Quotes February 07, 2017

“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

 

 

“Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It’s about something greater. It’s about acceptance.”
Charlize Theron

 

 

 

“We are all going, I thought, and it applies to turtles and turtlenecks, Alaska the girl and Alaska the place, because nothing can last, not even the earth itself. The Buddha said that suffering was caused by desire, we’d learned, and that the cessation of desire meant the cessation of suffering. When you stopped wishing things wouldn’t fall apart, you’d stop suffering when they did.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

 

 

 
“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, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices.”
Paul Tournier

 

 

 
“A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.”
George Eliot

 

 
“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself—and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.”
Jim Morrison

 

 

 

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”
Melody Beattie

 

 

 

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”
Dalai Lama XIV

 

 

 

 

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
Lao Tzu

 

 

 
“Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody’s looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you’re misunderstood.”
Charles Swindoll

 

 

 

 

“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.”
Soren Kierkegaard

 

 

 
“If you can’t forgive and forget, pick one.”
Robert Brault

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