"“I must learn to love the fool in me the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and get hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool.”

Anonymous"

"Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power."

Lao Tzu (via itsquoted)

"Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever…"

Isak Dinesen (via itsquoted)

"Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along."

Rumi (via itsquoted)

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."

Carl Gustav Jung (via itsquoted)

"Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’"

Mary Anne Radmacher (via itsquoted)

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief … and unspeakable love."

Washington Irving (via itsquoted)

"There are depths in man that go to the lowest hell, and heights that reach the highest heaven, for are not both heaven and hell made out of him, everlasting miracle and mystery that he is."

Thomas Carlyle (via itsquoted)

"I’m sorry you were not truly loved and that it made you cruel."

Warsan Shire  (via rlyrlyugly)

(Source: larmoyante, via takemeback-)