„Don’t lie to yourself with affirmations. Don’t lie to the world by pretending to be who you want to be whilst rejecting who you are in this moment. You only want to be different than who you really are because long ago, someone rejected the truth of you and you have been trying to mold yourself into something false so as to be accepted ever since.“

—  Teal Swan


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American spiritual teacher 1984

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„Immodest creature, you do not want a woman who will accept your faults, you want the one who pretends you are faultless – one who will caress the hand that strikes her and kiss the lips that lie to her.“

—  George Sand French novelist and memoirist; pseudonym of Lucile Aurore Dupin 1804 - 1876

Mais, fat impudent, tu ne veux pas qu'on te pardonne, tu veux qu'on croie ou qu'on prétende n'avoir rien à te pardonner. Tu veux qu'on baise la main qui frappe et la bouche qui ment.
Fonte: Letter (17 June 1837) in The Intimate Journal of George Sand (1929) translated and edited by Marie Jenney Howe; also quoted in The Quotable Woman, 1800-1975 (1978) by Elaine Partnow

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„For all that somebody gets dumped every nanosecond in the world, you don’t want to be lumped in with everybody else – you want it to be expressed as poignantly and vividly as you feel it yourself…A cliche is only a cliche if it’s happening in someone else’s life.“

—  Joanna Trollope British writer 1943

On how people react to her characters in “Joanna Trollope on families, fiction and feminism: ‘Society still expects women to do all the caring’” https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/mar/02/joanna-trollope-on-families-fiction-and-feminism-society-still-expects-women-to-do-all-the-caring in The Guardian (2020 Mar 2)

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„Shame is the lie someone told you about yourself.“

—  Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977

As quoted in Why Men Fall Out of Love : The Secrets They Don't Tell (2005) by Michael French, p. 142

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„(To a football player) If you lie to me, I'll mop the floor with you worse than anyone who's ever tackled you.“

—  Judith Sheindlin American lawyer, judge, television personality, and author 1942

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„Don’t just accept the world you inherit today. Don’t just accept the status quo. No big challenge has ever been solved, and no lasting improvement has ever been achieved, unless people dare to try something different. Dare to think different.“

—  Tim Cook American business executive 1960

Entrepreneur: "From Oprah Winfrey to Tim Cook, Leaders Offer Gems of Wisdom to the Class of 2018" https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/313917 (24 May 2018)

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„If you are going to lie, you go to jail for the lie rather than the crime. So believe me, don't ever lie.“

—  Richard Nixon 37th President of the United States of America 1913 - 1994

To John Dean in April 1973 http://books.google.com/?id=JpRAAAAAIAAJ&dq=%22If+you+are+going+to+lie+you+go+to+jail+for+the+lie+rather+than+the+crime+So+believe+me+don't+ever+lie%22&pg=PA42. Dean was due to testify before the Senate Watergate Committee, which he did on 25 June 1973.

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„Why is there evil in the world? Because sometimes you just wanna fuckin have it, and you don’t care who gets hurt.“

—  Joe Hill Swedish-American labor activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World 1879 - 1915

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„The more you speak of yourself, the more you are likely to lie;“

—  Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann Swiss philosophical writer, naturalist, and physician 1728 - 1795

As quoted in Aphorisms and Reflections on Men, Morals, and Things, 1800, p. 4. http://books.google.com/books?id=vFJFAAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA4&ots=ZtdzIH54NC&dq=inauthor%3Ajohann%20inauthor%3Azimmermann%20%22the%20more%20you%20speak%20of%20yourself%22&pg=PA4#v=onepage&q=inauthor:johann%20inauthor:zimmermann%20%22the%20more%20you%20speak%20of%20yourself%22&f=false|
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„Above anything else, stay true to yourself. Whether that means for you that you like to have blue hair, or you don't like to drink, or you are attracted to the same sex, or you want to remove yourself from Facebook, or you've got 3 different kids from 3 different dads but you know you're a really good mom, or you cry for a week because your turtle died. Whatever your truth is, stay true to yourself. But be a good person while you're at it.“

—  Gillian Anderson American-British film, television and theatre actress, activist and writer 1968

When asked what advice would she give young feminist — Reddit "Sunday morning with Gillian Anderson. Grab a cup of coffee and A Vision of Fire. AMA." https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2j12o1/sunday_morning_with_gillian_anderson_grab_a_cup#cl7c2ps (October 12, 2014)

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„Let me tell you the truth. The truth is what is, and what should be is a fantasy. A terrible, terrible lie that someone gave to the people long ago.“

—  Lenny Bruce comedian and social critic 1925 - 1966

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„When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.“

—  Thomas Sowell American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author 1930

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