In the times of our deepest pain,
the assurance of God’s presence can provide comfort, a comfort that without our knowing commensurate with current and past pain.
The great thing is even in our moments of desperation,
we tend to develop a genuine confidence in our Higher Power,
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Accepteer wie je bent; en Geniet er van
Tuesdays with Morrie (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“Confidence is ignorance. If you’re feeling cocky,
it’s because there’s something you don’t know.”
― Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie >Verwaandheid, Vertrouwen en Onwetendheid
Artemis Fowl: The Seventh Dwarf (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror.
I can take the next thing that comes along.
‘ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Bedenking over verkrijgen van kracht, moed en vertrouwen
George T. Bye, Eleanor Roosevelt. Westbrook Pegler, Deems Taylor, Quaker Lake, Pawling, New York (home of Lowell Thomas) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Bedenk: Niemand kan je minderwaardig doen voelen zonder jouw toestemming
Eleanor Roosevelt at 15 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“Believe in your infinite potential.
Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Jouw enige beperkingen zijn diegene die je op jezelf hebt gesteld
“When I was a child my mother said to me,
‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general.
If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’
Instead I became a painter
and wound up as Picasso.”
― Pablo Picasso
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Indien hij een soldaat of monnik werd
Pablo Picasso 1962 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”
― Coco Chanel, Believing in Ourselves: The Wisdom of Women
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Zij die niet weten dat mislukking onvermijdelijk is
English: Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster and Coco Chanel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“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 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“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.”
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)
“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 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
“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