Michelle N Shuler

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We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. ~Luciano de Crescenzo Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two. - Captain Corelli's Mandoline. "Love is the beauty of the soul." Plan for this world as if you expect to live forever; but plan for the hereafter as if you expect to die tomorrow. "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." — Dr. Seuss "You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth." — William W. Purkey "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." — Mahatma Gandhi "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." — Maya Angelou "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." — Eleanor Roosevelt "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." — Mae West "Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results." — Albert Einstein "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." — Mark Twain "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." — Mahatma Gandhi "I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying." — Oscar Wilde "Women are like teabags; you never know how strong they are until they're put in hot water." — Eleanor Roosevelt "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." — Martin Luther King Jr. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." — Maya Angelou "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." — John Lennon "If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything." — Malcolm X "A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool." — William Shakespeare (As You Like It) "Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why we call it 'The Present'." — Eleanor Roosevelt "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king." — J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring) "I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." — Albert Einstein "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." — Friedrich Nietzsche "I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." — Marilyn Monroe "If you judge people, you have no time to love them." — Mother Teresa "Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car." — Garrison Keillor "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." — Theodore Roosevelt "You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." — C.S. Lewis "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." — Robert A. Heinlein "People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway." — Mother Teresa "It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not." — André Gide "For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." — Ralph Waldo Emerson "It is never too late to be what you might have been." — George Eliot "For most of history, Anonymous was a woman." — Virginia Woolf "People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be." — Abraham Lincoln "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." — Mother Teresa "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." — Marianne Williamson (A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles)

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