25th of June 2014
They never say to you, “What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?” Instead, they demand, “How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much money does his father make?” Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him. 
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [The Little Prince] (via xanthippes)
24th of June 2014
Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. 
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (via quotes-shape-us)
23rd of June 2014
No single event can awaken within us a stranger whose existence we had never suspected. To live is to be slowly born. 
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (via wilde4words)
22nd of June 2014


Madeline Silcock

21st of June 2014

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20th of June 2014
“If I were to be totally sincere, I would say that I do not know why I live and why I do not stop living. The answer probably lies in the irrational character of life which maintains itself without reason.”
― Emil Cioran, On the Heights of Despair 
19th of June 2014
The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people. 
Richard J. Foster (via quotes-shape-us)

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18th of June 2014
The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you. 
Neil deGrasse Tyson (via ulfilarune)

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17th of June 2014
Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do. 
Cicero, 106 BC - 43 BC (via thefreelioness)

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Your library is your portrait. 
Holbrook Jackson (via thatkindofwoman)

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16th of June 2014
No writing on the solitary, meditative dimensions of life can say anything that has not already been said better by the wind in the pine trees. 
Thomas Merton, Honorable Reader: Reflections On My Work (via litverve)

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15th of June 2014
There are three kinds of patriots, two bad, one good. The bad are the uncritical lovers and the loveless critics. Good patriots carry on a lover’s quarrel with their country. 
William Sloane Coffin (via beingblog)
12th of June 2014



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Material objects are “permanent possibilities of sensation” (Mill 1865), that is, of sense-data — where, of course, the possibilities in question are only relatively permanent, since objects can change or be destroyed. 
BonJour, Laurence, “Epistemological Problems of Perception”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
30th of May 2014
You ask what is a proper limit to a person’s wealth? First, having what is essential, and second, having what is enough. 


Letters from a Stoic (II)

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