Quotes by some folks worth quoting...
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Caring about the happiness of others, we find our own.”
“L'uomo non è fatto per la sconfitta, ha detto. Un uomo può essere distrutto, ma non può essere sconfitto." = "But man is not made for defeat", he said. "A man can be destroyed but not defeated."
— Ernest Hemingway
"Insecure people (including those with wealth and power) try to make you feel smaller. Confident people love to see you walk taller."
And mob justice is not, in fact, justice due to the inherent unfairness. [The] “accusers” are also the judges, the juries, the executioners: there is no one “above” the group. We must remember that… we’re still dealing with people, who have friends, family and loved ones.
– Tauriq Moosa
"Cyberbullying campaigns usually don't follow a fair trial, and passions hinder a rational judgment of the wrongdoing and bring disproportionate consequences. Many compare online shaming to a lynch mob."
“You build on failure. You use (the past) as a stepping stone. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."
― Johnny Cash
"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."
― Winston Churchill
"Cyber bullies’ cowardly and destructive actions are often more about their own problems [and insecurities] than they are about [their target]; And in their attempt to get [others] down, they are showing themselves to be on a level of cowardly bitterness."
— Watch Your Space, The Irish Department of Education and Skills
“Strong people define themselves, weak people allow others to define them.”
― Ken Poirot
“Nothing should be done for spite's sake”
― Winston Churchill
“It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion, it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self Reliance"