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Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions. -Augusten Burroughs, Magical Thinking: True Stories

Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise. - Frank Ocean

“Truth is not determined by a majority vote.”-Pope Benedict XVI

You can suffer the pain of change or suffer remaining the way you are. - Joyce Meyer

Let me let you in on a little secret: If everybody likes you, you are doing it wrong. Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Not everyone likes me, but not everyone matters - Unknown

Speak only if it improves upon the silence. - Mahatma Gandhi

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. - Marianne Williamson

If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go. - Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

doing what you like is freedom

getting what you want is success

liking what you do and what you get is happiness

When you are happy for other people’s dreams, your dreams start jumping up with joy. Elizabeth was happy with Mary and her dream baby was jumping in her womb crazily for joy! - Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Fear interferes with choices faith would have us make. - Deacon Tom

The concern of the flesh is death, but the concern of the spirit is life and peace. - Paul

Si no puede ser positivo entonces por lo menos callar. - Sirrhad

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. – Herman Melville

You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand. - The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Real difficulties can be overcome. It is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. – Theodore N. Vail

You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it. - Denzel Washington

I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it. – Maya Angelou.

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. - Maya Angelou

One day I just woke up and realized that I can’t touch yesterday. So why the heck was I letting it touch me? - Steve Maraboli

A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances. – Napoleon

There will be a time when loud-mouthed, incompetent people seem to be getting the best of you. When that happens, you only have to be patient and wait for them to self-destruct. It never fails. – Richard Rybolt

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from. – Al Franken

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. – Zig Ziglar

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. - James Oppenheim

Planning doesn’t always mean structure. - Chochen

Thankfully, dreams can change. If we’d all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses. – Stephen Colbert

Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful -you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself. - Daniell Koepke

Don’t ever feel bad for making a decision about your own life that upsets other people. You are not responsible for their happiness. You’re responsible for your own happiness. Anyone who wants you to live in misery for their happiness should not be in your life to begin with. - Unknown

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The Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me

Body of Christ, save me

Blood of Christ, inebriate me

Water from Christ’s side, wash me

Passion of Christ, strengthen me

O good Jesus, hear me

Within Thy wounds hide me

Suffer me not to be separated from Thee

From the malicious enemy defend me

In the hour of my death call me

And bid me come unto Thee

That I may praise Thee with Thy saints

and with Thy angels

Forever and ever

Amen

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Pray like it all depends on God, but work like it all depends on you. - Dave Ramsey

Let nothing trouble you,

let nothing frighten you.

All things are passing;

God never changes.

Patience obtains all things.

He who possesses God lacks nothing:

1776 “Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself but which he must obey. Its voice, ever calling him to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil, sounds in his heart at the right moment…. For man has in his heart a law inscribed by God…. His conscience is man’s most secret core and his sanctuary. There he is alone with God whose voice echoes in his depths.”

1779 It is important for every person to be sufficiently present to himself in order to hear and follow the voice of his conscience. This requirement of interiority is all the more necessary as life often distracts us from any reflection, self-examination or introspection:

God alone suffices. ~ Teresa of Avila

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Late have I loved you,

O Beauty so ancient and so new,

late have I loved you!

You were within me, but I was outside,

and it was there that I searched for you.

In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created.

You were with me, but I was not with you.

Created things kept me from you;

yet if they had not been in you they would not have been at all.

You called, you shouted, and you broke through my deafness.

You flashed, you shone, and you dispelled my blindness.

You breathed your fragrance on me;

I drew in breath and now I pant for you.

I have tasted you, now I hunger and thirst for more.

You touched me, and I burned for your peace. - St. Augustine

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I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy - Richard Bach

Never sell the bear’s skin before one has killed the beast. - Jean de La Fontaine

If something is free: You’re not the customer. - Tim Salazar

Instead of finding a problem with every opportunity, we need to be looking for the potential opportunities within the problems. - Asher Singer

Todo en esta vida es temporal así que, si las cosas van bien, disfrútalas porque no durarán para siempre y si las cosas van mal, no te preocupes, no van a durar para siempre tampoco. - Everything in life is temporary, so if things go well enjoy them because they will not last forever. And if things go wrong, do not worry, they will not last forever

Be careful not to do something permanently stupid because you are temporarily angry, stressed, scared, tired or hungry. - Karen Salmansohn

Stupidity always looks reasonable at first. - Unknown

nie mój cyrk nie moje małpy (not my circus not my monkey) - Polish Proverb

People who try to stop you in the street and sell you something are the real life version of pop up ads. - AresMC

On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far, is 100% and that’s pretty good. - Unknown

No power in the ‘verse can stop me. - River Tam

Go and do the things you can’t. That is how you get to do them. - Pablo Picasso

Never blame anyone in your Life.

Good people give you Happiness,

Bad people give you Experience,

Worst people give you a Lesson,

and the Best people give you Memories.

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that but the really great make you feel that you too can become great. - Mark Twain

If you ended up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest or some guy on the television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it. - Frank Zappa

You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches. - Dita Von Teese

El águila no se entretiene en cazar moscas (The eagle doesn´t waste time hunting flies). - Spanish Proverb

Why would you want to spend your life staring at 3rd-hand accounts of someone else’s reality instead of forging your own? - James Toback

Just because you’re self-loathing, it doesn’t mean that you have to hate on me! - Sirrhad

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. -William Blake

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. - Mark Twain

The act of treachery is an art, but the traitor himself is a piece of shit. -Mike Tyson

Don’t hate on me b/c I know how to be happy and you don’t. - Rhonda Katsanis

When you choose to hurt someone who loves you with lies, deceit, and betrayal. You decide to become one of the worst decisions they have ever made. - Unknown

Betrayal never comes from an enemy. - Unknown

Don’t fear the enemy who attacks you, but the fake friend who hugs you.

I wasn’t trustworthy. Doesn’t make you a fool. - Jessica Jones

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. - Oprah Winfrey

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. - Henri Nouwen

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. - Albert Schweitzer.

Cheaper lovers make expensive wives. - Jakob Dylan, Invisible City

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it. - Chinese Proverb

Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand. - Chinese Proverb

Outside noisy, inside empty - Chinese Proverb

When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings. - Dean Jackson

I’ve got my own world to live through and I ain’t gonna copy you. - Jimi Hendrix

A word to the wise; sometimes it is not beneficial or prudent to be right. - Chuck Lucero

Give me a hard working, good work-ethic, considerate, clean, punctual mediocre musician over a pompous, lazy, late, addicted, narcissist virtuoso any day. - Donnie Frank

Some people don’t like you just because your strength reminds them of their weakness. Don’t let the hate slow you down. - Thema Davis

It’s better to be hated for who you are, than to be loved for someone you’re not. It’s a sign of your worth sometimes, if you’re hated by the right people. - Betty Davis

Q: How are your haters like an alarm clock?

A: Sometimes, you need to reach over, smack ‘em and put them on snooze.

I’m not trying to please the audience. I’m trying to please me. If I already had a draw and people already knew who I was, what would be the art I would create? As opposed to, What are people gonna like? or What is gonna sell? - W. Kamau Bell

If you want better, go get better. - Carlijn Tempelaars

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. - Cyril Connolly

Cynicism cripples our imagination and limits our ability to see faint possibilities amidst glaring problems. - Cory Booker

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The 7 principles of public life - The Committee on Standards in Public Life (Published 31 May 1995)

Selflessness

Integrity

Objectivity

Accountability

Openness

Honesty

Leadership

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People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you. You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity. Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head. You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs. - Bansky (on advertising)

If ever the Time should come, when vain & aspiring Men shall possess the highest Seats in Government, our Country will stand in Need of its experienced Patriots to prevent its Ruin. - Samuel Adams

If someone shouts “GET DOWN” or “PUT YOUR HANDS UP”, you’re about to have a great time, or a really bad one. - Bryce Lawrence

It is worth remembering, that it is much more disheartening to have to steal than to be stolen from, hmmm? - Boris Lermontov, The Red Shoes (1948 film)

If I could have convinced more slaves that they were slaves, I could have freed thousands more. - Harriet Tubman

Arguing with a fool proves there are two. - Doris M. Smith

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7 things negative people will do to you. They will…

1. Demean your value

2. Destroy your image

3. Drive you crazily!

4. Dispose your dreams!

5. Discredit your imagination!

6. Defame your abilities and

7. Disbelieve your opinions!

Stay away from negative people! - Israelmore Ayivor

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If you have ever encountered someone exploitative, you will be

familiar with this territory. These people often use charm to

persuade other people to do what they want. When that no longer

works, they discard their target and move on to the next one. To

avoid being exposed they silence their previous victims by attacking

their credibility. Being on the receiving end of a misinformation

campaign can be very intimidating. I have been there and I can tell

you that it blows over eventually. The people who attempted to

discredit me, were charismatic and manipulative, so they managed to

sway a few people temporarily. I took advice from a forensic

psychiatrist and he told me to say nothing and assume that, in time,

other people would work this out for themselves. It took a little

while, but he was right! - Jill Blakeway

When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to

control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but

stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the

truth, just like you did. - Jill Blakeway

The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve.

Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An

important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative

thinking and negative acting people. As you grow, your associates will

change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you

to stay where they are. Friends that don’t help you climb will want you to

crawl. Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream. Those that

don’t increase you will eventually decrease you. - Colin Powell

Because at some point you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life and this is my way of keeping you in my heart. - Sandi Lynn, Forever Black

Just because you’re offended, it doesn’t mean you’re in the right. - Ricky Gervais

Never try to f--k up someone’s life with a lie, when yours can be destroyed with the truth. - Unknown

You can’t just bitch and moan and expect shit to change. - Lenore (Kathy Bates) from the movie “Tammy”

In real life, every person is the leading man or woman. - Wallace Shawn

I’d rather regret the things I have done than the things that I haven’t. - Lucille Ball

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. ~ Vince Lombardi

You must plan your work and then work your plan. - Dave Ramsey

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. - Khalil Gibran

Do the math: How much of your time is spent consuming things other people made (TV, music, video games, websites) versus making your own? Only one of those adds to your value as a human being. - David Wong

[Gratitude] turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. - Melody Beattie

Hard times will always reveal true friends. - Unknown

There should be a science of discontent. People need hard times to develop psychic muscles. - Muad'Dib

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles. - Emily Dickinson

Your own jealousies, competitiveness, in-fighting, unwillingness to support one another and pettiness with other people is what’s keeping you from moving forward. - Observations of an Invisible Woman

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try. - Seth Godin

I became cynical through contact with others. - Serge Gainsbourg

If you’re gonna to be two-faced, at least make one of them pretty. - Marilyn Monroe

I just want to make beautiful things even if nobody cares. - Saul Bass

I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question. - Harun Yahya

In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different. - Coco Channel

Is there a whole barrel of you motherf–kers or just the one?! - Black Dynamite

Nigga, don’t tell me what niggas say about me. Tell me why they feel comfortable telling you. - Fabolous

I’m not saying that she’s a slut, but if her vagina had a password, it would be ‘password’.

Don’t get sidetracked by people who are not on track.

Some people aren’t loyal to you. They are loyal to their need of you once their needs change so does their loyalty.

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. - T. E. Lawrence

There are two rules for success: 1) Never tell everything you know. - Roger H. Lincoln

Success is just like being pregnant. Everybody congratulates you, but nobody knows how many times you were f–ked.

If you are constantly bombarded with great waves of filth, it’s harder to remain connected to truth. – Russell Brand

I don’t know who I am, but I know what keeps me alive is restraint. Keeps me out of jail. Keeps me from hurting people. A mark of some f–ked up faith that there’s a reason. A reason for all of this. A reason in most moments I shouldn’t do what I wanna do. I do as I’m told. – Joe (Nicholas Cage) from the movie Joe

My friend, Thomas Jefferson is an American saint because he wrote the words ‘All men are created equal’, words he clearly didn’t believe since he allowed his own children to live in slavery. He’s a rich white snob who’s sick of paying taxes to the Brits. So, yeah, he writes some lovely words and aroused the rabble and they went and died for those words while he sat back and drank his wine and fucked his slave girl. This guy wants to tell me we’re living in a community? Don’t make me laugh. I’m living in America, and in America you’re on your own. America’s not a country. It’s just a business. Now f–kin’ pay me. - Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) – Killing Them Softly

Is there an enterprise other than serial killing where those who study it are so satisfied by the squalor and instability of its practitioners? - Shane McAdams on starving artists

Perfer et obdura, dolor hic tibi proderit olim. (Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.) - Ovid

Sideways for attention. Longways for results. - Meg (The Family Guy)

If it doesn’t open, it’s not your door. - Unknown

There’s no way I was born to just pay bills and die. - Unknown

Act your wage. - Dave Ramsey

I’m sorry I can’t hear you over my own mourning for your internal sadness that feeds your constant need to put others down so that they somehow feel what you unjustly feel on a daily if not hourly basis. You are so sad. - Grace Helbig

Silence is better than bullshit.

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The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it. - Alberto Brandolini

Dude is kicking the beehive when he should be trying to collect honey. -Chris Rodriguez (paraphrasing Paul Wallace)

If you can’t do it well, don’t bother. - Joss Stone

When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars.

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you’re still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying. - Tony Robbins

I’m not interested in competing. I hope we all make it. - Ericka Cook

You wake up every morning to fight the same demons that left you so tired the night before, and that, my love, is bravery.

Treat yourself with care. not because you’re fragile, but because you’re worthy. - Alex Elle

Of course people have insulted me… that’s just the reality of living a life in which you stand out. Does it bother me? No. Those people overestimate the weight I give their opinion. I’m just going to be me, unapologetically. You don’t have to applaud, you don’t have to cheer… but I know you’re watching. - Steve Maraboli

What is reality? It’s what most believed it should be. Not necessarily the best or most logical, but what is adapted to the collective desire. - Veronika Decides to Die , Paulo Coelho

Do not allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not. - Paulo Coelho

Love is joy. Do not convince yourself that suffering is part of it. - Paulo Coelho

We simply have to trust and follow the signs and live our Personal Legend; sooner or later, we will realize that we are all part of something, even if we can’t understand rationally what that something is. They say that in the second before our death, each of us understand the real reason for our existence and out of that moment Heaven or Hell is born.

Hell is when we look back during that fraction of a second and know that we wasted an opportunity to dignify the miracle of life. Paradise is being able to say at that moment: ‘I made some mistakes, but wasn’t a coward. I lived my life and did what I had to do.’ - Paulo Coelho

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal. -Paulo Coelho

be kind to yourself. remember that your journey is your own. don’t punish yourself for not having accomplished as much as x person at age 16, 17, 25, 40– their journey is not yours. your journey is not theirs. just because they are “doing more” than you are at this moment in time, or at that moment in time, does not mean you have wasted your time. you have had different experiences, circumstances, and opportunities. it is not a matter of fault on your part. you will get there, day by day, no matter how long it takes. - ptrckstmph

Don’t kill people with kindness because not everyone deserves your kindness. Kill people with silence because not everyone deserves your attention.

That’s alright. I have more scotch. - Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Stay positive. Stay focused. Stop worrying on what could go wrong. Instead, focus on what can go right. Be a warrior, not a worrier.

America wasn’t designed to be safe, it was designed to be free. - Bill Whittle

There’s no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs. - Unknown

You want to know how I did it? This is how I did it, Anton: I never saved anything for the swim back. - Vincent, Gattaca (1997)

No one heals himself by wounding another. -St. Ambrose of Milan

As Christians we must also part with the notion that we can somehow make the truth of Scripture, or the truth of God’s goodness, appealing for those to whom God has not yet given faith. We must not forget that those currently living in a state of unbelief are condemned by God in their unbelief (John 3:18), and remain so until He sees fit “to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they might receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith” in Christ (Acts 26:18). - Rick Brownell

prima o poi nella vita trovi sempre quello più forte di te

Patience is also a form of action. - Auguste Rodin

Holly came from Miami F.L.A.

Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.

Plucked her eyebrows on the way

Shaved her legs and then he was a she

She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side,

Said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side. - Lou Reed

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You were not born with flowers in your hair

and diamonds in your mouth.

You opened your mouth

and refused to be silent.

They thought they bred it out of you,

but you learned how to play their game.

They told you to sit

And you ran.

You were born with scales under your skin

And glass for teeth

And you were never afraid of biting.

Questioning came as easy as breathing.

‘A woman’s place is in the home.’

‘A woman must be silent and pure.’

‘You must not question the way things are.’

‘Why couldn’t you be more like the other girls?’

But you are a dragoness, not a girl.

Born with fire in her breath

And passion in her soul

And unequaled ferocity.

You do not belong there

But you never did

You were not born of sunshine and clouds

You were not born of joy and purity and giggles.

You were born of a raging inferno

You were born with a word in your heart

You were born with a sword in hand

And fire in your breath

And they do not understand what it means

When you do not comply with grace

And they call you a heretic

And they call you an apostate

Oh, but these are the things prophets are made of.

-And your daughters will prophesy, by Liv

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“Loving yourself is hard when you feel as though you are not enough.

We can easily tell others how beautiful and wonderful they are because that is what we see in them.

So why is it hard to do the same for ourselves?

To be completely honest with you I think it’s because we’ve seen ourselves at our worst. We’ve seen the way we look with tears rolling down our face. We’ve heard the way we sound as we choke on our sobs. We know how broken we are. From what we’ve been told broken things go in the trash. That’s why loving yourself is so hard because we’re broken and we don’t know if we should be fixed or thrown in the trash.”

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

from E.G. , Excerpt from the book I’ll never write

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Trying to fit in will make you disappear. - unknown

Limited minds can recognize limitations only in others. - Jack London

The best way to counter-attack a hater is to make it blatantly obvious that their attack has had no impact on you. - Timothy Ferriss

Listen. There are a lot of friends that lend nothing to our lives except criticism and misunderstanding. Get rid of ‘em. - Wendy Williams

Angst macht den wolf größer, als er ist.

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is. - German Proverb

If you are willing to look at another person’s behavior toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves rather than a statement about your value as a person, then you will, over a period of time cease to react at all. - Yogi Bhajan

Sometimes, you have to give up on people, not because you don’t care but because they don’t. - Unknown

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Millions of people have decided not to be sensitive. They have grown thick skins around themselves just to avoid being hurt by anybody. But it is at great cost. Nobody can hurt them, but nobody can make them happy either. - Osho

It’s not your job to like me - it’s mine -Byron Katie

Do not believe all the things you tell yourself when you’re sad and alone.

It’s important to keep your feelings and your self-worth in different places, because when feelings get hurt it shouldn’t change how you view yourself. -Kaci Diane

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. - Jack Kornfield

Stop pouring what’s left of you into someone else who is also broken. Focus on yourself first. - Maxwell Diawuoh

I never knew how strong I was until I had to forgive someone who wasn’t sorry, and accept an apology I never received. - The Heart of a Girl

Trust is way more significant than loving somebody. - Gia

Making mistakes is better than faking perfections.

And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about. - Haruki Murakami

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. – Maya Angelou

The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. – Randy Pausch

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful. - Zig Ziglar

Adversity is like a strong wind. I don’t mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be. - Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. – Moliere

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. - Thomas A. Edison

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life. – Joel Osteen

Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final. Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. - Roger Babson

It takes a person who is wide awake to make his dream come true. - Roger Babson

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions. - Roger Babson

Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness. - Alejandro Jodorowsky

Make yourself a priority. At the end of the day, you’re your longest commitment. - (via xxbimmer)

When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression. - Boeskool

You cannot sow disrespect and reap honor. - Unknown

An artist feels vulnerable to begin with; and yet the only answer is to recklessly discard more armour. -Eric Maisel

The most important conversation you have today will be the conversation you have with yourself - Zig Ziglar

The brain simply believes what you tell it most. And what you tell it about you, it will create. It has no choice. -Shad Helmstetter

Talk to yourself like you would talk to someone you love. —Brené Brown

When you aim at nothing, you hit your target every time! - Zig Ziglar

Be so busy Improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others. - Chetan Bhagat

Stop getting emotional. If someone has disappointed you, take it as a gift. Now you know how they think and how they operate. - Sonia Alleyne

The grass is often greener on the other side of the fence because it covered with a very liberal coating of bullshit. - Mark Fowler, Facebook 4/13/16

Fake people don’t surprise me anymore. Loyal people do. - 100

I look both ways before crossing a one way street. That’s how much faith I have left in humanity. - beete17

Truth is singular. Its ‘versions’ are mistruths. - David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

You only have power over people as long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in your power–he’s free again. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Only three things happen naturally in organizations: friction, confusion, and underperformance. Everything else requires leadership. - Peter Drucker

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

Don’t get caught up in what other people are doing. Keep your focus on your own level of performance. - Joe Duncan

Most of the pain that you’re dealing with are really just thoughts. Ever think of that? - Buddhist Bootcamp

When your journey seems too hard, and when you run into a chorus of cynics who tell you that you’re being foolish to keep believing, or that you can’t do something, or that you should just give up, that you should just settle, you might say to yourself a little phrase that I’ve found handy these last eight years: Yes We Can. - President Obama to the Howard University Class of 2016

If you do tomorrow what you did today, you’re stuck - Jon Taffer

When you trust your own path, you don’t have to prove the other is wrong. Let’s embrace our differences rather than argue over them.

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. - Sir Isaac Newton

The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie–deliberate, contrived and dishonest–but the myth–persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John F. Kennedy, Commencement Address at Yale University, June 11, 1962

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it. - J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

There will always be someone who can’t see your worth. Don’t let it be you.

I’ll have to have you put to the fire and burned as a heretic. - Msgr Ruan (kinda) joking with the congregation at St. Thomas Aquinas in Rio Rancho

Your words are only ever as good as the worst possible interpretation.

We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior. Be more understanding of others; learn their intentions.

Temptations, of course, cannot be avoided, but because we cannot prevent the birds from flying over our heads, there is no need that we should let them nest in our hair. —Martin Luther

I feel sorry for people that don’t drink, because when they wake up in the morning, that is the best they are going to feel all day. - Frank Sinatra

Sometimes, our thoughts are backed by so much insecurity that they create lies we believe. -Unknown

Republicans thought it [LBGT] was a sandwich before last week. - Bill Maher The Friday after the Orlando Shootings at Pulse

You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you. -Maxwell Maltz

I don’t owe it to you to react positively when you mistreat me. I’m allowed to call you out. I’m allowed to be angry. It doesn’t make me any less kind or positive. - Emm Roy

We spoke about it a few weeks ago, but life and shit. - Sirrhad

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I’ve never tried before. - Mae West

Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room. -Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

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I am mine before I am ever anyone else’s. - Nayyirah Waheed

I believe we are never defined by what others do to us or say about us but by how we respond. - Cory Booker

I feel like we’re all in a plane. Our pilot has taken ill, and two clowns have volunteered to land us. Only the majority of the passengers ignored the clown with a pilot’s license, and instead, chose the clown who has never flown a plane, because he can ride a unicycle! - Mark Fowler (a few hours before Trump was declared the President Elect)

Either this won’t be a big deal or humans never mastered time travel. - Sirrhad (a few hours after Trump was declared the President Elect)

I slept like a baby. I woke up every two hours & cried. – Ben Horowitz

أنهم لا يستطيعون قراءة هذه الكلمات ولكن لا يزال الخوف منها

The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth. - Garry Kasparov

Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together - Marilyn Monroe

Sorry I’m late. I just really didn’t want to be here. - Caila Joy

Rudeness is a weak person’s imitation of strength. - Eric Hoffer

If you waste your time and energy on things that don’t matter in the outcome of the game, then when you get to the game you’re not going to give your teammates the best that you have to offer. - Tom Brady

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,

When the funds are low and the debts are high

And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit,

Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is strange with its twists and turns

As every one of us sometimes learns

And many a failure comes about

When he might have won had he stuck it out;

Don’t give up though the pace seems slow—

You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out—

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell just how close you are,

It may be near when it seems so far;

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit—

It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

Don’t Quit by John Greenleaf Whittier

Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive. - Josephine Hart

All damaged people are dangerous. Survival makes them so. Why? Because they have no pity. They know what others can survive, as they did. - Josephine Hart

Children are the great gamble. From the moment they are born, our helplessness increases. Instead of being ours to mould and shape after our best knowledge and endeavour, they are themselves. From their birth they are the centre of our lives, and the dangerous edge of existence. - Josephine Hart

Very odd, old age. Always knew it would happen, if I was lucky. I just didn’t expect it so soon. - Josephine Hart

Action expresses priorities. - Mahatma Gandhi

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes. - Mahatma Gandhi

A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. - Mahatma Gandhi

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Neutral saves you from heartache and jail time. - Sirrhad

As a kid, I loved zoos because I loved animals. As an adult, I hate zoos because I love animals. - MisterDominic

Alternative facts are not facts. They’re falsehoods. - Chuck Todd

You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don’t alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit the views. - Doctor Who, “The Face of Evil: Part Four”

Political language -and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists -is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. - George Orwell, “1984”

Gossip and demagoguery come from backstabbers. Correction is usually to your face. - Sirrhad

After all, reality does have a liberal bias. - Glenn Rocess

We must fiercely resist the idea that true love must mean conflict-free love, that the course of true love is smooth. It’s not. The course of true love is rocky and bumpy at the best of times. That’s the best we can manage as the creatures we are. It’s no fault of mine or no fault of yours; it’s to do with being human. And the more generous we can be towards that flawed humanity, the better chance we’ll have of doing the true hard work of love. - Alain De Botton

You know it’s really bad outside when your windchimes start playing death metal. - Sirrhad

There is something wrong with your character if opportunity controls your loyalty. - unknown (source needed)

Stop trying to leave, and you will arrive. - Lao Tzu

Some of us are very good at not letting go of a little hurt. - Deacon George

Different is attractive. - Bansky

Any time spent being unhappy is wasted - Ryan Cameron

If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit. - Bansky

I like to drink before the show. I have a couple drinks before I go on stage. My manager is cool, he gets concerned though. He says, “Mitch, don’t use liquor as a crutch.” I can’t use liquor as a crutch because a crutch helps me walk. Liquor severely screws up the way I walk. It ain’t like a crutch, its like a step I didn’t see. - Mitch Hedberg

I think we’ve become numb to vulgarity and violence. We laugh at a lot of things that we should be crying about. We make a lot of disgusting things palatable, and a lot of what’s happening culturally, especially on social media, is actually toxic and spirit-damaging. It’s poisonous. A lot of people are waking up to the toxicity of sugar or of GMOs or of gluten; we need to look at a lot of the stuff that’s happening in entertainment as those kinds of toxic substances. - Danielle LaPorte

It’s not aggression. It’s personality. - Charity Clifton

We should bask in the criticism of our enemies. - Sen. Tim Scott

There are two types of people in the world: 1. Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data. - Neil deGrasse Tyson

It is now up to all of us to take it back. Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it. Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens. - Howard Zinn

A criminal is a person with predatory instincts without sufficient capital to form a corporation. - Howard Scott

Confederate rebels were traitors, not Americans. - Richard Fox

It is foolish and childish, on the face of it, to affiliate ourselves with anything so insignificant and patently contrived and commercially exploitive as a professional sports team, and the amused superiority and icy scorn that the non-fan directs at the sports nut (I know this look – I know it by heart) is understandable and almost unanswerable. Almost. What is left out of this calculation, it seems to me, is the business of caring – caring deeply and passionately, really caring – which is a capacity or an emotion that has almost gone out of our lives. And so it seems possible that we have come to a time when it no longer matters so much what the caring is about, how frail or foolish is the object of that concern, as long as the feeling itself can be saved. Naivete – the infantile and ignoble joy that sends a grown man or woman to dancing and shouting with joy in the middle of the night over the haphazardous flight of a distant ball – seems a small price to pay for such a gift. - Roger Angell, “Agincourt and After,” Five Seasons

The longer the trial to which God subjects you, the greater the goodness in comforting you during the time of the trial and in the exaltation after the combat. - Padre Pio

If I were king, I would not allow people to go around burning the American flag. However, we have a First Amendment, which says that the right of free speech shall not be abridged - and it is addressed in particular to speech critical of the government. That was the main kind of speech that tyrants would seek to suppress. - Antonin Scalia

We sleep because the simulation running Earth doesn’t have the processing power to run all creatures at once. - Nel Floxy

We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject, for both have labored in the search for truth, and both have helped us in finding it. - Saint Thomas Aquinas

Do whatever He tells you - Mary, the Mother of God (John 2:5)

Karōshi (過労死), which can be translated literally as “overwork death” in Japanese, is occupational sudden mortality. The major medical causes of karōshideaths are heart attack and stroke due to stress and a starvation diet. This phenomenon is also widespread in South Korea, where it is referred as gwarosa(과로사/過勞死). In China, overwork-induced death is called guolaosi (Traditional:過勞死 Simplified:过劳死).) - Wikipedia

Be on time. Bust your butt. Play smart. Have some laughs while you’re at it. -Whitey Herzog

We in uniform protect the rights of others to criticize us frankly. - Gen. David Petraeus

A writer will write, a singer will sing, a dancer will dance. You have no choice. It’s either you create or you explode. - Gloria Naylor

Talent is God given. Be humble.

Fame is man-given. Be grateful.

Conceit is self-given. Be careful. - John Wooden

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. - Karim Seddiki

I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it. - Jonathan Winters

Worry is a misuse of the imagination. - Dan Zadra

Those who have worldly love fight over who will grab more love for himself. But those who have spiritual, priceless love will fight over who will give more love to the other. They love without considering whether others will love them, nor do they expect others to love them. They constantly want to offer and give of themselves, without expecting others to give them anything or give of themselves to them. Such people are loved by all, but even more so by God with Whom they thus are kindred. -Saint Paisius the Athonite

Nobody talks more of free enterprise and competition and of the best man winning than the man who inherited his father’s store or farm. - C. Wright Mills, 1951

All these storms falling upon us are signs that the weather will soon clear and that things will go well for us, for neither good nor bad can last forever. - Don Quixote (Cervantes)

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift. - Mary Oliver

Blessed are the shithole countries, for they gave us the American Dream. - Bono, U2

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. - MLK

I’m blooming from a wound where I once bled. - Rune Lazuli

I’m about to put my fist in your opinion. -Captain Benjamin Sisko (to Quark)

A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it. - Albert Einstein

If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life. - Abraham Maslow

10 Troubling Habits Of Chronically Unhappy People - Travis Bradberry, Forbes

1. Waiting for the future.

2. Spending too much time and effort acquiring “things.”

3. Staying home.

4. Seeing yourself as a victim.

5. Pessimism.

6. Complaining

7. Blowing things out of proportion.

8. Sweeping problems under the rug.

9. Not improving.

10. Trying to keep up with the Joneses.

You have to put the work in, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to make it. I think, hustling for that long, it kind of, like, chips away at your self-esteem. And then, the breakthrough comes, and you’re like, 'Oh, yeah, that’s who I am. Like, this is who I am’ - Amy Sherald

Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory - Bruce Lee

If you believe the good reviews, you’re gonna have to believe the bad ones too. - Sirrhad

Maybe, one day, they will make movies about this period in America, but that assumes that America makes it through this period. - Ari Melber

Because a thing is eloquently expressed it should not be taken to be as necessarily true; nor because it is uttered with stammering should it be supposed false.” - St. Augustine

What do boundaries feel like?

- It is not my job to fix others.

- It is okay if others get angry.

- It is okay to say no.

- It is not my job to take responsibility for others.

- I don’t have to anticipate the needs of others.

- It is my job to make me happy.

- Nobody has to agree with me.

- I have a right to my own feelings.

- I am enough.

Perhaps, we should love ourselves so fiercely that when others see us, they know exactly how it should be done. - Rudy Francisco

Facebook is the worst thing to happen to this country since high fructose corn syrup. - Bill Maher

In the end, it matters less that you can fight. What you fight for is the real test. - John McCain

The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a low price is forgotten. - Benjamin Franklin

Sometimes, it’s not good to talk about what’s bothering you. It could wind up that you just clarified what you’re really mad about and now you wanna punch somebody. Consider letting it go when someone says, “I don’t wanna talk about it!” - Sirrhad

My mother said the only thing in life you should ever ask for is a chance. -Andrew Gillum

President Trump is what we get when we trust the rich to fix what they are complicit in breaking. - Anand Girdharadas

Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it. - Vincent van Gogh

Your trauma is valid. Even if other people have experienced “worse”. Even if someone else who went through the same experience doesn’t feel debilitated by it. Even if it “could have been avoided”. Even if it happened a long time ago. Even if no one knows. Your trauma is real and valid and you deserve a space to talk about it. It isn’t desperate or pathetic or attention-seeking. It’s self-care. It’s inconceivably brave. And regardless of the magnitude of your struggle, you’re allowed to take care of yourself by processing and unloading some of the pain you carry. Your pain matters. Your experience matters. And your healing matters. Nothing and no one can take that away. - Daniell Koepke

Gotta tell the same truth in different ways everyday because other folks are doing the same thing with lies. - Bree Newsome

To be so lucky to have lived so long with a roof over our heads, food in our home and able to share. – Auntie Loretta

If you can jam, you can jam, but, if you can’t. we’re going to find out. – Melvin Crisp

Because it took me way too long to finally figure this out, I thought I’d share. ...

Pay attention to how you feel when you’re with someone. Whether it’s a friendship or a romantic relationship, be aware of how that person makes you feel. It doesn’t matter the words or how they say them, what matters is how you feel when they are on their way over, when you’re with them and how they leave you feeling when they are gone. Don’t ignore that. If you feel drained, dissatisfied or disappointed around that person listen to those feelings. They are real, more real than words that are so easily thrown around in our culture. You're welcome for your unsolicited Wednesday advice! – Shelby Standiford

Candor is a compliment. It implies equality. It’s how true friends talk. – Peggy Noonan

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly. -Robert H. Schuller

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You are not a burden:

you are not weak

for needing to rest.

you are not weak

for needing time

to sort through this.

you are not a burden

for having burdens

that you are learning

to lay down.

you are not a failure

for not reaching

the heights you thought

you’d reach by now.

you are who you are:

a living, breathing human being

who has a soul

in need of Truth and Grace

to make it through

these things.

and no matter how

you were made to feel,

feeling does not

make you weak.

you are free

to learn to seek

what your soul

truly needs.

morgan harper nichols

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Consider that: Maybe, it doesn’t pass for a while, but we’ll all be ok on the other side. I’ve survived 100% of my previous trials and that’s a pretty good record. (lol) I’m sure you have the same record if you’re sitting here, so chill out. Have some faith. Damn it! - Chris Chris

Don’t plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it, you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me - choke those little bad days. Choke ‘em down to nothing. ― Tom Waits

If conservatives become convinced that they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will reject democracy. - David Frum

Let us fast an acceptable and very pleasing fast to the Lord. True fast is the estrangement from evil, temperance of tongue, abstinence from anger, separation from desires, slander, falsehood and perjury. Privation of these is true fasting. - St Basil

When asked why she didn’t give up her seat, Rosa Parks explained it wasn’t because she was tired or because she was old. She stated, “No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”

I've got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don't intend to disappoint them all by getting myself "slightly" killed. - Roger (Cary Grant), North by Northwest

Always remember, the art of good business is being a good middleman. Eddie Temple, Layer Cake

When you share your bowl, your bowl will always be plentiful. - Senegalese Proverb

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. - Dalai Lama XIV

You can not transmit wisdom and insight to another person. The seed is already there. A good teacher touches the seed, allowing it to wake up, to sprout, and to grow. - Thich Nhat Hanh

I have this strange feeling that I’m not myself anymore. It’s hard to put into words, but I guess it’s like I was fast asleep, and someone came, disassembled me, and hurriedly put me back together again. That sort of feeling. — Haruki Murakami

Don't judge, don't blame, don't back-stab. Advise, support, help. - Oleg Vishnepolsky

Changing your habits in the name of greater happiness is one of the best things that you can do for yourself. But it’s also important for another reason—taking control of your happiness makes everyone around you happier too. - Travis Bradberry

Here is a new spiritual practice for you: don’t take your thoughts so seriously. - Eckhart Tolle

Create a place for people to live like human beings, instead of slaves to some bullshit concept of Progress that is driving us all mad. - Hunter S. Thompson

When you're grown, you don't make mistakes. You make choices. - Amanda Seales

It's a choice to be grateful. - Rebelution (Good Vibes)

Each great passion is the fruit of many fruitless years. - George Moore

An apology without change is just manipulation.

Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy. - Aristotle

The man who chases two rabbits, catches neither. - Confucius --> Never half-ass 2 things. Whole ass one thing. - American Translation

There is a package of values and behaviors connected to a form of masculinity that I call "industrial breadwinner masculinity." They see the world as separated between humans and nature. They believe humans are obliged to use nature and its resources to make products out of them.

And they have a risk perception that nature will tolerate all types of waste. It's a risk perception that doesn't think of nature as vulnerable and as something that is possible to be destroyed. - Martin Hultman

Most of the people you know have no idea how to achieve the goals you have. This doesn’t stop people from giving advice, though. In fact, a lack of knowledge seems to spur people to give advice even more. The truth is, most people would choose to feel important than admit they don’t know the answer. - Anthony Moore

If anyone can refute me — show me I’m making a mistake or looking at things from the wrong perspective — I’ll gladly change. It’s the truth I’m after, and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance. — Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Instead of being mad at yourself for how long you slept on your possibility, appreciate that you woke up. You made it. - Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was asked what historians will see when they look back on this period in U.S. history. She responded: "An aberration."

When the pain of life becomes greater than the fear of addressing the issue, that's when you know your ready for change and for most, that's when we take real action. - Brad Stevenson

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“Neither the fanatics nor the faint-hearted are needed. And our duty as a Party is not to our Party alone, but to the nation, and, indeed, to all mankind. Our duty is not merely the preservation of political power but the preservation of peace and freedom.

So let us not be petty when our cause is so great. Let us not quarrel amongst ourselves when our Nation's future is at stake.

Let us stand together with renewed confidence in our cause -- united in our heritage of the past and our hopes for the future -- and determined that this land we love shall lead all mankind into new frontiers of peace and abundance.” - JFK

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