One of my favorite quotes I wanted to share with you all

During my time of bad moments I turn to my insanely huge Quotationary (yes that's what it's called) and in it are some of the most amazing words I've never heard and am glad to read in my time of need for wisdom.

One of the quotes is a Latin Phrase which goes;

"perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim"
("Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you")

I was looking for my next tattoo to get which was going to be words and I could not decide which quote to get but I believe this one will be the one. I love these words, I love them because I find them true. This pain is unfortunately useful to all of us. Through it we are able to help others overcome their pain & learn to deal with it. We offer advice and support. We are teachers all the while being sufferers of the very topic we teach on. It's amazing.

We are patient, we damn sure are tough and we make use of this pain in order to help others. I'd say we were super heroes. We fight and conquer at the same time.

This one quote with many others has lifted my spirits which has been in a dark place lately, very dark. I am trying so hard to love life and love living it but being miserable and in pain is not helping, yet these words are doing the trick to help me cope. It is not about me, me, me. . .it's about this community of regular people, strong willed persons trying to help the next person cope and if I stop trying to fight this, I will have failed at my mission to make this pain useful to me. Crazy out look isn't it?

just ranting guys. . .


You are an amazing young lady, Mo. What an amazing mind and attitude you have. Yes, you are inspirational to us. I just read your post to Jillian and now this. You will go far, young lady, despite this devil of a disease. Or maybe because of it.

Thank you for all of your wisdom.

You're spot on there Mo,

I love quotes and positive sayings too. I like "Carpe Diem" (Seize the day). It's always kept me going through thick and thin. I drew up a tattoo desgin with two carp like the Pisces sign with all the water round it and "Carpe Diem" in japanese style font underneath. I left it behind when I moved away from ex by accident and never saw it again. (Left the drawing by accident - not the fricking ex!! in case you were wondering lol. He was a class D head!!) I still want it done and may redraw it sometime soon.

The words of others do inspire us as we know that there's someone else who has experienced our pains in life and they have learned something from it and pass it down to us. We are not alone. Like you say and I will back you up here, we are fighters. There's some bad a** b****es here! (I hope its not just me! ha). Take no crap from anyone and certainly don't let the fibro demons bring you down! They "might win the battle, but we will win the war"!

Stay strong fellow fighter.


What an amazing quote! I feel that before fibro, I did not feel true compassion for others.

Know what you mean about dark thoughts. I have been feeling a lot of darkness lately.

Thanks for the share, helps put things in perspective!

I love the quote and I love your attitude towards your pain. :)) I think it's a great idea to have it tattooed, maybe in a place where you can see it all the time, as a constant reminder of everything you said, how we are super heroes and that our pain is molding us into strong people who can help others. <3 I haven't suffered from fibro long, but I truly believe the attitude we bring to our pain helps decide whether it will hinder us or instead make us grow for the better! :D And with a beautiful attitude like yours, I believe your pain is doing the latter! <3 Hugs!!

Love the quote. We have to look at it like that or we get bitter.

Here is one of my favorite inspirational writings.


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream---and not make dreams your master;
If you can think---and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings---nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And---which is more---you'll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling

Such true words. I love when poetry tuggs at the heart strings.