Friday 18 January 2013

Inspirational Quotes 31

The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me. (Blaise Pascal, Pensées)

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. (Vincent van Gogh)

Women are now realizing that societal expectations may be the key to finding balance in leading others. (Harvard Business Review)

Is the point of this Downton Abbey, "don't force it"? Which we have all done, & uniformly ends awful-y. Even when the dude really likes you. (Ami Greko/‏@ami_with_an_i )

In school, in order to get the grade, you learned to provide the authority figure – the teacher – what he or she wanted… In school, many of us did what was necessary to survive socially; at times we found ourselves acting like airheads, trading in being smart for being cool. (Harvard Business Review, 2013)

They had become so used to saying the same thing that they no longer thought about what they were saying. The same phrases were simply trotted out without thought. (Guardian, 2013-01-12)

But I’m going to keep reinforcing the point - I may even buy a whistle and some treats. (2013-01-12)

There is also the matter of self-respect. Either partner… can only take so much hurt before they feel themselves humiliated. At those times, a show of anger seems to be demanded, if only to defend one’s perceived sense of dignity. (Tim Lott, The Guardian, 2013-01-12)

‏I'm of the age where I am never fully dressed without a forced smile and a wool button-up cardigan. (@ElizabethBastos)

I'm at that age where EVERYONE'S announcing their engagement on FB. (Susie Verrill/‏@rugbycupcakes)

Not going to dismiss it as "part of growing up" because that's sort of a lazy way parents shrug off emotional lives of their younger humans. (Truett Ogden/‏@Truett)

Inspirational Quotes 30
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Inspirational Quotes 27 (and links to all the rest)

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