Quotes March 26, 2017

“We learn a great deal from great people… [T]hey somehow strike out the foolish platitudes that we have been taught to respect devoutly, and give us courage to be honest and free. Free to rely on what we really feel and really love—and that only.”
Willa Cather, Letters


“To live is so startling, it leaves but little room for other occupations.”
Emily Dickinson, letter



“The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly—that is what each of us is here for.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray




“Who you are on a daily basis is who you are when you compete. If you want to be a champion, you have to have the mindset of a champion every day.”
Jerry Ingalls, US Army, Olympic Weight Lifter(?)




“The majority of men devote the greater part of their lives to making their remaining years unhappy.”
Les Caracteres



“To be pleased with one’s limits is a wretched state.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.”
Octavia Butler



“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”
Deborah Reber




“Why do people persist in a dissatisfying relationship, unwilling either to work toward solutions or end it and move on? It’s because they know changing will lead to the unknown, and most people believe that the unknown will be much more painful than what they’re already experiencing.”
Anthony Robbins