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Favorite Quotes

On this page, I provide a growing collection of inspirational quotes for encouragement before and during therapy. You are always welcome to email me a favorite quote you think should be on this page, and if I agree I'll happily oblige.

"It's not far to a friend’s house."

"You can’t put the sun past the old rooster."

"Don’t have a wishbone where your spine should be."

"It is good to rub and polish your mind against that of others."

"Don't surrender your loneliness so quickly. Let it cut more deeply. Let it ferment and season you as few human or even divine ingredients can."

"The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep. "

"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey."

"One can change the world, and everyone should try."

"One can look directly at neither the sun nor death."

"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers."

"It's what we have in common that brings us together, and it's our differences that give life meaning."

"School thy feelings, oh my brother."

"It isn't easy giving birth to yourself."

"What is to give light must endure burning."

"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."

"All great truths begin as blasphemies."

"There is more to life than increasing its speed."

"All know that the drop merges into the ocean but few know that the ocean merges into the drop."

"Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars."

"If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, - quieter, warmer."

"Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play."

"Only the feet know the shoes."

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