When the desire ain’t on me I don’t need help. When it is on me I don’t want any. See? Like the old fellah that never mended his roof. Said on a wet day he couldn’t do it and on a dry day it was as good as anybody’s.
Agnes Sligh Turnbull
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The human soul, by once suffering as much as it is capable of, purchases a strange and terrible immunity to all the rest of life’s sorrows.
If a diplomat says yes, he means perhaps. If he says perhaps he means no. And if he says no, he’s the hell of a diplomat.
[On religion:] Wasn’t it invented by man for a kind of solace? It’s as though he had said, ‘I’ll make me a nice comfortable garment to shut out the heat and the cold,’ and then it ends by becoming a strait-jacket.
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Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts.
Danger – if you meet it promptly and without flinching – you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore there be any kindness I can show…let me do it now.- William Penn
Your dreams may have shattered, but that doesn’t mean they are over. They can still be turned into a mosaic of success.