You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.
// Elizabeth Gilbert
Never let the future disturb you.
You will meet it, if you have to,
with the same weapons of reason
which today arm you against the present.
Meditations // Marcus Aurelius
Your days are numbered.
Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun.
If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.
The Emperor’s Handbook // Marcus Aurelius
the past loves of my life can
all be summarized simply:
we were too young to know
how to love each other.
3AM Thoughts // AKA “If We’d Met At Any Other Time, We Would’ve Been Fine.“
Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
// René Descartes
Intelligence is what we learn.
Wisdom is what we unlearn.
// J.R. Rim
A woman has to live her life,
or live to repent not having lived it.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover // D.H. Lawrence
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.
// D.H. Lawrence
The millions are awake enough for physical labor; but only one in a million is awake enough for effective intellectual exertion, only one in a hundred millions to a poetic or divine life. To be awake is to be alive.
Walden // Henry David Thoreau
Growth is exciting; growth is dynamic and alarming. Growth of the soul, growth of the mind…
Twelve Days // Vita Sackville-West