"Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them, if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry." ~JD Salinger
“One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours
I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.”
"... and you missed the 'rest of the story' ". ~nrl
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
"I've always said that diversity builds character." ~nrl
“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth
you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
"I've posted this often, and even used it on memorials, for lost loved ones." ~nrl
“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”
"It should be, but vanity is not shy for a big ego." ~nrl
“Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.”
"Something to reflect on, and look forward to ..." ~nrl
“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”
"Do you? ~nrl
“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”
"... maybe back then ..." ~nrl
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.”
"And you may not even know the impact your small, kind gesture had on another." ~nrl
“Observe the wonders as they occur around you.
Don't claim them.
Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.”
"... just 'be' ..." ~nrl
“Strange, the desire for certain pleasures is a part of my pain.”
"It's persistence for the resistance of desire." ~nrl
“Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.”
"Faith is the key to believing in the intangible." ~nrl
“I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind;
yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.”
"Sometimes our biggest lessons come from the smallest of people." ~nrl
"Many wealthy people are little more than the janitors of their possessions." ~Frank Lloyd Wright
Interesting quote, considering it was the wealthy's love of material goods that made Wright such a wealthy man himself.
"If my hands are fully occupied in holding on to something, I can neither give nor receive." ~Dorothy Solle
Possession is 9/10 of the law, hmmm ...
"A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle." ~Benjamin Franklin
Conceit and ego ... ID, a full and complete circle?
"There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend." ~Jean Jacques Rousseau
Other than having, and being a friend ...
Who is this little girl?
I am . . .