By John Lennon
For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousand fold.
The whole is more than the sum of its parts.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Well begun is half done.
As long as this exists, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, and as long as I can enjoy it, how can I be sad?
Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.
An empty day, though clear and bright, is just as dark as any night.
God has strewn our paths with wonders and we certainly should not go through life with our eyes shut.
When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.
Be the optimist in the room.
Paper is a uniquely beautiful format, more so than the web, I think: You need to invest in the aesthetics.
You’re as beautiful as a rose.
You’re shining like fireworks in my sad empty town.
Next time you think of beautiful things, don’t forget to count yourself in.
In every bit of beauty, I see you.
When I tell you that you’re beautiful, I don’t just mean your appearance. I mean all of you; who and what you are, is beautiful.