“To enjoy the excitement of pleasure, but to be free from its vices and ill effects, – to have the sweet, and leave the bitter untasted, – that has been my study. The preachers tell us that this is impossible. It seems to me that hitherto I have succeeded fairly well. I will not say that I have never scorched a finger, – but I carry no ugly wounds.”
Anthony Trollope, An Autobiography
“The years from 7 to 13 seem to be particularly formative. We are young enough to be innocent and impressionable, yet old enough to think and feel deeply about what is happening to us.”
Ysenda Maxtone Graham, Mr. Tibbits’s Catholic School
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Love is the guardian deity of everything.
Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.
Vincent Van Gogh
The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others.
Saint John Chrysostom
The meaning of life is to give life meaning.
Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary it means accepting it as it comes…To accept is to say yes to life in its entirety.
You don’t learn to walk by following rules, you learn by doing and by falling over.
entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist
“The more we see ourselves as a vibrant, successful, inspiring person who boldly declares and manifests her vision, the more we become just that.”
“The strongest hearts have the most scars.”