When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. Henri Nouwen
Only if you wholeheartedly believe in yourself and what you are doing you will be able to reach excellence. It is not enough to know that you want to change the world, it’s necessary that every fiber of you knows that you are able to change things for the better. Only if you are convinced of your vision to the toes you will be able to overcome every obstacle that stands in-between you and your mission.
But we all have the opportunity to take what we have and make the best out of it. Instead of lamenting about our difficult situation we need to redirect our attention towards solutions on how we can make the best out of it. There is, unfortunately, no other choice. Have the courage to accept the way your circumstances are and then try your very best to make the best you can from it.
But if you want to live a happy, successful life, well, it’s time to stop the madness. Whether you’re having trouble with negative people around you, are going through a rough patch, or are simply your own toughest critic, read on for a little boost. These quotes—curated from the quote-discovery app Quotiful—are sure help you keep your chin up no matter what comes your way.
When in the company of your best friend, you can fully be yourself – without having to wonder about what others may think of you. And that’s where so much of the fun in a friendship arises from. Similarly, no one has ever those absolutely funny and hilarious moments with their bosses or other acquaintances. For this reason, having a best friend can prove to be the source of a lot of unforgettably funny experiences.
63. The fishing is best where the fewest go, and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone else is aiming for base hits. There is just less competition for bigger goals. If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.
“But on a Sunday morning when I want to grab an omelet over girl talk, I’m at a loss. My Chicago friends are the let’s-get-dinner-on-the-books-a-month-in-advance type. We email, trading dates until we find an open calendar slot amidst our tight schedules of workout classes, volunteer obligations (no false pretenses here, the volunteers are my friends, not me, sadly), work events, concert tickets and other dinners scheduled with other girls. I’m looking for someone to invite to watch The Biggest Loser with me at the last minute or to text “pedicure in half an hour?” on a Saturday morning. To me, that’s what BFFs are.”
Hard work and a good dose of determination can lead you anywhere, even if you are not the most talented in this area. Think about all those super talents in your preferred area of sports. Only those talents who are willing to make an extra effort will be able to succeed. Otherwise, less talented people will outperform them with their boundless willingness to do everything they can in order to succeed.
“Even though Graham and I went back to arguing and stealing socks and hiding each other's toothbrushes in the litter box, I didn't forget that Graham didn't think I needed a best friend, because either it meant he thought I was cool enough to handle everything alone or—and this was what I hoped—it meant that he was my best friend, quietly, forever, no matter what.
When you smile, you are certainly transmitting a special signal to those who are in receipt and to others who observe your smile. This was a signal that I used quite often in various work that I did over the years and have even tested the theory that a smile is a more welcoming sign for people to approach than if you do not smile. Byron Pulsifer, Smiles Are Sunshine For All
I will never find a friend as sweet, loving, kind, thoughtful, wise, and generous as you. Every day, I thank God that He paved the way for us to be friends. Never did I imagine that someone like you will want to be friends with someone like me. Your friendship means a lot to me, and I will forever treasure you in my heart. I love you! Happy birthday!
While many of these funny quotes are attributed to famous people, don’t overlook the anonymous and unknown entries. They can provide just as much laughter, even though nobody took credit for them. For example, who doesn’t love: “When I die, I want to go peacefully like my grandfather did, in his sleep—not screaming, like the passengers in his car.”
A moat can be a pretty good thing. It can be lovely. It keeps rodents away from the castle. It can have fish in it. Even fish that talk. … If you give people access, they take advantage. My phone would ring 75 times in a row. Finally, I would pick it up and say, ‘Who the hell is this?’ ‘Oh, hi! I’m calling from so-and-so’s office…’ What kind of person would ever, ever let the phone ring 75 times? And I guess that’s when I started thinking: I can do without these people. Bill Murray
You may have never thought of this, but all of us spend a great deal of our time building relationships with people. It goes without saying that friends and friendship in general take a vital part in life of any person. You probably don’t remember the name of your kindergarten teacher, but you can recall who your best friend was back in the time you were in a kindergarten. What’s more, this kid may still be your best buddy. So take your chance and tell your BFF how much you value his presence in your life with the help of cool quotes.