Charles Bukowski photo
Tom Watson photo

„If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less than excellent work.“

—  Tom Watson American businessman 1874 - 1956

Attributed to Watson in: William G. Dickerson (1995) In search of the ultimate practice. p. 19.

Ralph Waldo Emerson photo

„Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

John Keats photo
Neil Gaiman photo

„Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable.“

—  Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960

The character "Rose Walker" in The Sandman #65
Context: Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up a whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life... You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' or 'how very perceptive' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. Nothing should be able to do that. Especially not love. I hate love.

Friedrich Nietzsche photo

„It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

Sadhguru photo

„Love is not what you do. Love is what you are.“

—  Sadhguru Yogi, mystic, visionary and humanitarian 1957

Paulo Coelho photo
William Shakespeare photo

„Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.“

—  William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well

Variant: Love all, trust a few.
Source: All's Well That Ends Well

Emily Brontë photo

„He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.“

—  Emily Brontë, book Wuthering Heights

Variant: Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same
Source: Wuthering Heights

Will Ferrell photo
Stephen Chbosky photo
Helen Keller photo

„The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart“

—  Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968

Variant: The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Alice Walker photo

„I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.“

—  Alice Walker American author and activist 1944

Source: Revolutionary Petunias

Pindar photo

„Become such as you are, having learned what that is“

—  Pindar Ancient Greek poet -517 - -437 BC

Pythian 2, line 72.
Variant translations:
Be what you know you are
Be true to thyself now that thou hast learnt what manner of man thou art
Having learned, become who you are
Original: (el) γένοι' οἷος ἐσσὶ μαθών

Thich Nhat Hanh photo

„There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.“

—  Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926

Tom Hiddleston photo
Anne Frank photo

„The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.“

—  Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945

André Maurois photo

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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