You can't make someone else happy until you are happy with yourself. Satisfy yourself first.
The very best family isn't always those related by blood.
The best things and most things worth having are those that don't come easy.
All the bad things we go though are those that make us stronger and better people.
You never know just how strong you are until you have to be.
You should never, ever stop learning. Books, life, people, and yourself. When you stop learning, you start to die a little quicker every day.
Holding things in isn't good for you. I've learned this the hard way.
Religion or belief in a higher power, at it's simplest concept, is a damned powerful thing.
Those that genuinely love you will tell you the absolute truth, no sugar coating or bullshit, no matter how much it hurts.
Those closest to you are far more capable of cutting deeper than any stranger can.
Science doesn't solve everything. Religion doesn't solve everything. The more likely case is that it's a little of both and something that cannot be explained by either independently.
Sometimes, both sides are right.
My education or job does not define me. I am more than a piece of paper.
If I can be half as fantastic as my grandmother, I will be a great person.
I believe all the things in my past, good and bad, have made me who I am today. It's taken me a long damned time, but I think I might like her just a little.