silence dohood

this is a short epistle, which I presume will add somewhat to your entertainment, yo.

“A wet man does not fear the rain.”

—   Russian Proverb

“The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.”

—   H.L. Mencken

(Source: quotes-shape-us, via squirrelonsquirrel)

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”

—   Arthur Schopenhauer

“You’re beautiful, but you’re empty. No one could die for you.”

—   Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, “The Little Prince”

“You have to protect yourself from sadness. Sadness is very close to hate. Let me tell you this. This is the thing I learned. If you take in someone else’s poison — thinking you can cure them by sharing it — you will instead store it within you.”

—   The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje (via luxology)

(Source: vjoriqor, via squirrelonsquirrel)

“I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”

—   C. S. Lewis (via saturn1ne)

(via squirrelonsquirrel)

“We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like.”

—   Jean Cocteau

“Others may have far more ability than you have. They may be larger, faster, quicker, able to jump better, etc. but no one should be your superior in team spirit, loyalty, enthusiasm, cooperation, determination, industriousness, fight, and character. Acquire and keep these traits and success will follow. Define success for those under your leadership as total commitment and effort to the team’s welfare.”

—   John Wooden

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

—    Muhammad Ali

“Man… sacrifices health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.”

—   Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama