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  • #1
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

  • #2
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
    Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

  • #3
    Louise Erdrich
    “Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
    Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum

  • #4
    Frederick Douglass
    “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
    Frederick Douglass

  • #5
    C. JoyBell C.
    “Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it.”
    C. JoyBell C.

  • #6
    Sophie Kinsella
    “Darling, when things go wrong in life, you lift your chin, put on a ravishing smile, mix yourself a little cocktail...”
    Sophie Kinsella

  • #7
    “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”
    Linda Grayson

  • #8
    Rita Mae Brown
    “The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your 3 best friends. If they're ok, then it's you.”
    Rita Mae Brown

  • #9
    Marlene Dietrich
    “It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.”
    Marlene Dietrich

  • #10
    Sarah Dessen
    “Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.”
    Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You

  • #11
    “This is how it works. I love the people in my life, and I do for my friends whatever they need me to do for them, again and again, as many times as is necessary. For example, in your case you always forgot who you are and how much you're loved. So what I do for you as your friend is remind you who you are and tell you how much I love you. And this isn't any kind of burden for me, because I love who you are very much. Every time I remind you, I get to remember with you, which is my pleasure.”
    James Lecesne

  • #12
    Sylvain Reynard
    “You, of all people, deserve a happy ending. Despite everything that happened to you, you aren't bitter. You aren't cold. You've just retreated a little and been shy, and that's okay. If I were a fairy godmother, I would give you your heart's desire in an istant. And I would wipe away your tears and tell you not to cry.

    -Rachel to Julia”
    Sylvain Reynard, Gabriel's Inferno

  • #13
    “True friends will always push you towards the great possibilities of your future, false friends will always chain you to the mistakes in your past.”
    Seth Brown

  • #14
    Gina Barreca
    “How about "diamonds are a girl's best friends"? Nope. It should be switched around and pointed out, instead, that your best friends are diamonds.”
    Gina Barreca, It's Not That I'm Bitter . . .: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World

  • #15
    Beth Bernobich
    “Sometimes friends make mistakes. Grievous ones that cry out for us to stay and prove we are true friends.”
    Beth Bernobich

  • #16
    E. Lockhart
    “Meghan pushed her chocolate cheesecake across the table to me. I hadn’t gotten paid yet for November, so I had only ordered coffee. “Here,” she said.

    “Don’t you want it?”

    “Sure I want it. I ordered it. But I’m giving it to you.”


    Meghan stood up and got me a fork. “Remember what Nora said about love? In your movie?”

    “Love is when you have a really amazing piece of cake, and it’s the very last piece, but you let him have it,” I said.

    “So it’s really amazing cake,” said Meghan. “And I want you to have it.”
    E. Lockhart, Real Live Boyfriends: Yes. Boyfriends, Plural. If My Life Weren't Complicated, I Wouldn't Be Ruby Oliver

  • #17
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost;
    The old that is strong does not wither,
    Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

    From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
    A light from the shadows shall spring;
    Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
    The crownless again shall be king.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #18
    C.S. Lewis
    “Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”
    C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

  • #19
    C.S. Lewis
    “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”
    C.S. Lewis
    tags: god

  • #20
    C.S. Lewis
    “It isn't Narnia, you know," sobbed Lucy. "It's you. We shan't meet you there. And how can we live, never meeting you?"
    "But you shall meet me, dear one," said Aslan.
    "Are -are you there too, Sir?" said Edmund.
    "I am," said Aslan. "But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

  • #21
    C.S. Lewis
    “That's the worst of girls," said Edmund to Peter and the Dwarf. "They never can carry a map in their heads."
    "That's because our heads have something inside them," said Lucy.”
    C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian

  • #22
    C.S. Lewis
    “I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice?”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #23
    C.S. Lewis
    “God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #24
    C.S. Lewis
    “I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #25
    C.S. Lewis
    “Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #26
    C.S. Lewis
    “You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you," said the Lion.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair

  • #27
    C.S. Lewis
    “He's not safe, but he's good (referring to Aslan, the Lion, in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #28
    C.S. Lewis
    “I never exactly made a book. It's rather like taking dictation. I was given things to say. ”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #29
    C.S. Lewis
    “But courage, child: we are all between the paws of the true Aslan.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

  • #30
    C.S. Lewis
    “The stamp of the Saint is that he can waive his own rights and obey the Lord Jesus.”
    C.S. Lewis

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