“Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.” --Benjamin Disraeli
“When you develop your ability to balance your emotions, unexpected problems won’t knock you off balance as easily, and you’ll return more quickly to a positive outlook.”
“One ought to hold on to one’s heart; for if one lets go, one soon loses control of the head too.”
"Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously. Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory."
-- J. Donald Walters
"Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They’re what make the instrument stretch—what makes you go beyond the norm."
-- Cicely Tyson
"When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure."
-- Peter Marshal
"When you know clearly what you want, you’ll wake up every morning excited about life."
-- Mark Victor Hansen
"If you are clear about what you want, the world responds with clarity."
-- Loretta Staples
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain cool and unruffled under all circumstances."
-- Thomas Jefferson
"True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings."
-- William Shakespeare
"A comforting acquaintance, hope, a contagious thing like spring, inebriating like lager."
-- Sylvia Ashton-Warner
"Everything that is done in the world is done by hope."
-- Martin Luther
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
--Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970), Marriage and Morals (1929) ch. 19
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
--Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)
Some might wonder how I choose the quotes that I do. I have to admit, I wholeheartedly choose from an emotional state of mind. If I’m in a writing mood, they are about writing. If I am debating my life choices, then the quotes become an abstract part of all that I am feeling.
May the light of the world shine clarity in your heart, and give you strength to face any challenge before you. Only then can you have hope in a new tomorrow full of LOVE.