“So, if you are too tired to speak, sit next to me, because I, too, am fluent in silence” (R Arnold).

“Enjoy the little things” (bellafayegarden.tumblr.com).

There is so much potential in young people, and they aren’t getting the right information or being encouraged in the right ways. This is our duty as a society” (Ben Carsons).

The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance” (The Millionaire’s Club).

Think positive, and positive things will happen” (LessonsinLife).

I love real people. The ones who don’t pretend to be perfect, who don’t worry about fitting in and who are genuinely happy with who they are” (FreeSpirited).

“If you want to fly, give up the thoughts that weigh you down” (Denise...on a Whim).

And finally...Some wise words from TryLife:

“People change. Things go wrong. But just remember, the ride goes on”.

“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others’ feelings after an experience with you becomes your trademark”.

Inhale confidence. Exhale doubt”.

Elysian (adj.) – beautiful or creative; divinely inspired; peaceful and perfect
Abditory (n.) – a place into which you can disappear; hiding place
Solastalgia (n.) – the distress that is produced by environmental change

“Words. So powerful. They can crush a heart, or heal it. They can shame a soul, or liberate it. They can shatter dreams, or energize them. They can obstruct connection, or invite it. They can create defenses, or melt them. We have to use words wisely” (J Brown).


“Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time as they say, but with intention. So, go love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you” (LR Knost).

“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone” (Goethe).

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” (Ralph Waldo Emerson).

Some famous tongue-in-the cheek quotes:

“I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury” (Groucho Marx).

“By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher” (Socrates).

“Last week, I stated that this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement” (Mark Twain).

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future” (John F Kennedy).

“One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking a things” (Henry Miller).

“Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul” (Pythagoras).

“A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else” (John Burroughs).

“A belief is not an idea held by the mind; it is an idea that holds the mind” (Elly Roselle).

“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about” (Wayne Dyer).

“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. Once we truly see this truth, we transcend it” (From M. Scott Peck’s The Road Less Travelled).

“The process of planning the future of your business is more important than the plan itself” (Peter Hughes).

“There is a major difference between intelligence and stupidity; intelligence has its limits” (Albert Einstein).

Memorable quotes by Gavin Sharples:

“The only way to succeed is to have the enthusiasm of a child”.
“There are only two reasons for being late – an act of God or you wanted to be late”.
“Live life on purpose and on your terms – set goals”.
“If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything”.

“You can only be who ‘you’ are. The moment you try to be something (or someone) you’re not, you lose your power” (Nicolas Schwartz).

“Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out” (JoburgWest Get-it, August 2015).

“In 100 years we have gone from teaching Latin and Greek to teaching Remedial English in college” (Joseph Sobran).

And finally...on stargazing

On a clear, dark night far away from light and air pollution, the human naked eye can see up to 3 500 individual stars. I wonder – do we gaze at stars because we are human, or are we human because we gaze at stars? (Vincent Nettman, Maropeng local astronomer).

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars” (Og Mandino).