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quotes

Today’s Quote – Relationships

“A person isn’t who they are during the last conversation you had with them – they’re who they’ve been throughout your whole relationship.”

Rainer Maria Rilke
(1875-1926)
[Poet, Novelist]

By Gilad

By Gilad


Today’s Quotes – Questions

“It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.”

James Thurber
(1894 – 1961)
[US author, cartoonist, humorist, & satirist ]

By Justin-PS

By Justin-PS

 

 

 


Today’s Quote – Loss

“We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it”

James Matthew Barrie
(1860-1937)
[Scottish Dramatist and Novelist; Creator of Peter Pan]

By EvelMash

By EvelMash


Today’s Quote – Habits

I have realised that I have unfavourably cast aside this darling blog of mine, and therefore I have returned, with a saying.   Life is a journey of self discovery, and these few words are dear to me now than ever before, as I traverse on life with the lessons of yesterday.

“Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.”

Agatha Christie (1890 – 1976)

[Novelist]

By youreuglykbie

By youreuglykbie


Today’s Quote – Maturity

“There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes.”

Doctor Who

By Canfoto

By Canfoto


Today’s Quote – Life

‘The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.’

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929 – )

[American Novelist]

By Gnato

By Gnato


Today’s Quote – Argument

“With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plea; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.”

William Lloyd Garrison (1805 – 1879)

[American abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer]

By Kalix

By Kalix


Today’s Quotes – Confusion

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”


Hans Hofmann
(1880-1966),

[German-born American abstract expressionist painter]

By lucabrasi

By lucabrasi


Today’s Quote – Truth

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809 –1865)

[16th President of the United States]

By damnengine

By damnengine


Today’s Quote – Anger

Speak when you are angry–and you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret.”


Laurence J. Peter (1919 – 1988)

By maticgolob

By maticgolob


Today’s Quote – Immortality

“The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever.”

Anatole France (1844 – 1924)

By Nicasus

By Nicasus


Today’s Quote – Discovery

“I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”

Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727),

[From Brewster, Memoirs of Newton (1855)]

By Ballisticvole

By Ballisticvole


Today’s Quote – Pain

“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.”

Jim Morrison (1943-1971)

[American Poet and Singer. Member of the American band The Doors]

By Proverbios31

By Proverbios31


Today’s Quote – Success

“If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.”

Anna Quindlen (1953 – )

By dhuusarah

By dhuusarah


Today’s Quote – Actions

“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way… you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.”

Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)

By tracyjtz

By tracyjtz


Today’s Quote – Hate

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”

Andre Gide (1869 – 1951)

By caught-cartooning

By caught-cartooning

Nuff said!


Today’s Quote – Admiration

“In wonder all philosophy began, in wonder it ends, and admiration fill up the interspace; but the first wonder is the offspring of ignorance, the last is the parent of adoration”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) [English lyrical Poet, Critic and Philosopher]

By Karloftus

By Karloftus


Today’s Quote – Confidence

“There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, ‘It all depends on me.'”

Andre Gide (1869 – 1951)

By iwishmewerekool

By iwishmewerekool


Today’s Quote – Laughter

“You can’t deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.”

Stephen King (1947 – ), [“Hearts in Atlantis”]

By Tonyna

By Tonyna


Today’s Quote – Love

“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)

By darkbutterfly6

By darkbutterfly6


Today’s Quote – Chances

“If you ever get a second chance in life for something, you’ve got to go all the way.

Lance Armstrong

By Jolian

By Jolian


Today’s Quote – War

“Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.”

Sir Winston Churchill

By YardieLion

By YardieLion


Today’s Quote – Life

“My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”

Oprah Winfrey

By TrixyPixie

By TrixyPixie


Today’s Quote – Criticism

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

By oykugolemen

By oykugolemen

There is constructive criticism, which I root for quite a lot. But there’s also the criticism that comes with hypocrites. Because if one were to criticise another, the person on the spot would automatically consider the words that were coming out of the accuser along with his or her own behavioural and personality traits. Comparisons may not be the answer to it all, but hypocrites can’t be preachers too.

People criticize others without a second glance, without the notion that in fact somethings people are just born with. Behavioural and personality traits are some of the things that people dare to criticize upon, by which brings those under the light to think,

Why am I like this? Is it wrong for me to be so?

Behavioural traits are one of the most commonly criticised and its something that can actually be changed if enough thought and willpower is put towards it. But, what about personally traits?  What if people criticise personalities just because, wouldn’t that cause one to be at a loss and confused as to why they criticise another purely on the fact that they don’t understand one’s personality. With the criticism, would one actually be told to change who they are to accommodate the wishes of another. Would you change who you are, say to please the community and the world. I know I wouldn’t. Would you?