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  • #1
    Frank Herbert
    “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
    Frank Herbert, Dune

  • #2
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

  • #3
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #4
    Paulo Coelho
    “People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.”
    Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

  • #5
    Randy Pausch
    “Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.”
    Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

  • #6
    Rita Mae Brown
    “Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.”
    Rita Mae Brown, Alma Mater

  • #7
    Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another What! You
    “Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #8
    Bob Marley
    “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”
    Bob Marley

  • #9
    Henri J.M. Nouwen
    “When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
    Henri Nouwen, Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life

  • #10
    C. JoyBell C.
    “If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.”
    C. JoyBell C.

  • #11
    Deborah Reber
    “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, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

  • #12
    Steve Maraboli
    “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.”
    Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

  • #13
    C. JoyBell C.
    “There is no such thing as a "broken family." Family is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. If you make those ties, those people are your family. And if you hate those ties, those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will always be with you.”
    C. JoyBell C.

  • #14
    Terry Pratchett
    “There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.”
    Terry Pratchett

  • #15
    Sarah Ban Breathnach
    “Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits. (January 11)”
    Sarah Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

  • #16
    Henry Rollins
    “You don't make me feel like you used to.
    That's why I'm leaving
    That's why people leave each other
    They come to their senses and get selfish again.”
    Henry Rollins, See A Grown Man Cry/Now Watch Him Die

  • #17
    Duke Ellington
    “I don't need time, I need a deadline.”
    Duke Ellington

  • #18
    Noam Chomsky
    “Neoliberal democracy. Instead of citizens, it produces consumers. Instead of communities, it produces shopping malls. The net result is an atomized society of disengaged individuals who feel demoralized and socially powerless.

    In sum, neoliberalism is the immediate and foremost enemy of genuine participatory democracy, not just in the United States but across the planet, and will be for the foreseeable future.”
    Noam Chomsky

  • #19
    Ernest Hemingway
    “You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.”
    Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

  • #20
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love.”
    Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

  • #21
    Ernest Hemingway
    “When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
    Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

  • #22
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Nobody climbs on skis now and almost everybody breaks their legs but maybe it is easier in the end to break your legs than to break your heart although they say that everything breaks now and that sometimes, afterwards, many are stronger at the broken places.”
    Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

  • #23
    “How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself and in no instance bypass the discriminations of reason? You have been given the principles that you ought to endorse, and you have endorsed them. What kind of teacher, then, are you still waiting for in order to refer your self-improvement to him? You are no longer a boy, but a full-grown man. If you are careless and lazy now and keep putting things off and always deferring the day after which you will attend to yourself, you will not notice that you are making no progress, but you will live and die as someone quite ordinary.
    From now on, then, resolve to live as a grown-up who is making progress, and make whatever you think best a law that you never set aside. And whenever you encounter anything that is difficult or pleasurable, or highly or lowly regarded, remember that the contest is now: you are at the Olympic Games, you cannot wait any longer, and that your progress is wrecked or preserved by a single day and a single event. That is how Socrates fulfilled himself by attending to nothing except reason in everything he encountered. And you, although you are not yet a Socrates, should live as someone who at least wants to be a Socrates.”
    Epictetus (From Manual 51)

  • #24
    “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will. ”

  • #25
    “Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.”