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    “A heart given freely is the most vulnerable

    and selfless thing one can offer another human being. It can be as fragile and needy as a newly born infant, or as solid and self-supporting as a granite pillar, yet it is the hands of the recipient that determines its ultimate fate.” ― Mark W Boyer
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 12 Responses May 30, 2014

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    "Sometimes it is the people

    that no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine." -The Imitation Game
    PiecesOfPeace PiecesOfPeace 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    "Life can only be understood backwards;

    but it must be lived forwards" =Kierkegaard=
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    itscaylala itscaylala 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Never give hope to a heartbroken person.

    It takes ages to kill the fire, but a single spark to make it burn brighter than ever before.
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    "If you wish for something hard enough,

    the fairy tales teach us, you can get it in the end. But it's hardly ever the way you thought it would be, and the endings aren't always happy ones."- Jennifer Weiner, Good in Bed
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 6 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    All that is gold does not glitter; not all those

    who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither; deep roots are not reached by the frost. -J.R.R Tolkien
    sleepingbeauty13 sleepingbeauty13 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    "If I could hear Christ praying

    for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me." ~Robert Murray M'Cheyne~
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 9 hrs ago

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    An approximate answer to the right question is

    worth a great deal more than a precise answer to the wrong question. John Tukey, statistician
    dafuch dafuch 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone suffer the way they do"
    JLeDoux69 JLeDoux69 18-21, M 14 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    It Is!

    "Imagination is more important than knowledge."                                                    Albert Einstein
    DEGBEME DEGBEME 61-65, M 10 Responses May 10, 2013

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    People say " There are other fish in the sea.

    " I say, "**** you; she was my sea." - J.Faulkner
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 31, 2014

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    "Nearly all men can stand adversity,

    but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." ~Abraham Lincoln~
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Mothers hold their children's hands

    for a short while, but their hearts forever....Author unknown
    allsfinebime allsfinebime 51-55, M 8 Responses May 11, 2014

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    'We are like the little branch

    that quivers during a storm, doubting out strength and forgetting we are the tree - deeply rooted to withstand all life's upheavals.' - Dodinsky .
    Ilovetohearmostofyourthoughts Ilovetohearmostofyourthoughts 70+, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Complaining about a problem without proposing a

    solution is called whining - Teddy Roosevelt
    DanCan1 DanCan1 61-65, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    “It is the mark of an educated mind to be

    able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” - Aristotle.
    Ilovetohearmostofyourthoughts Ilovetohearmostofyourthoughts 70+, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    "Accept the fact that you will grow apart from

    people you’ve had significant relationships with."
    InterruptingKnock InterruptingKnock 22-25 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    "Darling, they will always be wolves

    until you stop running."
    nobody62442 nobody62442 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    F-E-A-R has two meanings: 'Forget Everything

    And Run' or 'Face Everything And Rise' The choice is yours
    67wonderwoman 67wonderwoman 46-50, F 20 Responses Apr 5, 2014

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    I had an extremely intelligent woman on EP send

    this in a private message to me. I believe she has posted it elsewhere in one of her own stories, but I simply had to share it here, too. If you see this, please know I found it extremely profound and have read and reread it so many times I've nearly committed it to memory...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F 13 Responses Jan 22, 2014

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    If you cannot accept being hated,

    then you are not ready for success.
    RestlessFlame RestlessFlame 18-21, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    "I’m not the girl your mother warns you about.

    I won’t kiss your best friend or break your heart. I won’t make you choose between what you love to do & me. I’m not cold. I’m not reckless. I’m the girl your father mentions when your mom’s not around. I’m the girl that gets away. I will love you more than...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 21 Responses Apr 14, 2014

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    A Quote I Like...

    After 9/11 when the country was gearing up for war I was in a shop and found a bumper sticker with a quote by Ghandi: "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" I bought the bumper sticker & it is on my rear bumper to this day.  
    RebeccaRSR RebeccaRSR 46-50, F 26 Responses Jun 29, 2007

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    The loneliest people are the kindest The

    saddest people smile the brightest The most damaged people are the wisest All because they don't wish to see anyone else suffer the way they did
    ChiyoStorm14 ChiyoStorm14 13-15, F 8 Responses May 15, 2014

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    Always together, never apart.

    Maybe in distance, but never in heart
    noblenomad28 noblenomad28 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    5 Things That Will Transform You From The Inside-out

    (Found this article this morning and wanted to share it. )Self improvement Where we are in life is based on our identity. Our beliefs about ourselves are based on that identity. Our future worth and opportunity is based on that identity. Many people think that if they change...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F 20 Responses Mar 2, 2012

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    Among creatures born into chaos,

    a majority will imagine an order, a minority will question the order, and the rest will be pronounced insane. ~Robert Brault,
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Be HAPPY in front of people

    who don't like you, it KILLS them =)
    alx99 alx99 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2014

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    The Starfish Story

    A young man is walking along the ocean and sees a beach on which thousands and thousands of starfish have washed ashore. Further along he sees an old man, walking slowly and stooping often, picking up one starfish after another and tossing each one gently into the ocean. “Why...
    deleted deleted 26-30 16 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    No matter how big and bad you are.

    When a two year old hands you a toy phone. You answer it.
    stetson69 stetson69 41-45, M 8 Responses Mar 19, 2014

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    30 Things To Start Doing For Yourself

     "Remember today, for it is the beginning. Today marks the start of a brave new future." I found this article and wanted to share. I printed this out and have it by my computer so I can see it everyday. New thoughts for the new year. Start spending time with the right people...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F 44 Responses Dec 31, 2011

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    Friends Are Like Underwear...

    Some crawl up your as... Some snap under pressure Some don't have the strength to hold you up Some get a little twisted Some support you Some are your favorite Some are cheap and get bent out of shape And some actually cover your as.. when you need them
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F 44 Responses Jan 11, 2012

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    jim054 jim054 51-55, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    "Airports see more sincere kisses

    than wedding halls. The walls of hospitals have heard more prayers than the walls of churches."
    juniper12 juniper12 26-30, F 19 Responses Jan 2, 2014

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    Great minds discuss ideas; average minds

    discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt
    Account1138 Account1138 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    "It is not that we keep His commandments first,

    and that then He loves; but that He loves us, and then we keep His commandments. This is that grace, which is revealed to the humble, but hidden from the weak." ~St. Augustine~
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 9 hrs ago

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    I Am Proud Of My Heart

    I'm proud of my heart.  It's been played, stabbed, cheated, burned and broken,  but somehow it still works. There is nothing more beautiful than a person whose heart has been torn apart, but still believes in the beauty of love.
    jssp jssp 41-45, F 13 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    Loveonhersleeves Loveonhersleeves 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    The devil disguise in need,

    for its easier for the compassionate to be decieved.
    RestlessFlame RestlessFlame 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Be careful who you open up to.

    Only a few people actually care, the rest are just curious.
    ruthlala ruthlala 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 9, 2014

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    I Like This

    Treat me like a queen and I will treat you like a king. Treat me like a game and I'll show you how it's played.
    angelicsmiles angelicsmiles 31-35, F 14 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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    Negativity exists only

    as an accumulated result of our reactions to unpleasant experiences. Living in the past and not learning from it leads only to misery because you tend to focus on the short term effects. If you realize that within every adversity is an opportunity, take a global view of how the...
    Account1138 Account1138 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    Imperfection

    While you're busy looking for the perfect person, you'll probably miss the imperfect person who could make you perfectly happy.
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    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Let Them Go...

    When people leave you, let them go, your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you, and it doesn't make them bad people, It means their part in your story is over.--Unknown
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F 20 Responses Jan 18, 2012
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