Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.

Be full of sorrow, that you may become hill of joy; weep, that you may break into laughter.

When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.

These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.

Take someone who doesn’t keep score, who’s not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing, who has not the slightest interest even in his own personality: he’s free.

The spirit is so near that you can’t see it! But reach for it… don’t be a jar, full of water, whose rim is always dry. Don’t be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him.

The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.

Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the roots.

By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.

In the blackest of your moments, wait with no fear.

Let silence be the art you practice.

It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.

I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.

Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.

Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.

Let silence take you to the core of life.

A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.

If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.

If you propose to speak always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.

What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.

Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.

Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.

Delight in meditation and solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker.

Ceasing to do evil, cultivating the good, purifying the heart: this is the teaching of the Buddhas.

Understanding is the heartwood of well-spoken words.

Meditate… do not delay, lest you later regret it.

Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.

Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.

People with opinions just go around bothering each other.

Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.

The root of suffering is attachment.

If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.

Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

Irrigators channel waters; fletchers straighten arrows; carpenters bend wood; the wise master themselves.

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.

There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.

Give, even if you only have a little.

She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.

A strong woman is one who is able to smile this morning like she wasn’t crying last night.

At 70 years old if I could give my younger self one piece of advice, it would be to use the words ‘fuck off’ much more frequently. 

Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.

Strong women don’t play the victim. Don’t make themselves look pitiful and don’t point fingers. They stand and they deal.

She was a wild one; always stomping on eggshells that everyone else tip-toed on.

She’s a strong cup of black coffee in a world that is drunk on the cheap wine of shallow love.

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says “Oh crap, she’s up!

Strong women aren’t simply born. We are forged through the challenges of life. With each challenge we grow mentally and emotionally. We move forward with our head held high and a strength that cannot be denied. A woman who’s been through the storm and survived. We are warriors.

I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.

I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, I’ll always get up after I fall. And whether I run, walk or have to crawl, I’ll set my goals and achieve them all.

I’m not someone who can be controlled. I want someone who will watch me do my thing and be like “that’s my girl.”

She’s badass with a good heart, soft but strong. Unapologetic and honest. She’s the type of women you go to war beside, the type of woman you marry.

I know what I bring to the table. So trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.

Sometimes, it takes balls to be a woman. – Unknown

You can tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building one another up instead of tearing each other down.

If my strength intimidates you, I hope you realize that’s a weakness of yours. – Unknown

I am a strong woman. Everything that’s hit me in life I’ve dealt with on my own. I’ve cried myself to sleep. Picked myself back up and wiped my own tears. I have grown from things meant to break me. I get stronger by the day and I have God to thank for that. – Unknown

You must know that you can do this. You are strong. You will make it. Just hang on and keep believing yourself always.

Stay strong. Make them wonder how you’re still smiling. – Unknown

Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that you career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.

She wore her scars as her best attire. A stunning dress made of hellfire.

There’s fire in her. If loved correctly she will warm your entire home. If abused she will burn it down.

Forgive those who insult you, attack you, belittle you or take you for granted. But more than this, forgive yourself for allowing them to hurt you. – Unknown

Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it.

Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention.

A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.

She’s a simple woman, made to look complicated by a man who isn’t man enough to provide the things she deserves.

You’re gonna be happy” said life, “but first I’ll make you strong.

The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will.

Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.

Beneath every strong, independent woman lies a broken little girl who had to learn how to get back up and to never depend on anyone. – Unknown

Be a first-rate version of yourself, not a second-rate version of someone else.

I am not a difficult woman at all. I am simply a strong woman and know my worth. – Unknown

A strong woman will automatically stop trying if she feels unwanted. She won’t fix it or beg, she’ll just walk away. – Unknown

Life has knocked me down a few times, it showed me things I never wanted to see. I experienced sadness and failures. But one thing for sure, I always get up. – Unknown

Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water.

She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. – Unknown

Be that strong girl that everyone knew would make it through the worst. Be that fearless girl the one would dare to do anything. Be that independent girl, who doesn’t need a man. Be that girl who never backed down. – Unknown

I am proud of the woman I am today, because I went through one hell of a time becoming her. – Unknown

And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.

Never apologize for being a powerful woman. – Unknown

Be a strong woman. So your daughter will have a role model and your son will know what to look for in a woman when he’s a man. – Unknown

A strong woman loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, and perseveres… not matter what life throws at her. – Unknown

I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.

I’m tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, Okay.

A strong woman is one who feels deeply and loves fiercely. Her tears flow as abundantly as her laughter. A strong woman is both soft and powerful, she is both practical and spiritual. A strong woman in her essence is a gift to the world.

A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else. – Unknown

We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free. 

I don’t need paradise because I found you. I don’t need dreams because I already have you. – Unknown

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride.

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.

To be your friend was all I ever wanted; to be your lover was all I ever dreamed.

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.

You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because the reality is finally better than your dreams.

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

Together with you is my favorite place to be. – Unknown

And then my soul saw you and it kind of went, “Oh, there you are. I’ve been looking all over for you. – Unknown

When I wake up in the morning, I am thinking of you. When I go to sleep at night, I am thinking of you. And all those hours in between, I think of us. – Unknown

The only thing we never get enough of is love, and the only thing we never give enough of is love.

I’ll never ask you to change for me because you are perfect just the way you are. – Unknown

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

I may not be your first date, kiss or love…but I want to be your last everything. – Unknown

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

This morning I awoke and was reminded of the preciousness of life. I realized I should express my gratitude to those who are so very important to me. Thank you for all you have done and have a great day! – Unknown

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.

I am so totally, completely, overwhelmingly, eye-poppingly, life-changingly, spectacularly, passionately, and deliciously in love with you.” – Unknown

If I did anything right in my life it was when I gave my heart to you. – Unknown

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Thank you for always being my rainbow after the storm. – Unknown

In this crazy world, full of change and chaos, there is one thing of which I am certain, one thing which does not change: my love for you. – Unknown

You know its love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.

I can’t stop thinking about you, today… tomorrow… always. – Unknown

This morning I awoke and was reminded of the preciousness of life. I realized I should express my gratitude to those who are so very important to me. Thank you for all you have done and have a great day! – Unknown

My heart is perfect because you are in it. – Unknown

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.

I’ve fallen in love many times…always with you. – Unknown