Valerie J. Elsbree, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., C.A.P.
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Quotes & Philosophy

On Love

"If love means that one person absorbs the other, then no real relationship exists anymore.  Love evaporates; there is nothing left to love. The integrity of self is gone.”  Ann Oakley

On Hate:

“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself.  What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us."  Hermann Hesse

“I could never hate anyone I really knew.”  Charles Lamb

On Integrity:

“The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.” Thomas B. Macaulay

On Individuality:

“I believe the greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen by them, heard by them, to be understood by them and to be touched by them.” Virginia Satir

“The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.” Carl Jung

“We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.”  Virginia Satir

“We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.”  Ethel Barrett

On Possibilities:

“What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail.”  Robert H. Schuller

“Without discipline there is no life at all." Katharine Hepburn

On Dreams:

“If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy?”  Thomas L. Beddoes

“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.” Charles F. Kettering

On Disappointment:

“There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love."  Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Truth:

“If ever we hear a case of lying we must look for severe parents.  A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.”  Alfred Adler

On Friendship:

"If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than four our own.” Charlotte Bronte