If you seek authenticity for authenticity’s sake you are no longer authentic.
~ Jean Paul Sartre, French Philosopher
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves that we find in them.
~ Thomas Merton, American Theologian
We are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick for the places, we have never known.
~ Carson McCullers, American Novelist
When you just sit in silence, the wind blows through you, the sun shines through your soul and you realise… you are not your body. You are everything.
~ Anita Krizzan, Writer and Poet
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
~ Victor Hugo, French Poet
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
~ Leo Tolstoy, Russian Author
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
~ Martin Luther King Jr, American Minister and Activist
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.
– Bil Keane, American Cartoonist
The things that excite you are not random. They are connected to your purpose. Follow them.
It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel at as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life.
~ Sally Coulter, Author