Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in the small things, because it is in them that your strength lies.
— Mother Teresa (via sorakeem)
It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
— Mahatma Gandhi (via hqlines)
…There is a love for the marvelous, a belief in the marvelous, intertwined in all my projects, which hurries me out of the common pathways of men, even to the wild sea and unvisited regions I am about to explore.
— Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (via introspectivepoet)
Stop putting your happiness in other peoples’ hands. They will drop it, no matter what words come out of their mouth. People leave and come back and sometimes leave again. You can’t rely on someone to make you feel beautiful. You need to learn how to love with yourself before you fall in love with another person. If you don’t love yourself, they’ll constantly remind you how much they love and want you, but oh god, that won’t change a thing about how you feel about yourself. So, stop hating your thighs because they’re not a size zero. You have the ability to change how you act and think at any giving moment. If you love yourself, everything will be easier. I think that loving yourself is the strongest thing to do. There’s so much more to you than the things you’re seeing. Try. Just try to love yourself, even if it’s just for a day.
— A letter to everyone who suffers from daily self hatred (via neckdick)
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