Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart, or burn down your house, you can never tell.

 

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“Freedom continues to be the thing I prize most in the world. Of course, this has led me to drink wines I did not like, to do things I should not have done and which I will not do again; it has left scars on my body and on my soul, it has meant hurting certain people, although I have since asked their forgiveness, when I realized that I could do absolutely anything except force another person to follow me in my madness, in my lust for life. I don’t regret the painful times; I bear my scars like medals. I know that freedom has a high price, as high as that of slavery; the only difference is that you pay with pleasure and a smile, even when that smile is dimmed by tears.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to always tell the difference.”

― Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

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The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
Soren Kierkegaard

 

You should not allow yourself the luxuries of discouragement of despair. Bounce back immediately, and welcome the adversity because it produces harder thinking and harder drive to get to the objective.”

― Ralph Nader

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Falling down is how we grow. Staying down is how we die.
Brian Vaszily