From the Darkest Depths Come the Most Exotic Flowers

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“Great people will always be mocked by those who feel smaller than them. A lion does not flinch at laughter coming from a hyena. A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey. A nightingale does not stop singing its beautiful song at the intrusion of an annoying woodpecker. Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower. Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud,
it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty.”

**Suzy Kassem

Mirror Glass

“Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself. Each man as the other person sees him. And Each man as he really is.

~ William James

A Common Mistake

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

To Travel is to Leave Your Old Self Behind

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

~ Mary Anne Radmacher

That’s Sad – Liking Yourself Should Be the Most Common Thing Uniting Us

The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
**Walt Disney

Or At What Level

“Stood Up” by NunoCanha

“The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.”

~ BF Skinner

In Full Bloom

I do not want to die… until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.

**Kathe Kollwitz