Quotes January 04, 2018

Courtesy of Gretchin Rubin
A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.
Nelson Mandela,
activist and political leader
Home is the nicest word there is.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.
Nhat Hanh
The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
Joan Didion
Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.
Tyra Banks
com·plic·it [kÉ™mˈplisit/] – adjective – Involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing.
We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too.
Helen Hayes
Wonder Woman, she’s amazing. I love everything that she represents and everything that she stands for. She’s all about love and compassion and truth and justice and equality, and she’s a whole lot of woman.
Gal Gadot
I don’t think you should feel guilty about pleasure. Defeats the purpose.
Lena Heady
Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.
G.D. Anderson
“’Safe! safe! safe!’ the pulse of the house beats wildly. Waking, I cry ‘Oh, is this your buried treasure? The light in the heart.’”
Virginia Woolf
“Whatever fate befalls you, do not give way to great rejoicings or great lamentation; partly because all things are full of change, and your fortune may turn at any moment; partly because men are so apt to be deceived in their judgment as to what is good or bad for them.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, Counsels and Maxims
“When one comes away from an art gallery with a sense of being irradiated, often it is as much from the colors one has absorbed as from the visions of the artists. Much of the thrill of spring, I think, is because of the return of color.”
Ross Parmenter, The Awakened Eye
“Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. They appear so while they are passing; they seem to have been so when we look back on them; and they take up more room in our memory than all the years that succeed them.”
Robert Southey
“When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
“The feeling of being hurried is not usually the result of living a full life and having no time. It is on the contrary born of a vague fear that we are wasting our life. When we do not do the one thing we ought to do, we have no time for anything else.”
Eric Hoffer
“Yes, as everyone knows, meditation and water are wedded forever.”
Herman Melville, Moby Dick