Quotes for the Moment

It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more manhood (or womanhood) to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind. - Alex Karras

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one'.” - C.S. Lewis

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world." - Jack Layton 

"The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes." - Pema Chödrön  

"Telling a true story about personal experience is not just a matter of being oneself, or even of finding oneself. It is also a matter of choosing oneself." - Harriet Goldhor Lerner 

People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them." - Ralph Waldo Emerson  

The past is never dead, it is not even past. -William Faulkner 

"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

 "Hope sleeps in our bones like a bear waiting for spring to rise and walk." - Marge Piercey  

"You know you're writer when ... you don't know what you think until you see what you wrote." - from You Know You're a Writer When... 

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through strength, but through persistence." ~ Buddha 

"Running Never Takes More Than It Gives Back, Believe in the Run." - Nike ad  

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss