"Apollo stood on the high cliff.
'Come to the edge,' he said.
'It's too high,' they said.
'Come to the edge,' he said.
'We'll fall,' they said.
'Come to the edge,' he said.
And they did.
And he pushed them,
And they flew."


"All of your pain and suffering comes from your resistance to what is." -- Dick Sutphen's one sentence summary of the teachings of Buddha

"When you tell someone something bad about yourself and you're scared they won't love you anymore. But then you get surprised because, not only do they still love you, they love you even more." -- Child's answer to the question, "What is love?"

"The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have,the more things you will have to express gratitude for." 
-- Zig Ziglar

"Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."

"Life breaks us all, but afterwards, many of us are strongest at the broken places." -- Ernest Hemingway

"The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside." -- Dag Hammarskjold

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
--Eleanor Roosevelt


"Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately generate into hard work."  --Peter F. Drucker, management consultant

"If I don't have friends, then I ain't got nothin'." --Billie Holiday

"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him." -- James D. Miles

"Always be a first rate version of yourself instead of a second rate version of someone else." -- Judy Garland


"No man is useless who has a friend, and if we are loved we are indispensable." -- Robert Louis Stevenson

"When you're through learning, you're through."
--Vernon Law, civil rights leader

"To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe."
--Marilyn von Savant, writer

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
--Eleanor Roosevelt


"Don't hang your head for nobody.
...Cause then you can' see what's coming next." --Dave, a homeless man living in San Francisco

"A dream is an answer to a question we haven't learned how to ask." --Anonymous

"One isn't born one's self. One is born with a mass of expectations, a mass of other people's ideas--and you have to work through it all." --V.S. Naipaul

"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket." --unknown


"Remember what you have seen because everything forgotten returns to the circling winds." --unknown

"Of all forms of caution, caution in love is the most fatal to true happiness." --Bertrand Russell

"All true stories end in death." --Ernest Hemingway

"There ain't nothing like regret to remind you you're alive." --Sheryl Crow


"Love can achieve unexpected majesty in the rocky soil of misfortune." --Tony Snow

"Life is about timing." --Carl Lewis

"You have to start knowing yourself so well that you begin to know other people. A piece of us is in every person we can ever meet."
--Stephen King

"We all have enough strength to bear other people's woes."
--La Rochefoucauld


"In those whom I like, I can find no common denominator; in those whom I love, I can: they all make me laugh." --W.H. Auden

"Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine." --Honoré de Balzac

"Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it." --Tallulah Bankhead


After a while
you learn the subtle difference
between holding a hand
and chaining a soul.
And you learn that love
doesn't mean leaning,
and that company doesn't always mean
security.
And you learn that kisses aren't contracts,
and presents aren't promises.
And you begin to accept your defeats
with your head high and
your eyes straight ahead,
with the grace of a woman or a man,
not the grief of a child.
And you learn to
build all your roads on today,
because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain
for plans,
and futures have a way
of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn that even sunshine
can burn you if you ask for too much.
So you plant your own garden and
decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone
to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure,
and that you really are strong,
and that you really have worth.
And you learn, and you learn,
with every good-bye,
you learn.

(author unknown)


"No man, for any considerable time, can show one face to himself and another to the multitude without finally becoming bewildered as to which may be the true." --Nathaniel Hawthorne


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