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“Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

—   John 13:7 (via yesdarlingido)

(via alethialov)

“No method not discipline can supersede the necessity of being forever on the alert. What is a course of history, or philosophy, or poetry, or the most admirable routine of life, compared with the discipline of looking always at what is to be seen? Will you be a reader, a student merely, or a seer?”

—   Henry David Thoreau

(Source: weareborntodieamen)

“Call a boy a gentleman and watch his shoulders straighten. Call a girl a lady and watch her spirit turn graceful. Humanity was brought into existence by God speaking words into the void of the universe. We tend to become what we are called.”

—   The Medicine of Hope (via octobermoe)

(via alethialov)

“When I am king they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books, for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.”

—   Mark TwainThe Prince and the Pauper (via duttonbooks)

(via stuckinself)

“That’s the kind of weekend it is- the kind where you have so much time you go past the answers and start looking into ideas.”

—   Will Grayson, Will Grayson
John Green + David Leviathan

“By this method thousands of humans have been brought to think that humility means pretty women trying to believe they are ugly and clever men trying to believe they are fools.”

—   Screwtape from The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis  (via hopefisch)

(Source: kissmekbye, via hopefisch)

(Source: nnewgirl, via rootswillbindus)

“For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we. The repetition in Nature may not be a mere recurrence; it may be a theatrical encore.”

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Orthodoxy - G.K. Chesterton (via stuckinself)

J. Green: “a sunrise is as magnificent as it is inevitable.”

“Solitude with God repairs the damage done by the fret and noise and clamor of the world.”

—   Oswald Chambers  (via kvtes)

(Source: themountainlaurel, via alethialov)

“We really ought to have a duplicating machine.”

—   Hans Scholl, co-founder of the White Rose, a university based Nazi resistance group
humansofnewyork:

"He just tried to get his tennis ball off the roof by telling the doorman it was signed by Roger Federer."

humansofnewyork:

"He just tried to get his tennis ball off the roof by telling the doorman it was signed by Roger Federer."