“Learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.” —Henri Frederic Amiel
“No party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.” —Desiderius Erasmus
“Parenting is just one part of a French mother’s life, alongside stilettos and a briefcase, not the high- investment, all-consuming project it has become to over-anxious parents in New York or London.” —Ever since “French Women Don’t Get Fat” became a bestseller in America a few years ago, a new genre has emerged devoted to the failings that French women don’t possess. Now a new book turns attention to the impossibly well-mannered offspring of these impossibly chic women. (via theeconomist)
“Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.” —(via wegotthatattitude)
you can't always get what you want
I have everything I need. How do I know? I’m here, safe, loved, alive, fed, I have a warm place to sleep, air to breathe. If I need it, I have it. If I don’t have it, I don’t need it.
“It takes more courage to examine the dark corners of your own soul than it does for a soldier to fight on a battlefield.” —William Butler Yeats