"You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in."
Being a “product of their times” is no excuse. Never let someone off the hook for bigotry.
(Source: abundance-mine, via guesstimations-with-big-munch)
Went all the way out to the stables to see the Milky Way and then clouds rolled in. Pretty night though.
New pet peeve: when you’re reading a used book and a reader before you highlighted everything besides the things that should be highlighted.
"Perhaps you’re searching far too much? That in all that searching, you don’t find the time for finding?"
— Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha (via whyallcaps)
"I simply mean that to be false to one’s soul about the things that are, to be ignorant and to have and hold falsehood there, is what everyone would least of all accept, for everyone hates a falsehood in that place most of all."
— Conversation between Socrates and Adeimantus (Plato’s Republic- Book II p. 58)
"To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That’s what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul - would you understand why that’s much harder?"
— ― Ayn Rand (via psych-quotes)
"Indeed, every man believes that injustice is far more profitable to himself than justice. And any exponent of this argument will say he’s right, for someone who didn’t want to do injustice, given this sort of opportunity, and who didn’t touch other people’s property would be thought wretched and stupid by everyone aware of the situation, though, of course, they’d praise him in public, deceiving each other for fear of suffering injustice."
— Conversation between Glaucon and Socrates (Plato’s Republic- Book II)
I hate the rain but I love this sweater. One of my Danish teachers told us that when it’s blistering cold out and rain is pelting you in the face you should be grateful because it’s the most alive you’ll ever be.
"The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again."
— Homer, The Iliad (via dvtss)
(Source: petrichour, via nsukhu)
"It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days…Lightly, lightly—it’s the best advice ever given me. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly, my darling."
— Aldous Huxley (via wordsthat-speak)