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Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself


“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

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If he would have become a soldier or a monk


“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

Pablo Picasso 1962 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Those who don’t know that failure is inevitable


“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 o...

English: Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster and Coco Chanel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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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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