it blankets all in sight.
Take care, don’t fight, and remember: if you do not choose to lead, you will forever be led by others. Find what scares you, and do it. And you can make a difference, if you choose to do so.
—J Michael Straczynski (via itsquoted)
Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.
—Epictetus (via itsquoted)
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age, and to imagine right up to the brink of death that life is only beginning. I think that is the only way to keep adding to one’s talent, and one’s inner happiness.
—George Sand (via itsquoted)
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
—Henry David Thoreau (via itsquoted)
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
—Albert Einstein (via itsquoted)
There are nine requisites for contented living: HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure; WEALTH enough to support your needs; STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them; GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them; PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished; CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor; LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others; FAITH enough to make real the things of God; HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (via itsquoted)
To vision profounder,
Man’s spirit must dive;
His aye-rolling orb
at no goal will arrive;
The heavens that now draw him
With sweetness untold,
Once found,- for new heavens
He spurneth the old.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (The Sphinx)
I am being ever more profoundly inspired…
Time will tell.
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
—William James (via itsquoted)