"Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality."
— Mohandas K. Gandhi (Indian, 1869-1948) via thelibrarianontherun
"The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself."
— Mark Twain (American author/humorist; 1835-1910) via a-cious
(Source: sonderly, via lajoiedespetiteschoses)
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
— President Theodore Roosevelt (via nomosshere)
"I wasn’t prepared for death. Nobody is. You lose someone you love more than you love yourself, and you get a crash course in mortality. You lie awake night after night, wondering if you really believe in heaven and hell and finding all kinds of reasons to cling to faith, because you can’t bear to believe they aren’t out there somewhere, a few whispered words of a prayer away."
— Karen Marie Moning, Shadowfever via creatingaquietmind
(Source: simply-quotes, via quote-book)
"Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere."
— Paulo Coelho (Brazilian lyricist and novelist; 1947) via jaimelannister
(Source: larmoyante, via jaimelannister)
"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death."
— Robert Fulghum (American author, essayist; 1937) via vaiya
(Source: quote-book, via vaiya)
"By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Transcendental essayist, lecturer, poet; 1803-82) via larmoyante
(Source: larmoyante, via in-tacto)
"Do not argue with an idiot, they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience."
— Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens; 1835–1910) via paperimages
"My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M’s and a chocolate cake. I feel better already."
— Dave Barry via lajoiedespetiteschoses
"There is the story of the woman who read Hamlet for the first time and said, “I don’t see why people admire that play so. It is nothing but a bunch of quotations strung together."
— Issac Asimov, from Asimov’s Guide to Shakespeare
"I can live for two months on a good compliment"
— Mark Twain (American author/humorist; 1835-1910) via thelittleactress