Quotes

Life & Starting Over
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
~C. S. Lewis

 Celebrate endings - for they precede new beginnings.
~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~Confucious
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
~Japanese Proverb

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
~Oprah Winfrey

My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on.
~ Forrest Gump

Every wall is a door.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are the hero of our own story. 
~Mary McCarthy

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.
~Eddie Rickenbacker

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
~Helen Keller

I've chosen my life - now I want to start living it.
- Bella in Twilight Stephenie Meyer
If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
~Dolly Parton

Failure does not exist. Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how a certain act should have been completed. Once you believe that no act must be performed in any specific other-directed way, then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

Do one thing every day that scares you. 
~Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
~Eleanor Roosevelt
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
~Christopher Robin to Pooh AA Milne

 If there was a particular house you wanted, or a particular relationship or job you wanted, and you didn't get it, the Universe is telling you that it was not good enough and did not match your dream. It is also telling you that it has something better and more worthy of you.  Something better is coming ....You’re allowed to be excited! 
~The Secret Daily Teachings

I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure.  I make mistakes, I’m out of control and at times hard to handle.  But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. 
~Marilyn Monroe

I believe that everything happens for a reason.  People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
~Marilyn Monroe

If an opportunity scares you, that's God's way of saying you should jump at it.  ~Anna Quindlen




Parenting
Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
~Robert A. Heinlein
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.  ~Robert Fulghum
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. 
~Chinese Proverb
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.  She never existed before.  The woman existed, but the mother, never.  A mother is something absolutely new.  ~Rajneesh
All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. 
~Abraham Lincoln
If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much.
~Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Strong women may we know them may we raise them may we be them. 
~Anonymous

Making the decision to have a child is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. 
~Elizabeth Stone
It's not only children who grow.  Parents do too.  As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours.  I can't tell my children to reach for the sun.  All I can do is reach for it, myself. 
~Joyce Maynard
There are two lasting bequests we can give our children.  One is roots.  The other is wings. 
~Hodding Carter, Jr
What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give. 
~P.D. James, Time to Be in Earnest
You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once. 
~Polish Proverb
It is one thing to show your child the way, and a harder thing to then stand out of it.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

What's done to children, they will do to society. 

~Karl Menninger 

A good parent gives their child roots and wings.  ~Jonas Salk

I figure if the kids are alive at the end of the day, I've done my job.  ~Roseanne Barr
Dating

To be loved be lovable. 
~ Ovid
I've been on so many blind dates, I should get a free dog. 
~Wendy Leibman
I'm dating a homeless woman. It was easier talking her into staying over.  
~Garry Shandling

Whenever I date a guy, I think, is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with? 
~Rita Rudner
When I want to end a relationship I just say, "You know, I love you. I want to marry you. I want to have your children." Sometimes they leave skid marks.
~Rita Rudner
Relationships give us a reason to live. Revenge.
~Ronny Shakes.

Once the trust goes out of a relationship, it's really no fun lying to 'em anymore.
~Norm from Cheers
The difference between being in a relationship and being in prison is that in prisons they let you play softball on the weekends. 
~Bobby Kelton
Guys are like dogs. They keep comin' back. Ladies are like cats. Yell at a cat one time, they're gone. 
~Lenny Bruce

Sex
Love is the answer, but while you’re waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions.  
~Woody Allen
Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.
~Billy Crystal

When sex is good, it's 10% of the relationship.   When its bad, its 90%. 
~Charles Muir
Shopping is better than sex. At least if you’re not satisfied, you can exchange it for something you really like.
~Adrienne Gusoff

Men only have two faults....What they do, and what they say!
~Unknown
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married. 
~Katherine Hepburn
The last time I was inside a woman was when I went to the Statue of Liberty.  
~Woody Allen


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