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    Our lives change when our habits change.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: live 
     
    Love is a choice, love is an act of will, you can choose to love.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: choice 
     
    Character is built little by little, over days, weeks, months, and years, with thousands of small and seemingly insignificant acts of discipline.
    — Matthew Kelly
    Freedom is not simply the circumstances that allow you to do whatever you want. Freedom is not only the opportunity to choose. Freedom is the strength of character to choose and to do what is right. With that in mind, our age is not an age of freedom, but an age of slavery. It is subtle, but it is real. The foundation of freedom is not power or choice. Freedom is upheld not by men and women in government, but by people who govern themselves.
    — Matthew Kelly
    Every journey to something is a journey away from something
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: journey 
     
    If we will walk humbly with our God, He will lead us by the hand to exactly who and what we need, to those people, things, and experiences He has designed and intended for us, and this alone will be the cause of our deep fulfillment and happiness.
    — Matthew Kelly
    We become the books we read.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: book  read 
     
    You cannot be healthy and happy without discipline. If you want to measure the level of happiness in your life, just measure the level of discipline in your life. You will never have more happiness than you have discipline.
    — Matthew Kelly
    Many people falsely believe that if you want to be holy, you are not allowed to enjoy life...Holiness brings us to life. It refines every human ability. Holiness doesn't dampen our emotions; it elevates them. Those who respond to God's call to holiness are the most joyful people in history. They have a richer, more abundant experience of life, and they love more deeply than most people can every imagine. They enjoy life, all of life.
    — Matthew Kelly
    Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. Hope is one of those things that you can't buy, but that will be freely given to you if you ask. Hope is the one thing people cannot live without. Hope is a thing of beauty.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: beauty  people  live  hope 
     
    You will learn more from your friends than you ever will from books. Choose your friends wisely
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: friends  learn  book 
     
    It constantly amazes me that men and women wander the earth marveling at the highest mountains, the deepest ocean, the whitest sands, the most exotic islands, the most intriguing birds of the air and fish of the sea - and all the time never stop to marvel at themselves and realize their infinite potential as human beings.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: time  men  women  human  earth  potential  ocean 
     
    Thought determines action. Do not let your whole life be a reaction to the things that happen around you each day. Let your life be an action.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: thoughts  action 
     
    Never pass up an opportunity to speak a kind word of appreciation. There are six billion people on the planet, and 5.9 billion of them go to bed every night starving for one honest word of appreciation.
    — Matthew Kelly
    Life is about love. It's about whom you love and whom you hurt. Life's about how you love yourself and how you hurt yourself. Life's about how you love and hurt the people close to you. Life is about how you love and hurt the people who just cross your path for a moment. Life is about love.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: people  hurt  moment  path 
     
    God of deep waters and infinite riches, challenge me to go where I fear, to do what is difficult and what I thought could never be done. Push me to go to the deep waters of life and cast my net wide, for I put all my hope, trust and faith in you.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: fear  thoughts  trust  challenge  water  god  faith  hope 
     
    Who you become is infinitely more important than what you do, or what you have.
    — Matthew Kelly
    On the one hand, we all want to be happy. On the other hand, we all know the things that make us happy. But we don't do those things. Why? Simple. We are too busy. Too busy doing what? Too busy trying to be happy. This is the paradox of happiness that has bewitched our age.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: happiness  age 
     
    Our essential purpose is to become the best version of ourselves.
    — Matthew Kelly
    Whether you are sixteen or sixty, the rest of your life is ahead of you. You cannot change one moment of your past, but you can change your whole future. Now is your time.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: time  future  past  moment 
     
    If you don't have time to pray and read the scriptures, you are busier than God ever intended you to be.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: time  god  pray  read 
     
    Freedom is not the ability to do whatever you want. Freedom is the strength of character to do what is good, true, noble, and right.
    — Matthew Kelly
    Anything and anyone that does not help you to become the best version of yourself is too small for you.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: help 
     
    The beauty of Catholicism is every human being's right.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: beauty  human  right 
     
    The way we see the world determines the way we live our lives
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: live  world 
     
    When you stand still, you reject the struggle, and you refuse to change and grow. Ultimately, you reject fulfillment, happiness, the dance for joy and everything else that is eternally good.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: happiness  joy  struggle  dance 
     
    To be truly intimate with another person, is to share every aspect of yourself with that person.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: people  shares 
     
    Prayer is like a great love. When you start dating the silence can be awkward, but as you grow to know each other you can sit in silence for hours and just being with each other is a great comfort.
    — Matthew Kelly
    Our culture places a very high premium on self-expression, but is relatively disinterested in producing "selves" that are worth expressing.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: culture  worth 
     
    Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: soul  body  prayer  mind  reading  exercise 
     
    Let your life be guided by greatness
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: greatness 
     
    Striving humbly but heroically to live by what is good, true, and noble in the midst of - and in spite of - the modern climate.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: live  true  noble 
     
    God of hope, I look to you with an open heart and yearning spirit. During this Advent season, I will keep alert and awake, listening for your word and keeping to your precepts. My hope is in you.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: heart  listening  awake  god  hope  spirit 
     
    The message delivered with unrelenting enthusiasm by our culture is, 'You can be happy without discipline. Do whatever you feel like doing and you will be happy!' While the Church says, 'You cannot be happy without discipline In fact, discipline is the path to happiness!'
    — Matthew Kelly
    It has been my experience that nothing changes a person's life more than the discovery of one solitary truth: There is a meaning and purpose to life. More specifically: There is a meaning and purpose to your life.
    — Matthew Kelly
    Work-life balance was a mistake from the start. Because we don't really want balance. We want satisfaction.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: mistakes  balance 
     
    Your character is your destiny. Building character is a task for the brave and dedicated. There are no shortcuts when it comes to building character. If you wish to cure minimalism in your own life, to develop a complete commitment to excellence and an absolute rejection of mediocrity, the question you need to start asking yourself is, "What is the most I can do?"
    — Matthew Kelly
    Discipline is the path to happiness.
    — Matthew Kelly
    In fact, the more each person can remove his or her ego from the discussion and focus on the subject matter, the more fruitful the conversation will be for all involved.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: people  focus  ego  facts 
     
    When you voice your disagreement, begin by talking about what you have in common with the person you are arguing with. Too often we rush to judgment, race to argue, and overlook all the common ground we share.
    — Matthew Kelly
    tags: people  race  shares 
     
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