It is not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.
— Hubert Humphrey (via kari-shma)
Love can come when you’re already who you are, when you’re filled with you. Not when you look to someone else to fill the empty space.
— Deb Caletti (via kari-shma)
Sometimes there is a reason your past didn’t make it to your future.
Don’t attach yourself to anyone who shows you the least bit of attention because you’re lonely. Loneliness is the human condition. No one is ever going to fill that space. The best you can do is know yourself… know what you want.
— Ingrid (White Oleander)
Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
— Dale Carnegie
Forgive and forget. That’s what they say. It’s good advice, but it’s not very practical. When someone hurts us, we want to hurt them back. When someone wrongs us, we want to be right. Without forgiveness, old scores are never settled; old wounds never heal. And the most we can hope for, is that one day we’ll be lucky enough to forget.
— Meredith (Grey’s Anatomy)
When love awakens in your life, in the night of your heart, it is like the dawn breaking within you. Where before there was anonymity, now there is intimacy; where before there was fear, now there is courage; where before in your life there was awkwardness, now there is a rhythm of grace and gracefulness; where before you used to be jagged, now you are elegant and in rhythm with your self. When love awakens in your life, it is like a rebirth, a new beginning.
— John O Donohue
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only what you are expecting to give — which is everything. What you will receive in return varies. But it really has no connection with what you give. You give because you love and cannot help giving.
— Katharine Hepburn (via kari-shma)
I guess most of what we understand about people is just the surface stuff.
— The Secret Letters of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
Go as far as you can see. When you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.
— Thomas Carlyle (via kari-shma)
You’ll never find the right person, if you never let go of the wrong one.
In the end, I think the relationships that survive in this world are the ones where two people can finish each other’s sentences. Forget drama and torrid sex and the clash of opposites. Give me banter any day of the week.
— Douglas Coupland
Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.
— Roger Crawford
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