • either you control your attitude, or it controls you.
  • regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades, and there had better be something else to take its place.
  • heroes are the people who do what has to be done, when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
  • learning to forgive takes practice.
  • there are people who love you dearly, but just don't know how to show it.
  • money is a lousy way of keeping score.
  • my best friend and I can do anything, or nothing ... and have the best time.
  • sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.
  • sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
  • true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance--same goes for true love.
  • just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, it doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
  • maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had, and what you've learned from them, and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
  • you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish; few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it'd be if they believed it.
  • your family won't always be there for you; it may seem funny, but people you aren't related to can take care of you , love you and teach you to trust people again--families aren't biological.
  • no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while, and you must forgive them for that.
  • it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others; sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
  • no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief.
  • our backgrounds and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
  • sometimes when my friends fight, I'm forced to choose sides, even when I don't want to.
  • just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other; and just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.
  • sometimes you have to put the individual ahead of their actions.
  • we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
  • you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret; it could change your life forever.
  • two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
  • no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt... and you will hurt in the process.
  • there are many ways of falling and staying in love.
  • no matter the consequences, those who are honest with themselves get farther in life.
  • no matter how many friends you have, if you are their pillar, you will feel lonely and lost at the times you need them most.
  • your life can be changed in a matter of hours, by people who don't even know you.
  • even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.
  • writing, as well as talking, can ease emotional pains.
  • the paradigm we live in is not all that is offered to us.
  • credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
  • the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon.
  • although the word "love" can have many different meanings, it loses value when overly used.
  • it's hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people's feelings, and standing up for what you believe.
  • the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
  • when you're in love, it shows.
  • just one person saying to me, "You've made my day!" makes my day.
  • I feel better about myself when I make others feel better about themselves.
  • having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
  • what we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
  • one sincere apology is worth more than all the roses money can buy.
  • words harshly spoken are as difficult to retrieve as feathers in a gale.
  • being kind is more important than being right.
  • you should never say no to a gift from a child.
  • no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
  • sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
  • simple walks with my mother around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.
  • life is like a roll of toilet paper--the closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
  • money doesn't buy class.
  • it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
  • once a relationship is over, if you experienced more smiles than tears, then it wasn't a waste of time.
  • under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
  • one shouldn't humiliate another person; always give him an honourable way to back down or out of something and still save face.
  • if you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven't done much today.
  • to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
  • when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
  • you view other people's children in a whole different light when you have some of your own.
  • the older I get, the smarter my parents become.
  • love, not time, heals all wounds.
  • the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
  • I always think of the right thing to say when it's too late.
  • the fire of a past love will always burn with a small flame.
  • even at the age of forty-two, you can still feel like a twelve year old child when your mother is talking to you.
  • no matter what their ages or how far away they may be, you never stop wanting to keep a protective arm around your children.
  • crumbs thrown my way should be gathered because they soon form a lovely, thick slice of life and memories.
  • the kind of adults my children are now is directly related to the kind of children I continually told them they were.
  • everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
  • there's nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath on your cheeks.
  • no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
  • life is tough, but I'm tougher.
  • opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
  • there is nothing better than my dog waiting for me on the front porch, wagging his tail when I get home.
  • when you harbour bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
  • I wish I could have told my brother that I love him one more time before he passed away.
  • it is just as wrong to be rude to a child as to an adult; in fact, it may be more unforgivable.
  • one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
  • a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
  • I can't choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.
  • a peacock today may be a feather duster tomorrow.
  • when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.
  • those who reach their goals too easily have aimed too low.
  • everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
  • stain resistant carpet will stain.
  • it is best to give advice in only two circumstances:  when it is requested and when it is a life-threatening situation.
  • a good friend is the one who tells you how you really look in your jeans.
  • the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.
  • I should cherish all my memories, even the bad ones, for they are the "bricks and mortar" of who I am.
- Authors unknown


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