One of my longtime favorites has always been this one by Nietzsche:
"What doesn't kill me only makes me stronger."I think it's very fitting for life, as life has a bunch of ups and downs and when you face struggles or tough times it's important how you deal with them. A lot of times we come out of the struggles and tough times stronger than we were before, as the downs in life are often learning experiences that we grow from. So if you come out of whatever you're going through alive, it's only going to make you stronger in the long-run.
Another good one I heard from a friend (I believe they posted it on Facebook) is this one:
“A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one.”
-Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Having been in a relationship with a guy that turned out to be quite the loser, I think this one holds pretty true, as it made me so much more grateful to be in a relationship with a great guy like hubby. Girls, Ladies - it's very rare that you'll marry and spend your life with the first guy you ever date. While it has happened, it's very rare and uncommon that you'll get that lucky.
While I don't recommend purposely going out and wasting your time on a guy that's clearly no good for you, it is a good idea to date awhile before you decide to commit any one person for the rest of your life - after the fresh, new, exciting "honeymoon" period of your relationship is over and you both begin to settle, you might decide you don't like the guy as much as you thought you did or he's not the same person he was at the beginning when he was all about impressing you and winning you over. Sometimes after this "honeymoon" period, the guy will start show his true self, which might be quite ugly.
It's the bad relationships and guys that makes us girls and ladies really appreciate and realize just how grateful and thankful we are for the good ones when they come along.
And lastly, there's this cute one a friend shared on Facebook that's by Oscar Wilde:
"Women are made to be loved, not understood."
That actually is quite true, as often times guys just don't seem to get us and often claim that we and our logic make no sense. I know there's been plenty of times where I've confused and baffled hubby as what I said or suggested makes perfect sense to me, but he just doesn't seem to get it.Oh well, he still loves me!
What are some of your favorite quotes?