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Some of my all-time favourite quotes

As an English Literature student, quotes and deep meaningful conversations make up a fairly substantial part of my life. I love it - I think there's a quote for every occasion and I even have a notebook in which I write down all of the sayings, proverbs and musings that I come across and that really inspire me. Whether it's a witty quote or a philosophical reflection on life, I write a lot of sayings down on paper and today I thought I'd share some of my favourite ones with you! Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught. - Oscar Wilde * The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. - Marcel Proust * You ruin your life by desensitizing yourself. We are all afraid to say too much, to feel too deeply, to let people know what they mean to us. Caring is not synonymous with crazy. Expressing to someone how special they are to you will make you vulnerable. There is no denying that. However, that is nothing to be ashamed of. There is something breathtakingly beautiful in the moments of smaller magic that occur when you strip down and are honest with those who are important to you. Tell your mother you love her in front of your friends. Express, express, express. Open yourself up, do not harden yourself to the world, and be bold in who, and how you love. There is courage in that. - Bianca Sparacino * Do not be so sweet that people will eat you up, nor so bitter that they will spit you out. - Pashto folk saying * Your life is right now! It's not later. It's not in that time of retirement. It's not when the lover gets here. It's not when you're moved into the new house. It's not when you get the better job. Your life is right now. It will always be right now. You might as well decide to start enjoying your life right now because it's not ever going to get better than right now - until it gets better right now! - Esther Hicks * I am a fertile ground for what's possible. Every failed attempt, bruised ego and broken heart were necessary, for they brought me to right now. I allow my past to inform and educate, not box in or direct my greatest future self. - Unknown source * We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing. - Charles Bukowski * If they respect you, respect them. If they disrespect you, still respect them. Do not allow the actions of others to decrease your good manners because you represent yourself, not others. - Mohammad Zeyara * If you've ever doubted yourself, walk deep into any forest. Notice how the trees still stand even though they are given no recognition. Walk along any stream. The water still flows, though no one stops to praise it. Watch the stars late at night; they shine without acknowledgement. Humans are just the same. We are made out of the same elements as these beautiful wonders. Always remember your beauty and self worth. - Unknown source *

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