“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
— Plato
“The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.”
— William James
“Let me respectfully remind you, Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken! Take heed, do not squander your life.”
— The Evening Gatha
“I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.”
— Leo Rosten (via youmightfindyourself)
“When you do something, you should burn yourself completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.”
— Shunryu Suzuki
“We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and — in spite of True Romance magazines — we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely — at least, not all the time — but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.”
Hunter S. Thompson (via deepwithfuture) (via ihatethismess) (via bbnlovingit) (via sirpagliacci) (via adillathegenius) (via dominickbrady) (via tobia) (via youmightfindyourself)
“Easy is right. Begin right and you are easy. Continue easy and you are right. The right way to go easy is to forget the right way and forget that the going is easy.”
— Chuang-Tzu
“Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations. You have to pay attention to money, but it shouldn’t be about the money.”
“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”
— Elbert Hubbard