It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie
Which we ascribe to heaven
Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well (I, i, 231-232)
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt
Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, (I, iv)
The only person who can start the cycle of respect is you
Little by little, one walks far
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
Integrity. You make a promise and you keep it. Not until you get bored, or restless, or someone more exciting comes along. You say you are going to do something and then you do it. Like getting up early on a frosty morning to do a photograph shoot with a photographer you hate because you have a deadline to meet. Like living with the same person, day in and day out for the rest of your life because you said that you would. That, is how love grows.
In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
I’ve made so many mistakes, but all of them have led me to you.
I have been in love before, but please don’t hold that against me
It doesn’t matter if the glass is half full or half empty: there’s clearly room for more vodka
Procrastination is like masturbation: in the end you’re just fucking yourself
You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you’re satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you’ve got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.
You can’t control your feelings, but you can control your actions.
You cannot change the actions of others, only your own.
Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
And if you want to be free, be free
‘Cause there’s a million things to be
You know that there are
The worst mistake anyone can make is being too afraid to make one.
You can’t laugh over the same joke again & again…but why do you keep crying over the same thing over & over again?
Never make somebody your everything, ’cause when they’re gone you’ve got nothing.