74 Thoughts (Pensamentos)

74 thoughts of mine (pensamentos meus em inglês):

Racism, why? Isn’t color just a human convention for what our eyes see? 12:40 PM Apr 17th, 2009

Think about it, you feel well when you wash your hands because you take off the bacteria someone told you that were there, even if you never saw them before 1:47 PM Apr 23rd, 2009

Love is a question of choice, not feelings, because these are a consequence. If they’re taken as cause, love will rarely do actions and won’t ever become true 3:59 PM Apr 23rd, 2009

It doesn’t matter how much we know, but how much we do with what we know. 4:50 PM Apr 23rd, 2009

I found out joy is an opportunity to motivate others, and suffering an opportunity of self growth. 4:57 PM Apr 23rd, 2009

I found out hope is not the last to die, because it walks beside love, and this one endures forever. 11:51 PM Apr 23rd, 2009

Love is like the Sun, and feelings like the Moon. You can try to stop the Moon from shining, but the Sun will keep shining with all its strength 11:56 PM Apr 23rd, 2009

Love is infinite so that the verb ‘to love’ can leave the infinitive and be conjugated by practice. 12:11 AM Apr 24th, 2009

The one who does good things with the only intention to be called a hero, won’t be more than just a memory of the past.11:19 AM Apr 24th, 2009

It doesn’t matter who you were, but who you can be. 3:05 PM Apr 25th, 2009

Freedom does not let you do whatever you want without having goals; it lets you serve with peace and joy. 12:51 PM Apr 26th, 2009

Love helps people not to trust themselves more than they really are and to not be superior, but to develop empathy. 5:54 PM Apr 26th, 2009

When you care about people’s welfare with love, you show you also love God, and he really acts through you. 2:17 PM Apr 27th, 2009

It doesn’t matter how many followers you do have (either real or virtual), but how deeply you can imprint a difference in their lives. 2:58 PM Apr 27th, 2009

Wisdom is like a car with no brakes and which goes up the street, and which has humility as its fuel. 10:01 AM Apr 29th, 2009

I found out it’s worthier fighting to be the only exception – being a good influence – than committing mistakes in community. 10:26 AM Apr 29th, 2009

While swine flu virus kills dozens in some countries, ‘virus’ of power, fame and selfishness kills thousands around the globe! 3:15 PM May 4th, 2009

The difference between knowing and not knowing the truth is that the former holds the hope and the latter, the illusion. 10:48 AM May 5th, 2009

The difference between hope and illusion is that the first offers limited time of patience with unlimited joy, while the second offers limited time of joy with unlimited sorrow. 11:01 AM May 5th, 2009

Love is neither a state of spirit nor can be shared; it’s a constant exercise of the soul that must be shown and shared at each step. 1:01 PM May 6th, 2009

Life is like a house that was burned in the past. Once it’s renewed, it doesn’t matter what happened to it. Sadly, many people don’t think it that way. 3:00 PM May 6th, 2009

Those who are the first to spread hate are the last to reap love, and the first to spread love are the last to wear out and give up. 8:24 PM May 6th, 2009

If the road you walk in is too large, it might be so that you have a way to turn around and take the right path. 1:02 PM May 7th, 2009

Remember, if you don’t see a light, it doesn’t mean it’s turned off, but that your eyes are probably closed. 5:57 PM May 8th, 2009

Be yourself and reach some people, go beyond and reach the world. 6:01 PM May 8th, 2009

Mom: demonstrates naturally the love we should have for others through some effort. 10:49 AM May 11th, 2009

Loving deeply someone make us understand that perfection depends not on the other’s hits or mistakes, but on our own love eyes. 11:17 AM May 11th, 2009

If the “I am” is under the “Who I think I am” line, we have a chance of self growing. If not, the “I am” goes down into a cold hole of darkness. 11:03 AM May 12th, 2009

Not all points of view are a lack of truth, but all lack of truth is a point of view. The truth is just the truth. 1:27 AM May 16th, 2009

Money is like consciousness, it doesn’t matter how much you have, but how you use it! 3:53 PM May 18th, 2009

I don’t care if I have to face trials, I just care who is gonna be with me. 6:39 PM May 18th, 2009

Instead of just inviting world’s people to go to church to see the God of works, we should invite church’s people to go to the world to see the works of God. 8:29 PM May 18th, 2009

It’s perfect that God doesn’t see us from inside time, but from out of it, and that a mistake can’t erase all our good past, as it does with humans. 12:19 PM May 20th, 2009

We all need comprehension, intention and action: just comprehending doesn’t change our wishes; just wanting doesn’t make us act; acting without wishing or understanding doesn’t produce results. 12:34 PM May 22nd, 2009

Living but waiting for the future thinking you’re prepared for it can scare you just like watching a horror movie but expecting the scary part. 4:03 PM May 22nd, 2009

Being a friend means more than just satisfying your own loneliness; it’s being near even when you’re far and giving when you’re supposed to receive. 4:35 PM May 25th, 2009

Being a friend means giving apparently bad advice in order to help, and not giving apparently perfect advice in order to please. 4:40 PM May 25th, 2009

Being a friend means knowing the other from their own mouth and not from the others’ mouth. 4:51 PM May 25th, 2009

There are two ways of crossing a river: swimming and sinking. If you really want to succeed, move forward. 5:15 PM May 25th, 2009

Nobody is able to know all the world’s people. Then how can we think and say everybody is the same? If there’s some deception, there’s also some love. 5:30 PM May 25th, 2009

The etymology of the word “Friend”, as in many languages, is “to love”. Isn’t that weird when we have hundreds of friends in a social network? 5:54 PM May 25th, 2009

The etymology of the word “Friend”, as in many languages, is “to love”. Isn’t that weird when we say we made ‘new friends’ today? 5:55 PM May 25th, 2009

Fame is like a dark room. It doesn’t matter its size or the objects in it, but the light you choose to enlighten it. 6:03 PM May 25th, 2009

Too obvious but truly ignored: You’re just who you are, and not who you think you are. 9:08 AM May 27th, 2009

I just can’t figure out how much money, peace, love, food and time in the world is spent (destroyed) on producing a Nuclear Bomb! 9:15 AM May 27th, 2009

If the power of someone’s love had the same proportion of the power of their Nuclear Bomb, the World would never be the same. 9:26 AM May 27th, 2009

If at least someone’s relationship of love with others had the same speed and power of their relation with nations to attack others… 9:32 AM May 27th, 2009

When you jump holes, you think about yourself; when you fix them, you think about the others. 12:32 PM May 28th, 2009

If you want to understand someone, you must first see with their eyes, hear with their ears and touch with their hands. 12:28 PM Jun 2nd, 2009

The best thing you can do is to speak, to think and to hear, but in the opposite order. 11:33 AM Jun 5th, 2009

Act before people just as who you are, and not as what you want them to think about you. If needed, change the way you are, but be one thing only. 2:15 PM Jun 5th, 2009

A person must not be a reflection of his work, but the work must be a reflection of its creator. What will your choice be?  5:32 PM Jun 5th, 2009

There’s nothing special on wanting to be a normal person, except the wish of making who are normal to feel special. I wish that. 1:07 AM Jun 10th, 2009

We learn more not from saying prettier things, as some think, but from saying less foolishness. 10:27 PM Jun 10th, 2009

Whatever you do, don’t ever let a time come when you’ll silently look behind and say to yourself: was it really worth it? cause when that happens, it means you’ll have wasted a precious and unrecoverable time. So, always make it all worth it! 11:36 AM Jun 19th, 2009

Love’s formula: d1 = 1/d2 , where d1: distance between you and your desires; d2: distance between you and your neighbor. 12:13 PM Jun 23rd, 2009

I want to be like a telescope lens, so small that people can’t see me, but that through me they can see wonderful landscapes closer and bigger. 6:33 PM Jun 25th, 2009

Trust is a combination of experience with truth and intimacy. If you wish to be trustworthy, first be true and open. 12:59 AM Jun 30th, 2009

“Time is money” usually divide families for a wrong interpretation, cause people should ‘use’ money on working less to spend time together. 1:23 AM Jun 30th, 2009

Do not ever despise new opportunities to get distinct knowledge; one day they can define your distinct capability to get new opportunities. 10:28 AM Jul 8th, 2009

Everybody has the same importance. Sadly, many humans only talk about tearing down the barriers that separate peoples when that involves power. 11:33 AM Jul 8th, 2009

When you’re good enough for not needing any help, that’s exactly when you urgently need it from someone. 5:20 PM Jul 9th, 2009

Nobody reaches the center of an ice stone without causing some damage by using a hammer, but with heat, and slowly. Proceed the same way with icy hearts. 5:20 PM Jul 9th, 2009

We’re like music notes: we can sound good and make nice melodies, but once the rhythm put us together, it counts on us to form a pretty harmony. 5:19 PM Jul 10th, 2009

Our ears were specially put on the side of our head so that people can say “I love you” and “I’m here” when they embrace each other. 5:16 PM Jul 13th, 2009

Do not hate your enemies; thanks to them you found out who your real friends are. 11:53 AM Jul 14th, 2009

Logical mind with impatience is like eyeglasses with dirt; it makes no difference if you have them. 5:25 PM Jul 14th, 2009

How will you write your life: being the writer or the pen? Some, trying to be the writer, misspelled it and couldn’t fix it. 5:58 PM Jul 14th, 2009

We can dream, plan, wish and decide things during our lifetime, but the amazing thing is that we can’t handle our own lifetime. That’s on God’s hands. 3:21 PM Aug 3rd, 2009

In order to reach someone, you need to know their baseline. A person lives what their baseline is. Don’t discuss about little details. 10:31 AM Aug 9th, 2009

Being called is when you feel the need and not when you just feel the emotion. 9:24 AM Dec 3rd, 2009

Persistence is a gift because you have to walk a hard way. Easy is to get discouraged instead, cause most people tend to it. 9:30 AM Dec 3rd, 2009

Learn this: Fear is a consequence of the possibility of change. The bigger this possibility is, the bigger is your fear! 9:35 AM Dec 3rd, 2009

Isn’t love free of fear? Sure! Love cares about the neighbor, so it doesn’t matter how big any change is, it will be for their own good. 9:42 AM Dec 3rd, 2009


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