Aphorisms


Inspirational quotes!  Chosen to help stop me behaving badly (!!) and to get me through the days when I need a boost!

I add new ones as I find them or get given them!  So do come back from time-to-time!

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“If you want revenge, dig two graves first” (confucius)

This was said to me by my GP just after Alex and I split up.

In the moments when I have raged against how Alex  has treated me I have focused on this.

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“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. “
Christian D Larson

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  • “Love each other or perish”
  • “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in”
  • “It’s not just other people we need to forgive, we also need to forgive ourselves”
  • “Death ends a life, not a relationship”
  • It’s not too late to… ask yourself if you really are the person you want to be, and if not, who you do want to be.
  • It’s not too late to develop new friendships or reconnect with people.
  • “Imagine there’s a bird on your shoulder and every day you ask it:

Is today the day that I die?
Am I ready?
Am I living the life I want to live?
Am I being the person I want to be?
Never do work that uses, hurts or degrades people.
Never make money off the sweat and pain of others. The tension of opposites. We learn from what hurts us, as much as what loves us.”

Morrie Schwartz

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“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are”

“To  be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you  somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to  fight. Never stop fighting.”

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”

“Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star…”

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”

“Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense.”

“Your homecoming will be my homecoming”

– E.E Cummings

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“The worst part isn’t knowing you were lied to but knowing you weren’t worth the truth”.

Given to me by a girl who works for me

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“Grief is a reminder of what we’ve no longer got”

Given to me by Stephen, my life coach, on 1/12/2010

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“Spend the afternoon.  You can’t take it with you.”–Annie Dillard

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“Time!  The corrector when our judgments err.” –Lord Byron

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“Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live”

Added 11 December 2010.  Given to me by a friend – I’ve agreed this will be a New Year’s Resolution!

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  • “Fears are nothing more than a state of mind”

  • “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”

  • “If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. “

  • “Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.”

Napolean Hill

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“In marriage:  It’s worth working at the bad to improve the good”

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“You can only be at peace with the world if your mind isn’t in pieces and you are at peace with yourself”

How I felt on 15 September 2010

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It takes two to create a marriage and it takes two to end one.  If end it you must then you owe it to each other, but mainly to yourself, to end it with the same level of integrity.

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“Enjoy the Journey”

From my father.  He practised this throughout his long life (all 100 years of it).  Right up to the day he died.  He always looked forward with optimism and conviction and enjoyment that tomorrow would bring something exciting.

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So don’t worry about people from your past, there’s a reason why they didn’t make it to your future Anon

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“Don’t take umbrage unless you know what you are going to do with it when you’ve got it”

My mother’s favourite saying!  It has always made me smile  – and it’s so true!

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“The grass may appear greener – but it could just be astro turf.”

My own!

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We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us Joseph Campbell

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Everything is a present
Alice Herz Sommer – Holocaust Survivor

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