No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite
Nelson Mandela, Civil Rights and South African leader
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.
Henry David Thoreau, American writer
I believe in people that got to believe in something: our abilities to evolve, to grow, to release, to be better, to hold on, to be strong. I’m inspired by people’s wills.
Erykah Badu, “One Minute Wonder 43”
Watch the whole minute: http://vimeo.com/77403805
What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.
J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (via tokillamockingpticu)
Ouspensky, Russian esotericist and writer
Tanya Davis, “The Loner’s Manifesto”