Friday, July 31, 2020

July Words of Wisdom

A writer is a world trapped in a person. --Victor Hugo

In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. --Ayn Rand

The 550 U.S. billionaires together are worth $2.5 trillion. If we confiscated 100% of their wealth, we'd raise enough to run the Federal government for less than 8 months. Perhaps our problem isn't how much billionaires have but how much politicians spend. --Antony Davies

I can't imagine living out of easy reach of the ocean. The beach is a giant reset button. You can go to the edge of the land and see infinity and feel renewed.
--Avery Sawyer

When you can't control what's happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what's happening. That's where your power is. --Unknown

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. --Seneca

America needs creation not destruction; cooperation not contempt; security not anarchy. --President Donald Trump

It's a vicious addiction disguised as a weight problem. It's hard to wrap our heads around this, but the sooner we realize we've got a major brain rewiring project on our hands, the sooner we'll be free. --Joan Ifland

Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions. --Pema Chodron

Judge every individual based on their unique personhood. Judge them on the totality of their merits and flaws. Reject judgements based on immutable characteristics. Reject tribalism. Support individual dignity. It's not rocket science. --Gad Saad

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. --Henry David Thoreau

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. -L.R. Knost

Let silence be your general rule; say only what is necessary and in few words.

I shall continue to do what I think is right whether anybody likes it or not.
--President Harry S. Truman

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. --Lao Tzu

An infected mind is a far more dangerous pestilence than any plague - one only threatens your life, the other destroys your character. --Marcus Aurelius

Never let us forget that if we wish to die like the saints we must live like them.
--St. Theodore Guerin

Just wanted to leave you with this spectacular newsflash. It's OK to have different beliefs. That's actually what this country was founded on... You can still be friends with people who have varying views. And if you can't I sure feel sorry for you. --Kirstie Alley

Every first draft is perfect because all the first draft has to do is exist. --Jane Smiley

I. myself, am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.
--Augusten Burroughs

Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyways. --Glennon Doyle Melton

I am not good-looking. I used to be, but not anymore. What I have got is I have character in my face. It's taken an awful lot of late nights and drinking to put it there. --Humphrey Bogart

Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle. Some things are within your control. And some things are not. --Epictetus

When I make a mistake, it's like a bad leaf on a lettuce. I throw it out into the waste basket. --Ginger Rogers

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