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  • #1
    Haim Shapira
    “Between the natural way and the path of grace there is a deep abyss. It is in that gap that we live our lives as a giant struggle between good and evil, Satan and God, despair and love. Whenever despair wins, it is the natural way. Whenever love wins, it is a moment of grace. When love is victorious and defeats despair completely, you've reached the path of grace.”
    Haim Shapira, על הדברים החשובים באמת

  • #2
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Purity of Heart Is to Will One Thing”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #3
    Leo Tolstoy
    “He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.”
    Leo Tolstoy

  • #4
    Terry Pratchett
    “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”
    Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent

  • #5
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre

  • #6
    Boris Pasternak
    “When a great moment knocks on the door of your life, it is often no louder than the beating of your heart, and it is very easy to miss it. ”
    Boris Pasternak

  • #7
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets through many a dark night.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #8
    Dr. Seuss
    “You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #9
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #10
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

  • #11
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #12
    A.A. Milne
    “Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
    "Pooh!" he whispered.
    "Yes, Piglet?"
    "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you.”
    A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

  • #13
    Abraham Lincoln
    “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
    Abraham Lincoln

  • #14
    Albert Einstein
    “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #15
    Charles Bukowski
    “Some lose all mind and become soul,insane.
    some lose all soul and become mind, intellectual.
    some lose both and become accepted”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #16
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “The most common form of despair is not being who you are.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #17
    Anton Chekhov
    “Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.”
    Anton Chekhov
    tags: love

  • #18
    A.A. Milne
    “Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
    A.A. Milne

  • #19
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth — look at the dying man’s struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.”
    Søren Kierkegaard
    tags: life

  • #21
    Emmanuel Levinas
    “Faith is not a question of the existence or non-existence of God. It is believing that love without reward is valuable.”
    Emmanuel Levinas

  • #22
    Marcel Proust
    “Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have of them.”
    Marcel Proust

  • #23
    Abraham Joshua Heschel
    “When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.”
    Abraham Joshua Heschel

  • #23
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “The self-assured believer is a greater sinner in the eyes of God than the troubled disbeliever.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #24
    Fernando Pessoa
    “Não sou nada.
    Nunca serei nada.
    Não posso querer ser nada.
    À parte isso, tenho em mim todos os sonhos do mundo.”
    Fernando Pessoa

  • #25
    Wisława Szymborska
    “We have a soul at times.
    No one’s got it non-stop,
    for keeps.

    Day after day,
    year after year
    may pass without it.

    Sometimes
    it will settle for awhile
    only in childhood’s fears and raptures.
    Sometimes only in astonishment
    that we are old.

    It rarely lends a hand
    in uphill tasks,
    like moving furniture,
    or lifting luggage,
    or going miles in shoes that pinch.

    It usually steps out
    whenever meat needs chopping
    or forms have to be filled.

    For every thousand conversations
    it participates in one,
    if even that,
    since it prefers silence.

    Just when our body goes from ache to pain,
    it slips off-duty.

    It’s picky:
    it doesn’t like seeing us in crowds,
    our hustling for a dubious advantage
    and creaky machinations make it sick.

    Joy and sorrow
    aren’t two different feelings for it.
    It attends us
    only when the two are joined.

    We can count on it
    when we’re sure of nothing
    and curious about everything.

    Among the material objects
    it favors clocks with pendulums
    and mirrors, which keep on working
    even when no one is looking.

    It won’t say where it comes from
    or when it’s taking off again,
    though it’s clearly expecting such questions.

    We need it
    but apparently
    it needs us
    for some reason too.”
    Wisława Szymborska

  • #26
    Abraham Joshua Heschel
    “A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.”
    Abraham Joshua Heschel

  • #27
    A.A. Milne
    “Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”
    A.A. Milne

  • #28
    A.A. Milne
    “When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"

    "What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"

    "I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.

    Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.”
    A.A. Milne

  • #29
    Douglas Adams
    “For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #30
    William S. Burroughs
    “Love? What is it? Most natural painkiller what there is.”
    William S. Burroughs, Last Words: The Final Journals



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