Vulnerability

“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.”
– Criss Jami

Be A Full Person

“Never apologize for working. You love what you do, and loving what you do is a great gift to give to your child.” – Marlene Sanders

From the book Dear Ijeawele, or aA Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

(via Youngna)

Security

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is not safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”
– Helen Keller

Attention

“Pay attention to what you pay attention to!”
– Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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Learners and Non-Learners

“I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures.… I divide the world into the learners and non-learners.”
– Benjamin Barber

(via Paul)

Believe

“The thing is, ignorance is rarely the problem.

The challenge is that people don’t always care about what you care about. And the reason they don’t care isn’t that they don’t know what you know.

The reason is that they don’t believe what you believe.

The challenge, then, isn’t to inform them. It’s to engage and teach and communicate in a way that shares emotion and values and beliefs.”

Seth Godin

Never be Fearful

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”
– Rosa Parks

Sorry For The Delayed Response

“O.K., so it’s taken me two weeks to get back to you, and I have no excuse beyond the fact that I just didn’t care about your thing. I still don’t care, but I’m trying to foster a false sense of productivity by cleaning out my inbox. Please don’t respond to this response and undo my hard work! Looping in Laura, in case you feel that you have to write to someone.”

Sorry For The Delayed Response, by Susanna Wolff

Our choices

“It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.”
– Albus Dumbledore

The Most Dangerous Enemy of Joy

“The high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy.”
– Herman Hesse


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Optimism

“Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute. It’s the expectation of a positive outcome.”
– Rosabeth Moss Kanter

A Why To Live

‘He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.’
– Friedrich Nietzsche


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Expectations

“Expectation is the root of all heartache.”
― William Shakespeare

Trust

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

Change is Good

“Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn’t matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you’re going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.” 

– Harvey Mackay

The one quote I keep coming back to and feel the need to repost. Deep breaths!

Alive

“Anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.”
David Whyte

(via Ian)

Create

“If I couldn’t create there would be nothing for me to live for. It’s selfish, I know, but geniuses are selfish.”
Miles Davis

Art

“You can either think of art as a pipe that you shout down, or as a way to make something happen in the world.”
– Brian Eno

Friendship

“The surprising finding is that the closest, most intimate, and most trusting relationships appear to be distinguished not by how the partners respond to each other’s disappointments, losses, and reversals but how they react to good news.”

– The Myths of Happiness

A quote found in this article titled: This Is How To Make Friends As An Adult: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

Details

The details are not the details; they make the product.
– Charles and Ray Eames

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Marriage

“‘In every good marriage,’ she counseled, ‘it helps sometimes to be a little deaf.’ I have followed that advice assiduously, and not only at home through 56 years of a marital partnership nonpareil [Ginsburg’s husband Martin died in 2010]. I have employed it as well in every workplace, including the Supreme Court. When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out. Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Enjoyment

“Enjoyment appears at the boundary between boredom and anxiety, when the challenges are just balanced with the person’s capacity to act.”
― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Self-Education

“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.”
– Isaac Asimov.

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Being A Designer

“Being a designer is like being that friend with a pickup truck, and it’s always moving day.”
Jay Quercia