Beachblossom48 - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.]]> <![CDATA[Where everything is bad it must be good to know the worst.]]> <![CDATA[Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is, with thoughts of what may be.]]> <![CDATA[Anxiety is the poison of human life; the parent of many sins and of more miseries. In a world where everything is doubtful, and where we may be disappointed, and be blessed in disappointment, why this restless stir and commotion of mind? Can it alter the cause, or unravel the mystery of human events?]]> <![CDATA[There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.]]> <![CDATA[Neither comprehension nor learning can take place in an atmosphere of anxiety.]]> <![CDATA[It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.]]> <![CDATA[There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.]]> <![CDATA[No matter how bad things get you got to go on living, even if it kills you.]]> <![CDATA[When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.]]> <![CDATA[Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.]]> <![CDATA[Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.]]> <![CDATA[Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.]]> <![CDATA[Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life.]]> <![CDATA[There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.]]> <![CDATA[If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.]]> <![CDATA[I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.]]> <![CDATA[The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.]]> <![CDATA[The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.]]> <![CDATA[An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.]]> <![CDATA[Does our ferocity not derive from the fact that our instincts are all too interested in other people? If we attended more to ourselves and became the center, the object of our murderous inclinations, the sum of our intolerances would diminish.]]> <![CDATA[Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution.]]> <![CDATA[He suffered from paralysis by analysis.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.]]> <![CDATA[The longer I am out of office, the more infallible I appear to myself.]]> <![CDATA[You may depend upon it that he is a good man whose intimate friends are all good, and whose enemies are decidedly bad.]]> <![CDATA[Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down]]> <![CDATA[To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight to the blood.]]> <![CDATA[Perseverance and audacity generally win!]]> <![CDATA[In order to conquer, what we need is to dare, still to dare, and always to dare.]]> <![CDATA[No crime is so great as daring to excel.]]> <![CDATA[We don't grow unless we take risks. Any successful company is riddled with failures.]]> <![CDATA[The penalty for success is to be bored by people who used to snub you.]]> <![CDATA[Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.]]> <![CDATA[The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.]]> <![CDATA[Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.]]> <![CDATA[Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.]]> <![CDATA[Love makes the wildest spirit tame, and the tamest spirit wild.]]> <![CDATA[Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way.]]> <![CDATA[For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.]]> <![CDATA[Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.]]> <![CDATA[We always come back to our first love.]]> <![CDATA[Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love]]> <![CDATA[You can't blame gravity for falling in love.]]> <![CDATA[It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most.]]> <![CDATA[You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.]]> <![CDATA[Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.]]> <![CDATA[Those whose approval you seek most give you the least.]]> <![CDATA[Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities.]]> <![CDATA[Every winner has scars.]]> <![CDATA[We find comfort among those who agree with us-growth among those who don't.]]> <![CDATA[All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.]]> <![CDATA[Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle...]]> <![CDATA[Unless you try to do something beyond what you have mastered, you will never grow.]]> <![CDATA[Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.]]> <![CDATA[Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees.]]> <![CDATA[We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.]]> <![CDATA[He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.]]> <![CDATA[People who want the most approval get the least and people who need approval the least get the most.]]> <![CDATA[The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .]]> <![CDATA[I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.]]> <![CDATA[Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.]]> <![CDATA[For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.]]> <![CDATA[My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.]]> <![CDATA[The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.]]> <![CDATA[God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.]]> <![CDATA[To spend life for something which outlasts it.]]> <![CDATA[The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.]]> <![CDATA[A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower.]]> <![CDATA[Please all, and you will please none.]]> <![CDATA[You don't learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking and getting well hammered yourself.]]> <![CDATA[The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.]]> <![CDATA[Schizophrenia may be a necessary consequence of literacy.]]> <![CDATA[The merciful shall obtain mercy.]]> <![CDATA[Teach me to feel another's Woe. To hide the Fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That Mercy show to me.]]> <![CDATA[Offenders never pardon.]]> <![CDATA[The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.]]> <![CDATA[He who feels no compassion will become insane.]]> <![CDATA[When a good man is hurt all who would be called good must suffer with him.]]> <![CDATA[Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other's good, and melt at other's woe.]]> <![CDATA[The worst-tempered people I've ever met were the people who knew they were wrong.]]> <![CDATA[When you're in the right, you can afford to keep your temper. When in the wrong, you can't afford to lose it.]]> <![CDATA[Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.]]> <![CDATA[The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.]]> <![CDATA[The unexamined life is not worth living.]]> <![CDATA[Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.]]> <![CDATA[There is no growth without discontent.]]> <![CDATA[We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebody's weakness.]]> <![CDATA[Love didn't grow very well in place where there was only fear, just as plants didn't grow very well in a place where it was always dark.]]> <![CDATA[Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.]]> <![CDATA[Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.]]> <![CDATA[Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.]]> <![CDATA[What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.]]> <![CDATA[Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.]]> <![CDATA[Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.]]> <![CDATA[Listening is one of the deepest, most profound signs of loving -- listening to yourself and listening to others. Your heart goes out and wraps around them and God's spirit of loving embraces you both.]]> <![CDATA[One mark of a second-rate mind is to be always telling stories.]]> <![CDATA[My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.]]> <![CDATA[Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.]]> <![CDATA[If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning Good morning at total strangers.]]> <![CDATA[The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.]]> <![CDATA[Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.]]> <![CDATA[I believe that every person is born with talent.]]> <![CDATA[Something made greater by ourselves and in turn that makes us greater.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.]]> <![CDATA[With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.]]> <![CDATA[To meet at all, one must open ones eyes to another; and there is no true conversation no matter how many words are spoken, unless the eye, unveiled and listening, opens itself to the other.]]> <![CDATA[When a woman is speaking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.]]> <![CDATA[Let others confide in you. It may not help you, but it surely will help them.]]> <![CDATA[When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.]]> <![CDATA[The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.]]> <![CDATA[To be listened to is, generally speaking, a nearly unique experience for most people. It is enormously stimulating. It is small wonder that people who have been demanding all their lives to be heard so often fall speechless when confronted with one who gravely agrees to lend an ear. Man clamors for the freedom to express himself and for knowing that he counts. But once offered these conditions, he becomes frightened.]]> <![CDATA[A new lens to look through. Hear the pain in people's speaking. People who have an ear to hear can hear. You will no longer tolerate what you used to tolerate. A second point of reality. Declare a new future. There are no right answers. There is no is. Give people breakdowns. It's the loving thing to do. What's being revealed here? Dogs don't have things wrong. Wrong disempowers people. Upsets indicate a right that's been violated. Notice when you are angry that you are the only one around. The only constant thing is you. Business is made up. It's invented. We invent our world through language. If it really turns you on, you may want to inform your face. There is no right way. A chair is only a chair because we say it's a chair.]]> <![CDATA[Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.]]> <![CDATA[You can judge a good listener by asking the talker at the end of the conversation what the listener's position is on the topic. If the talker doesn't know, then the listener has probably done a good job of listening.]]> <![CDATA[When you are in it up to your ears, keep your mouth shut]]> <![CDATA[Opportunities are often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be listening.]]> <![CDATA[Listening: A wise old owl sat in an oak. The longer he sat, the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why can't we be like that wise old bird?]]> <![CDATA[Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.]]> <![CDATA[The basic difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how our words and behavior affect the rights and well being of others.]]> <![CDATA[March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.]]> <![CDATA[The mouth of a cannon is safer that the mouth of a woman scorned.]]> <![CDATA[Every woman is a rebel, and usually in wild revolt against herself.]]> <![CDATA[The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women merely adored.]]> <![CDATA[Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.]]> <![CDATA[To be born woman is to know -- although they do not speak of it at school -- women must labor to be beautiful.]]> <![CDATA[Yearn to understand first and to be understood second.]]> <![CDATA[Understanding brings control.]]> <![CDATA[The man of understanding finds everything laughable.]]> <![CDATA[A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.]]> <![CDATA[The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.]]> <![CDATA[Most women defend themselves. It is the female of the species -- it is the tigress and lioness in you -- which tends to defend when attacked.]]> <![CDATA[If they are ignorant, they are despised, if learned, mocked. In love they are reduced to the status of courtesans. As wives they are treated more as servants than as companions. Men do not love them: they make use of them, they exploit them, and expect, in that way, to make them subject to the law of fidelity.]]> <![CDATA[Aren't women prudes if they don't and prostitutes if they do?]]> <![CDATA[In my room as a kid... I'd play a fighter and get knocked to the floor and come back to win.]]> <![CDATA[Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.]]> <![CDATA[The girl with a future avoids a man with a past.]]> <![CDATA[Slavery it is that makes slavery; freedom, freedom. The slavery of women happened when the men were slaves of kings.]]> <![CDATA[The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character.]]> <![CDATA[A woman's whole life is a history of the affections. The heart is her world: it is there her ambition strives for empire; it is there her avarice seeks for hidden treasures. She sends forth her sympathies on adventure; she embarks her whole soul on the traffic of affection; and if shipwrecked, her case is hopeless -- for it is a bankruptcy of the heart.]]> <![CDATA[Women are natural guerrillas. Scheming, we nestle into the enemy's bed, avoiding open warfare, watching the options, playing the odds.]]> <![CDATA[But if God had wanted us to think just with our wombs, why did He give us a brain?]]> <![CDATA[I'm anal retentive. I'm a workaholic. I have insomnia. And I'm a control freak. That's why I'm not married. Who could stand me?]]> <![CDATA[To be successful, a woman has to be better at her job than a man.]]> <![CDATA[As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.]]> <![CDATA[Always do what you are afraid to do.]]> <![CDATA[Do the thing we fear, and the death of fear is certain.]]> <![CDATA[Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.]]> <![CDATA[A man's personal defects will commonly have with the rest of the world precisely that importance which they have to himself. If he makes light of them, so will other men.]]>