It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion. —Rebecca West

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It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.

REBECCA WEST

English author, journalist, literary critic and travel writer

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manulalji from dehtadoon NOVEMBER 24, 2015
World of wisdom


For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you. —Neil deGrasse Tyson
There are good ships and wood ships, ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships, may they always be! —Irish Proverb
Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. —August Wilson
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. —Aesop
Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it. —Wilferd A. Peterson
Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners. —Lawrence Sterne
Love is the the most radically subversive activism of all, the only thing that ever changed anyone. —Ann Voskamp
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.  —Mark Twain
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight and no vision. —Helen Keller
Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours. —Vera Nazarian
The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us. —Captain Donald Williams
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. —Marianne Williamson
Infinitely more important than sharing one's material wealth is sharing the wealth of ourselves—our time and energy, our passion and commitment, and, above all, our love. —William E. Simon
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. —Theodor Seuss Geisel
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. —André Gide

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