Nobody can make you feel inferior
without your consent.
Something to think about....
While in the process of trying to decide what I wanted to write about in this section I ran across these beautiful quotes again, and decided that they are all so inspiring that I'll just do the "quote thing" this time.
Each quote is such a powerful stand-alone message that I feel as if I'm taking something away from each one by clumping them all together. So maybe we, the readers, can read each one and think about it for a few seconds before we move on.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
Most people are other people.
Their thoughts are someone else's opinions,
their lives a mimicry,
their passions a quotation.
De Profundis, 1905
The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant duplicity.
Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day,
you say the opposite of what you feel,
if you grovel before what you dislike,
and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune.
Almost every man wastes part of his life
in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess,
and to gain applause which he cannot keep.
The Rambler, 1750
Hateful to me as the gates of Hades
is that man who hides one thing in his heart
and speaks another.
How many cares one loses
when one decides not to be something
but to be someone.
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life;
You were born an original.
Don't die a copy.
Well, March is here and we're
almost to spring! Even as cold as it has been, we have some
daffodils trying to peak through the cold soil. Bless their
little tenacious hearts!
We've had a good February. I
hope you all have.
Something To Think About: Reflections on Life, Family, Body Image & Other Weighty Matters by the Queen of Rubenesque Romances
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Everyone have a wonderful, sunny March.
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