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Topic: Quotes that I like

  1. CMF
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    23 October 2016

    I couldn't think of a more creative name for this thread so I kept it simple. I love coming across quotes that make me feel good or make me think about a situation in a different light. I have a "little book of confidence" that I used to carry in my handbag for when i needed it and I have a few other little books with quotes that I reflect on now and then

    I thought it would be good to share some and encourage others to do the same.

    For starters I have:

    If you want to know someone's mind, listen to their words. If you want to know their heart, watch their actions.

    People are not addicted to alcohol or drugs, they are addicted to escaping reality.

    cmf x

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  2. Touille
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    23 October 2016 in reply to CMF

    Beauty isn't about having pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, heart and soul.

    Touille

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  3. BballJ
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    23 October 2016 in reply to CMF

    I've like the following quotes

    "If people's words can knock you off balance, you need to check the foundation that you are built on"

    "The truth is, no one really knows how much someone else is hurting, we could be standing right beside someone who is completely broken, and have no idea... be kind, always"

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  4. CMF
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    23 October 2016 in reply to BballJ

    "I lost myself trying to please everyone else. Now I'm losing everyone while I'm finding myself."

    "just remember that all the shit someone puts you through, sooner or later finds its way back to them."

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  5. Little K
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    24 October 2016 in reply to CMF

    Two of my favourite quotes are

    1: Stars can't shine with out the darkness

    2: don't look to your past your not going that way

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  6. Nickname_65BD5CCF-CA54-46B9-B02C-9BDF53393F90
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    24 October 2016 in reply to Little K
    From Spider Robinson: "shared pain is lessened, and shared joy is increased".
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  7. White Rose
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    24 October 2016 in reply to Nickname_65BD5CCF-CA54-46B9-B02C-9BDF53393F90

    Not sure if you are looking for a particular type of quote or not. This one I like because it reminds me of our responsibilities.

    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
    Edmund Burke
    1729-1797.

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  8. Guest_322
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    24 October 2016 in reply to White Rose

    Mary (White Rose),

    Nice one!

    I LOVE that quote 😊

    Dottie x

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  9. CMF
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    26 October 2016 in reply to Guest_322

    To be beautiful means to be yourself.

    You don't need to be accepted by others, you need to accept yourself.

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  10. SubduedBlues
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    26 October 2016 in reply to CMF
    When all hope is lost, we can't help by hope that hope will return to us... and thus hope was never really gone.
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  11. Touille
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    26 October 2016 in reply to SubduedBlues
    Obstacles are those things that we encounter...on the way to our goals.
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  12. SubduedBlues
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    26 October 2016 in reply to Touille
    Patience... it's one of those things you have to wait for.
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  13. CMF
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    27 October 2016 in reply to SubduedBlues

    The best apology is changed behaviour.

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  14. ci
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    27 October 2016 in reply to CMF

    Illness replace the i with we and illness becomes wellness.

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  15. white knight
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    27 October 2016 in reply to ci

    "I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations"

    Two of my own..."worrying is non productive "

    "The rich man gave the beggar a dollar...but the penny never drops"

    Tony WK

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  16. MarkJT
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    27 October 2016 in reply to white knight

    As I am now firmly in the "PTSD Growth" Phase of recovery, "The journey is the reward".

    My journey has opened my eyes and educated me so much, I am thankful i went through what i did.

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  17. Moonstruck
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    27 October 2016 in reply to MarkJT

    "whether you think you can.....or think you can't...you are right!"

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  18. CMF
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    27 October 2016 in reply to Moonstruck

    you might feel worthless to one person, but you are priceless to another. Don't ever forget your value.

    the ones who notice the storms in your eyes, the silence in your voice and the heaviness in your heart are the ones you need to let in.

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  19. Nickname_65BD5CCF-CA54-46B9-B02C-9BDF53393F90
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    27 October 2016 in reply to CMF
    In Japan, broken things are repaired with gold, the flaws seen as adding to the object's history and beauty. Just a really encouraging reminder to us: brokenness can become beauty.
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  20. wantalife
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    27 October 2016 in reply to Nickname_65BD5CCF-CA54-46B9-B02C-9BDF53393F90
    \If One Created All......All Can Create One/
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  21. Guest_322
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    27 October 2016 in reply to CMF

    Hi,

    Thanks Can't Move Forward, I LOVE your 2nd quote:

    The ones who notice the storms in your eyes, the silence in your voice and the heaviness in your heart are the ones you need to let in

    Grok, I really like your words too! Sad but beautiful.

    brokenness can become beauty

    Dottie x

  22. White Rose
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    28 October 2016 in reply to Guest_322

    Life is an endless struggle, full of frustrations and challenges. But eventually you find a hairstylist you like.
    Barbara Johnson



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  23. 1113
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    28 October 2016 in reply to White Rose
    "The mighty Oak was once a tiny nut that stood its ground"
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  24. SubduedBlues
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    28 October 2016 in reply to 1113

    There is nothing so unequal as the equal treatment of unequals

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  25. White Rose
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    29 October 2016 in reply to SubduedBlues

    When you come to edge of all the light that you have, and must take the first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon, or you will be taught how to fly.

    Patrick Overton


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  26. gld
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    29 October 2016

    Hi,

    Love this post as it has made me read some pearlers, but these three are stayers for me at the moment.

    Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.Robert H. Schuller

    It always seems impossible until it's done.Nelson Mandela

    Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. Joseph Campbell

    Thanks for kicking off this post, "Can't Move Forward".

    Gen

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  27. CMF
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    29 October 2016 in reply to gld

    gld, glad you like it. I often comes across quotes or affirmations that really resonate with me. I'm loving a lot of what everyone is sharing.

    lets keep it going.

    cmf

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  28. MsPurple
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    29 October 2016 in reply to CMF

    I live by this quote, but I have no idea where it originally is from. Mum used to say it to me. Fake it till you make it

    I also really like this Dory quote.. Just keep swimming.​

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  29. 1113
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    30 October 2016 in reply to MsPurple

    "As long as you do not wake up from a dream, you are dream-bound to feel it to be stark reality"

    Meher Baba

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  30. V17
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    30 October 2016 in reply to 1113
    “Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.” -Rod McKuen




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