Words to Live by

These words is originally by a Portuguese self-help author/life coach, Jose Micard Texeira but is often credited to Hollywood actress Meryl Streep. But no matter who the author is, this resonates with me at all times and is a powerful statement.

I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant but simply because I’ve reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love does who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition or academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflicts and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.


Know that sometimes you have to live with some rules that will leave you intact and sane in this chaotic, sometimes weird world. There are just people out there that will try to bring out the worst in you because it makes them feel they have control over your demeanor. My reaction to these people is that I’ve lived too long to let that happen so I just stay away from them.

I am sure most people have words or quotes that is so profound to them, please drop by let’s share your words to live by too.

Thank you!



4 thoughts on “Words to Live by

  1. Cassandra Rose says:

    I don’t think truer words have ever been spoken. Sometimes, we get so caught up in what other people think of us or how they’ll react that we change who we are when we’re with them. I like making people happy but I love making myself happy more, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Great quote!

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