7 Jun 2017

Yesterday, I turned 25 years old!


I always like to contemplate around the time of my birthday, + this year being a major one, I wanted to share 25 of my favourite quotes with you.

  1. "Trust God but tie your camel." - Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) speaking on the balance of action + faith

  2. "Act passionately but think straight." - The Princessa by Harriet Rubin

  3. "The moment you find comfort is the very moment you stop growing." - Fatima Vayani

  4. "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates

  5. "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson

  6. "Richness is not having many possessions, but richness is being oneself." - Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

  7. "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward

  8. "The why's give you wisdom; the why not's give you experience." - Fatima Vayani

  9. "When 'I' is replaced with 'We', even the illness becomes wellness." - Malcolm X

  10. "I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet." - Mahatma Gandhi

  11. "Speak good or remain silent." - Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

  12. "The rise of women does not mean the fall of men." - Unknown

  13. "You do not do evil to those who do evil to you, but you deal with them with forgiveness and kindness."- Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

  14. "If you are thinking too much; stop. If you aren't thinking at all; start. Always consider the opposite. This is the only way to grow." - Fatima Vayani

  15. "I want to be remembered as someone who was sincere. Even if I made mistakes, they were made in sincerity. If I was wrong, I was wrong in sincerity." - Malcolm X

  16. "Even Ali had a coach." - Sean 'Diddy' Combs speaking about the boxer, Muhammad Ali

  17. How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.” - Gabrielle Chanel

  18. Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” - Quran 13:11

  19. "万事开头难" - a Chinese proverb, which translates to, "all things are difficult before they are easy."

  20. No one owns anything. Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realize that nothing really belongs to them. And if nothing belongs to me, then there's no point wasting my time looking after things that aren't mine.” - Paulo Coelho in his book, Eleven Minutes

  21. There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) health and free time for doing good.” - Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

  22. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” - Dr. Seuss

  23. ...when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.” - Paulo Coelho in his book, The Alchemist

  24. "You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist." - Indira Gandhi

  25. "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

P.S. 11001 is the binary representation of the number 25!



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