“The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.”
“Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge… is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding.”
“You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.”
“To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times, what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tales of the Jazz Age
“You are not the darkness you endured.
“You are the light that refused to surrender.”
“Don’t let failure go to your heart and don’t let success go to your head.”
-Daphne Maxwell Reid, quoted by Will Smith
“Virtue -even attempted virtue- brings light; indulgence brings fog.”
“I find myself worrying most that when we hand our children phones we steal their boredom from them. As a result, we are raising a generation of writers who will never start writing, artists who will never start doodling, chefs who will never make a mess of the kitchen, athletes who will never kick a ball against a wall, musicians who will never pick up their aunt’s guitar and start strumming.”
-Glennon Doyle, Untamed.
“If you don’t enjoy what you have how could you be happier with more?”
-Mother Teresa, maybe
“You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.”
–James R. Sherman, PhD, Rejection