“Resilience in love means finding strength from within that you can share with others.”
If it’s both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it.
The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.
Strong women don’t play victim, don’t make themselves look pitiful, and don’t point fingers. They stand and they deal.
One of the saddest things in the world is to see a child grow up hating one of their parents because they only got one side of the story.
You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say no.
And then I realized that to be more alive I had to be less afraid. So I did it. I lost my fear and gained my whole life.
Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you’re in right now.
You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world.
Don’t judge a situation you’ve never been in.
The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.
It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is gong to get better. It’s not.
“I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
“It’s not selfish to put yourself first—it’s self-full.”
“Fear is like a disease. When it moves, it moves like wildfire. But what happens when, even in the face of that fear, you do what you’ve got to do? That’s called courage. And just like fear, courage is contagious.”
Courage is contagious
There is very little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference! The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone,
entrepreneur and writer
Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.
Destroy negative thoughts when they first appear. This is when they are weakest.
When you’re a little kid, you’re a bit of everything; scientist, philosopher, artist. Sometimes it seems like growing up is giving these up one at a time.
Success at anything will always come down to this: focus & effort. And we control both.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Age wrinkles the body; quitting wrinkles the soul.
There are only two options: make progress or make excuses.
There is no waste of any kind in the world that equals the waste from needless, ill-directed and ineffective motions.
Frank Bunker Gilbreth,
“I have never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit.”
“The women I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because shit worked out. They got that way because shit went wrong and they handled it. They handled it a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.”
A healthy relationship will inspire you to be more of who you are, not require you to give up who you are.
Don’t save something for a special occasion. Every day of your life is a special occasion.
Thomas S. Monson
Don’t let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big.
Brainy folks were also present in Lyndon Johnson’s administration, especially in the Pentagon, where Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara’s brilliant ‘whiz kids’ tried to micro-manage the Vietnam war, with disastrous results.
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.
The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.
War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality.
There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America.
As a combat veteran, I know the cost of war.
I am a military police officer and I have served on two deployments; my first was to Iraq, in a medical unit, and my second deployment was to Kuwait, as a military police platoon leader.
It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it is not fought on U.S. soil.
Chester W. Nimitz
I joined the army on my seventeenth birthday, full of the romance of war after having read a lot of World War I British poetry and having seen a lot of post-World War II films. I thought the romantic presentations of war influenced my joining and my presentation of war to my younger siblings.
Walter Dean Myers
His 1988 novel Fallen Angels is one of the books most frequently challenged in the U.S. because of its adult language and its realistic depiction of the Vietnam War.
The mode in which the inevitable comes to pass is through effort.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.,
I see a very dim future if man does not realize that he’s fooling himself.
Connection is the energy that is created between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment.
The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world.
Susan B. Anthony
“To make Routine a Stimulus
Remember it can cease —
Capacity to Terminate
Is a Specific Grace —.”
Emily Dickinson, “To make Routine a Stimulus,” 1196
“For me, the challenge of middle age was not to stand still.”
Jon Katz, A Dog Year
“We are never so disposed to quarrel with others as when we are dissatisfied with ourselves.”
William Hazlitt, “Characteristics”
A prosperous fool is a grievous burden.
There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
writer and critic
Happiness is the consequence of personal effort.
1. Camping: where you spend a small fortune to live like a homeless person.
2. People my age are so much older than me.
3. I want to grow my own food, but I can’t find bacon seeds.
4. I have so many problems that if a new one comes along today, it will be at least two weeks before I can worry about it.
5. “I’m working as hard as I can to get my life and my cash to run out at the same time. If I can just die after lunch Tuesday, everything will be perfect.”
Doug Sanders, Pro Golfer
I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism, and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation who went to war against fascism.
P. D. James
It is a fool’s prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak.
Work harder to be kinder than everybody. That should be your first duty to humanity.
There is no small act of kindness. Every compassionate act makes large the world.
Many Ann Radmacher
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness
In One Era, Out the Other
Stop following the crowd down the drain. Be kind.
Claudia Hall Christian
Courtesy of Unknown and Anonymous at the Chive:
People that say go big or go home probably highly underestimate your willingness to go home.
I’m going to wait until the year 2020 to get a lasik procedure in the hopes of huge promotional discounts.
Net neutrality can’t be fought without net neutrality.
If we colonize other planets, synchronizing our calendars will be a nightmare.
Cigarette companies should be leading the charge fighting cancer. Because once cancer is cured a lot more people would smoke.
I stare at a Microsoft screen all day to pay for a smaller Apple screen I stare at all night.
If I write “etc.”, I’m usually just out of examples of whatever I was listing.
Actors get paid more to pretend to go to space than actual astronauts do to go to space.
Strict parents raise the best liars.