You cannot beat the clock. My advice is to grab your moments of grace and enjoy them while they last.
We are not our best intentions. We are what we do.
People don't change when they don't acknowledge their actions.
Attraction happens when you feel important, valued, appreciated and wanted.
Do not make your current partner pay for the crimes and misdemeanors of your previous partners.
All promises are empty - until they are fulfilled.
If people thought more, we'd all have less to amuse us.
One downside of being an optimist is that optimistic people tend to forget yesterday's trauma in the belief that everything will turn out well. This can keep people in bad relationships because they genuinely believe that things will always improve.
Your job in life is to look after yourself and to find ways to get what you need - emotionally and otherwise - so that you live your best possible life, without being mired in anger and hurt over the past.
Sometimes the way through someone's tough outer shell is to do something obvious, thoughtful and sweet.
When you are criticizing someone, you should speak only to your own experience - not others'.
In the name of friendship you should make sure your door is always open to listen. Don't feel you need to provide unsolicited possible solutions, answers or even ideas. Listening without judgment and offering assistance when asked should be enough. That's friendship's high calling.
This is a tough situation. But it is what it is, and time has an amazing way of knitting together solutions as long as everybody stays calm and resolves to be as gentle and patient as possible.
Boredom has an important function, because pushing through it can unleash creativity.
When someone repeatedly insists that something isn't true, it increases the likelihood that it is.
Unsolicited advice is always self-serving.
Bullies often act out by marshaling aggression to cover up for insecurity.
Bullies never want to acknowledge their own actions. They want to move through life without reflection or apology.
"Don't be stupid!" is excellent advice.
There is nothing more painful than being rejected simply for being who you are.
Sometimes toxic people are so resistant to change that therapy does not really help them - but they send everybody else into therapy to find ways to cope.
Healthy boundaries are important, but you may be building a brick wall when a picket fence would do.
There is true freedom in letting go.
You need to start behaving like the person you want to attract.
Being alone is almost always preferable to being with the wrong person.
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