The deepest cuts come from those we love the most.
~Mario Escobar, The Teacher of Warsaw
You make mistakes, mistakes don’t make you.
The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.
~Abigail Van Buren
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Most times, even if giving your heart away ends in heartbreak, the risk was still worth it. Sometimes, that risk gives you little miracles. and sometimes, that risk gives you life lessons that allow you to grow and learn more about yourself.
There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true. The other is to refuse to believe what is true.
You’re nobody’s doorway but your own and the only one who gets to tell you how your story ends is you.
Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.
There are three things you can do with your life: You can waste it, you can spend it, or you can invest it. The best use of your life is to invest it in something that will last longer than your time on Earth.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into your life to show you what is right and what is wrong, to show you who you can be, to teach you to love yourself, to make you feel better for a little while, or to just be someone to walk with at night and spill your life to. Not everyone is going to stay forever, and we still have to keep on going and thank them for what they’ve given us.
Never assume that the person you are dealing with is weaker or less important than you are. Some people are slow to take offense, which may make you misjudge the thickness of their skin, and fail to worry about insulting them. But should you offend their honor and their pride, they will overwhelm you with a violence that seems sudden and extreme given their slowness to anger. If you want to turn people down, it is best to do so politely and respectfully, even if you feel their request is impudent or their offer ridiculous.
You can get away from envy by enjoying the pleasures that come your way, by doing the work that you have to do, and by avoiding comparisons with those whom you imagine, perhaps quite falsely, to be more fortunate than yourself.
The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
“It’s true: lives do drift apart for no obvious reason. We’re all busy people,we can’t spend our time simply trying to stay in touch. The test of a friendship is if it can weather these inevitable gaps.”
Better never means better for everyone… It always means worse, for some.
Keep your mind open. The meaning of things lies in how people perceive them. The same thing could mean different meanings to the same people at different times.
~Roy T. Bennett
let’s try again differently.
Love yourself for everything you are.
She’s broken enough to look back.
Assumptions are the termites of relationships.
Death’s greatest power is not that it can make people die, but that it can make people want to stop living.
I’m tired and I’m missing you.
Feeling everything deeply is not easy.
Afraid that I’ll miss you forever.
Words hurt more than we admit.
Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.
He did not love her enough.
Miss having you here beside me.
He knows she won’t forgive him.
I believe that kindness is the universal language. When someone does something kind it is understood despite language barriers or cultural differences. We should really communicate with kindness more often.
It’s time for her to leave.
just once when
you left me all
We only have each other now.
Unless you know who you are, you will always be vulnerable to what people say.
She vowed to never love again.
look like it
but it’s killing me
Everything she’s done was for him.
We are products of our past but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.
strong that no-one
cares to lend a
You can never really go back to the same waters. Not only are you no longer the same, but neither are the waters you left. The current has changed. The elements of nature have affected the stream. When you return, although it appears the same, it really is a different river and you are a different person. Therefore, you cannot cross the same river twice.
She has done enough for him.
She never really wanted someone else.
Don’t run from lessons; they are little packages of treasure that have been given to us. As we learn from them, our lives change for the better.
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
just how unfair
you have been to
Missing the person she was before.
people you love
know that you love
the one you
deserve and you’ll be
Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.