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  • #1
    Vladimir Nabokov
    “Toska - noun /ˈtō-skə/ - Russian word roughly translated as sadness, melancholia, lugubriousness.

    "No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody of something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.”
    Vladimir Nabokov


  • #2
    Dale Carnegie
    “Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation, for your character is what you are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
    Dale Carnegie


  • #3
    Mark Twain
    “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
    Mark Twain


  • #4
    Mark Twain
    “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that but the really great make you feel that you too can become great. When you are seeking to bring big plans to fruition it is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly be that kind of a friend for your friends.”
    Mark Twain


  • #5
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    “Difficulties increase the nearer we get to the goal. ”
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


  • #6
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    “Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, weiß nichts von seiner eigenen.”
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


  • #7
    Dale Carnegie
    “It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”
    Dale Carnegie


  • #8
    Dale Carnegie
    “Two men looked out from prison bars,
    One saw the mud, the other saw stars.”
    Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living


  • #9
    Emily Dickinson
    “That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.”
    Emily Dickinson


  • #10
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “So you mustn't be frightened, dear Mr. Kappus, if a sadness rises in front of you, larger than any you have ever seen; if an anxiety - like light and cloud-shadows, moves over your hands and everything you do. You must realize that something is happening to you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in the palm of its hand and will not let you fall.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke


  • #11
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke


  • #12
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet


  • #13
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.

    So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloudshadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any miseries, or any depressions? For after all, you do not know what work these conditions are doing inside you.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet


  • #14
    Vladimir Nabokov
    “It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.”
    Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita


  • #15
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet


  • #16
    Maya Angelou
    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
    Maya Angelou


  • #17
    Dale Carnegie
    “...the best possible way to prepare for tomorrow is to concentrate with all your intelligence, all your enthusiasm, on doing today's work superbly today. That is the only possible way you can prepare for the future.”
    Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living


  • #18
    Dale Carnegie
    “Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.”
    Dale Carnegie


  • #19
    Dale Carnegie
    “One of the tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”
    Dale Carnegie




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