Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.
— Robert Brault
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.
— (via youngfolksociety)
You should put on the best version of yourself when you go out in the world because that is a show of respect to the other people around you.
— Tom Ford
Any woman can look her best if she feels good in her skin. It’s not a question of clothes or makeup. It’s how she sparkles.
— Sophia Loren
There are other defining attributes, some more quantifiable than others. Southern women know how to bake a funeral casserole and why you should. Southern women know how to make other women feel pretty. Southern women like men and allow them to stay men. Southern women are not afraid to dance. Southern women know you can’t outrun your past, that manners count, and that your mother deserves a phone call every Sunday. Southern women can say more with a cut of their eyes than a whole debate club’s worth of speeches. Southern women know the value of a stiff drink, among other things.
— “Southern Women” from Garden and Gun Magazine