“He who has a vehement desire for posthumous fame does not consider that every one of those who remember him will himself also die very soon; then again also they who have succeeded them, until the whole remembrance shall have been extinguished as it is transmitted through men who foolishly admire and perish.
But suppose that those who will remember are even immortal, and that the remembrance will be immortal, what then is this to thee? And I say not what is it to the dead, but what is it to the living. What is praise, except indeed so far as it has a certain utility? For thou now rejectest unseasonably the gift of nature, clinging to something else.”
— Marcus Aurelius, ‘Meditations’

Got offered tracts 8 times! ….Looking like a sinner people wanna saave tonight

workman:

likeafieldmouse:
J. M. W. Turner
1. A Harpooned Whale
2. Sea Monsters and Vessels at Sunset
3. Storm Clouds
workman:

likeafieldmouse:
J. M. W. Turner
1. A Harpooned Whale
2. Sea Monsters and Vessels at Sunset
3. Storm Clouds
workman:

likeafieldmouse:
J. M. W. Turner
1. A Harpooned Whale
2. Sea Monsters and Vessels at Sunset
3. Storm Clouds

workman:

likeafieldmouse:

J. M. W. Turner

1. A Harpooned Whale

2. Sea Monsters and Vessels at Sunset

3. Storm Clouds

(via impressionsonmymind)

“We stand today at the threshold of a great event both in the life of the United Nations and in the life of mankind… . This declaration may well become the international Magna Carta of all men everywhere.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt, Speech to U.N. General Assembly on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, December 9, 1948

contrariansoul:

There is always room for great hope. For at every level of despair there is the possibility of giving up. In the midst of every dimension of delusion there are sparkles of sanity…. In the early years of life, giving up usually takes the form of faith. A leaping forward into a belief that one is…

“Karl Rahner is often quoted as saying, “The devout Christian of the future will either be a ‘mystic’ … or will cease to be anything at all.””
— (via denisehess)
“Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but “steal” some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.”
— Albert Camus, Notebooks, 1951-1959 (via starrywavves)

(via lion-kim)

“The one thing necessary is a true interior and spiritual life,
true growth, on my own, in depth, in a new direction. Whatever
new direction God opens up for me. My job is to press forward, to
grow interiorly, to pray, to break away from attachments and to
defy fears, to grow in faith, which has its own solitude, to seek an
entirely new perspective and new dimension in my life. To open
up new horizons at any cost.To desire this and let the Holy Spirit
take care of the rest. But really to desire this and work for it.”
— Thomas Merton (via contrariansoul)