People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered, love them anyway
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish anterior motives, do good anyway.
If you are successful, you win false and true enemies, succeed anyway.
The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow, do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable, be honest and frank anyway.
What you spent years building may be destroyed overnight, build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you help them, help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth, give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
-From a sign on the wall of shishu bhavan, the children’s home in Calcutta of mother theresa.
"The Hong Kong airport plays classical music everywhere except the food court. This is where they play Kenny G. I think the logic behind this was to put everyone at peace in most parts of the airport but make people hurry up and leave in the dining area because they have limited seating."
— Daniel Glass (beloved brother) during his stay at the Hong Kong airport
"I understood perfectly well that he wasn’t telling these things to me because he wanted me to know them. He was clearing them from his mind, just like draining water from a bucket"
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas and your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair .
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken, because
the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing does nothing.
They avoid suffering and sorrow
But they cannot learn,feel,change,grow, love, live, chained by their certitudes, they are a slave; they have forfeited their freedom.
Only a person who risks is free
"You can’t just hope for happy endings. You have to believe in them. Then do the work, take the risks."
— Nora Roberts, Dark Witch (via booksquoteslove)
"We viewed ourselves as pieces of clay that forever show the fingerprints of everyone who has touched them"
"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love"
— Albert Einstein (via mntlbrkdwn)
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love
"I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results."
— Florence Nightengale
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
— Excerpt from the speech in 1910 by Theodore Roosevelt