Every once in a while, a person expresses a very profound idea with the perfect words. These are called truth bombs. Here are 25 for you to ruminate on.
If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. – Ignacio Estrada
Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. – Benjamin Franklin
Abused women feel unheard throughout the world, not because they haven’t spoken, but because they haven’t been believed. – Don Hennessey
Anything that is ‘wrong’ with you began as a survival mechanism in childhood. – Dr. Gabor Mate
Stop being so forgiving with everybody and letting shit slide all the time. People know exactly what the fuck they’re doing. – Tom Hardy
We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice. Not in love with publicity but in love with humanity. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I’ve learned as time passes, all the things that you are afraid of will come and they will go, and you’ll be alright. – Stevie Nicks
How very little can be done under the spirit of fear. – Florence Nightingale
One doesn’t have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient. – Charles M. Blow
It’s not hard work that burns people out, but rather the feeling that their work doesn’t matter. – April Wensel
Our notions about happiness entrap us. We forget that they are just ideas. Our idea of happiness can actually prevent us from being happy. We fail to see the opportunity for joy that is right in front of us when we are caught in a belief that happiness should take a particular form. – Thich Nhat Hanh
The greatest evils in the world will not be carried out by men with guns, but by men in suits sitting behind desks. – C. S. Lewis
Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. – Bill Bullard
It’s a universal law – intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
If you don’t want your tax dollars to help the poor, then stop saying you want a country based on Christian values, because you don’t. – Jimmy Carter
Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care. – Mandy Hale
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – St. Augustine
Compulsive liars shouldn’t frighten you. They can harm no one, if no one listens to them. Compulsive believers, on the other hand, they should terrify you. Believers are the liars’ enablers. – Nick Cohen
I alone cannot change the world. But I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. – Mother Theresa