Quotes

Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go. —Author Unknown

 

God is closest to those with broken hearts. -Jewish Saying

 

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.” —Ben Okri

“So long as there is breath in me, that long will I persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles of success; If I persist long enough I will win.” –-Og mandino

 

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.” -Sydney Smith, 1771-1845

“Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. It is not enough that a thing be possible for it to be believed.” –Voltaire

 

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” –Og Mandino

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” — Anais Nin, 1903-1977

“Remember sadness is always temporary. This, too, shall pass.” –Chuck T. Falcon

 

The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.” – Saudi Arabian Proverb

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated. ~Lamartine

When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal. ~Author Unknown

The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends. ~Gwyneth Paltrow

I don’t know why they call it heartbreak.  It feels like every other part of my body is broken too.~Missy Altijd

A heartbreak is a blessing from God.  It’s just his way of letting you realize he saved you from the wrong one. ~Author Unknown

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

Relationships are like glass.  Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together. ~Author Unknown

Love is like a puzzle.  When you’re in love, all the pieces fit but when your heart gets broken, it takes a while to get everything back together. ~Author Unknown

Maybe part of loving is learning to let go. ~From the television show The Wonder Years

As soon as forever is through, I’ll be over you. ~Toto

Let your tears come.  Let them water your soul. ~Eileen Mayhew

It’s so curious:  one can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief.  But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses. ~Colette

The heart is the only broken instrument that works. ~T.E. Kalem

Sometimes I wish I were a little kid again, skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts.~Author Unknown

God can heal a broken heart, but He has to have all the pieces. ~Author Unknown

What is the opposite of two?  A lonely me, a lonely you. ~Richard Wilbur

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night.  I miss you like hell. ~Edna St. Vincent Millay

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. ~Kenji Miyazawa

If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. ~Jan Glidewell

There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go. ~Author Unknown

You left, and my heart is a ceaseless sermon of loneliness.  ~Jaesse Tyler

Pain is inevitable.  Suffering is optional. ~M. Kathleen Casey

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief. ~William Shakespeare,Othello

The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt. ~Max Lerner, The Unfinished Country, 1950

“The horror of that moment,” the King went on, “I shall never, never forget!”  “You will, though,” the Queen said, “if you don’t make a memorandum of it. ~Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass, 1872

There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature.  A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with. ~Harry Crews

Man performs and engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear.  That’s how he finds that he can bear anything. ~William Faulkner

Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light. ~Jean Giraudoux

The flame of love is now just a cold loneliness.  ~Uniek Swain

Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around. ~Buddy Buie and J.R. Cobb, “Rock Bottom”

The scars you can’t see are the hardest to heal. ~Astrid Alauda

Jealousy is simply and clearly the fear that you do not have value.  Jealousy scans for evidence to prove the point – that others will be preferred and rewarded more than you.  There is only one alternative – self-value.  If you cannot love yourself, you will not believe that you are loved.  You will always think it’s a mistake or luck.  Take your eyes off others and turn the scanner within.  Find the seeds of your jealousy, clear the old voices and experiences.  Put all the energy into building your personal and emotional security.  Then you will be the one others envy, and you can remember the pain and reach out to them. ~Jennifer James

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle. ~James Russell Lowell

“Old times” never come back and I suppose it’s just as well.  What comes back is a new morning every day in the year, and that’s better. ~George E. Woodberry

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. ~Alexander Graham Bell

I thought when love for you died, I should die.
It’s dead.  Alone, most strangely, I live on.
~Rupert Brooke

Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall.  Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll. ~Author Unknown

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. ~Author Unknown

Ask me why I keep on loving you when it’s clear that you don’t feel the same way for me… the problem is that as much as I can’t force you to love me, I can’t force myself to stop loving you.~Author Unknown

I never knew until that moment how bad it could hurt to lose something you never really had.~From the television show The Wonder Years

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~Kahlil Gibran

Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.  ~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, 1860

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. ~John Vance Cheney

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.~Antoine Rivarol

To weep is to make less the depth of grief. ~William Shakespeare, King Henry the Sixth

It is some relief to weep; grief is satisfied and carried off by tears. ~Ovid

Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it. ~Albert Smith

What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul. ~Jewish Proverb

The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea. ~Isak Dinesen

While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates.  You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it. ~Samuel Johnson

I believe there are more urgent and honorable occupations than the incomparable waste of time we call suffering. ~Colette

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.~Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own, 1929

Doing what’s right is no guarantee against misfortune. ~William McFee

A new wound makes all the old ones ache again. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them. ~Hugh Miller, Snow on the Wind

That was rough…. Thing to do now is try and forget it…. I guess I don’t quite mean that.  It’s not a thing you can forget.  Maybe not even a thing you want to forget…. Life’s like that sometimes… Now and then for no good reason a man can figure out, life will just haul off and knock him flat, slam him agin’ the ground so hard it seems like all his insides is busted.  But it’s not all like that.  A lot of it’s mighty fine, and you can’t afford to waste the good part frettin’ about the bad.  That makes it all bad…. Sure, I know – sayin’ it’s one thing and feelin’ it’s another.  But I’ll tell you a trick that’s sometimes a big help.  When you start lookin’ around for something good to take the place of the bad, as a general rule you can find it. ~From the movie Old Yeller

Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.
-Hebrews 11:1

God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. ~John Aughey

In jealousy there is more self-love than love. ~François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1665

A show of envy is an insult to oneself. ~Yevgeny Alexandrovich Yevtushenko

No man is rich enough to buy back his past. ~Oscar Wilde

No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today. ~Brendan Francis

 

I am bigger than anything that can happen to me. All these things, sorrow, misfortune, and suffering, are outside my door. I am in the house and I have the key.” –Charles Fletcher Lummis

“The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.” — Thomas Merton, 1915-1968

“Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.” -Dorothy Rowe

“I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible to you.” — Matthew 17:20

“At the end of every hard day, people find some reason to believe.” — Bruce Springsteen, twentieth-century American singer

 

If you’re going through Hell, keep going.” -Winston Churchill

 

Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807-1882

“Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity. Unshakable faith is faith that has been shaken.” — Unknown