Books, Life, Quotes

“Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort.”

- Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers, Important Things To Remember.

“Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work…

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Books, Literature, Quotes

“I’m not sentimental–I’m as romantic as you are. The idea, you know, is that the sentimental person thinks things will last–the romantic person has a desperate confidence that they won’t.”

- F. Scott Fitzgerald, A Side of Paradise.

“I’m not sentimental– I’m as romantic as you are…

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Books, Life, Quotes

“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In stopping to think through the meaning of what I have learned, there is much I believe intensely, much I am unsure of. But this, at least, I believe with all my heart: In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt, We Learn By Living.

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Books, Literature, Quotes

“Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees…

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“You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.”

- Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast.

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Books, Life, Psychology, Quotes

“It is the very problem of our time that people are caught by a pervasive feeling of meaninglessness, which is the most conspicuous symptom of the collective neurosis of our time. It is accompanied by a feeling of emptiness. The “existential vacuum” has increased and spread literally all over the world. Our industrialised society is out to satisfy all needs, and our consumer society is even out to create needs in order to satisfy them; but the most human of all human needs – the need to see a meaning in one’s life – remains unsatisfied. People may have enough to live by; but more often than not they do not have anything to live for.”

- Viktor Frankl, The Feeling of Meaninglessness.

“It is the very problem of our time that people are caught by a pervasive feeling of meaninglessness…

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