“You cannot be fair to others without first being fair to yourself.
Know that a well-honed sense of justice is a measure of personal experience, and all experience is a measure of self.
Know that the highest expression of justice is mercy.
Thus, as the supreme judge in your own court, you must have compassion for yourself.
Otherwise, cede your gavel.” ―Vera Nazarian
“If you read fairy tales carefully, you’ll notice they are mostly about people who aren’t heroes. They don’t have special powers, or gifts. Often they are described as stupid. They are bullied, beaten up, robbed, starved. But they find they are stronger than their misfortunes.” ―Amanda Craig
It’s interesting that I came across this as I am purposely avoiding re-reading a difficult scene I wrote. A small part of my has issues with it.
“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” ―Jim Morrison