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"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain
too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives
everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that
can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis
the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and
whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto
death." — Thomas Paine

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"What does the Lord require but to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God?" — Bible: Micah 6:9

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"The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have." — Anna Quindlen

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"It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end." — Ursula K. LeGuin

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"Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do
with struggling and enduring and accomplishing." — George Sheehan

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"The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for." — Louis L'Amour

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"When you reach the end of all the lightness that you know
And are about to step over into darkness…
Faith is knowing that one of two things will happen.
Either there will be something solid there to step onto
Or you will be taught to fly."
— Author Unknown —

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"Our past is not our potential." — Unknown

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“Insanity is knowing that what you’re doing is completely idiotic, but
still, somehow, you just can’t stop it.” — Elizabeth Wurtzel

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"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. " — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"’What’s wrong?’ ‘Why don’t you get out and do something?’ ‘You’d feel
better if you got up and took a shower.’ When I’ve started down that
long black spiral into depression, such well-intentioned comments are
more hurtful than helpful. The first two simply have no answer, and all
three require answers or action of which I’m incapable and thus feed my
feeling of hopelessness. The words that are most welcome are ‘What can
I do to help?’ Sometimes I need a hug, or someone to do a specific task
that I feel is overwhelming, or just a quiet presence in the room,
someone not trying to ‘fix’ the situation or supply answers or
suggestions for improvement. Sometimes I just need someone to be there,
so the dark isn’t quite so big." — Kathy Cronkite, "On the Edge of
Darkness: Conversations About Conquering Depression"

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"Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching." — Thomas Jefferson

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"The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end." — Leon Trotsky

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"When you go in search of honey, you must expect to be stung by bees." — Kenneth Kaunda

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“In a strange way, I had fallen in love with my depression. Dr.
Sterling was right about that. I loved it because I thought it was all
I had. I thought depression was the part of my character that made me
worthwhile. I thought so little of myself, felt that I had such scant
offerings to give to the world, that the one thing that justified my
existence at all was my agony.” —Elizabeth Wurtzel

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"History must repeat itself because we pay such little attention to it the first time." — Blackie Sherrod

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"Our background and circumstances may influence who we are, but we are responsible for who we become." — Unknown   

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"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog."   — Dwight D. Eisenhower

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"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely." — Henry Ford

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"By perseverance the snail reached the ark." — Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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“That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost
anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so
insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the
end. The fog is like a cage without a key.” — Elizabeth Wurtzel

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"The hardest battle you’re ever going to fight is the battle to be just you." — Leo Buscaglia   

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"Abuse victims are always the best actors.  They have to be, to live
their whole lives with the pain and shame, pretending there is nothing
wrong.  It’s the greatest performance of all." — Richard Dreyfuss in
"Silent Fall"

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“Depression is nourished by a lifetime of ungrieved and unforgiven hurts.” — Penelope Sweet

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"There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by." — Annie Dillard

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"One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may
turn around to find that the future has run out on us." — Michael
Cibenko

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"Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the judgment that there is
something more important than fear." — quote from the movie "The
Princess Diaries"

Brain Shivers quote

"The brain shivers are even scarier. If I straighten my head to fast or look up too quickly I get this out of body experience where it feels like I’m being electrocuted. It feels like my brain bounces back and forth. And for those few seconds I am unreachable."

I can totally relate. (quote courtesy Graham’s Blog)

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"Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer." — Dorothy Rowe, Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison