"You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind: follow the calmness, the absence of pride."
- Buddha (via thecalminside)
"It’s not about what you’re capable of, it’s about what you are willing to endure."
- Orrin Woodward (via purplebuddhaproject)
"I have had to experience so much stupidity, so many vices, so much error, so much nausea, disillusionment and sorrow, just in order to become a child again and begin anew. I had to experience despair, I had to sink to the greatest mental depths, to thoughts of suicide, in order to experience grace."
- Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha (via 19040825)
(Source: quotes-shape-us, via jheneaiko)