For the Ancient Greeks, virtue wasn’t a goal in and of itself, but rather a route to a life well lived. By being honest and generous, embodying diligence and fortitude, showing restraint and kindness, a person would flourish – coming to live a life filled with meaning and finding an enduring, as opposed to ephemeral, happiness.
Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.
In November 1891, the British sexologist Havelock Ellis married the writer and lesbian Edith Lees. He was 32 and a virgin. And since he was impotent, they never consummated their union. After their honeymoon, the two lived separately in what he called an open marriage.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. ~ Charles Spurgeon
When you start taking care of yourself you start feeling better, and you start to attract better. It all starts with you.
In this incredibly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? I remember once, as a freshman in college, after spending hours getting ready for a big party, I complained to my boyfriend that my hair, makeup, and outfit were woefully inadequate.
There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
Decisions are a part of life. At various times you may need to choose the best vacation spot, job candidate, babysitter, or place to live. Your most important decision may be figuring out your best romantic partner.
I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being. ~ Jackie Robinson
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation. ~ Oscar Wilde
Don’t sacrifice your time for people who wouldn’t do the same for you.
If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. ~ Andy Rooney
Being someone’s BFF is a big deal – you don’t hand over the other half of your “Best Friends” necklace to just anyone. Having a romantic partner who is also your best friend potentially sounds perfect.
Weak people seek revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people let it go.
You can ask the universe for all the signs you want but ultimately, we see what we want to see when we’re ready to see it.
Is he or she the one? You know… the one to introduce to my parents, the one to move in with, the one to start a family with, the one to marry? At some point in every dating relationship, you ask yourself some version of these questions.
True kindness is helping someone without expecting anything in return.
Have you ever wondered about the secret to attracting a partner? You don’t have to be gorgeous, smart, and rich to attract someone else’s attention. The wonderful truth is that it’s much easier than that.
Avoiding certain people to protect your emotional health is not a weakness. It’s wisdom.