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Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
~Hans Christian Anderson
You've gotta be a caterpillar before you are a butterfly. Problem is, most people aren't willing to be a caterpillar.
Butterflies are graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable. Butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.
When you find yourself cocooned in isolation & despair,
And cannot find your way out of the darkness, Remember that this is similar to the place where caterpillars go to grow their wings.
The butterfly said to the sun, "They can't stop talking about my transformation. I can only do it once in my lifetime. If only they knew, they can do it at any time and in countless ways."
Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Stars cannot shine without darkness
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. ~Voltaire
The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. ~Ben Stein
Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them. ~ Charles de Montesquieu
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. ~Helen Keller
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. ~James Oppenheim
If you don't accept responsibility for your own actions, then you are forever chained to a position of defense.
~Holly Lisle, Fire In The Mist, 1992
Often we don't even realize who we're meant to be because we're so busy trying to live out someone else's ideas. But other people and their opinions hold no power in defining our destiny. ~Oprah Winfrey
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
~James Lane Allen
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
~Anne Bradstreet 'Meditations Divine and Moral'
You will never truly know yourself or the strength of your relationships until both have been tested by adversity.
~J. K. Rowling, Harvard Commencement Address, 2008
I've learned that you can't have everything and do everything at the same time.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, 'It all depends on me.'
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
~ Anna Freud
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu
Worrying doesn't take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes away today's peace.
When something goes wrong in your life, just yell "plot twist" and move on.
The kids that need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways.
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