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Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

If you spend yourself amongst those who by nature are not receptive to genuineness, you will not only waste the good you have received, but may lose yourself altogether in their influence.
~Charles Foltz

Losing yourself.  An interesting concept.  To give in to the loudest voice or the selfish opinions of others when you think it may be wrong, leads to losing your ability to respect yourself.  Likewise, consenting to the rude behavior of others through silence demonstrates a serious lack of character (at least in my view). 

If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.

Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.
~Hardy D. Jackson

To be true to yourself means to act in accordance with who you are and what you believe.

And to be true to yourself means to be honest and genuine, regardless of the consequences.  It is only when we are true to ourselves that we can respect ourselves and others with no regret.  And, it brings us back to the original quote; quality people will accept and respect you just as you are.  Anything less is unacceptable.

Love G-d.
Reach out your hand to your neighbor.  
Respect yourself.


Mama Cache said…
I'm so glad you write...
Ari C'rona said…
Well said, my friend. Love Chuck's quote! :o)
Stacy Christian said…
For some reason, not "casting pearls before swine" comes to mind.

And the word "capitulatory"--fun to say, but not always a good quality.

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