Sitting between your past and your future doesn’t mean you’re in the present
Dakota Skye (via xmyguiltypleasuresx)
Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance (via observando)
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (via observando)
What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote.
E.M. Forster (via observando)
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
Francis of Assisi (via observando)
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis (via observando)
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
Henry David Thoreau (via observando)
The world breaks everyone, and afterwards many are strong at the broken places.

Ernest Hemingway (via observando)

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Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.
Charlie Chaplin (via observando)

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If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
Antoine de Saint Exupéry (via hheirloom)
Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.
Antoine De Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)

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Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.
Margaret Chase Smith (via observando)
When “i” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness.
Malcolm X (via thelittlephilosopher)

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If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:
Kurt Vonnegut (via observando)
I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.
Jorge Luis Borges (via observando)
Sometimes, words are the most concrete things of all