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750 Encouraging Feeling Like You Don't Belong Quotes (2023)

1. Do not go where you don't belong. I scoffed. That sounded like an invitation if I ever heard one. - Author: Dinah Katt


2. I took the sing from your song. I made a bed where you don't belong. - Author: Ben Howard


3. When you feel like you don't belong...


4. Then it's too bad I don't belong to you. - Author: Maya Banks


5. I think everything belongs in a certain place, for kids who feel they don't belong anywhere. A museum is an institution like a library where everything has a place, everything belongs. - Author: Brian Selznick


6. That's how envy works: the better things are, the worse they are, because they don't belong to you. - Author: William Deresiewicz


7. I went to school to be a psychiatrist. That's where I was going until I had a teacher-student conference with one of my teachers and there were film school pamphlets, and he said, "You don't belong here. Get out. Go to film school." - Author: Bryan Fuller


8. If you have to beg someone to be in your life, they don't belong there. - Author: Mandy Hale


9. The problem with paradise is that it's temporary: You don't belong here and the neighbors are nobody you care to know, so it's only blissful for a week or so. - Author: Garrison Keillor


10. You're standing onstage in a sold-out arena with people singing your music, and you feel like the loneliest person in the world. Because here's a party that, essentially, it's for you. And you still somehow feel like you don't belong there. Those people all have their lives and go back home. - Author: Trent Reznor


11. My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my 'blackness' than ever before. I have found that at Princeton, no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don't belong. - Author: Michelle Obama


12. Be grateful that your righteous life molds you so that you don't fit where you don't belong - Author: Richard G. Scott


13. You don't belong to you. You belong to the Universe and you're here to serve. - Author: R. Buckminster Fuller


14. This is why I spent so long fighting my feelings for you. You don't belong in my world. You're too good for it. For me. I thought I was ready to be who you needed me to be, but I fell at the first hurdle. - Author: Siobhan Davis


15. If you don't belong somewhere, that outsider status you have gives you perspective. Of course, another word for outsider is 'exile,' and that's not fun at all. - Author: Peter Morgan


16. You don't belong here if you are unhappy," she continued. Your mother makes you hateful, and you make her hateful. It doesn't matter if she's your mother. It's an accident of birth. It doesn't have to mean so much. ... You belong where you have the best chance of being happy ... - Author: Laura Moriarty


17. I think it has a terrible impact when you don't see yourself reflected in the society because then you get the feeling you don't belong. - Author: Sonia Manzano


18. I want you to let go of all of your insecurities. I want you to reject anyone of anything that ever made you feel like you don't belong. - Author: Lady Gaga


19. Football is about winning; it's that simple. You have to love what you do. If you're here for the money, than you don't belong here. - Author: Vinny Testaverde


20. “Give me that! Don't you know you're not supposed to take things that don't belong to you? What's the matter with you, you some kind of wild animal? Huh?”


21. You leave me sitting here writing long margin notes in library books that don't belong to me, some day they'll find out i did it and take my library card away. - Author: Helene Hanff


22. My so-called faith went up in flames Till I believed in all your lies, For the life of me I don't know why. They got you wrong , You're not that strong. I don't belong here! - Author: Alicia Witt


23. Life isn't as magical here, and you're not the only one who feels like you don't belong, or that it's better somewhere else. But there ARE things worth living for. And the best part is you never know what's going to happen next. - Author: O.R. Melling


24. I don't belong on this earth. I always feel out of place - like a visitor. - Author: Hattie McDaniel


25. You can't choose where you belong, and where you don't. But what if the place you don't belong is the only place you have left? - Author: Stuart Neville


26. I am so thankful for your love and all that you do for me. My heart belongs to you, and I will always be yours.


27. “Silence falls, pulsing with the truth of what I’ve learned and what Dean has yet to acknowledge. Our relationship, our love, cannot and will never be perfect. It will, however, always belong only to us in all its flawed, intense beauty. Perfect in its very imperfection.” ― Nina Lane


28. “We believe that the only viable solution to the problem of othering is one involving inclusion and belongingness. The most important good we distribute to each other in society is membership.”


29. I don't belong here," I said. I don't even believe in gods.


30. “If I get to be me, I belong. If I have to be like you, I fit in.”


31. “I thought about Hailsham closing, and how it was like someone coming along with a pair of shears and snipping the balloon strings just where they entwined above the man’s fist. Once that happened, there’d be no real sense in which those balloons belonged with each other any more.”


32. Leaders create communities and tribes and make us feel like we belong and make us feel like we matter. ― Simon Sinek


33. You can pretend none of this ever happened when you leave, or pretend you had no choice. I don't give a fuck what you have to tell yourself to sleep at night. For the next two weeks you belong to me. - Author: Teresa Mummert


34. “But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others.… It's a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.”


35. “I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me--they, and the love and loyaty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could. ”


36. I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me- they, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could. — Veronica Roth


37. You belong to the people I have to combat, and you're very comfortable among them, you're even in love with the student, or if you don't love him you do at least prefer him to your husband. - Author: Franz Kafka


38. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ” Eleanor Roosevelt


39. We're really just the frosting on a cake and we don't know what's inside the cake. - Author: Adam Riess


40. My heart belongs to you,' He promised.


41. Theodore Roosevelt: “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred with dust and sweat; who strives valiantly, who errs and may fall again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming.”


42. “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. … It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg


43. “All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.“


44. “When we can let go of what other people think and own our story, we gain access to our worthiness—the feeling that we are enough just as we are and that we are worthy of love and belonging.”


45. “Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission.”


46. There is nothing more beautiful than finding your course as you believe you bob aimlessly in the current. Wouldn’t you know that your path was there all along, waiting for you to knock, waiting for you to become. This path does not belong to your parents, your teachers, your leaders, or your lovers. Your path is your character defining itself more and more everyday like a photograph coming into focus. —Jodie Foster


47. “I've learned that it's harder to hate up close.”


48. “Let it go. let it leave. let it happen. Nothing in this world was promised or belonged to you anyway.” — Rupi Kaur


49. We are blessed on this planet with small glimpses of the divine. They are all around us. We need not look far to find the beauty. Small miracles are all around us. We simply need to go outside and take a look around at all of the great creation to which we belong.


50. “There’s a corner of my heart that is yours. And I don’t mean for now, or until I’ve found somebody else, I mean forever. I mean to say that whether I fall in love a thousand times over or once or never again, there’ll always be a small quiet place in my heart that belongs only to you.”


51. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt - The best dreams quotes of all times #inspiration #inspirationalquotes #motivationalquotes #dreams


52. “Maybe my problem isn’t that I can’t go home. I will miss my mother and father and Caleb and evening firelight and the clack of my mother’s knitting needles, but that is not the only reason for this hollow feeling in my stomach.


53. Most people have a rope that ties them to someone, and that rope can be short or it can be long. (Be long. Belong. Get it?) You don't know how long, though. It's not your choice. - Author: Nick Hornby


54. Design is a point of view—that feeling when you walk into a room and think, This belongs to me.


55. There is still a piece of my heart that belongs to you. I have cherished it all these centuries. - Author: Colleen Houck


56. I don't care about being a literary personality - that doesn't appeal to me, especially because the literary world doesn't appeal to me. I actually don't feel like I even belong in it. If this was high school, I would be sitting with the Goths, looking at everyone, being like, 'Whatever.' - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh


57. Elyse's rose-colored glasses were firmly back in place. How much more beautiful the world appeared through the eyes of love. - Author: Penelope Marzec


58. “The road by the river had been one of my favorites. I could walk at the same speed as the river. I could feel it breathing. It was alive. More than anything, it was the river we had to thank for creating the town. For grinding down from the hills over how many hundreds of thousands of years, for hauling the dirt, filling the sea, and making the tree grow. The town belonged to the river from the very beginning, and it would always be the way” ― Haruki Murakami


59. “He who surrenders himself without reservation to the temporal claims of a nation, or a party, or a class is rendering to Caesar that which, of all things, most emphatically belongs to God: himself.”


60. I don't want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.


61. ‘“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”


62. “When you run, the road belongs to you.”― Toni Sorenson


63. “To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.” — Ephesians 4:22-24


64. Sometimes you meet someone, and it is so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something.”


65. “When I look at narcissism through the vulnerability lens, I see the shame-based fear of being ordinary. I see the fear of never feeling extraordinary enough to be noticed, to be lovable, to belong, or to cultivate a sense of purpose.” — Brené Brown


66. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.


67. I believe that there is no illness you cannot heal after all the bible tells of you raising people from the dead so I ask for your healing in this situation. I also know from my experience of life on earth that not everyone is healed. If that happens here than keep my heart soft towards you, help me to understand your plan and help me to be excited about heaven. God, I thank you that [name of person who needs healing] belongs to you and that you are in control of everything that happens from our first breath to our last sigh. Amen. - Wendy van Eyck


68. “I celebrate myself, and sing myself,


69. …one of the deepest human desires is to belong.»


70. If you leave, my heart goes with you. It belongs to you, like yours belongs to me. Leaving doesn't change that- it only rips us apart. - Author: K.J. Bell


71. You cannot hide love, love will get on its way to the heart of someone you love far or near, it goes home to where it belongs to the heart of lovers.” ― Rumi


72. “I need to know I can see your smile each morning. Look into your eyes each night. For the rest of my life, here with you, near with you. Oh, I need to be next to you. Right here with you is where I belong.” – “Need To Be Next To You” by Sara Evans (Get it on iTunes)


73. “I belong to you. Only you…I’ll always be yours. No matter what. Body and soul. Heart and mind. All of me will belong to you forever.“


74. “Music belongs to the people.”


75. Sometimes, I wonder why you don’t see my love for you. It belongs to you, and you have no idea how much I love you. I’m just a fool, loving you.


76. I see myself as a mascot for the kids who get beat down and don't feel like they belong. - Author: Jamie Campbell Bower


77. “If you are alone, you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion, you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct, and if you have more than one companion, you will fall more deeply into the same plight.” – Leonardo da Vinci


78. “What could I become if I stopped worrying about death, about pain, about anything? If I stopped trying to belong? Instead of being afraid, I could become something to fear.”


79. “I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me- they, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.” – Veronica Roth


80. “Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress. ” – Melody Beattie


81. “Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you because it will.” -- Cheryl Strayed


82. “Depression isn’t just being a bit sad. It’s feeling nothing. It’s not wanting to be alive anymore."


83. “Right relationship is knowing that we are interconnected and finding a form of connection that allows us peace.”


84. “Wholehearted living is about engaging with our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion and connection to wake up in the morning and think, ‘No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.’ It’s going to bed at night thinking, ‘Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.”


85. My heart belongs to daddy. - Author: Marilyn Monroe


86. “Three belongings impoverish: love, hope and fake friendships.” ― Tiziri Wuming


87. “And something inside me just...broke...That's the only way I could describe it.”


88. “The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.” – Brené Brown


89. “You are only free when you realize you belong no place—you belong every place—no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.”


90. “It felt like this was never going to end. The world wasn’t going to stop crashing down until there was nothing left of me but dust.”


91. If you don't cheat, you look like an idiot; if you cheat and don't get caught, you look like a hero; if you cheat and get caught, you look like a dope. Put me where I belong. - Author: Darrell Waltrip


92. “Giving birth ain’t nothing compared to breastfeeding! Breastfeeding is brutal. It is chronic physical torture. I thought it was supposed to be this beautiful bonding ceremony, where I would feel like I was sitting on a lily pad in a meadow and bunnies would gather at my feet while the fat-Hawaiian-man version of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ would play. No! It’s not like that at all! Breastfeeding is this savage ritual that just reminds you that your body is a cafeteria now! It don’t belong to you no more.” — Ali Wong


93. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt


94. “Moms give us the blessing of belonging.” ~ Megan Haave


95. “I object on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to human good feeling and charity.” ~ Winston Churchill


96. “Heartbreak is more than just a particularly hard form of disappointment or failure. It hurts in an entirely different way because heartbreak is always connected to love and belonging. Over time, the more I’ve thought about heartbreak and love, the more clearly I’ve realized how vulnerable we are when we love anyone. The brokenhearted are the bravest among us—they dared to love.”


97. My tush belongs here.


98. “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” – Brené Brown


99. “I stole U from the alphabet because U belong to me!”


100. Itachi Uchiha is a shinobi (i.e. ninja) belonging to the Uchiha clan of the hidden village of Konohagakure. He later due to some reasons killed his entire clan sparing only his younger brother Sasuke and became an international criminal.


101. “All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.” -Baltasar Gracian


102. “The summer sun was not meant for boys like me. Boys like me belonged to the rain.”


"103. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”


“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt - The best dreams quotes of all times #inspiration #inspirationalquotes #motivationalquotes #dreams"


104. “The truth was, he now belonged only to my past, and it was time I begin to accept it, as much as it hurt to do so.” – Tammara Webber


105. “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” ― Voltaire


106. “To me. it's that incredible sense of belonging and peace within your own self and heart that really is joy.” - Goldie Hawn


107. “When I look at narcissism through the vulnerability lens. I see the shame-based fear of being ordinary. I see the fear of never feeling extraordinary enough to be noticed. to be lovable. to belong. or to cultivate a sense of purpose.”


108. “True belonging is not passive. It’s not the belonging that comes with just joining a group. It’s not fitting in or pretending or selling out because it’s safer. It’s a practice that requires us to be vulnerable, get uncomfortable, and learn how to be present with people without sacrificing who we are. We want true belonging, but it takes tremendous courage to knowingly walk into hard moments.”


109. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Eleanor Roosevelt


110. “I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me- they, and the love and loyaty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.” – Veronica Roth


111. “There comes a point where you no longer care if there’s a light at the end of the tunnel or not. You’re just sick of the tunnel.”


112. I belong to no religion. My religion is love. Every heart is my temple.”― Rumi


113. Growing up outside your own country makes you feel that you don't belong when you return, so you feel free to make friends with whomever you like. - Author: Claire Denis


114. “All this time, I never knew how much love there is in the world until you came into my life. You’ve made it brighter and more beautiful with your endless happiness. No boundaries can contain our bond for each other. I will always belong to you. You are my one and only heartbeat. I love you with all my heart, baby.”


115. Romans 12:4-5 “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”


116. “Reason is man’s instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man’s instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man.”


117. “People think depression is sadness. People think depression is crying. People think depression is dressing in black. But people are wrong. Depression is a constant feeling of being numb. Being numb to emotions, being numb to life. You wake up in the morning just to go back to bed again.”


118. Reclaim your belongings first by reconnecting with your soul – and then by loving your world from that powerful inner center of love, sovereignty and wholes. – Hiro Boys


119. “Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you because it will.” ~ Cheryl Strayed


120. Feet are what connect you to the ground, and when you are poor, none of that ground belongs to you.”


121. “The bottom line is this; when one person stops being a part of your life, another one will come, and fill that empty space. Leave the ones who left in the past, right where they belong, and never look back.” – Ena Snow


122. “When I meet a new person, I am on the lookout for signs of what he or she is loyal to. It is a preliminary clue to the sense of belonging, and hence of his or her humanity.” – Haniel Long


123. “When you run, the road belongs to you.”~ Toni Sorenson


124. “Friendship has always belonged to the core of my spiritual journey.” – Henri Nouwen


125. “He said that we belonged together because he was born with a flower, and I was born with a butterfly and that flowers and butterflies need each other for survival.” — Gemma Malley, The Declaration


126. I am yours and you are mine. My heart belongs to you, and I am so lucky to have you as my partner.


127. “We belonged together because he was born with a flower and I was born with a butterfly and that flowers and butterflies need each other for survival.” – Gemma Malley


128. “He walked into my heart like he always belonged there, took down my walls and lit my soul on fire.” – T.М.


129. “Treat your body like it belongs to someone you love.”


130. “Sometimes, the most dangerous thing for kids is the silence that allows them to construct their own stories—stories that almost always cast them as alone and unworthy of love and belonging.”


131. As the day goes by, my love for you will continue to increase, even distance can never be a barrier for the love which I have for you and what I feel for you, you gives me unforgettable memories and I am very proud having you in my life, our love is everlasting, and I truly belongs to you.


132. Don’t cry, you belong to me; I am yours all my life and you are the best for me. I miss you so much.


133. You don't know where you belong ...


134. “What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others.” ~ Diogenes. (Can’t wait for your NYE party!)


135. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”


136. “Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you because it will.” – Cheryl Strayed


137. She belongs to the winter that is past, to the darkness that is over, and has no part or lot in the life I shall lead for the next six months. Oh, I could dance and sing for joy that the spring is here! What a ressurection of beauty there is in my garden, and of brightest hope in my heart. - Author: Elizabeth Von Arnim


138. “Great leaders, in contrast, are able to inspire people to act. Those who are able to inspire give people a sense of purpose or belonging that has little to do with any external incentive or benefit to be gained. Those who truly lead are able to create a following of people who act not because they were swayed, but because they were inspired.” - Simon Sinek Infographic published by Neil Beyersdorf linkedin.com/in/neilbeyersdorf


139. You don't really choose where you're born, but in our hearts, we can choose where we belong to ... - Author: Daniel Matsunaga


140. Everyone wants to belong, or be a part of something bigger than themselves, but it's important to follow your heart and be true to yourself in the process.


141. “You’re the kind of girl I should have married. ”


142. When I look at narcissism through the vulnerability lens, I see the shame-based fear of being ordinary. I see the fear of never feeling extraordinary enough to be noticed, to be lovable, to belong, or to cultivate a sense of purpose.” — Brené Brown


143. A hundred things are done today in the divine name of Youth, that if they showed their true colors would be seen by rights to belong rather to old age.


144. “You are strong for surviving.”


145. I hope that I can be an inspiration to kids that are young and may feel different or may feel like they don't belong. - Author: Jonathan Knight


146. “For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot


147. He's looking at me, torn and passionate, and I don't know how I thought I was truly alive before I met him. This is what love feels like. To no longer belong to yourself. To be pulled from what you know into what you feel. No wonder people live and die for this feeling. - Author: Leisa Rayven


148. “I have depression. But I prefer to say “I battle” depression instead of “I suffer” with it. Because depression hits, but I hit back. Battle on.”


149. “My life belongs the Lord Krishna now. I’m just the servant of Krishna. I’ve never been so humble in all my life, and I feel great!”


150. “I will never let you down or hurt you because you are the most amazing woman that I have ever met. Now and forever, I will do everything that I can to be with you. I belong to you completely.”


151. All my heart is yours, sir: it belongs to you; and with you it would remain, were fate to exile the rest of me from your presence forever. - Author: Charlotte Bronte


152. After a minute he said, It's like-I don't know how to describe it, but it's like I belong with Jade. She really sees me. I mean, not the outside stuff. She sees me inside, and she likes me. Nobody else has ever done that ... except you. - Author: L.J.Smith


153. However awful the storm of my disappointment, it's a response that belongs to me. It's my heart, after all. My territory, my kingdom. And since I'm the only one with the authority to surrender it, I can also take it back. - Author: Helen Oyeyemi


154. You are the one I cherish the most, you belong to me because I am yours until the end of time.


155. “My heart no longer felt as if it belonged to me. It now felt as it had been stolen, torn from my chest by someone who wanted no part of it.” — Meredith Taylor, Churning Water


156. I traveled and made money and I wouldn't let anybody get between me and my music. If I belong to anything, I belong to my music ... What you were born to do, you don't stop to think, should I? could I? would I? I only think, will I? And, I shall! - Author: Eva Jessye


157. “The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging. in fact. can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance. because believing that you're enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic. vulnerable and imperfect.”


158. “So remember when we were driving, driving in your car. Speed so fast I felt like I was drunk. City lights lay out before us. And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder. And I had a feeling that I belonged. I had a feeling I could be someone. (be someone, be someone)” – Tracy Chapman, Fast Car


159. “He said it had belonged to his older brother,


160. You belong to me, and my heart beats for you every single day of my life. I love your smile.


161. “And when bedtime came something even worse happened. Teddy Robinson and Deborah got into bed as usual, and what should they find but the blue dog already there, lying right in the middle of the bed, and smiling up at them both, just as if he belonged there.”


162. Don't let anyone call you a minority if you're black or Hispanic or belong to some other ethnic group. You're not less than anybody else. - Author: Gwendolyn Brooks


163. You are of all the dearest to me. But don't adopt your life to mine. Be strong enough that you no longer need me. Then we will belong to a shared freedom, then we will belong to each other - Author: Franz Schulze


164. “Our stories are not meant for everyone. Hearing them is a privilege, and we should always ask ourselves this before we share: “Who has earned the right to hear my story?” If we have one or two people in our lives who can sit with us and hold space for our shame stories, and love us for our strengths and struggles, we are incredibly lucky. If we have a friend, or small group of friends, or family who embraces our imperfections, vulnerabilities, and power, and fills us with a sense of belonging, we are incredibly lucky.”


165. “I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now.”


166. “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic. imperfect selves to the world. our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”


167. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”- Eleanor Roosevelt


168. We are superior to the competition because we hire employees who work in an environment of belonging and purpose. We foster a climate where the employee can deliver what the customer wants. You cannot deliver what the customer wants by controlling the employee. – Horst Schulze, Former Ritz Carlton President


169. “When a group or community doesn’t tolerate dissent and disagreement, it forgoes any experience of inextricable connection. There is no true belonging, only an unspoken treaty to hate the same people. This fuels our spiritual crisis of disconnection.”


170. “Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” ―Mandy Hale


171. My heart belongs to my Jeep.


172. “She stood awkwardly for another endless moment -- a total and obvious outsider, even though this was her house where she lived. It felt like she didn't belong anywhere. It felt like she probably never would.”


173. “The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth.” – Chief Seattle


174. “I wanted to talk about it. Damn it. I wanted to scream. I wanted to yell. I wanted to shout about it. But all I could was whisper “I’m fine.”


175. My heart has found its home, And it’s in your hands to do with as you please. Just promise not to tear it apart. It belongs to you – you alone. Wherever you go my heart will follow, you have my heart.


176. “Ignore those who talk about you behind your back. That’s where they belong. Behind your back.”


177. I object on principle to doing by legislation what properly belongs to human good feeling and charity.


178. “I find it difficult to believe that I belong to such an idiotic, rotten species – the species that actually boasts of its freedom of will, heroism on command, senseless violence, and all of the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism.” – Albert Einstein


179. “When we choose to wonder about people we don’t know, when we imagine their lives and listen for their stories, we begin to expand the circle of those we see as part of us.”


180. She has that tough little rich girl look, the look that says to suitors: My heart belongs to Daddy, the son of a bitch. - Author: Evan Eisenberg


181. It's better to be hungry than to be lonely - and i'm not talking about the loneliness that we choose but the loneliness that we are forced to accept - , it's like you don't belong to this world anymore! - Author: Paulo Coelho


182. “Water belongs to us all. Nature did not make the sun one person’s property, nor air, nor water, cool and clear.” – Michael Simpson


183. “Soul Sister: A female friend not related by blood who shares a bond that transcends, time, space and distance. Traits include: listening and fully understanding without judgement or solution; knowing the right thing to say; sharing belongings or desserts; regularly reminding one another of their beauty.” – Unknown


184. “Daring leaders work to make sure people can be themselves and feel a sense of belonging.” – Brené Brown


185. Can I...can I call my family?" Carter stammered. One last time?


186. 92. “The experienced pastor will recognize to which situation humor belongs and to which belongs sobriety.” ― Thomas Oden


187. “They are so caught up in their happiness that they don't realize I'm not really a part of it. I am wandering along the periphery. I am like the people in the Winslow Homer paintings, sharing the same room with them but not really there. I am like the fish in the aquarium, thinking in a different language, adapting to a life that's not my natural habitat. I am the people in the other cars, each with his or her own story, but passing too quickly to be noticed or understood.


188. “Adultery is taking what belongs to someone else.” – Anonymous


189. ‘I know,’ said Anna. She remembered how she had felt when they had gone back to the Gasthof Zwirn for the holidays and added, ‘But it won’t be the same- we won’t belong. Do you think we’ll ever really belong anywhere?’


190. “I am awfully sentimental. Of books, belongings, people, places. It matters very little how positive or negative the experience was. If it shared some meaningful time in my life, I’ll have trouble letting go.”


191. “I looked up once more, at the whole world; it was beautiful, I knew it was, but I wasn’t a part of it. I was never going to be a part of it.”


192. “Eventually, at three or four in the afternoon, I got out of bed. I didn’t feel like writing anything. In fact I felt that if I tried to write, what I produced would be ugly and pretentious. I wasn’t the kind of person I pretended to be. I thought of myself trying to be witty in front of Nick’s friends in the utility room and felt sick. I didn’t belong in rich people’s houses. I was only ever invited to places like that because of Bobbi, who belonged everywhere and had a quality about her that made me invisible by comparison.”


193. “People will typically be more enthusiastic where they feel a sense of belonging and see themselves as part of a community than they will in a workplace in which each person is left to his own devices.”


194. “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language / And next year’s words await another voice. / And to make an end is to make a beginning.” ― T.S. Eliot


195. I don't belong to you, Derek." "Oh?" He challenged me. I belong with you. - Author: Bella Forrest


196. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and, creativity” – Brené Brown; Daring Greatly


197. But don't you see, I say, I don't care. I don't care what you've done or how bad you are. Edward, we belong together. We both know it. Now I know your worst secrets and you know mine. Isn't that what you've always wanted? For us to be completely honest with each other? - Author: J.P. Delaney


198. “Our culture teaches us about shame—it dictates what is acceptable and what is not. We weren’t born craving perfect bodies. We weren’t born afraid to tell our stories. We weren’t born with a fear of getting too old to feel valuable. We weren’t born with a Pottery Barn catalog in one hand and heartbreaking debt in the other. Shame comes from outside of us—from the messages and expectations of our culture. What comes from the inside of us is a very human need to belong, to relate.”


199. “When you get to a place where you understand that love and belonging, your worthiness is a birthright and not something you have to earn, anything is possible.”


200. “After all this time, I know exactly where I belong. Here. With Edmond. And that’s how I live now.”


201. “Your actions are your only true belongings.” – Allan Lokos


202. Since many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church and others are non-believers, from the bottom of my heart, I give this silent blessing to each and every one of you, respecting the conscience of each one of you but knowing that each one of you is a child of God.


203. “Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially your own. No one belongs here more than you.” – Brené Brown


204. Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. — Voltaire


205. “Connection: Connection is the energy that is created between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment. Belonging: Belonging is the innate human desire to be part of something larger than us. Because this yearning is so primal, we often try to acquire it by fitting in and by seeking approval, which are not only hollow substitutes for belonging, but often barriers to it. Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”


206. “Mental illness is not a personal failure.”


207. When we're talking about feminism, I get sort of lost in the argument. Because as a woman of color, I don't know where I belong in this argument. Where do I say, 'I would be happy to have less money'? How do you fight for your rights when I'm super-grateful to be here at all? - Author: Margaret Cho


208. “When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men we are.” – Ceasar Chavez


209. If you don't think you're a winner, you don't belong here. - Author: Vince Lombardi


210. “You’re imperfect and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.”


211. “The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we belong. To be alienated from this community is to become destitute in all that makes us human. To damage this community is to diminish our own existence.”


212. My heart belongs to you, now and always. Your love is the most precious thing in my life, and I am so grateful to have you by my side.


213. I love you; my heart belongs to you; I am you; I lost myself in you; you are my expression, my beauty, my life and living. You are my mirror, my sun, and my moon. - Author: Debasish Mridha


214. “Be vulnerable. Let yourself be deeply seen, love with your whole heart, practice gratitude and joy… be able to say ‘I am thankful to feel this vulnerable because it means I am alive,’ and believe ‘I am enough.’ You are worthy of love and belonging.” – Brené Brown


215. “We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.” – Kofi Annan


216. “What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live? Who will we be to each other?”


217. “Her soul belongs to summertime; graceful footsteps on warm sands. A heart that leaps in ocean waves; sea salt memory in her hands.” — Angie Welland-Crosby


218. You don't like the idea of another female marking me? Then leave your brand there, warn them off. Show them who I belong to. - Author: Suzanne Wright


219. “Everyone wants to belong, or be a part of something bigger than themselves, but it’s important to follow your heart and be true to yourself in the process.”


220. The future belongs to those who belong to God. This is hope. – W. T. Purkiser


221. “At the same time, traditions and rituals remain essential to the military mystique. They instill a sense of belonging and importance in the lives of young soldiers.”


222. “He said that we belonged together because he was born with a flower and I was born with a butterfly and that flowers and butterflies need each other for survival.”― Gemma Malley


223. “When we do not have a sense of belonging, however, then we are forced to invest time and energy to protect ourselves from each other.”


224. “One of the deepest human desires is to belong. And this ancient preference exerts a powerful influence on our modern behaviour.”


225. “Of this, I am actually certain. After collecting thousands of stories, I’m willing to call this a fact: A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all women, men, and children. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.”


226. “Here’s what is truly at the heart of wholeheartedness—worthy now; not if, not when. We’re worthy of love and belonging now. Right this minute. As is.”


227. Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path. — Brené Brown


228. “When you know and respect your Inner Nature, you know where you belong. You also know where you don’t belong.”


229. “If you are chronically down, it is a lifelong fight to keep from sinking.”


230. “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” — Brene Brown


231. You belong to the world. Don't be afraid to be a part of it. - Author: Thomm Quackenbush


232. “The modern world belongs to the half-educated, a rather difficult class, because they do not realize how little they know.”


233. “When I look at narcissism through the vulnerability lens, I see the shame-based fear of being ordinary. I see the fear of never feeling extraordinary enough to be noticed, to be lovable, to belong, or to cultivate a sense of purpose.”


234. “To betray, you must first belong. I never belonged.” – Kim Philby


235. The Chinese do make vast quantities of wine for home consumption, but you wouldn't want to drink it yourself. - Author: Simon Hoggart


236. “Happy birthday to the cute little thief who stole my heart. Do not bother returning it as it is in the right place where it belongs.”


237. “The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging. in fact. can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance. because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic. vulnerable and imperfect.” – Brene Brown


238. “For me personally, the value that I bring is only evident when I don’t have to pretend or perform. When I can be my true authentic self, I can be the best version of me that I can be. That’s the true value of inclusion.” — Kim Jenkins, global head of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at PayPal.


239. “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”


240. “Thyself and thy belongings are not thine own so proper as to waste thyself upon thy virtues, they on thee.”


241. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams


242. “I belong on a beach. A nice, quiet beach. I wanna hear the water. That’s it.”


243. “I want to sleep until I feel better.”


244. My heart belongs to you, and it always will. You are the love of my life, and I am so grateful to have you by my side.


245. “What matters is that should difference enter the world of beloved community, it can find a place of welcome, a place to belong.”


246. “Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.” – William Arthur Ward


247. I was actually supposed to be a basketball player, not an actress. My parents had me playing basketball on competitive teams when I was in kindergarten. Even though my heart belongs to the arts, I'm a tomboy at heart, too. - Author: Zendaya


248. “A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all women, men, and children. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved,”


249. If you lose the dullards back in the dust, that's where they belong. You don't want them anyway. - Author: William Zinsser


250. “The world belongs to the energetic.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


251. Elizabeth, this one last task you will enter in a moment, will determine your fate and who you are. You are eighteen now and with the blood of past generations running through your veins, this will destine who you really are and where you belong. - Author: Elena Carpenter


252. “If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation”. Osho Often times when we are in a relationship we are often seen as “one identity” and we use phrases like we “belong” to one another. True love, as Osho suggests, is not about possession, but about appreciation, it is selfless


253. “Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.”


254. “It wasn’t just that she missed her friends; she was starting to wonder if she needed them around to feel like she existed at all.”


255. Franca smiled to herself for a time before she spoke. My heart belongs to someone. - Author: Terry Goodkind


256. “Goodnight my love, my heart belongs to you”


257. “My crew is my family and though I could never say it- perhaps, don’t need to say it- the Saad is my true home.”


258. “Although we say mountains belong to the country, actually, they belong to those that love them.” — Dogen


259. Rock Lee is a shinobi belonging to the Lee clan of Konohagakure village. He is a member of the Team Guy and undergoes special training from Might Guy (the leader of the Team Guy).


260. “I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me- they, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.” Veronica Roth


261. “Perhaps it isn’t sins so much as sufferings that cause some of us to question the perseverance of the heart of Christ. As pain piles up, as numbness takes over, as the months go by, at some point the conclusion seems obvious: we have been cast out. Surely this is not what life would feel like for one who has been buried in the heart of a gentle and lowly Savior? But Jesus does not say that those with pain-free lives are never cast out. He says those who come to him are never cast out. It is not what life brings to us but to whom we belong that determines Christ’s heart of love for us.”


262. “We tend to adopt habits that are praised and approved of by our culture because we have a strong desire to fit in and belong to the tribe.”


263. My heart always belongs to the one who doesn't want it. - Author: Cathy Guisewite


264. “It is the child who builds up the man, the child alone. The adult cannot take his place in this work; the exclusion of the adult from the child's "world" and ”work" is still more evident and more absolute than the exclusion of the child from the work producing the social order superimposed on nature in which the adult reigns. The child's work belongs to another order and has a wholly different force from the work of the adult. Indeed one might say that the one is opposed to the other. The child’s work is done unconsciously, in abandonment to a mysterious spiritual energy, actively engaged in creation. ”


265. “True belonging is not passive. It's not the belonging that comes with just joining a group. It's not fitting in or pretending or selling out because it's safer. It's a practice that requires us to be vulnerable, get uncomfortable, and learn how to be present with people without sacrificing who we are. We want true belonging, but it takes tremendous courage to knowingly walk into hard moments.”


266. “There are clubs you can’t belong to, neighbors you can’t live in, schools you can’t get into, but the roads are always open.”~ Nike


267. “Patience often gets the credit that belongs to fatigue.” —Franklin P. Jones (October 1979)


268. “Those who belong to the clan of achievers live the idea that inspires them to dedicate their existence. efforts. and soul to its execution.” ―Dr Prem Jagyasi


269. “I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me – they, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.” – Veronica Roth, Allegiant


270. “When we can let go of what other people think and own our story, we gain access to our worthiness—the feeling that we are enough just as we are and that we are worthy of love and belonging. When we spend a lifetime trying to distance ourselves from the parts of our lives that don’t fit with who we think we’re supposed to be, we stand outside of our story and hustle for our worthiness by constantly performing, perfecting, pleasing, and proving. Our sense of worthiness—that critically important piece that gives us access to love and belonging—lives inside of our story.”


271. “I fooled myself. I had to. Everybody has to. If the good had been twice as good and the bad only half as bad, I still ought to have seen it, all through as I did in the beginning, because I am, as you say, sensitive. But I didn’t want to see it, because I would have then had to think about the consequences of seeing it, what followed from seeing it, what I must do to be decent. I wanted my home and family, my job, my career, a place in the community.”


272. “Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.”


273. “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred with dust and sweat; who strives valiantly, who errs and may fall again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming” – Theodore Roosevelt


274. “You must never behave as if your life belongs to a man. Do you hear me?’ Aunty Ifeka said. ‘Your life belongs to you and you alone.’”


275. “The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.” – Brene Brown


276. “Do I really want to be integrated into a burning house? ”


277. “Thank you for it all. My heart belongs to you.”


278. “He said that we belonged together because he was born with a flower and I was born with a butterfly and that flowers and butterflies need each other for survival.” – ​Gemma Malley


279. Where do you go if you don't belong anywhere? If I wanted to run away then why come to the city? Because this is the place to hide. This is the place to be invisible. Anyone can be no one here, and I am someone that wants to be no one. - Author: Steven Wilson


280. “Don’t chase people. Work hard and be you. The right people who belong in your life will come find you and stay. Do your thing.”


281. “Nobody ever tells you that emptiness weighs the most.”


282. I genuinely believe our souls were meant to be together because I feel connected to yours every time we’re together like it’s where I belong. You’re a fantastic person with a beautiful heart that shines through everything. No way in hell could anyone replace what we have together, no matter what happens between us.


283. “Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.” — Toni Morrison


284. “The care, therefore, of every man’s soul belongs unto himself.” John Locke


285. “I miss me. The old me, the happy me, the bright me, the smiling me, the laughing me, the gone me.”


286. “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”


287. “The worst feeling in the world is when you can’t love anyone else because your heart still belongs to the one who broke it.” – Unknown


288. “Not belonging is a terrible feeling. It feels awkward and it hurts, as if you were wearing someone else’s shoes.” – Unknown


289. “The experienced pastor will recognize to which situation humor belongs and to which belongs sobriety.” ― Thomas Oden


290. “Most of us are showing up to ensure that people’s basic needs are met and their civil rights are upheld. But we’re also working to make sure that everyone gets to experience what brings meaning to life: love, belonging, and joy. These are essential, irreducible needs for all of us. And we can’t give people what we don’t have. We can’t fight for what’s not in our hearts.”


291. “I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me—they, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could. ” —Veronica Roth, author


292. “Nothing sustains motivation better than belonging to the tribe.”


293. “You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.”


294. “we’d practiced the ceremony to perfection, the day came. As we stood there in the sun waiting for it to begin, the Gunfighter signaled me to come up to the reviewing stand for new instructions. He directed me to return to the formation and order all the officers to do an about-face and gaze at their troops. I was then to order the officers to salute their soldiers. We conducted the ceremony, and the officers turned as he had directed and saluted the troops. It was a deeply moving moment. The gesture was the only way he could truly show that credit for his success belonged to the soldiers who had served under him.”


295. “It all starts with not wanting to get out of bed, that’s how you know you’re getting bad again.”


296. “When we first show up to a new job, we’re excited, they’re excited, everything is perfect. But the trust we need to feel that our colleagues would watch our backs and help us grow, to really feel like we belong, takes time and energy.”


297. “Adultery is taking what belongs to someone else.” — Philo Thelos


298. “Leadership, true leadership, is not the bastion of those who sit at the top. It is the responsibility of anyone who belongs to the group.”


299. “I want my own sort!”


300. “The future doesn’t belong to the light-hearted. It belongs to the brave.”


301. “Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It’s going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.”


302. I don't think you really belong here, Aviger." Xoxarle nodded wisely, slowly.


303. When you see something, you are supposed to tell the energy what year it is and that they don't belong there. - Author: Kate Hudson


304. 19 Take a bath, get a massage, take a nap, eat something decadent…this day belongs to you! Happy birthday, my dear friend. You are the best.


305. “Stay home and the crooks win. They get the night, by default and concession, the night which should rightly belong to all of us.”


306. “He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness – the sense that is where we really belong. ” — Graham Greene


307. “My heart no longer felt as if it belonged to me. It now felt as it had been stolen, torn from my chest by someone who wanted no part of it. ” ― Meredith Taylor


308. Wait for the person who pursues you. The one who will make an ordinary moment seem magical, the kind of person who brings out the best in you and makes you want to be a better person; the only person who will drop everything to be with you at any time no matter what the circumstances, for the person who makes you smile as no one else has. Wait for the person who wants to show you off to the world because they are so proud of you. And most of all, wait for the person who will make you a priority because that’s where you belong.”


309. “Do you think there’s a difference? Between belonging with and belong to, I mean?”


310. “Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.” — Melody Beattie


311. I was in Bangalore, India, the Silicon Valley of India, when I realized that the world was flat. - Author: Thomas Friedman


312. “• Belonging is being somewhere where you want to be, and they want you. Fitting in is being somewhere where you want to be, but they don’t care one way or the other. • Belonging is being accepted for you. Fitting in is being accepted for being like everyone else. • If I get to be me, I belong. If I have to be like you, I fit in.”


313. “Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are flawed and therefore unworthy of acceptance and belonging.”


314. “My body and heart weren’t made for this. I’m tired of being tired and I’m tired of being sad.”


315. “Hold on to this hope: You can get better from depression.”


316. “I am eternally grateful for the things that you share with me, making me feel like we belong.”


317. Laws do not stop crime; they merely make noise about crime. They say 'Don't take anything that doesn't belong to you'. Well, that doesn't do anything. - Author: Jacque Fresco


318. “You are the love of my life, I can’t live without you. I long for the day when you are in my arms where you belong… Others may have come before you but no one will ever compare to the beauty inside of you… You are my life.” — Rahul Singh


319. ‘I suppose not,’ said Papa.”


320. You had to pitch in and out. The zone didn't belong to the hitters; it belonged to the pitchers. Today, if you pitch too far inside, the umpire would stop you right there. I don't think it's fair. - Author: Juan Marichal


321. “Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation.”


322. The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. ― Andrew Tate


323. My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand.” — Thich Nhat Hanh


324. The ancients considered mechanics in a twofold respect: as rational, which proceeds accurately by demonstration, and practical. To practical mechanics all the manual arts belong, from which mechanics took its name.


325. Days might pass, and months will go without us setting eyes on each other, but nothing changes because the heart knows where it belongs. Keep building yourself because I am preparing myself for you because the future holds more for our union


326. ″... but wouldn’t it have been more beautiful still, Anne, if there had been no separation or misunderstanding . . . if they had come hand in hand all the way through life, with no memories behind them but those which belonged to each other.”


327. “We never keep to the present. We recall the past; we anticipate the future as if we found it too slow in coming and were trying to hurry it up, or we recall the past as if to stay its too rapid flight. We are so unwise that we wander about in times that do not belong to us, and do not think of the only one that does; so vain that we dream of times that are not and blindly flee the only one that is. The fact is that the present usually hurts. We thrust it out of sight because it distresses us, and if we find it enjoyable, we are sorry to see it slip away. We try to give it the support of the future, and think how we are going to arrange things over which we have no control for a time we can never be sure of reaching.


328. Here I am where I belong


329. “Leaders create communities and tribes and make us feel like we belong and make us feel like we matter.”


330. “If we wish to understand man, we must first understand how man has been built. If there is one time in life when all men have the same ideas, when they speak the same language, it is the time of birth. No matter to what race they belong, in which part of the world they are born, newborns are all alike. If we wish to achieve peace and mutual understanding, we must start at the moment of birth, the moment when all men are alike. ”


331. “We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. And whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.”


332. “When you've never felt like you really belonged somewhere, it's almost impossible to know what it will feel like to finally feel at home.”


333. “The world of the future is in our making. Tomorrow is now.”


334. “I feel so glad to know that my heart belongs to you. Even if I am given another chance, be sure that I will still choose you over anyone else. You are my heartbeat, babe.” – Unknown


335. “Setting boundaries doesn’t make me mean. I can set limits and expectations for my life and still be ‘nice’. Considering your wishes doesn’t mean I have to do what you think I should do. My feelings and thoughts are part of the decision. And if you don’t like it, that belongs to you.”


336. “Having cancer gave me membership in an elite club I’d rather not belong to.” – Gilda Radner


337. The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you're enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.


338. “When depression takes over and I can’t push through it, I have to close my door and shut the world out. It’s the only way I know how to survive.”


339. “Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation. especially your own. No one belongs here more than you.”


340. “When we feel like we belong we feel connected and we feel safe.”


341. Wait for the one who simply adores you. The kind of person who brings out the best in you and makes you want to be a better person; the only person who will drop everything to be with you at any time no matter what the circumstances, for the person who makes you smile like no one else ever has. Wait for the person who wants to show you off to the world because they are so proud of you. And most of all, wait for the person who will make you a priority because that’s where you belong.” ~ (finding love again quotes)


342. Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially our own. No one belongs here more than you.


343. “True belonging doesn't require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.”


344. Made a lot of changes


345. Do you think it will always be this way?"


346. “Everyone wants to belong. or be a part of something bigger than themselves. but it’s important to follow your heart and be true to yourself in the process.” – Emily Giffin


347. “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot


348. “Sometimes I feel kind of wrong here. I used to be normal, but now... I don't know. I feel like I should be one way, but I'm not." Toby stared at her. "I hear that." He sighed. "There are all these perfect people here. And... it's like, if you're not one of the,. then you're messed up. But I think, inside, the flawless-looking people are just as messed up as we are.”


349. “I’m convinced my heart knew who it belonged to, long before I met her.” — Karla Campos


350. “Black Girls… Until you get enough of what you’re going through, no matter what advice a person gives you, you’ll continue to go through the same thing. Constant arguing. Constant fighting. Constant lies. Constant disappointments. Constant emotional rollercoaster. Constant heartbreak. Constant headaches. Constant threats. Constantly fighting for his attention and love. Constantly looking through his phone. Constantly sneaking through his personal belongings. Constantly arguing and/or fighting with other women over who’s supposed to be YOUR mate. Secretly checking up on him due to a lack of trust. Listen, NOBODY is worth your inner peace! What I’ve listed above is NOT a relationship. It’s a toxic mess. So, what are you going to do?”


351. May this rose be the best in the world of all roses, as it belongs to someone special.


352. “There is a reason the word belonging has a synonym for want at its center; it is the human condition.”


353. “I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life — whoever you are, whatever our differences.”


354. “I just remember walking between them and feeling for the first time that I belonged somewhere.”


355. “This place, where few were admitted, was like a mixture of a chapel and a bazaar, full of religious objects and the most varied assortment of things.”


356. “The only promise I want you to make to me is to handle my heart with the greatest care, because you’re the only one it belongs to.“


357. I don't think I have any right to say I belong to that [Woody Guthrie/Bob Dylan tradition]. I think that's something that eventually maybe you get inducted into. I'm just experimenting. - Author: Justin Townes Earle


358. “Although we say mountains belong to the country, actually, they belong to those that love them.”


359. “A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.”


360. Spring and fall belong to bathing and drinking and all other pleasures.


361. “We talk about heaven being so far away. It is within speaking distance to those who belong there. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.”


362. True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness. True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.


363. “Once we belong thoroughly to ourselves and believe thoroughly in ourselves, true belonging is ours.”


364. “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg


365. “Belongingness entails an unwavering commitment to not simply tolerating and respecting difference, but to ensuring that all people are welcome and feel that they belong.”


366. “When we cooperate or look out for others, serotonin and oxytocin reward us with the feelings of security, fulfillment, belonging, trust and camaraderie. When firing at the right times and for the right reasons, they can help turn any one of us into an inspiring leader, a loyal follower, a close friend, a trusted partner, a believer . . . a Johnny Bravo. And when that happens, when we find ourselves inside a Circle of Safety, stress declines, fulfillment rises, our want to serve others increases and our willingness to trust others to watch our backs skyrockets. When these social incentives are inhibited, however, we become more selfish and more aggressive. Leadership falters. Cooperation declines. Stress increases as do paranoia and mistrust.”


367. “I knew that the land was just the place for a Gribley”


368. I want you to know ... His lips trembled, and I brushed away the tear that escaped down his cheek. I want you to know," I whispered, "that I am broken and healing, but every piece of my heart belongs to you. And I am honored - honored to be your mate. - Author: Sarah J. Maas


369. “The same feeling of not belonging, of futility, wherever I go: I pretend interest in what matters nothing to me, I bestir myself mechanically or out of charity, without ever being caught up, without ever being somewhere. What attracts me is somewhere else, and I don’t know what that elsewhere is.”


370. “When I look at narcissism through the vulnerability lens, I see the shame-based fear of being ordinary. I see the fear of never feeling extraordinary enough to be noticed, to be lovable, to belong, or to cultivate a sense of purpose.” – Brené Brown


371. “True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness.”


372. I don't want to belong to anyone but myself. I don't want to live anyone's life but my own.


373. “In philosophy, “you’re either with us or against us” is considered a false dichotomy or a false dilemma. It’s a move to force people to take sides. If other alternatives exist (and they almost always do), then that statement is factually wrong. It’s turning an emotion-driven approach into weaponized belonging. And it always benefits the person throwing down the gauntlet and brandishing those forced, false choices.”


374. “Maybe that was why I adored horror movies and true crime. I identified with the villain, the foe, the outsider. I was always the person who didn’t belong.”


375. “Our stories are not meant for everyone. Hearing them is a privilege, and we should always ask ourselves this before we share: "Who has earned the right to hear my story?" If we have one or two people in our lives who can sit with us and hold space for our shame stories, and love us for our strengths and struggles, we are incredibly lucky. If we have a friend, or small group of friends, or family who embraces our imperfections, vulnerabilities, and power, and fills us with a sense of belonging, we are incredibly lucky.”


376. “Our goal is to create a beloved community, and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.”


377. “They said the girl had surely become one of the wild horses at last.”


378. “The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.”


379. “All the old things which Madame Aubain no longer wanted, she took for her room.”


380. “Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.” – William Arthur Ward


381. “The fake get in where they fit in, the real stand strong where they belong.”


382. Every citizen should have a sense of belonging wherever they find themselves. May all our politicians rise to the great task of building trust between the people and the nation so we can have peace and stability in our country. Here’s wishing everyone a happy freedom day celebration!


383. In this world, there is very little I believe in, Pup. But I believe we belong together."


384. “I didn’t feel like I belonged with my family, and now I didn’t feel like I belonged with Adam, except unlike my family, who was stuck with me, Adam had chosen me, and this I didn’t understand.”


385. “Absent a Circle of Safety, paranoia, cynicism and self-interest prevail. The whole purpose of maintaining the Circle of Safety is so that we can invest all our time and energy to guard against the dangers outside. It’s the same reason we lock our doors at night. Not only does feeling safe inside give us peace of mind, but the positive impact on the organization itself is remarkable. When the Circle is strong and that feeling of belonging is ubiquitous, collaboration, trust and innovation result.”


386. Everything you do, affects me, when you smile, I see myself smiling, when you laugh, I see myself laughing, my heart belongs to you, please, promise me that you will never break it.


387. “The older I get, the more convinced I am that the space between people who are trying their best to understand each other is hallowed ground.”


388. “People suffer when they pursue a life or chase a dream that doesn't belong to them.” - Caroline Myss


389. “Without laughter there is no hope. Without hope there is no life.”


390. “Sometimes when I’m tucked into my potato chips bag, I look up at all the cozy windows and wonder what it would be like to live with creature comforts. To belong to somebody. To be a real pet.”


391. We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world… the company of those who have known suffering. – Helen Keller


392. “There is no doubt that I’m in love with you. There is no blame that I fell in love with you. It does not matter whether you are here or far away; all I know is that you belong to me and I am in love with you!”


393. “I’ve seen you, beauty, and you belong to me now, whoever you are waiting for and if I never see you again, I thought. You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.”


394. “A good father-daughter relationship ….can empower daughters to believe in themselves and to prosecute a case with conviction and confidence. It can bestow upon a girl a sense of belonging, a self-efficacy and a resilience for life.” – Madonna King, Fathers and Daughters


395. “Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts.”


396. “But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others.… It’s a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.”


397. “Your actions are your only true belongings.” ~ Allan Lokos


398. “Our heart knows what our mind has forgotten – it knows the sacred that is within all that exists, and through a depth of feeling we can once again experience this connection, this belonging.”


399. “Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


400. “I tried to imagine what it would have been like to study at such a place, to walk across marble floors each morning and, day after day, come to associate learning with beauty. But my imagination failed me. I could only imagine the school as I was experiencing it now, as a kind of museum, a relic from someone else’s life”


401. “Your life belongs to you and you alone.” - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun


402. There are films that I don't like, and then someone will come up to me and say it's their favorite movie. The movies belong to the people. You make them and you put them out. For me, I love the process of making films. For me, my favorite film is always my next one. - Author: Denzel Washington


403. Cats and lions belong to the same family but what differentiates them is their fierceness.


404. “I have loved you from the first moment that my eyes met yours. It was love at first sight. Your smile captured mine, and my heart belongs to you.”


405. “When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men we are.” ~ Cesar Chavez


406. Going to church services is a great way to create a sense of belonging and quench the thirst for fulfilment and purpose.


407. By your side is where I belong. With you, I can break boundaries and make mountains move. There’s so much energy to be drawn from you, sweetheart. Doing life with you is all that makes sense to me. I can’t ask for anything else but your love. I will love you forever.


408. “Whatever glory belongs to the race for a development unprecedented in history for the given length of time, a full share belongs to the womanhood of the race.” – Mary McLeod Bethune


409. “The one thing I know for sure is that feelings are rarely mutual, so when they are, drop everything, forget belongings and expectations, forget the games, the two days between texts, the hard to gets because this is it, this is what the entire world is after and you’ve stumbled upon it by chance, by accident––so take a deep breath, take a step forward, now run, collide like planets in the system of a dying sun, embrace each other with both arms and let all the rules, the opinions and common sense crash down around you. Because this is love kid, and it’s all yours. Believe me, you're in for one hell of a ride, after all––this is the one thing I know for sure.”


410. “Intimidation, humiliation, isolation, feeling dumb, feeling useless and rejection are all stresses we try to avoid inside the organization. But the danger inside is controllable and it should be the goal of leadership to set a culture free of danger from each other. And the way to do that is by giving people a sense of belonging. By offering them a strong culture based on a clear set of human values and beliefs. By giving them the power to make decisions. By offering trust and empathy. By creating a Circle of Safety.”


411. You’re imperfect and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.


412. “I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me – they, and the love and loyaty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could. ”


413. “November, I’ll give thanks that you belong to me. December, you’re the present beneath my Christmas tree.” – Neil Sedaka


414. You belong in the most secret part of you. Don't worry about cool, make your own uncool. Make your own, your own world. If you fear, make it work for you - draw and paint your fear and anxiety. - Author: Sol LeWitt


415. Being the other women doesn't make you win. It makes you lose ... your self esteem, your character, your values. You didn't get love, you gained lies, deceit and stolen affections which didn't belong to you.


416. “Belonging: Belonging is the innate human desire to be part of something larger than us. Because this yearning is so primal, we often try to acquire it by fitting in and by seeking approval, which are not only hollow substitutes for belonging, but often barriers to it. Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”


417. “You don’t understand depression until you can’t stand your own presence in an empty room.”


418. “Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am brave and worthy of love and belonging.”


419. “We are drawn to leaders and organizations that are good at communicating what they believe. Their ability to make us feel like we belong, to make us feel special, safe and not alone is part of what gives them the ability to inspire us.” - Simon SinekInfographic published by Neil Beyersdorf linkedin.com/in/neilbeyersdorf


420. “The most unhappy people in a company are the ones who don't fit the culture and are allowed to stay. They know they don't belong. Deep down inside they don't want to be there. They're miserable.”


421. As the dew of the morning, your love brings refreshment to my soul. As the night can’t have enough of the stars, so my life depends on the light of your love to shine. I belong to you, sweetheart.


422. Do you think its possible to live without wanting to put your name on your paintings? To belong to a group so securely you don't need to rise above it? - Author: Barbara Kingsolver


423. “We must remain hopeful that a universal ethic of courage, caring, sharing, respect, radical compassion, and love will make a difference. We can never be too generous or too kind."


424. Being a stepmom is a difficult job, but it is worth it because you go to sleep every night with an amazing feeling that you are loved by children who don’t biologically belong to you.” – Anonymous


425. “We may act sophisticated and worldly but I believe we feel safest when we go inside ourselves and find home, a place where we belong and maybe the only place we really do.”


426. “I believe that vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, and joy.”


427. My heart belongs to you," I whispered. It has always belonged to you. - Author: Jess Rothenberg


428. “Our stories are not meant for everyone. Hearing them is a privilege, and we should always ask ourselves this before we share: “Who has earned the right to hear my story?” If we have one or two people in our lives who can sit with us and hold space for our shame stories, and love us for our strengths and struggles, we are incredibly lucky. If we have a friend, or a small group of friends, or family who embraces our imperfections, vulnerabilities, and power, and fills us with a sense of belonging, we are incredible lucky.”


429. Our culture teaches us about shame—it dictates what is acceptable and what is not. We weren’t born craving perfect bodies. We weren’t born afraid to tell our stories. We weren’t born with a fear of getting too old to feel valuable. We weren’t born with a Pottery Barn catalog in one hand and heartbreaking debt in the other. Shame comes from outside of us—from the messages and expectations of our culture. What comes from the inside of us is a very human need to belong, to relate.


430. “It turns out, even when offered big titles and bigger salaries, people would rather work at a place in which they feel like they belong. People would rather feel safe among their colleagues, have the opportunity to grow and feel a part of something bigger than themselves than work in a place that simply makes them rich. This is what happens when human beings, even engineers, are put in an environment for which we were designed. We stay. We remain loyal. We help each other and we do our work with pride and passion.”


431. “Mother, dearest mother, no other woman compares to you. You were strong in the darkest hour and you showed me the strength to achieve victory. So at this moment my victories and achievements belong to you.” ― Mark Frank


432. “Diversity is having a seat at the table, inclusion is having a voice, and belonging is having that voice be heard” – Liz Fosslien


433. “To betray you must first belong. ” – Harold Philby


434. “Each person with his or her history of being accepted or rejected, with his or her past history of inner pain and difficulties in relationships, is different. But in each one there is a yearning for communion and belonging, but at the same time a fear of it. Love is what we most want, yet it is what we fear the most.”


435. “I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me — they, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could. ” — Veronica Roth


436. “It’s not an accidental entanglement; it’s an intentional knot. Love belongs with belonging.”


437. I hate this feeling. Like I'm here, but I'm not. Like someone cares. But they don't. Like I belong somewhere else, anywhere but here.


438. I don't know where I belong," he said, "But if you let me, I will try to belong here. - Author: Cassandra Clare


439. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” – Brené Brown


440. “Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially our own. No one belongs here more than you.”


441. The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.


442. “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot


443. “The care, therefore, of every man’s soul belongs unto himself.” — John Locke


444. “Cars belong to a physical world of escalating waste and declining green space, a world of environmental degradation, an asphalt nation in which we live and breathe. Car culture is forever bound to the historical relations of modern capitalist production and consumption.” – AMY L. BEST


445. A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong.


446. “I belonged to Nashville before I belonged to anyone.” – Brandi Carlile


447. Zarathustra: Do you have words? Do your words belong to you?


448. “We spend a lot of time thinking about the ways that prestige and resources and belonging to elite institutions make us better off. We don’t spend enough time thinking about the ways in which those kinds of material advantages limit our options.”


449. “With every fiber of my being, I belong with you. With each passing day, I fall more in love with you. I love you with all my heart.”


450. If you’re not being treated with love and respect, check your price tag. Perhaps you have marked yourself down. Its you who tell people what you’re really worth by what you accept. Get off the clearance rack and get behind the glass where they keep all the valuables. That’s where you belong


451. “I feel so disconnected from the world, and I feel like no one even notices me or cares about me anymore.”


452. “Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just one step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.”


453. “Great leaders, in contrast, are able to inspire people to act. Those who are able to inspire give people a sense of purpose or belonging that has little to do with any external incentive or benefit to be gained. Those who truly lead are able to create a following of people who act not because they were swayed, but because they were inspired.”


454. “We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever.”


455. “The opposite of belonging is fitting in.” – Brené Brown


456. “Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. At the end all his disciples deserted him. On the Cross he was utterly alone, surrounded by evildoers and mockers. For this cause he had come, to bring peace to the enemies of God. So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes. There is his commission, his work. 'The kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If Christ had done what you are doing who would ever have been spared' (Luther).”


457. A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick. – Brene Brown


458. The more attached we are to a vision of the future, the less present we are to what is actually trying to emerge here and now. - Author: Peter Merry


459. “Let us all be from somewhere. Let us tell each other everything we can.”


460. “Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize.”


461. “Those who are able to inspire give people a sense of purpose or belonging that has little to do with any external incentive or benefit to be gained.”


462. “The early morning belongs to the Church of the risen Christ. At the break of light it remembers the morning on which death and sin lay prostrate in defeat and new life and salvation were given to mankind”


463. “We couldn’t take Momma’s shells, nor Ruth’s baby doll made of flannel bits and calico, nor the wooden bowl Poppa made for me. Nothing belonged to us.”


464. “Everything belonged here, everything blended together—except for himself.”


465. “We belong to each other. We are sister and brother. Born to love one another.”


466. “True belonging is not passive. It’s not the belonging that comes with just joining a group. It’s not fitting in or pretending or selling out because it’s safer. It’s a practice that requires us to be vulnerable. get uncomfortable. and learn how to be present with people without sacrificing who we are. We want true belonging. but it takes tremendous courage to knowingly walk into hard moments.”


467. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


468. “I am bent, but not broken. I am scarred, but not disfigured. I am sad, but not hopeless. I am tired, but not powerless. I am angry, but not bitter. I am depressed, but not giving up.”


469. “Feet are what connect you to the ground, and when you are poor, none of that ground belongs to you.”


470. “When I love someone, I love with all my heart. And that’s how much I love my stepdaughter. She’s just so sweet and innocent that I’d do anything for her and for my new family that I am so happy to belong to.” – Anonymous


471. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love. belonging. joy. courage. empathy. and creativity. It is the source of hope. empathy. accountability. and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives. vulnerability is the path.”


472. “Your level of belonging. in fact. can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance.”


473. Here's what is truly at the heart of wholeheartedness: Worthy now, not if, not when, we're worthy of love and belonging now. Right this minute. As is.


474. Well, the moral of the story, The moral of this song, Is simply that one should never be Where one does not belong. So when you see your neighbor carryin' somethin', Help him with his load, And don't go mistaking Paradise For that home across the road. - Author: Bob Dylan


475. “Choosing authenticity means cultivating the courage to be imperfect, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable; exercising the compassion that comes from knowing that we are all made of strength and struggle; and nurturing the connection and sense of belonging that can only happen when we believe that we are enough.”


476. “Belonging so fully to yourself that you’re willing to stand alone is a wilderness--an untamed. unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking. a place as sought after as it is feared...it turns out to be the place of true belonging. and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand. ”


477. “True belonging is not passive.… It’s a practice that requires us to be vulnerable, get uncomfortable, and learn how to be present with people without sacrificing who we are.”


478. Comfort zones don't have to be comfortable


479. We wondered why when a child laughed, he belonged to Daddy, and when he had a sagging diaper that smelled like a landfill, ‘He wants his mother.’


480. “We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world — the company of those who have known suffering.” – Helen Keller


481. “One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” ― Thomas Wolfe


482. The future belongs to the competent. Get good, get better, be the best!” – Brian Tracy


483. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” — Mother Teresa


484. “Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially your own. No one belongs here more than you.”


485. “Home is ultimately not about a place to live but about the people with whom you are most fully alive. Home is about love, relationship, community, and belonging, and we are all searching for home.”


486. However much you are read in theory, if thou hast no practice thou art ignorant - Author: Saadi


487. “Right beside you is where I belong, right beside you I am home.”


488. There's a corner of my heart that is yours. And I don't mean for now, or until I've found somebody else, I mean forever. I mean to say that whether I fall in love a thousand times over or once or never again, there'll always be a small quiet place in my heart that belongs only to you. - Author: Beau Taplin


489. “The place of true belonging, it's the bravest and most sacred place you'll stand.”


490. “It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”


491. “No matter how bad things are right now. No matter how stuck you feel. No matter how many days you’ve spent crying and wishing things were different. No matter how hopeless and depressed you feel. I promise you that you won’t feel this way forever. Keep going.”


492. “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies . . . If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conqured . . . The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”


493. “Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you because it will.” — Cheryl Strayed


494. You belong to me and I shall ever belong to you. Nothing would take your love away from loving you. I would love you as long as I live. It is my vow and so shall it be.


495. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”


496. “You will feel better than this, maybe not yet, but you will. You just keep living until you are alive again.”


497. My heart belongs to you, you are all that I see, you are the only one that I know, and I will always live to love you.


498. “Even in the world of make-believe there have to be rules. The parts have to be consistent and belong together.”


499. That's because you're mine, and I'm not watching you laughing with him down there! You don't belong to him, Maddie! You never have and you never fucking will! - Author: Emma Hart


500. “Our need to belong is not rational, but it is a constant that exists across all people in all cultures.”


501. “It turns out, even when offered big titles and bigger salaries, people would rather work at a place in which they feel like they belong. People would rather feel safe among their colleagues, have the opportunity to grow and feel a part of something bigger than themselves than work in a place that simply makes them rich.”


502. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”– Eleanor Roosevelt


503. “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” —Voltaire


504. “Your life belongs to you and you alone.”


505. “Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you, because it will.”


506. “If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.”


507. “When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you” -Lao Tzu


508. “The opposite of belonging is fitting in.”


509. “I never thought the money I have belongs to me. It belongs to society.”


510. Leadership belongs to those who take it. -Sheryl Sandberg


511. See - this book belongs to you,' Hannah said sweetly.


512. Church attendance gives you a sense of belonging and the chance to make new friends, connect with a community, and experience life from a different perspective.


513. “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”


514. “You were in my arms, right where you belong.”


515. “A hundred things are done today in the divine name of Youth, that if they showed their true colors would be seen by rights to belong rather to old age.” – Wyndham Lewis


516. “I define wholehearted living as engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage. compassion. and connection to wake up in the morning and think. no matter what gets done and how much is left undone. I am enough. It’s going to bed at night thinking. Yes. I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid. but that doesn’t change the truth that I am brave and worthy of love and belonging.”


517. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt


518. “I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me–they, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.” – Veronica Roth


519. “You are imperfect. you are wired for struggle. but you are worthy of love and belonging.”


520. “When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people would understand this.”


521. “I saw them lost in conversation with each other, mother and father, while their sons commanded entire sidewalks with their tricycles. The galaxy belonged to them, and as terror was communicated to our children, I saw mastery communicated to theirs.”


522. “First of all the founders, together with other key people in the firm, will have to think through the key activities of their business. What are the specific areas upon which the survival and success of this particular business depend? Most of the areas will be on everyone’s list. But if there are divergencies and dissents – and there should be on a question as important as this – they should be taken seriously. Every activity which any member of the group thinks belongs there should go down on the list.”


523. “Tonight was different. I felt like we were each separate and full to our edges with our own stories, mostly unshared. In a way it scared me, having a summer of experiences and feelings that belonged to me alone.”


524. “Brave men don’t belong to any one country. I respect bravery wherever I see it.” – Harry S. Truman


525. My soul belongs to your soul. My heart belongs to your heart. My love belongs to your love. My body belongs to your body. My mind belongs to your mind. Myself is yourself. Together, we are one." Link McLaren - Author: Amy Shannon


526. I am so lucky to have you as my partner and best friend. My heart belongs to you, and I am yours forever.