Quotes From The Greats

** FILE ** In this Sept. 9, 1954 file photo, Marilyn Monroe poses over the updraft of a New York subway grating while in character for the filming of "The Seven Year Itch" in New York.(AP Photo/Matty Zimmerman, file)

I wanted to share some interesting quotes. Some of them I really like. For example:

Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. The thing that I’m most worried about is just being alone without anybody to care for or someone who will care for me. Anne Hathaway
Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the
rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one’s voice. Joseph B.
When people ask me about what I learned from martial arts, I don’t talk about favorite punches or kicks, or about fights won or lost. I talk about learning self-discipline, about ethics and manners and benevolence and fairness. Jonathan Maberry “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
Marilyn Monroe

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the
universe.”
Albert Einstein

My absolute favorite piece though is the Marianne Williamson poem and I guess you could say
prayer to some degree. It’s called Our Deepest Fear. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you Einstein_1921_by_F_Schmutzer_-_restorationnot to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
This is so touching. It comes from her book A Return to love. It is said that Nelson Mandela read this book in prison and that was a part of his willingness to be able to forgive his captors upon his release. That says a lot about the man, it really does. To be able to forgive the way he did.

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