There is a difference between listening and hearing, just as there is a difference between seeing and knowing.
- Meg Cabot, All-American Girl (via a-thousand-words)

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It is a poor thing to strike our colors to God when the ship is going down under us; a poor thing to come to Him as a last resort, to offer up ‘our own’ when it is no longer worth keeping. If God were proud He would hardly have us on such terms: but He is not proud, He stoops to conquer, He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him.
- C.S. Lewis (via craigtowens)

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How would your life be different if…You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day…You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others
- Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via kushandwizdom)

So you’re always honest,” I said.
“Aren’t you?”
“No,” I told him. “I’m not.”
“Well, that’s good to know, I guess.”
“I’m not saying I’m a liar,” I told him. He raised his eyebrows. “That’s not how I meant it, anyways.”
“How’d you mean it, then?”
“I just…I don’t always say what I feel.”
“Why not?”
“Because the truth sometimes hurts,” I said.
“Yeah,” he said. “So do lies, though.
- Sarah Dessen, Just Listen (via kushandwizdom)


When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.
- Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart (via kushandwizdom)

Your maturity is judged by your ability to handle the immaturity of others.
- Murphy Matheny (via peterdwebb)


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