Virtus probata florescit. True Virtue Triumphs Dum Spiro Spero While I Breathe I Hope
Three things from which never to be moved: one's Oaths, one's Gods, and the Truth. The three highest causes of the true human are: Truth, Honor, and Duty. Three candles that illuminate every darkness: Truth, Nature, and Knowledge. Traditional Celtic Triads
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, to discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and to be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion. Henry David Thoreau
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whatever you are be a good one. Lincoln
Tis true my form is something odd, But blaming me is blaming God; Could I create myself anew I would not fail in pleasing you. If I could reach from pole to pole Or grasp the ocean with a span, I would be measured by the soul; The mind's the standard of the man. Poem often quoted by John (Joseph) Merrick, The Elephant Man
This is what I believe: That I am I. That my soul is a dark forest. That my known self will never be more than a little clearing in the forest. That gods, strange gods, come forth from the forest into the clearing of my known self, and then go back. That I must have the courage to let them come and go. That I will never let mankind put anything over me, but that I will try always to recognize and submit to the gods in me and the gods in other men and women. There is my creed. D.H. Lawrence
If I had work to make a day for you, I'd see you a morning golden and true. I would make this day last for all time, and fill the night deep with moonshine. Unknown
When I get a little money, I buy books ; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes. Erasmus
I will have one Mistress here, and no Master. Elizabeth I
I am not afraid, I was born for this. Joan of Arc
You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us. Robert Louis Stevenson
¤ The Girl ¤
Female. Twenty Something. Waitress. Janeite. Witch In Training, Aspiring Writer, Wanna Be Equestrian.
In my spare time (and there's not much of that these days outside of work and chores) you'll often find me Horseback Riding, reading, doing Yoga, Cross Stitching, or just catching up on my rest.
¤ The Journal ¤
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