“Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.”
“I've come to know that what we want in life is the greatest indication of who we really are.”
“Heroes rarely look the way we draw them in our minds: attractive, imposing figures with rippling muscles and strong chins. More times than not they are humble beings, small and flawed. It is only their spirits that are beautiful and strong.”
“We all arrive on Earth with a round-trip ticket.”
“Forgiveness does not require us to close our eyes but rather to truly open them.”
“Small kindnesses often, unintentionally, produce the biggest payoffs.”
“Some people deal with their problems by talking them to death. In fact, some enjoy the execution so much they resurrect their problems just so they can kill them again.-Nathan Hurst”
“I’ve come to know that what we want in life is the
greatest indication of who we really are.”
“We stone our prophets, then build monuments to them after they're gone.”
“There's no hurt so great that love can't heal it.”
“You know how before you buy a house you hire someone to come check it out and write a homebuyer's report? Someone should do that for husbands. Before you get married, you should have a complete inspection to find out what's broken, if it's fixable, and how much it will cost to repair.”
“I once heard it said that everyone needs love-and if they're denied, they'll find it, or a reasonable substitute somewhere.”
“To the thief, everyone’s a crook. To the liar, everyone’s a fraud. The curse of all sin is the mirror of false perception it traps us in.”
“It seems that the most significant events in our lives happen while we’re worried about something else happening.”
“Our thoughts are not arrows haphazardly shot out into the cosmos. They are boomerangs.”
“He was in a full possession of facile, refined and agreeable intellect which he used to maintain his power and strengthen and increase his popularity.”
“If it wasn't painfully difficult, you did it wrong!”
“We must conserve our strengths for the battles we can win.”
“I'm hers. To confide in. To vent to. To celebrate with. To grow with. To show her strengths. To bear her vulnerabilities. To laugh with. To cry with. To love. And to be loved by. I'm hers.”
“Я к вам пишу – чего же боле?
Что я могу еще сказать?
Теперь, я знаю, в вашей воле
Меня презреньем наказать.
Но вы, к моей несчастной доле
Хоть каплю жалости храня,
Вы не оставите меня.
Сначала я молчать хотела;
Поверьте: моего стыда
Вы не узнали б никогда,
Когда б надежду я имела
Хоть редко, хоть в неделю раз
В деревне нашей видеть вас,
Чтоб только слышать ваши речи,
Вам слово молвить, и потом
Все думать, думать об одном
И день и ночь до новой встречи.
Но говорят, вы нелюдим;
В глуши, в деревне всё вам скучно,
А мы… ничем мы не блестим,
Хоть вам и рады простодушно.
Зачем вы посетили нас?
В глуши забытого селенья
Я никогда не знала б вас,
Не знала б горького мученья.
Души неопытной волненья
Смирив со временем (как знать?),
По сердцу я нашла бы друга,
Была бы верная супруга
И добродетельная мать.”
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