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  • #1
    Miguel Ruiz
    “Whatever happens around you, don't take it personally... Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.”
    Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

  • #2
    Jane Austen
    “Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #3
    Jane Austen
    “From the very beginning— from the first moment, I may almost say— of my acquaintance with you, your manners, impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish disdain of the feelings of others, were such as to form the groundwork of disapprobation on which succeeding events have built so immovable a dislike; and I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #4
    Jane Austen
    “An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #5
    Marjane Satrapi
    “Life is too short to be lived badly.”
    Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return

  • #6
    Marjane Satrapi
    “I want to be justice, love and the wrath of God all in one.”
    Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

  • #7
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

  • #8
    Paulo Coelho
    “Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #9
    J.K. Rowling
    “If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • #10
    “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”
    Malcolm Forbes

  • #11
    Malcolm X
    “Hence I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand up under the weight.”
    Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X

  • #12
    Malcolm X
    “Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today.”
    Malcolm X

  • #13
    Maya Angelou
    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #14
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #15
    Oscar Wilde
    “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #16
    Ray Bradbury
    “You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
    Ray Bradbury

  • #17
    Stephen Chbosky
    “I would die for you. But I won't live for you.”
    Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • #18
    E.B. White
    “If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
    E.B. White

  • #19
    Maya Angelou
    “When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #20
    Sylvia Plath
    “If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  • #21
    Sylvia Plath
    “I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #22
    Sylvia Plath
    “And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #23
    Homer
    “Be strong, saith my heart; I am a soldier;
    I have seen worse sights than this.”
    Homer, The Iliad

  • #24
    Oscar Wilde
    “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #25
    Oscar Wilde
    “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #26
    Oscar Wilde
    “A good friend will always stab you in the front.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #27
    Margaret Atwood
    “The desire to be loved is the last illusion
    Give it up and you will be free.”
    Margaret Atwood



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