A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
Oscar Wilde (via observando)
Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.
Susan Cain, Quiet (via larmoyante)
The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
James Crook (via observando)
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your existence itself is an act of rebellion.
Albert Camus (via observando)
The bigger the mountain, the better the view.
Unknown Author (via observando)
Perhaps, the problem is not the intensity of your love, but the quality of the people you are loving.
Warsan Shire (via observando)
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Robert Frost (via observando)
Everyone wants to save the world, but no one wants to help mom do the dishes.
P.J. O’Rourke (via observando)
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
Dr. Robert Schuller (via observando)
Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.
Dame Edna Everage (via observando)
Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.
Dame Edna Everage (via observando)
There go the people. I must follow them, for I am their leader.
Alexandre Ledru-Rollin
Gerald: It is very difficult to understand women, is it not?
Lord Illingworth: You should never try to understand them. Women are pictures. Men are problems. If you want to know what a woman really means — which, by the way, is always a dangerous thing to do — look at her, don’t listen to her.
Gerald: But women are awfully clever, aren’t they?
Lord Illingworth: One should always tell them so. But, to the philosopher, my dear Gerald, women represent the triumph of matter over mind — just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals.
Gerald: How then can women have so much power as you say they have?
Lord Illingworth: The history of women is the history of the worst form of tyranny the world has ever known. The tyranny of the weak over the strong. It is the only tyranny that lasts.
I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.
Abraham Maslow (via observando)
If we must all agree, all work together, we’re no better than a machine. If an individual can’t work in solidarity with his fellows, it’s his duty to work alone. His duty and his right. We have been denying people that right. We’ve been saying, more and more often, you must work with the others, you must accept the rule of the majority. But any rule is tyranny. The duty of the individual is to accept no rule, to be the initiator of his own acts, to be responsible. Only if he does so will the society live, and change, and adapt, and survive. We are not subjects of a State founded upon law, but members of a society founded upon revolution. Revolution is our obligation: our hope of evolution.
Ursula K. Le Guin (via observando)