"Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity."
My INFJ heart is aching. In eternity, Mr. Mandela.
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”—Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom (1995)
“I’d cut my soul
into a million different pieces
just to form a constellation
to light your way home.
I’d write love poems
to the parts of yourself
you can’t stand.
I’d stand in the shadows
of your heart
and tell you
I’m not afraid of your dark.”—Andrea Gibson (via bertiedav)
I don’t think people understand the difference between pushing people to see their potential and underhandedly destroying that personals ability to believe that they are good enough. Too often people try to push us to be better because they see our potential but in the process they break us down. They make it hard for us to see that we have potential because we only hear that we need to be better, not that we’re already good. People need to understand that they’re trying to encourage in a discouraging way.
“I think there are some people you will just never forget. No matter how many miles stretch between you, no matter how many years unravel in the space, you will defy distance, beat borders, trick time, and continue to exist in each other’s worlds because something that special can’t be broken down so easily.”—Sanam (alfaazkibarsaaat)
Life is like a pair of pants. Some days you find money in the pocket, and other days your belt loop catches on the doorknob of your classroom and you take out three desks and a foreign exchange student as you stumble in.