Strengths and weaknesses

Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points. – Knute Rockne

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you. – Lao Tzu
A really self-restrained person grows every day from strength and from peace to more peace. The very first step in self-restraint is the restraint of thoughts. – Gandhi
It never ceases to amaze me; we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinions than our own. – Marcus Aurelius
Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance? – Abdul Kalam
Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. – Seneca
Our strength grows out of our weaknesses. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. – Abraham Lincoln
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination… – Maya Angelou
There is nothing so strong as gentleness, and nothing so gentle as strength. – Leo Muir

Neglected, then renewed


I have been negligent in keeping up with posting my ongoing collection of quotes. So in order to start the ball off rolling again I have chosen to share some quotes on negligence and renewal.

Negligence is the rust of the soul, that corrodes through al her best resolves. – Owen Feltham
Turn your midlife crisis to your own advantage by making it a time for renewal of your body and mind, rather than stand by helplessly and watch them decline. – Jane Brody
No profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well. – Publilius Syrus
We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To be worn out is to be renewed. – Lao-tzu
Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected – John Locke (1632-1704)
Four things come not back – the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life and the neglected opportunity. – Arabian Proverb
We strain to renew our capacity for wonder, to shock ourselves into astonishment once again. – Shana Alexander