"Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind."
- Jeffrey Eugenides
"Learning to trust is one of the life’s most difficult tasks."
- Isaac Watts
"What and how much had I lost by trying to do only what was expected of me instead of what I myself had wished to do?"
- Ralph Ellison
"All your life, you will be faced with a choice. You can choose love or hate … I choose love."
- Johnny Cash
"Love does not care to define and is never in a hurry to do so."
- Charles Du Bos
"In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
"If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place."
- Lao Tzu
"Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it."
- Eckhart Tolle
"Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper."
- Francis Bacon
"It doesn’t matter what people call you unless they call you pigeon pie and eat you up."
- Evelyn Waugh