"Hope and fear come from feeling that we lack something; they come from a sense of poverty. We can’t simply relax with ourselves. We hold on to hope, and hope robs us of the present moment. We feel that someone else knows what is going on, but that there is something missing in us, and therefore something is lacking in our world."
— Pema Chodron (via thecalminside)
"What do the nationalists say about killers punishing murderers and thieves sentencing looters"
— Khalil Gibran. (via quotedojo)
"I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying."
— Nelson Mandela (via wordsnquotes)
"Maybe who we are isn’t so much about what we do, but rather what we’re capable of when we least expect it."
— Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper (via feellng)
"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
— E.B. White (via quotes-shape-us)
"After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books."
— Albert Camus (via observando)
"You’ve pushed me over the edge thinking that I would fall. Instead, I started to fly."
— Awakened Vibrations (via awakenedvibrations)
"If you’re doing your best, you won’t have any time to worry about failure."
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (via observando)
"The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence."
— Charles Bukowski (via feellng)