When a peasant gets rich, he knows neither relations nor friends.Spanish
In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.”
“Sometimes carrying the burden of an upsetting truth, and hiding it, is actually a gift you give to someone else. You bear that burden, so they don’t have to, in a situation where telling them will change nothing.”
― Cassandra Clare
Meyek olenkaina ilala lenyena
The elephant does not get tired of its tusks
Meaning: one carries his burden without flinching.
“I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.
Margaret Mitchell (1900 – 1949)
“Reputation is what others think of us; character is what we know of us. When you spend a lot of energy trying to repair a few moments of time that destroyed the view others once had of you, or a judgement someone made of you, true or not, then you must ask yourself, why take on the problem when it is really them?”
― Tambré Bryant – Strategic Intervention Life Coach
“Do not take all hope away from show-people and the hordes that would love to be like them. Don’t take the straw or twig away from a drowning man either. As a matter of fact, a weight of peacock feathers (desires for glamour) and a pound of lead are hard to carry.
Once you laid down that load
you knew how heavy it was
and how lonely you still could be
but , only if you choose.