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The best slave does not need to be beaten. She beats herself. ...
by Erica Jong

The best slave does not need to be beaten. She beats herself.
- Erica Jong

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Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong PHOTO

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong PHOTO

Love gives without taking
- Erica Jong

 

If you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

I have accepted fear as a part of life -
specifically the fear of change...
I have gone ahead despite the pounding
in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong


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Love is serene and calm
- Erica Jong

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Hate generalizes; love is particular.
- Erica Jong

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

The trick is not how much pain you feel -
but how much joy you feel
- Erica Jong

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

Because I loved myself, I was loved.
- Erica Jong

He who can take advice is sometimes superior
to him who can give it.
- Erica Jong

Driving me away is easier than saying goodbye.
- Erica Jong

Betrayal betrays the betrayer.
- Erica Jong

We are finally driven to monogamy
not by morality but by exhaustion.
- Erica Jong

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
- Erica Jong

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.
- Erica Jong

If sex and creativity are often
seen by dictators as subversive activities,
it's because they lead to the knowledge
that you own your own body
(and with it your own voice), and that's
the most revolutionary insight of all.
- Erica Jong

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
- Henry David Thoreau

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

We fear both the best and the worst in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to gain self-confidence
is to do what you are afraid to do.
- Anonymous

May you never forget what is worth remembering,
or remember what is best forgotten.
- Anonymous

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

Be yourself. There is nothing more for you to do
than to be the best YOU that you can be -
with no imitation, no pretense, no guilt, no shame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Peter F. Drucker

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

Make the best use of what is in your power,
and take the rest as it happens.
- Epictetus

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

The best things in life are free.
- Anonymous

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

When you do your best
you learn to accept yourself
- don Miguel Ruiz

An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

The success of a project is best predicted
by the enthusiasm of its participants.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

Laughter is the best medicine.
- Anonymous

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The best relationship is one in which
your love for each other
exceeds your need for each other.
- Anonymous

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Do the best you can. Be proud of your accomplishments -
without comparing yourself to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln


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