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We might fail the given test, but the marathon will always run its course.
-earthlythoughts

I might hurt you and I know you’ll hurt me, but isn’t love worth it?

-earthlythoughts

Quote 9

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.

-Mother Teresa

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

-Steve Jobs

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Many posted that this girl is merely seeking attention. And maybe she is, but who are we to judge? Besides, whether she wants attention or not, it takes courage to do what she did. She put herself out there and opened herself to criticism.

Quote 8

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.

-Joseph Addison

Wise Woman

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Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.

-Joseph Addison

Transcendentalism

Transcendentalism is a literary time period. Though it was founded in approximately 1800 and ended in approximately 1850, some of it’s values are still prevalent today.
It’s founder was Ralph Waldo Emerson, who passed the torch to Henry David Thoreau. Of the two I personally prefer Emerson. He often writes of self reliance. This was even a name for one of his more famous works.
Thoreau on the other hand, is quite hypocritical, in my opinion. His more known work was Civil Disobedience (please excuse my improper citations). This is a 14 page, regular print, nap worthy paper.
Mr. Thoreau was a typical rebel! He positively refused to pay his taxes. This was, of course, his own version of civil disobedience. In order to understand my view of hypocritical Mr. Thoreau, you must read his paper.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson