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Karen's Korner

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 lazyyogi)

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you unhappy. It is what you think about.

Dale Carnegie (via stardust-seedling)

The secret of a full life is to live and relate to others as if they might not be there tomorrow, as if you might not be there tomorrow. It eliminates the vice of procrastination, the sin of postponement, failed communications, failed communions.

Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin: 1944-1947  (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

That’s what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending - performing. You get to love your pretence. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act - and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you’re trying to steal their most precious possession.

Jim Morrison (via purplebuddhaproject)

And if we never talk again, please remember that I am changed by who you are and what you meant to me.

(via ispeakquotes)

I’ve always envied people who sleep easily

davidkanigan:

I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.

― David BenioffCity of Thieves

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

Dorothy Nevill (via seemoreandmore)

Start ignoring people who threaten your joy.
Literally, ignore them.
Say nothing.
Don’t invite any parts of them into your space.

Alex Elle (via textposter)

I am convinced that creativity is a priority to the integrity of the universe and that life is regenerative and conformity meaningless.

Buckminster Fuller (via alteringminds)