"Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it."

Tolstoy, A Confession (via zaffrefox)

"We are ruining ourselves," says Frederick Passy in a letter read before the last Congress of Universal Peace (in 1890) in London, "we are ruining ourselves in order to be able to take part in the senseless wars of the future or to pay the interest on debts we have incurred by the senseless and criminal wars of the past. We are dying of hunger so as to secure the means of killing each other."

Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy - The Kingdom of God Is Within YouThe Kingdom of God Is Within You
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"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."

Leo Tolstoy (via quoteessential)

"It’s called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it."

— George Carlin (via stuff—n—things)

"The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little."

— Thomas Merton (via leslieseuffert)

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"If you give up your freedom for security, you lose both."

— Benjamin Franklin (via cosmic-rebirth)

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"The egoist is not necessarily a man who loves himself. He may, indeed, detest himself and, for that very reason, bear a grudge against other people. This sense of humiliation may induce him to seek compensation in cruelty to others. The egoist may therefore be at war with himself as well as with other people."

— Nikolai Berdyaev, Solitude and Society (via linguophilic)

Leo Tolstoy On life

Here the great russian writer Leo Tolstoy explains to us what life is. It brings enlightenment to us. It is a truly positive read, beacuse he tells the TRUTH.

But whoever lives the truth comes into the light!

MUST READ!

https://archive.org/details/onlifeandessayso035184mbp

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"Not having kids - selfish? I beg to disagree.

Selfish is having a kid and neglecting her/him. Selfish is having too many kids when you cannot give attention and/or financial support. Selfish is having a kid and not being able to be there for her/him emotionally because of your own problems.
Not bringing a kid into the world because you don’t want to create someone who’s unhappy in a disturbed world or because you feel you wouldn’t be able to give your best, is not selfish. It is noble.
Not having a kid, even if your own loneliness desires a baby-toy to play with or someone to control, and not giving in to your fears that your existence won’t be extended in a form of your children is being a modern Hero, and I bow to those people.”
http://thoughtcatalog.com/jill-akridge/2013/07/8-reasons-why-intelligent-and-financially-stable-people-dont-want-kids/

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"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!"

— Upton Sinclair