It’s the same with people who say, ‘Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’ Even people who say this must realize that the exact opposite is true. What doesn’t kill you maims you, cripples you, leaves you weak, makes you whiny and full of yourself at the same time. The more pain, the more pompous you get. Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you incredibly annoying.
|—||Rob Sheffield, Love is a Mix Tape (via libraryland)|
The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.
|—||William Lyon Phelps (via musingsinfemininity)|
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
|—||Ernest Hemingway (via asterisk-)|
Those who walk away from you in the dark should be forgotten in the light.
“Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”