*You will be outraged and angry at a sock wrinkle, or your underwear being stuck in your butt crack, but have no end of tolerance for being mean and cruel to people you know and supposedly love. Perhaps you should ask yourself why that is, and demand an answer?
*When someone tells you they don’t need your love or care, why are you so eager to run away? You’d exert more effort to get a can of soda than to love someone! Don’t argue either, your actions have already convicted you.
The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
*Pinocchio was lucky; his nose got longer when he lied! It’s too bad lying doesn’t make a human sneeze, fart or belch when they lie; imagine what a different world we’d be living in!
*Are your friends pathetic losers? Are you hoping you’ll look better in comparison? Sorry, you need friends that make you feel embarrassed to be lazy and pathetic yourself, assuming you’d ever want to grow up and amount to something before you die.
Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.
*The truth cuts only once, and then can heal. A lie is like a million paper cuts, ongoing and unavoidable.
*Every human hungers to recreate certain feelings from their childhood; the dryer warmed blanket, the first puppy or kitten, being cuddled and read to. The happy, successful adult has found the adult equivalents of these.
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
*When you think, I need this job! you can be manipulated into doing all sorts of evil. Unfortunately, your company knows that!
*If your life sucks, don’t blame anyone but yourself. To do so is to evade the responsibility for what is wrong, and also the means necessary to fix it!
The mind is like the stomach. It is not how much you put into it, but how much it digests.
Albert Jay Nock
*The small minded person finds every opportunity to be too big of a challenge.
*No one likes to be criticized. The wise person criticizes their ow self, and takes themselves to task for their own failings and lack of awareness, so other don’t feel the need to do so.
Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it, and go from one childhood to another.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
*Some lead, some follow. While occasionally a fool will follow a wise leader, only a fool will follow another fool.
*Criticism always stings, especially when you realize you could have easily done better, and avoided it completely.
Dare to be what you are and to believe in your own individuality.
*How can you ever trust another when you are unwilling to trust yourself?
*Being paddled and sent to your room as a child looks a lot more attractive as an adult, doesn’t it, compared to the consequences of being stupid now?
Fortune sides with him who dares.
*No one will ever oppress you as much as you oppress yourself. Before you can toss off another’s chains, you need to rid yourself of the ones you willingly put on.
*It is beyond tragic to see someone drag all of their wounds from childhood into their adult life, simply because they are familiar.
I sometimes suspect that half our difficulties are imaginary, and that if we kept quiet about them they would disappear.
*Most of you will never rise to the level of evil evinced by Stalin or Ted Bundy. The evil you do will be small and repetitive, caused mostly by indifference and neglect, rather than conscious planning.
*Can you explain why you’ve made so many small mistakes and poor decisions? You didn’t get to your current place of failure or misery with one big decision, but with many tiny ones. You’ll get out of the ditch by the same slow incremental path also, or you won’t get out at all!
Doubt the man who swears to his devotion.
*Children are always on fire, eager for the next day, the next week month or year. You are an adult when you are too busy to note the passage of time. You are old when you sense it rushing by too fast, and wish you could find a way to slow it down!
* When you are miserable, you want everyone to share in it. But do you share your joy as well, or do you hide it, afraid someone will try to steal it?
Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
Ralph Waldo Emerson