Words Do A Body Good

anaïs nin via brain pickings
anaïs nin via brain pickings

Words to swallow and keep like a ball of light in your tummy & mind.

‘’Algún día en cualquier parte, en cualquier lugar indefectiblemente te encontrarás a ti mismo, y ésa, sólo ésa, puede ser la más feliz o la más amarga de tus horas.” —Pablo Neruda

”Çok yaşayan bilmez, çok gezen bilir.” ―Türk atasözü

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ―Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”―Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.” ―Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

‘’I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.” —Maya Angelou

“People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.” ―Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘’Nothing strong can be built on a foundation of lies and omissions.” ―Isabel Allende, Maya’s Notebook

“Fortune is not on the side of the faint-hearted.” ―Sophocles

“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” —George Santayana

‘’If one wants to be active, one must not be afraid of going wrong, one must not be afraid of making mistakes now and then. Many people think that they will become good just by doing no harm — but that’s a lie…. That way lies stagnation, mediocrity.’‘ —Vincent Van Gogh, letter to Theo van Gogh, Oct. 1884

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”                         —Siddhārtha Gautama

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods; there is a rapture on the lonely shore; there is society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but nature more…”—Lord Byron

”Non essere amati è una semplice sfortuna. 
La vera disgrazia è non saper amare.”—Albert Camus

“If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.”―David Carradine

“When one is pretending the entire body revolts.”―Anaïs Nin

”What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” —Colette

”The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.” -–Anaïs Nin

“Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.” ―African Proverb

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.” ―Kurt Cobain

“Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies.” ―Erich Fromm

“Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind.”―Dodinsky

“We are one blink away from being fully awake.”―Pema Chödrön

γνῶθι σεαυτόν—a Delphic maxim

“If you think dealing with issues like worthiness and authenticity and vulnerability are not worthwhile because there are more pressing issues, like the bottom line or attendance or standardized test scores, you are sadly, sadly mistaken. It underpins everything.” —Brené Brown


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