Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Nelson Mandela, July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013. Rest in peace.
Happy Holidays from Captain Picard.
And we don’t intend to start settling now. :)
like many other great moralists and preachers, she had been eloquent on a point in which her own conduct would ill bear examination.
Anne Elliot engaging in a bit of good-humored self-reflection, in Jane Austen’s PERSUASION. How do I love this novel? Let me count the ways…
If she would only wear rouge she would not be afraid of being seen; but last time I called, I observed the blinds were let down immediately.
Sir Walter Elliot, consummate narcissist and self-appointed expert on women’s beauty, in Jane Austen’s PERSUASION
Bridget. Sleeping with a 29-year-old off Twitter on a second date is not ‘Rather like in Jane Austen’s day’.
Fave line so far in Bridget Jones 3 aka “Mad About The Boy.”