Forgotten Wings

By MS

Forgotten wings
Disused & abandoned
Tricked self into believing that you (we) couldn’t fly
World weary… head heavy
Barely sleeping
Fitfully resting my eyes
Dazed

Does this pass for dreaming
I can feel the wind on my face
Eyes – wide open
I can see these wings carrying me to the other side…

At second glance, I realize that I am dreaming
It wasn’t me soaring
Dis-used & abandoned
Seeking the courage to spread my wings
And fly on forgotten wings…

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15 Marvel Quotes to Help you Find the Superhero Within

Marvel Comics was founded by Martin Goodman in 1939, and was first known under the name Timely Publications. And ever since then, Marvel hasn’t stopped entertaining us.

The Marvel universe introduced us to thousands of heroes and villains over the time, making it impossible not to get fond of at least one character. And the best part of it is that you can read the comics or watch the movies as an adult, since Marvel developed a reputation for focusing on complex characterization and relatable issues.

Every story revolves around a lesson in life, intends to explain the psychology behind certain behaviors, and mostly makes you think about the choices you would make if you had superpowers. So, how would you use them? Would you become the hero or the bad guy?

Grab your cape, because here are 15 Marvel quotes that might just give you superpowers.

The strength of this country isn’t in buildings of brick and steel. It’s in the hearts of those who have sworn to fight for its freedom!

– Captain America

If there is nothing but what we make in this world, brothers, let us make it good!

– Beta Ray Bill

When you decide not to be afraid, you can find friends in super unexpected places.

– Ms. Marvel

The door is more than it appears. It separates who you are from who you can be. You do not have to walk through it… You can run.

– Franklin Richards

Violence doesn’t discriminate. It comes as cold and bracing as a winter breeze and it leaves you with a chill you can’t shake off.

– Daredevil

Intelligence is a privilege, and it needs to be used for the greater good of people.

– Dr. Octopus

Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they can’t be saved. – Professor Charles Xavier

If you cage the beast, the beast will get angry.

– Wolverine

No man can win every battle, but no man should fall without a struggle.

– Peter Parker

Faith is my sword. Truth is my shield. Knowledge my armor.

– Stephen Strange

The world is changing. Soon there will only be the conquered and the conquerors. You are a good man, with a good heart. And it’s hard for a good man to be a king.

— King T’Chaka

The world is full of evil and lies and pain and

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25 Anne Frank Quotes that Will Restore your Hope

In 1940, after Germany invaded the Netherlands, Anne and her family couldn’t leave the country, so they decided to hide in a warehouse in an attempt to escape the persecution of Jews by the Nazis.

For over two years, Anne wrote in her diary with an awareness that was extremely mature for her age. She detailed her experiences and insights while she and her family were in hiding, living in a constant fear of being arrested. Anne Frank’s diary is a record of her understanding of the war, and showcases her incredible storytelling abilities in such horrific circumstances.

In 1944, the Franks were found and sent to concentration camps. Anne died before she turned 16, and her father, Otto Frank, was the only family member to survive the Holocaust. After the War, Otto returned to Amsterdam, where he found his daughter’s diary and later published it as The Diary of a Young Girl.

Here are 25 Anne Frank quotes that will bring light into your darkest moments.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

No one has ever become poor by giving.

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God.

I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.

People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn’t stop you from having your own opinion.

In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.

Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.

Whoever is happy will make others happy.

Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness.

As long as this exists, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, and as long as I can enjoy it, how can I be sad?

There’s only one rule you need to remember: laugh at everything and forget everybody else! It sound egotistical, but

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22 George Orwell Quotes to Make You Stop and Think

George Orwell was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. He was a man of strong opinions who wrote on some major topics related to the political views and movements of his times.

His best known novels are Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Unfortunately, he didn’t get to enjoy the success of the last one, as he passed away one year after the book was published. Both novels have been turned into films and have enjoyed incredible popularity.

Orwell’s work had a great impact on popular and political culture. Many of his neologisms entered the language together with the term Orwellian, which describes a situation, idea, or societal condition identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free and open society.

The New York Times ranked Orwell second on a list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945” and in 2016, a statue of him was installed in front of the BBC in London.

Orwell had a high moral sense and respect for justice.

Here are 22 George Orwell quotes to make you stop and think:

In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.

Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

In the face of pain there are no heroes.

Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.

The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.

Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.

We

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14 Quotes For Strong Women Who Choose Courage Over Fear

You are stronger than you think.

Courage is the one choice if you want to live your best life. Rise above everything that may bring you down or make you feel inferior.


There are all sorts of circumstances that make us feel small or unimportant. Life is so busy and there is so much that can happen that is negative.

It sometimes has a way of even shadowing over all the positive that is in the world. 


But does that mean that only some of us have the capacity to be strong, courageous and great? We are all human. We all have the capacity to be great. We all have the capacity to be strong.

And we all have a whole lot of courage in our core. 

Every single woman has the passion and strength to be courageous and be the person she truly is inside…. a brave strong warrior stallion princess that can rule the world —  just in case you need a little reminding….

Molly Given is a writer and lover of all things to do with mystery and magic in life. When she’s not writing her fingers off she can be found planning her next adventure in a new part of the world.


Thats all you need.

“Kind heart, fierce mind, brave spirit.”  Anonymous 


Underestimating is a mistake.

“Never underestimate the power of a kind woman. Kindness is a choice that comes from incredible strength.” Anonymous 


The answer is always no if you don’t ask.

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” — Oprah Winfrey


Strength never goes out of style.

“The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within- strength, courage, dignity.”  Ruby Dee


Weakness can be overcome.

“A strong person is not the one who doesn’t cry. A strong person is one who is quiet and sheds tears for a moment, and then picks up her sword and fights again.”  Anonymous 


Being strong on her own.

“I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.”  Maya Angelou


Be tougher than life.

“When life knocks you down, stand the fuck up and say ‘you hit like a bitch.'”  Anonymous


Fear cannot stop you.

“I want a courageous heart, a heart that does the right thing even …

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13 Quotes For Strong Women Who Choose Courage Over Fear

You are stronger than you think.

Courage is the one choice if you want to live your best life. Rise above everything that may bring you down or make you feel inferior.

Do not let anyone or anything dictate your self-worth. You deserve better than that.


There are all sorts of circumstances that make us feel small or unimportant. Life is so busy and there is so much that can happen that is negative.

It sometimes has a way of even shadowing over all the positive that is in the world. 

There is no secret trick to beat this. You are the solution to all of your problems. You have the choice to be strong and courageous even when you don’t feel strong. Eventually, you realize that you had that strength and courage all along.

Think of the strongest woman in your life. Think of your role models. What is so different about them compared to you? Sure we may have different personality traits, looks and grew up in different environments.


But does that mean that only some of us have the capacity to be strong, courageous and great? We are all human. We all have the capacity to be great. We all have the capacity to be strong.

And we all have a whole lot of courage in our core. 

Every single woman has the passion and strength to be courageous and be the person she truly is inside…. a brave strong warrior stallion princess that can rule the world —  just in case you need a little reminding….


Thats all you need.

“Kind heart, fierce mind, brave spirit.”  Anonymous 


Underestimating is a mistake.

“Never underestimate the power of a kind woman. Kindness is a choice that comes from incredible strength.” Anonymous 


The answer is always no if you don’t ask.

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” — Oprah Winfrey


Strength never goes out of style.

“The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within- strength, courage, dignity.”  Ruby Dee


Weakness can be overcome.

“A strong person is not the one who doesn’t cry. A strong person is one who is quiet and sheds tears for a moment, and then picks up her sword and fights again.”  Anonymous 


Being strong on her own.

“I would like to be known as an intelligent woman,

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16 Susan B. Anthony Quotes to Make You Treasure Your Independence

Susan Brownell Anthony was a notorious American social reformer and women’s rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement.

Anthony was also involved in the temperance movement that aimed to stop the production (and sale) of alcohol. When she wanted to speak at one of the conventions, she was denied the chance solely because she was a woman. In that moment, Anthony realized that she had to do something about it or women don’t stand a chance to be taken seriously when it comes to politics. So she fought for the women’s right to vote.

Susan B. Anthony tirelessly gave speeches around the country, supporting women’s suffrage. She even voted illegally in the presidential election, which got her arrested and fined $100, a fine she never paid but rather chose to give the money away instead.

Moreover, she played a crucial role in the fight to end slavery, opening up her home to abolitionists, who made Susan B. Anthony’s home a regular meeting place.

Here are 16 Susan B. Anthony quotes to make you treasure your independence.

I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.

I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.

Forget conventionalisms; forget what the world thinks of you stepping out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, work your best works, looking to your own conscience for approval.

The true republic: men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.

There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.

Our Job is not to make young women grateful. It is to make the ungrateful so they keep going. Gratitude never radicalized anybody.

There shall never be another season of silence until women have the same rights men have on this green earth.

Independence is happiness.

No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent.

Failure is impossible.

I don’t want to die as long as I

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12 Harriet Tubman Quotes to Help You Find the Leader Within

Harriet Tubman was a leading abolitionist who went on to become the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad — a network of secret routes and safe houses destined to help those enslaved during the 19th century.

The routes led to free states but later on, as the Fugitive Slave Law was adopted, slaves could be captured and returned to their masters. So Harriet Tubman changed the route to Canada, which prohibited slavery categorically, leading hundreds of slaves to freedom, using this route. Her efforts, ingenuity, and determination later earned her the “Moses” moniker, among others.

Born in a family of slaves, she was beaten, sold and constantly ill due to poor conditions and endless struggles; yet Tubman knew that she was destined for something bigger, which gave her the determination to escape — and take others with her.

By being a great leader and helping so many, she achieved greatness and restored faith among enslaved people. During the Civil War, Tubman also worked as a spy, working alongside the Union Army.

Harriet became a highly respected figure in history and an American icon. Here are 12 Harriet Tubman quotes to help you find the leader within.

Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.

I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was on of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive.

Never wound a snake; kill it.

I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

I grew up like a neglected weed – ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.

I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.

It wasn’t me, it was the Lord! I always told Him, ‘I trust to you. I don’t know where to go or what to do, but I expect You to lead me,’ and He always

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25 Abraham Lincoln Quotes to Make You Want to Be a Better Person

One of America’s greatest politicians, most respected and beloved personalities, Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States.

Lincoln’s story is a remarkable one. Born into a humble family with illiterate parents, he got from being a shopkeeper to holding the highest office. While being president, Lincoln led his people through the Civil War, the costliest war in the history of the U.S., and made major decisions on the Union war strategy. He fought for equal rights, liberty, and democracy. Those hard and bloody times led to the abolition of slavery and made the economy flourish.

Switching to merrier times, Abraham Lincoln was also the one to establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday. That big turkey wouldn’t have had the same appeal without Thanksgiving, would it?

From a great man of significant accomplishments, a big heart with a bigger voice, here are 25 Abraham Lincoln quotes to make you cherish honor and become a better person.

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.

I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.

Whatever you are, be a good one.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.

There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.

Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.

I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

I would rather be a little nobody, then to be an evil somebody.

Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.

Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

The best way to predict your future is to create it.

I will prepare and someday my chance will come.

Government of

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23 Aretha Franklin Quotes to Gain Confidence

The natural woman, Aretha Franklin, multiple Grammy Award-winner and the ‘Queen of Soul’, said a little prayer and sent it right into our ears and hearts.

Aretha, a talented pianist with a powerful voice, began her career as a child, singing gospel at her father’s church.

At the age of 14, Franklin became a mother for the first time, and at 16 she had her second child. No matter the difficulties she had to overcome, she still managed to find her way back and triumph in the world of music. Later, Aretha Franklin earned the “Queen of Soul” title and also stood as a symbol of black empowerment during the civil rights movement.

Back in 1987, Aretha was the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the greatest talents in the American Culture.

This year the Queen of Soul announced the release of a new album in collaboration with Stevie Wonder. Can’t wait to listen to it! Until then, here are 23 Aretha Franklin quotes to help you gain confidence and become one hell of a woman.

The man who gets me is getting one hell of a woman.

I sing to the realists. People who accept it like it is.

If a song’s about something I’ve experienced or that could’ve happened to me it’s good. But if it’s alien to me, I couldn’t lend anything to it. Because that’s what soul is all about.

I’ve always felt that rock & roll was very, very wholesome.

Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift.

Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well.

Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, it’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening.

We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right.

Politics are not my arena. Music is.

Sometimes, what you’re looking for is already there.

People really don’t have to give you anything, so appreciate what people give you.

You cannot define a person on just one thing. You can’t just forget all these wonderful and good things that a

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