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

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The “attended to my answer” is the important part

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
**Henry David Thoreau

Weed, Cure, Toy, or Flower?

“I was a dandelion puff…Some saw the beauty in me and stooped quietly to admire my innocence. Others saw the potential of what I could do for them, so they uprooted me, seeking to shape me around their needs. They blew at my head, scattering my hair from the roots, changing me to suit them. Yet still others saw me as something that was unworthy and needed to be erased.” 

**Nicole Bailey-Williams

Self-Repect

“I won’t be wronged. I won’t be insulted. I won’t be laid a-hand on. I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”  

**John Wayne

New Year’s Countdown: Resolution 5

“To find out who I am.”

**Cyril Cusak

Be Yourself, Not Someone Else

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”

**Bruce Lee

Look Within

“Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold — but so does a hard-boiled egg.”

**Anon