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Favourite words of wisdom to get you through

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cantolupo Thu 12-Nov-15 12:54:55

Just stinging from a breakup and was wondering what people's favourite words of wisdom or sayings were to make them feel better or the ones that stand out as being completely true?

One of mine is "what's for you won't go by you"

Jackie0 Thu 12-Nov-15 12:56:28

You will never be more alone than when you're with the wrong person.

cantolupo Thu 12-Nov-15 13:18:26

very true

RedMapleLeaf Thu 12-Nov-15 15:51:34

This too shall pass flowers

FredaMayor Thu 12-Nov-15 16:29:56

Never apologise, never explain: those against you won't believe you but your friends already know.

This rang true for me when my first marriage ended some years ago.

TheRealQueenOfEngland Thu 12-Nov-15 16:32:50

When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don't get to decide that you didn't.

FredaMayor Thu 12-Nov-15 16:37:13

Also the fable of the turtle/frog and the scorpion.

www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scorpion_and_the_Frog

cantolupo Thu 12-Nov-15 17:36:49

Ahh, such good ones. That fable really hits home

BusyCee Thu 12-Nov-15 17:48:15

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Was my mums favourite and is actually quite true.

I'm sorry about your break up, you poor thing. Have some wine

ArmsofBathurst Thu 12-Nov-15 18:00:43

It will all be the same a hundred years hence.

I'm stinging too. winethanks

cantolupo Thu 12-Nov-15 18:27:56

I also like "remember sometimes not gettign what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck"

hugs to anyone else stinging!

twirlypoo Thu 12-Nov-15 18:30:17

When someone tells you who they are, listen.

Sorry to hear about your breakup. It's rubbish flowers

MadeMan Thu 12-Nov-15 18:43:40

Don't eat the yellow snow.

BoneyBackJefferson Thu 12-Nov-15 18:46:28

When you point at someone there are three fingers pointing back

HappyHopefulStrongerAlone Thu 12-Nov-15 19:01:47

Good boundaries make for better relationships.

Twowrongsdontmakearight Thu 12-Nov-15 19:07:22

Nothing is ever the end of the world. Things will get better - from my lovely grandma.

Guiltypleasures001 Thu 12-Nov-15 19:08:55

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

Eleanor Roosevelt wink

TheKnackeredChef Thu 12-Nov-15 19:16:04

"Ships sail East and ships sail west
While the selfsame breezes blow.
'Tis the set of the sail, and not the gale
Which sends them where they go."

HardWorkButTheyMakeMeSmile Thu 12-Nov-15 19:46:59

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I cannot accept, and the wisdom to know the difference

ittooshallpass Thu 12-Nov-15 19:53:58

There's a lid for every pot!

Fluffybrain Thu 12-Nov-15 19:54:26

Shit happens

Notasinglefuckwasgiven Thu 12-Nov-15 19:57:40

No feeling is permanent and I'm still breathing wink

sugar21 Thu 12-Nov-15 20:01:44

Be grateful for what you've got
Because some folk piss in a pot
They haven't a roof over their head
And here's you lying in a bed

Tapirs Thu 12-Nov-15 20:09:19

Mine's a song. It gives me a sense of perspective when things are shite and helps me see the bigger picture.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=buqtdpuZxvk

beelover Thu 12-Nov-15 20:28:11

You never know how strong you are until being strong is all you can be.

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