We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and — in spite of True Romance magazines — we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely — at least, not all the time — but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.
If you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you’ll spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing thing you don’t like doing, which is stupid.
Alan Watts (via modernshxmxn)
Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see life with a clearer view again.
Alex Tan (via purplebuddhaproject)
The truly ethical person has an inner serenity and sense of security, for he does not have duty outside himself but within himself.
Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or (via dharmasimulation)