People may hate you for being different and not living by society's standards, but deep down, they wish they had the courage to do the same - Anonymous
Live a good life. If there are Gods and They are just, then They will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. - Marcus Aurelius
When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time. - Maya Angelou
Yes you have the right to say (almost) anything you want, per the First Amendment. The amendment does not, however, protect you from the private, non-governmental, consequences of your utterance, nor should it. - Janet Logan
Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to go fly a kite. - Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough For Love
Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything—you cannot conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. - Robert Heinlein, If This Goes On
All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. - Frank Herbert, Dune
You will get exactly those rights you demand, and nothing more. - Janet Logan
"The more you love, the more you can love—and the more intensely you love. Nor is there any limit on how many you can love. If a person had time enough, he could love all of that majority who are decent and just." Robert Heinlein, as Lazarus Long in Time Enough For Love
"A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity." Robert Heinlein, as Lazarus Long in Time Enough For Love
"Nolite te bastardes carborundorum" - Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
"The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly." - Richard Bach, Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
"Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't." - Richard Bach, Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
"Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself." - Richard Bach, Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former" - Einstein
"I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain."
- Frank Herbert - Dune
“A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. A soul mate’s purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, and make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life.” - Elizabeth Gilbert - Eat, Pray, Love