Thoughtful Quotes page 89

Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.
Richard Kline
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Oscar Wilde, De Profundis, 1905
If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.
Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.
Oscar Wilde, "The Critic as Artist," 1890
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are so many men who can figure costs, and so few who can measure values.
If you hold on tight to what you think is your thing, you may find you're missing all the rest.
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.
Sally Field
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
André Dubus
Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three - all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.
Worry is a complete cycle of inefficient thought revolving about a pivot of fear.
He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.
Men remain in ignorance as long as they hate, and they hate unjustly as long as they remain in ignorance.
Tertullian, A Christian Defense
Being wise is not the ability to regurgitate thoughts of others but to form your own no matter how erratic they may seem.
The worst feeling in the world isn't falling out of love, it's never having a love to fall out of that hurts more.
True love is not about finding the perfect person. It's about being that person.
All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost. The old who are strong do not whither. Deep roots are not touched by the frost.
J.R.R. Tolkein

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