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"Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained."
Vladimir Nabokov

You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.
— Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich (via observando)
Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
— Leo Buscaglia (via observando)

ladiesagainsthumanity:

RUTH. BADER. GINSBERG. 

via @sethdmichaels

(Source: ihopeyoulikeblackberries, via wilwheaton)

npr:

Via a friend, who thought I might like this. — Mel 

npr:

Via a friend, who thought I might like this. — Mel 

You live it forward, but understand it backward.
— Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone (via observando)

Here’s a secret: Everyone, if they live long enough, will lose their way at some point. You will lose your way, you will wake up one morning and find yourself lost. This is a hard, simple truth. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, consider yourself lucky. When it does, when one day you look around and nothing is recognizable, when you find yourself alone in a dark wood having lost the way, you may find it easier to blame it on someone else — an errant lover, a missing father, a bad childhood — or it may be easier to blame the map you were given — folded too many times, out-of-date, tiny print — but mostly, if you are honest, you will only be able to blame yourself.

One day I’ll tell my daughter a story about a dark time, the dark days before she was born, and how her coming was a ray of light. We got lost for a while, the story will begin, but then we found our way.

— Nick Flynn, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009 (via observando)
No one else has access to the world you carry around within yourself; you are its custodian and entrance. No one else can see the world the way you see it. No one else can feel your life the way you feel it. Thus it is impossible to ever compare two people because each stands on such different ground. When you compare yourself to others, you are inviting envy into your consciousness; it can be a dangerous and destructive guest.
— John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom (via observando)
The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley (via observando)
Letting go is the lesson. Letting go is always the lesson. Have you ever noticed how much of our agony is all tied up with craving and loss?
— Susan Gordon Lydon, The Knitting Sutra: Craft as a Spiritual Practice (via observando)
The way I define happiness is being the creator of your experience, choosing to take pleasure in what you have, right now, regardless of the circumstances, while being the best you that you can be.
— Leo Babauta (via observando)
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