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To Do with or without them


“When someone tells me “no,”
it doesn’t mean I can’t do it,
it simply means I can’t do it with them.”
― Karen E. Quinones Miller


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Met of zonder hen doen

a fancy Karen

a fancy Karen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Not finding yourself as important as to create yourself


It’s not so much about finding yourself,
But to make yourself.

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Niet vinden van jezelf zo belangrijk maar creëren van jezelf

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Picking up suitcases of pride


“Every woman that finally figured out her worth,
has picked up her suitcases of pride
and boarded a flight to freedom,
which landed in the valley of change.”
― Shannon L. Alder


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Koffers van trots inpakken en wegwezen

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Swords and weapons – Hitting or not


“But … but what if I hit you?”
A snort. “You’re not going to hit me.”
“How do you know?” I bristled at his amused tone.
“I could hit you. Even master swordsmen make mistakes.
I could get a lucky shot, or you might not see me coming.
I don’t want to hurt you.”

He favored me with another patient look.
“And how much experience do you have with swords and weapons in general?”
“Um.” I glanced down at the saber in my hand. “Thirty seconds?”

He smiled, that calm, irritatingly confident smirk. “You’re not going to hit me.”

 

English: Engraving showing two shields, two he...

Engraving showing two shields, two helms and other several swords, weapons and insignia. Italiano: Incisione raffigurante due scudi, due elmi e varie altre spade, armi e vessilli. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Be for others or yourself


“I do not care so much what I am to others
as I care what I am to myself.”
Michel de Montaigne


Michel de Montaigne wrote of his condition tha...

Michel de Montaigne wrote of his condition that, “I am at grips with the worst of all maladies, the most sudden, the most painful, the most mortal and the most irremediable. I have already experienced five or six very long and painful bouts of it.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Zijn voor anderen of jezelf

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To Endeavour to live the life which one has imagined


“I learned this, at least, by my experiment;
that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours..”
― Henry David Thoreau


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So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes


“So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes,
yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully,
if only you were interested in them.”

(Initiation)”
― Sylvia Plath, Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose and Diary Excerpts

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Getting up to bring changes into your life


“Life has no remote….get up and change it yourself!”
Mark A. Cooper, (Edelweiss Pirates #1) ‘Operation Einstein’


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Opstaan in het leven om zelf verandering aan te brengen

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To make onself miserable or strong


“We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves strong.
The amount of work is the same.”
Carlos Castaneda


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Onszelf Ellendig of sterk maken

Carlos Castaneda

Carlos Castaneda (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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A dame that knows the ropes


“A dame that knows the ropes
isn’t likely to get tied up.”
― Mae West


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Een dame die de touwen kent

Mae West

Mae West (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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