"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it."
Maya Angelou (via buddhabrot)
"Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty."
"Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these."
Gautama Buddha (via awelltraveledwoman)
"Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to."
Alan Keightley (via larmoyante)
My friend Jarvis: “I usually worry about the wrong thing.”
Me: “Everybody worries about the wrong thing, that’s the human condition.”