Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson-


#books-2, #life, #snippets

…something bigger than you…

“I heard a nice little story the other day,” Morrie says. He closes his eyes for a moment and I wait.
“Okay. The story is about a little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time. He’s enjoying the wind and the fresh air—until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore.
“‘My God, this is terrible,’ the wave says. ‘Look what’s going to happen to me!’
“Then along comes another wave. It sees the first wave, looking grim, and it says to him, ‘Why do you look so sad?’
“The first wave says, ‘You don’t understand! We’re all going to crash! All of us waves are going to be nothing! Isn’t it terrible?’
“The second wave says, ‘No, you don’t understand. You’re not a wave, you’re part of the ocean.'”

-Mitch Albom-

-Tuesdays with Morrie-

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Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

#life, #snippets


What man wants is simply INDEPENDENT choice, whatever
that independence may cost and wherever it may lead.

-Fyodor Dostoyevsky-
-Notes From The Underground (1864)-

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A wife who loses a husband is called a widow.
A husband who loses a wife is called a widower.
A child who loses his parents is called an orphan.
There is no word for a parent who loses a child.
That’s how awful the loss is.
Jay Neugeboren – An Orphan’s Tale – 1976

#family-2, #life, #loss, #snippets

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”

-Winston Churchill-

#chances, #choices, #life, #snippets

You have three choices in life: Give Up, Give In, or Give It your all!


#anonymous, #choices, #life, #snippets