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My father had taught me to be nice first, because you can always be mean later, but once you’ve been mean to someone, they won’t believe the nice anymore. So be nice, be nice, until it’s time to stop being nice, then destroy them.

—― Laurell K. Hamilton (via psych-quotes)

Anything that you learn becomes your wealth, a wealth that cannot be taken away from you; whether you learn it in a building called school or in the school of life. To learn something new is a timeless pleasure and a valuable treasure. And not all things that you learn are taught to you, but many things that you learn you realize you have taught yourself.

—― C. JoyBell C. (via psych-quotes)

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There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.

—― Aristotle (via psych-quotes)

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Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.

—― Walt Whitman (via psych-quotes)

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Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.

—― Thích Nhất Hạnh (via psych-quotes)

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As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.

—― Henry David Thoreau (via psych-quotes)

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Don’t be so afraid. Fear causes you to miss out on some of the best things in life. Don’t be afraid to say yes, to say no, to ask for help when you need it. Don’t be afraid of what other people think; dance like a fool in the rain. Don’t be afraid to love with everything you’ve got and don’t be afraid to walk away for the sake of your happiness. Order that cheeseburger for dinner even though you’re on a diet, let your kids play in the mud and worry about the mess later, smile at people for no reason. There’s a whole lot of good out there, don’t let fear stop you from finding it.

—Day 183: Renee Wilczewski Yosten, Not 30, Assisted Housing Manager, Adult Babysitter/Referee (via 29years365days)

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Stop saying no to invitations. Spending time with friends and family is what makes life worth living. Your work, laundry, and dishes can wait. No one has ever said ‘Remember that time you stayed home and watched reruns?’ [Also] confidence is sexy. Carry yourself like you know your worth and you value mine.

—Day 194: Sara McMillan, 26, Claim Examiner, Reborn social butterfly (via 29years365days)

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