Character, the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life, is the source from which self-respect springs. —Joan Didion

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Character, the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life, is the source from which self-respect springs.


journalist, essayist, novelist


femi from Nigeria  MAY 2, 2017
nice quote

Marianne from louisiana NOVEMBER 22, 2016
This speaks the truth!

Ava from WI OCTOBER 14, 2016
why is this so awesome?

Anonymous OCTOBER 13, 2016
Beautiful Quote

Mary OCTOBER 12, 2016
Love it

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. —Moliere
Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody. —Kid President (Robby Novak)
There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun. —Pablo Picasso
Family: like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. —Unknown
We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.  —Native American Proverb
The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater, ennoble it. —Christian Nestell Bovee
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it. —Roald Dahl
People can't be just tied together. They have to connect. Otherwise, they'll find themselves bound hand and foot. —Ai Yazawa
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. —Eleanor Roosevelt
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people. —Spencer Johnson
Joy is not in things; it is in us. —Richard Wagner
There is no joy in possession without sharing. —Desiderius Erasmus
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. —Howard Thurman
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. —Rachel Carson
A good laugh is sunshine in the house. —William Makepeace Thackeray
It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. —Eleanor Roosevelt

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