Category Archives: Relationships

bonté

“Always be a little kinder than necessary.”  – J.M. Barrie “I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.”  -Kahlil Gibran “Kindness is the language … Continue reading

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Tueur orage

“She’s sociopathic. She will have no moral compunction in doing whatever is in her interests. It’s a simple as that.”   – Alexander McCall Smith, The Sunday Philosophy Club    *   Tueur orage Yes! I must say it in French … Continue reading

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Once burned…

“Fake people have an image to maintain. Real people just don’t care.”   –     Author unknown * Once burned You flash a grin My way I feel my spine Relax Slipping farther From caution I Slide under your spell Memory dishes … Continue reading

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bredouille

“ Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.”   –  Carl Jung     “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for … Continue reading

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memoir or fictionalized truth

“Men’s memoirs are about answers; women’s memoirs are about questions. Most male authors want to look good in their memoirs and have a place in posterity, while most women know that posterity is what happens when you no longer care. … Continue reading

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mon voisin aime me taquiner / my neighbour likes to tease me

“For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn.”   –  Jane Austen   “Listen, you only tease the ones you love.”   –  John Boehner   “I have an intense dislike … Continue reading

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Love – can break your heart

  “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”   –  Kahil Gibran “Love is composed  of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”   … Continue reading

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Sachant j’appartiens (Knowing I belong)

“Home is not where you live but where they understand you.” –  Christian Morgenstern “You need a village, if only for the pleasure of leaving it. A village means that you are not alone, knowing that in the people, the … Continue reading

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Ces mains

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”   –  Audrey Hepburn   “The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”   –  Anne Frank … Continue reading

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Fight Censorship and thank a Librarian

“We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.   –  E.M. … Continue reading

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