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"You can be pleased with nothing when you are not pleased with yourself." —Lady Mary Wortley Montagu #thoughts

"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." —Mother Teresa

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." —Coco Chanel #quotes

"Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. " —Lorraine Hansberry #quotes

"There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour." —Charles Dickens #quotes

"Compromise makes a good umbrella but a poor roof." — James Russell Lowell #quotes

"I want, by understanding myself, to understand others." — Katherine Mansfield #quotes

"A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others." — Noel Langley, The Wizard of Oz film #quote

  • Helen Trip

    This sounds harsh. Disagree.

  • C W

    I don't think is true. The measure of your life is how much love you give to others, not how much you receive. There are very good people in the world who do not receive much love, and there are many superficial people who are adored

  • Stephanie Lorin

    Judged? I don't agree with this Real Simple.

  • Lindsey Middleton

    Huh? This literally makes no sense.

"One can get just as much exultation in losing oneself in a little thing as in a big thing. It is nice to think how one can be recklessly lost in a daisy!" —Anne Morrow Lindbergh #quotes

"It makes a difference doesn't it, whether we fully fence ourselves in, or whether we are fenced out by the barriers of others."—E.M. Forster

"Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." —Miguel de Cervantes #quotes

"Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them." —John Updike #quotes

"To me travel is a triple delight: anticipation, performance, and recollection." —Ilka Chase #quotes

"Of all the rocks upon which we build our lives, we are reminded today that family is the most important." —Barack Obama #quotes

"The stories we love best do live in us forever." —J.K. Rowling #quotes

"If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity and let my efforts be known by their results." —Emily Brontë #quotes

"I have nothing against work, particularly when performed, quietly and unobtrusively, by someone else." —Barbara Ehrenreich #quotes

"I think that if, instead of preaching brotherly love, we preached good manners, we might get a little further." —Eleanor Roosevelt #quotes

  • Chelsea Glenn McCallum

    Agreed, showing love would include good manners.

  • Emily Handler

    Love is a concept, whereas manners are an action.

  • Caron Slimak

    I think the world needs people who posses both. You can have impeccable manners but be a cold hearted biggot. T

  • Melanie Marino Spindler

    Love is active, not a feeling or a concept. If you have love for one another, you treat people with respect-- an active thing. If you're mannerly without anything behind it, it's disingenuous and people know it. Like when someone fake smiles at you in passing. It's hollow. "The church" is made of people...and I'm pretty sure Scripture speaks about mutual respect...so... I can't separate "the church" or me/hubby teaching manners or respect of others to my kids...

  • Gretchen Piofcyk

    Love is not just a concept. It is also an action....hence the use of it as a verb.

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"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." —Ralph Waldo Emerson #quotes

"Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power." —Shirley MacLaine #quotes

"It isn't the great big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones." —Jean Webster #quotes

"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end." —Margaret Thatcher #quotes