I have gathered here some of these hand-picked quotations based on the message they send, about love, life, and getting to know oneself.  In my mind,  they also collectively tell a story about the process of therapy.

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves” – Viktor Frankl.

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” — Mary Anne Radmacher

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” — William Ellery Channing

“Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.” — William Shakespeare

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” — African Proverb

“The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.” — Virginia Woolf

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” — Mark Twain

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face” – Eleanor Roosevelt.

“Your task is not to seek love, but to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it” – Rumi.

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” — Maya Angelou

“Nothing ever is, but is always becoming.” – Plato

“Happiness is like a butterfly.
The more you chase it, the more it eludes you.
But if you turn your attention to other things,
It comes and sits softly on your shoulder.”
- Henry David Thoreau

“Feelings come and feelings go. There is no need to fear them and no need to crave them. Let them come, and then let them go. No feeling is your permanent reality, no matter how intense it is.” – Unknown

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

“Your emotional life is not written in cement during childhood. You write each chapter as you go along.” – Harry Stack Sullivan

“All of us are much more human than otherwise.” – Harry Stack Sullivan

“It is easier to act yourself into a new way of feeling than to feel yourself into a new way of acting.” – Harry Stack Sullivan

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