Before you act, Listen. Before you react, Think. Before you spend, Earn. Before you criticize, Wait. Before you pray, Forgive. Before you quit, Try.
—William Arthur Ward
If you lose your wealth, you have lost nothing; if you lose your health, you have lost something; but if you lose your character, you have lost everything.
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
—Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
“Hatun sees a different world that you or I, a far more frightening one, full of far more terrible dangers, and still she chooses to be the hero whom that world needs. She has saved this town and its people from countless monsters countless times. That the battles are usually in her head does not lesson the bravery of it. The hardest battles always are.”
—R. F. Jacaby (via William Ritter)
Two thirds of what we see is behind our eyes.
Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.