My biggest fear is not having someone to fight or try for me.

Sam didn’t, and I thought he loved me as much as I did loved him.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

Invictus by William Ernest Henley

Submission to loving authority.

Obedience is a virtue, and that people are at their best—their most comfortable, their strongest and most productive when they bow to the authority of a wiser stronger person who cares for them.

There was a huge emphasis on choosing the right master, and the terrible danger of submitting to someone who was incapable, or cruel.

“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because i’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love who do not love me, and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arroagnce. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in the world of opposites, and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and on top of everything—I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.”

Factual information is liberating. Fake information just liberates people form being uncomfortable.

Just keep your vision in your head—that is all any of us have.

A man may fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.

You have to let your sucesses go in the same way you let go of your failures.

Sometimes the one person you’d take a bullet for is the one who fired the gun.

There are 3 aspects of love:

  1. When you fall in love and are infatuated— having butterflied
  2. Choosing to love and working on a relationship
  3. Once you made this active choice and have worked on it for a while, you get rewarded with true love. That now you like them because you’re part of them.