If people are trying to bring you down, it only means you are above them. No good deed goes unpunished. The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Sometimes we expect more from others because we would be willing to do that much for them. You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. It never gets easier. You just get better. Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done. What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compare to what lies within us. The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything. Sometimes you just gotta suck it up and remember that there are people who have it worse then you. We might as well admit, there is no reason to waste a day not doing what we dream of. I finally get it. As a pearlclutcher, you're dying to be as free as me. You stare and hate because inside you are dying to have tattoos, blare questionable music, go out on the weekends, not give a damn, say what you think, and smoke a god damn cigarette. But you can't. You're locked in your own personal "What will others think?" prison. "There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.” "A sad thing in life is when you meet someone who means a lot to you, only to find out in the end that it was never meant to be and you just have to let go." "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." ~ Winston Churchill "Every day, it's important to ask and answer these questions: "What's good in my life?" and "What needs to be done?"" ~ Nathaniel Branden "I'd like to be the ideal mother, but I'm too busy raising my kids." "Bragging actually dilutes the positive feelings you receive from an accomplishment or something you are proud of. To make matters worse, the more you try to prove yourself, the more others will avoid you, talk behind your back about your insecure need to brag, and perhaps even resent you." ~ Richard Carlson "The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions." ~ James Russell Lowell "The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out." ~Thomas B. Macaulay "Arguments cannot be answered with insults. . . . Kindness is strength. . . . Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, every one should be serene, slow-pulsed, and calm." ~ Robert Ingersoll "Just because we disagree, doesn't mean we have to be disagreeable." ~ Barry J. Levey "To educate a person in mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society." ~ Theodore Roosevelt "Love your friends and be just to your enemies." ~Robert Ingersoll "Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive." ~Cicero "The belief that there is only one truth and that oneself is in possession of it seems to me the deepest root of all evil that is in the world." ~ Max Born "One may smile, and smile, and be a villain." ~ Shakespeare "Humility and inner peace go hand in hand. The less compelled you are to try to prove yourself to others, the easier it is to feel peaceful inside." ~ Richard Carlson "There is no limit to what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit." ~ John Wooden "Even if I am not responsible for my situation, I am responsible for my reaction to it." "We destroy the love of learning in children, which is so strong when they are small, by encouraging and compelling them to work for petty and contemptible rewards, gold stars, or papers marked 100 and tacked to the wall, or A's on report cards, or honor rolls, or dean's lists, or Phi Beta Kappa keys, in short, for the ignoble satisfaction of feeling that they are better than someone else." ~John Holt “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution”~Kahlil Gibran quotes "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." ~Thomas Edison “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~Maria Robinson “We must become the change we want to see.” ~Mahatma Gandhi "Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them." ~Andrew V. Mason "Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you."~ Norman Vincent Peale "I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.” ~ Margaret Thatcher “To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” ~ G. K. Chesterton “We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies it is the first law of nature.”~Voltaire quotes "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." ~Victor Frankl "In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction."~Audre Lorde "I can be changed by what happens to me, but i refuse to be reduced by it."~Maya Angelou "(Picture perfect princess standing on one hip, thinking your ass is as good as it gets)....when you see me coming, you better back down because I've been waiting to smack you around. I don't hold my breath and I don't bite my tongue. I know that you know that I don't back down to no one. You should have stayed home. You should have known better." ~ P.& T.T.