for the first few weeks after they got back to earth minkowski was convinced that she would get assassinated the next time she went outside and eiffel was the one that snapped her out of it
“first of all, don’t be ridiculous; you don’t have to leave the house for someone to assassinate you–”
“second of all, i need you to drive me to the mcdonalds drive thru because i’m too lazy to walk anywhere”
so she does. and the spell is broken.
koudelka needs some time to adjust to his wife miraculously returning from the dead space so minkowski and eiffel bunk together for a while
they can’t possibly drive each other crazier than on the hephaestus, anyway
neither of them find sleeping super easy for a multitude of reasons so it’s a toss-up which of them will find the other watching tv and eating peanut butter out of the jar at 4am
eiffel uses this time to catch up on his megalist so minkowski ends up knowing more about star wars than she ever cared to
guitar hero jam sessions on the wii before the sun rises. there are several noise complaints from the neighbors
minkowski does late-night scrapbooking. she wishes she never let doug find out she has glitter in the house
every wall is covered in posters, playbills, and anne’s drawings. eiffel jokes that it’s renée’s biggest scrapbooking project yet
The Great Ice-Cream War of May, which will never be spoken of again
on the subject of cooking, everyone is always surprised;
eiffel can make virtually any conceivable combination of foods taste good together, even if it looks a mess and is 90% fat and sugar. when even that’s impossible, he just orders takeout and everyone’s happy
minkowski, on the other hand, acts like she knows what she’s doing and always presents meals beautifully, but is more of a classic amy santiago “i ran out of salt so i used baking soda” case
“wait, whose toothbrush is whose again?”
there’s a tally score of how many times eiffel has set the apartment on fire stuck to the fridge
author’s note: i’m baaaack!! this is the first new set of drabbles i’m posting since reworking my blog. it was inspired by that vlive where namjoon and hobi said that yoongi randomly gave them gifts after the album release and i thought that was the cutest shit ever, so i came up with this~~ disclaimer: all gifs are credited under each boy’s name as cr., none of the gifs used here are my own; they are cropped for uniformity and easy reading
Kim Seokjin, who promised to wake you up nearly four hours ago, had flaked out on his duties; he let you sleep in, that son of a bitch.
“Goddamit, Jin,” you mumble, wiping the sleep out of your eyes. Jin wasn’t next to you and there was no soft (and beautiful, but you’re still kind of pissed at him, so you’ll underplay the compliments for now) singing coming from the bathroom, so he wasn’t showering or shaving. He was gone. He had gotten up, gone to rehearsals and left you to sleep in like the bastard he was.
You grab your phone and make your way to the kitchen. If you’re going to be mad at him, you might as well be mad with a full stomach. When you arrive, however, you find breakfast already made; your favorite prepared carefully and left under a glass roofing, a pink, heart-shaped sticky note attacked to it.
I know you wanted me to wake you up, but you work yourself too hard, you deserve to sleep in every once in a while. And you looked too cute to disturb, jagi~~ I made you breakfast, so hopefully you forgive my handsome face. I loooooooooooooooooove you.
Taking a look at the display again, you notice he’s even prepared your favorite drink and left a little treat on a napkin that was clearly cut with a dull edged pair of scissors to resemble a heart.
“Goddammit, Jin,” you sigh again, but this time with a smile. Well, there’s no way you can be mad at him now.
Min Yoongi considered himself to be a genius in quite a few respects. Most things concerning music were right up his alley—songwriting, producing, composing. He’s pretty good at basketball despite not reaching his life-long destiny of 180cm. He’s a good artist, rapper, brother, mentor. But above all—okay, maybe not above music, but a close second—he is a coffee connoisseur.
Every morning that Yoongi gets up before you, he makes you a cup of coffee, just how you like it. He remembers the exact flavor and brand of creamer you pick up at the at restocks your fridge when you’re running low. He remembers the type of sugar you prefer, and even how hot you like it.
Every time you go out for coffee with Yoongi, he insists that you go grab a table while he stands in line to order. Some days he get you your usual—makes sure the baristas make it how you’d like. Other days, he surprises you with new kinds of drinks, new flavor combinations; it’s always a good kind of surprise. He refuses to let you get anything crappy—he’s very against blended drinks or fraps of any kind from Starbucks, claims they’re “a sugary mess for imbeciles” and that you are “a couple of coffee connoisseurs who will not stoop to the level of a unicorn frap.” His words, not yours.
Some days Yoongi is running late and he doesn’t have time to make you coffee. When that happens, he leaves money on the counter with a small note in rushed handwriting and a cute picture of two mugs: “Sorry I couldn’t get your coffee, love. Buy yourself a cup (and please, do not get a vanilla bean frappucino or I will be forced to divorce you when we get married).”
You roll your eyes, because no where in the world does a single cup of coffee cost twenty bucks, but grab the money anyway. You take up the note too, and add it to your collection.
(Yoongi doesn’t know you keep the notes, but it’ll make a good edition to your montage video at this eventual wedding).
Hoseok takes way more showers than the average person.
You suppose it’s because of all the dancing he does—he showers every morning when he gets up, every night he comes back from practice, sometimes he even showers in the middle of the day because he says he likes “feeling clean.”
His favorite kind of showers, though, are the ones where you’re involved. No sexual endeavors requires (although they are certainly a bonus); he simply likes holding you while water pours on you both. He likes washing your hair (if and when you let him), likes using a loofa to soap up your body and detaching the shower head to rinse you off properly. But around the time the boys have a comeback or are attending award shows, those kinds of showers don’t happen often.
So when Hobi’s forced to shower alone, he always leaves you a note in the mirror afterwards. Carves out hearts, doodles, confessions in the fog of mirror above the sink. Sometimes he even kisses the mirror for good measure.
You have to let the water run for a bit before you jump in, but it’s always worth it to see Hobi’s message appear like heated invisible ink when the bathroom becomes slightly steamy.
Today it’s simple—I love you—written in a lopsided heart and Hoseok’s lip-print off to the side. There’s an arrow pointing to where his mouth was and a message written above it: “kiss me:)”
And even though you feel stupid, it’s not like anyone can see you, right? So you lean over the sink slightly, give the mirror a kiss in the prints of Hobi’s and smile.
Incase you missed it, Namjoon is kind of a certified genius. So, it’s not surprise, that he puts all that brain power to work when he leaves you little sticky notes around your apartment.
Most of the time they’re fun facts—some obscure tidbit of knowledge that the average person certainly would not know or even care to know, but you find them endearing. It’s like Namjoon shares a little piece of his mind with every sticky note he leaves behind.
Other times, they’re riddles meant to leave you pondering all day. He makes you swear not to Google the answer; you’ve got three guesses and opportunities to text him with your answer (maybe he also uses it as an excuse to randomly start a conversation with you, but he’ll never tell). If (and most of the time, when) you get it incorrect, he’ll reveal it to you, only after you’ve kissed him of course.
The whole concept is maybe counterintuitive, it’s not like you wouldn’t have kissed him anyway, but it’s cute. A strange, nerdy kind of cute. A Namjoon kind of cute.
Sometimes the facts aren’t historical or absurd or scientific at all. They’re a cringey kind of cute—borderline embarrassing if anyone else every found them—but you love them all the same.
“Fact #6183 of the universe: I love you more than life itself.”
And sometimes, you leave him a note in return. You always put it on the door, so it’s the first thing he sees when he comes home from a long day of hard work.
“Fact #6184 of the universe: I love you too, more than you’ll ever know.”
Scratch that, Jimin’s favorite pastime in the entire fucking world is texting you. Jungkook jokes that he would dive across the entire dance practice room on his stomach when his phone pings at the odds that he’s received a message from you.
He’s bolder behind the screen that he is in person. He likes to send you suggestive texts and imagine your flustered face when you promptly send back “PARK JIMIN!!!!!” in response. He likes the way you use the same four emojis over and over again for every possible scenario. He likes that just talking to you can brighten his day.
So, Jimin doesn’t know if they necessarily count as notes, but every single day since you’ve started dating, he texts you good morning along with a picture of himself.
Even on days he sleeps over, Jimin is sure to get up before you, and text you good morning with a string of embarrassingly sweet emojis and a picture of your sleeping face. And if he forgets, he still passes along the delayed message.
JM [RECIEVED 7:54PM]: GOOOOOOOOOOOOODD MORNING JAGI
YN [SENT 7:55PM]: Jimin what the hell????? It’s almost 8pm?????
JM [RECIEVED 7:55PM]: It’s a pre-good morning text for tomorrow :(( it’s never too early to start your day
He says he does because he likes your responses.
(He does it because he likes you).
On the occasion that you both sleep in, he still remembers. He’ll even text you good morning when he’s seated directly beside you as you both share breakfast.
Tae likes to leave his little notes to you on the back of receipts. Usually on those of the new clothing or shoes or jewelry or anything he’s decided to spontaneously purchase for you.
And no matter how long you’d continued to date him, coming home to a box full of expensive shoes or glittering jewelry is not something you’ve gotten used to. Lavish foreign dishes, pricey portraits and custom furniture tailored to your liking. It’s like Taehyung was on a mission to make Givenchy the most common word in your vocabulary, and Gucci in your closet.
He’s not trying to buy your love—the smile on his lips and crinkle in his eyes when he brings you shopping shows you that it runs deeper than that. Taehyung loves fashion; he loves suede shoes and gaberdine suits. And Taehyung loves you; he loves seeing you in the finest chinchilla furs and red bottom heels. He likes seeing his two loves together. He likes sharing himself with you.
So no matter how much you insisted you didn’t need all of his gifts—some you’d revel in, I mean, it’s not every day a girl gets to say her boyfriend gifted her a Vince Camuto handbag as a “Happy Monday” present—Taehyung wasn’t nearly as into returning things as he was into buying them.
Today’s debate was over a pair of silk pajamas that you insisted you didn’t need, but Taehyung was vehement about you keeping.
“You didn’t read the note, did you?” He frowns, shifting through the packaging tissue to fetch the receipt.
He hands it you—you notice the sneaky little bastard has crossed out the price again—and you flip it to find his handwriting on the back: “No takesies backsies, because now we’re twinsies!!!!!!”
When you take another good look at the pajamas, you realize the familiarity you’d sense was not falsely attributed, as Taehyung had the exact same pair in dark blue. You look up to his grinning face, his large hands now holding and extending your new pajamas. You take this as a sign he wants you to put them on.
“Tae, it’s not even my birthday or—”
“Ah, ah, ah! I declared no takesies backsies, already, so you have to put them on!”
Being away from Jungkook was never easy. His presence is an odd mix of comforting and loud and vibrant and calm; it’s easy to notice when he’s gone. There’s no screaming when he dies in a video game, there’s no soft humming around the house, there’s no constant pleading for food, there’s no man on the left side of the bed.
And Jungkook thinks being away from you is the hardest thing he’s ever had to do. You take care of him, you care about him. You’re his silly, beautiful, amazing girlfriend who he loves a lot. If it were up to him, he’d be around you as much as he wants, whenever he wants.
But, alas, touring takes Jungkook away from you, and you away from Jungkook. So, out of fear that he might shrivel away and die if he doesn’t receive contact from you at least three times a day, Jungkook leaves his notes in the form of random reminders on your phone.
And try as you might, there’s no way to be prepared for them. There’s absolutely no way to know whether or not the next one will be completely and ridiculously comedic or sweet.
Most days, they’re dramatic and extra, but truth be told, you didn’t expect any less from Jeon Jungkook
REMINDER: JEON JUNGKOOK IS BUT A POOR FARM BOY WHOSE FATHER LEFT HIM NO ESTATE, IF YOU DO NOT CONTACT HIM AND TELL HIM YOU LOVE HIM TODAY, HE WILL HAVE LOST THE ONE THING THAT WAS KEEPING HIM GOING.
Others get the message across, but of course, because it’s Jungkook, are portrayed in a less… classic sort of confession.
REMINDER: I LOVE YOU BITCH, I’M NEVER GONNA STOP LOVING YOU BITCH
REMINDER: even jin is jealous of your beauty ;)
On the rare occasion that he knew he’d be feeling particularly vulnerable, or he had stolen your phone while you were sleeping and was distracted by just how much he loves you, he leaves softer notes. Something to let you know that behind all the jokes and drama is heart of gold.
headcanon where kaneki finds a polaroid camera and wants to take pictures of toukachan 📷💕
One day, Kaneki finds a camera within all the junk that previous ghouls have brought from the outside city to the 24th Ward. He notices that it’s not broken and it still works, so he manages to get the battery and the film to load the camera and once it’s done, he heads towards Touka’s room to show her his new toy, he’s extremely excited about it.
Once he arrives, he finds her reading a comic book. She lifts up her head, shoving the book to one side when he enters the room.
“Hey, what’s —“
A huge flash comes out of nowhere and blinds her sight. She gasps, covering her eyes and after hearing Kaneki’s giggles, she looks at him, blinking. He’s holding a camera in his hands.
“What — Kaneki, what is — “
“I found a camera!” he exclaims, smiling and holding the small picture that came out of the camera. He stares at the image, laughing. “Oh, you look very cute…”
She gasps, getting out of bed to walk towards him and steal the picture from his hands. She’s covering her eyes with her hands due to the flash, and yet Kaneki claims that she looks cute.
“W-What? No way!” she complaints, frowning as she looks at the picture. She hates it. She hates pictures in general, probably because she’s been always extremely careful about them. Pictures and ghouls were not always a good combination, at least that’s what her father used to say. Mom and dad wouldn’t take pictures together that often, and she knew it was safer that way. “J-Just… get rid of this.”
Kaneki’s hands maneuver the camera, pressing some buttons.
“Huh? Why? Look at me.”
She does, and screams when another flash hits her face.
He grabs the picture, waiting for the image to be revealed, and sighs with disappointment.
“Ah, it went wrong. Wait, let me take another one.”
“B-Because… just don’t! I don’t like pictures!”
She gives him her back, trying to cover her face from the camera and grabbing the comic to protect herself. He follows her, insisting like a child.
“Come on! I want to have a picture of you,” he says, trying to take the book out of her hands.
Touka blurts out a groan.
“Why! You see my face every day.”
“Touka, come on, just one.”
“N-No! What if someone finds them and — ”
“I’ll hide them well!”
“Kaneki, I don’t — “
“Okay, okay,” he says, sighing. “Listen. A picture together? Please? Just one and I’ll leave you alone.”
Touka groans, Kaneki’s arm pushing her towards him and preparing the camera to take the picture. She does not resist, but still complaints.
He leans to her cheek and keeps his lips in there, making evident the fact that this will be the pose for the picture.
“Smile!” he groans against her cheek.
“I am smiling! Just take the damn picture already!”
The situation feels forced so Kaneki’s hand slides down to her rib cage and tickles her, prompting out a deep chuckle from her. If there was something he’s learned after spending many nights together, it was that her body could be very ticklish sometimes, and he was learning to memorize all her weak spots.
He takes the picture and once it’s over, she tries to contain her smile as she rubs her rib cage.
“That’s not fair.”
But Kaneki doesn’t listen. The camera delivers the picture and his eyes shine as he looks at the image, Touka laughing beautifully as he kisses her cheek. His heart throbs like crazy.
“Look,” he says proudly as he shows her the picture. Even if Touka pretends to be annoyed, she can’t hold back a smirk.
“Nice,” she says. “You have your picture, now get that camera away from me.”
But Kaneki has a backup plan, for he doesn’t seem willing to accept the fact that this picture is the only one he’s gonna get from her. He takes a few more pictures of her that night when she falls asleep in his arms, snorting, and hair looking messier than ever.
Since this went over so well last year I decided to do it again! Cheers to the new year, lets start it off with some positivity towards the writers in this fandom! I love y’all and I’m wishing you the best of luck in this new year!!
Curiosity Killed the Cat by @thatmasquedgirl //
A cat adopts Oliver. He isn’t too happy about it. || This is one of those I ran across in the middle of the night and was like wtf, but also yes. It’s w o n d e r f u l.
Immortals by @therewas-a-girl //
To die for love, to die of love, to die in love, to die with love, to die over love, to die without love, to die to love, to die in the mine, and be a “mine,” in the arms of someone’s chest wound, “Here I will die of the above.” || Persphone and Hades, okay. Persphone and freaking Hades, but not in the “usual” way. This story is like crack.
Birds of a Feather by @alexiablackbriar13 //
Oliver’s biology leads to strange new changes for the team. || I love this one so much. It’s so different and it’s honestly such a lovely continuation of the original story. so much fun.
my love must be a kind of blind love by @artemisodinson //
Felicity Smoak, a mostly blind weapon designer of a Medieval-eque world, was simply the personal designer of the House of Queen. Until Lord Oliver Queen himself strolled into her workshop. || Blind!Felicity + midieval setting + vigilantism and olicity = yes yes and more yes. It’s awesome.
hold my hand (consign me not to darkness) by @overwatchandarrow // When Oliver Queen returns for his final year at Hogwarts with the mysterious death of his father hanging over his head, he doesn’t expect much to change. But when he meets Felicity Smoak, a brilliant force of nature with her own mysteries, everything does. As they fall in love and delve deep into the secrets of Hogwarts, they uncover many truths about themselves and the darkness within the magical world.Nothing will ever be the same. || harry potter au!!!! it’s good, there’s angst, and wtf it’s harry potter. go read [shoos you towards it]
Tastes like Pure Joy by @wherethereissmoak // Felicity almost has her school paid off - and her last night as a live-donor at a vampire restaurant will settle her debt. But her encounter with client Oliver Queen was anything but the quick and easy feed either of them was expecting. || The easiest way to win Bev over is vampires and/or werewolves. And this is like fluffy adorable vampires, which you don’t see very often.
okay anon I know you said you already knew about Momoe, but I couldn’t NOT mention her!! despite the sometimes provocative nature of her lyrics, to me she comes across as a very dignified lady. even over 40 years later, you have to admire her super clean delivery and exceptional natural beauty! she also has a gigantic discography for only 8 years as a singer, with plenty of big hits throughout the 70′s. please give her a listen!
Agnes is actually a Hong Kong native who won over Japan with her “canary voice” and downright cuteness. you can hear in this song that she had an adorable accent when she first started too haha. nowadays she has a PhD and seems to be doing mostly academic work. good for her!
Candies’ music is always so fun! combined with their adorable matching outfits, synchronized dance routines and um, LEGS, they were extremely popular up until their sudden break-up in 1978.
14. Iwasaki Hiromi
Hiromi was also very active throughout the 80′s, so you might see her hovering around in the back in other videos I’ve posted! at this point I’m still combing through her discography and don’t have much specific to say other than that she has a really lovely voice!
15. Pink Lady
Pink Lady always makes me smile when I watch their performances because despite the glitzy outfits, they’re not afraid to totally rock out their choreography and/or be really goofy!
Part five of my quotes collection is dedicated to the leaders! This one is a little bit longer, and believe me, I know I’m leaving out some leaders on this list and it may feel a bit scattered. But as always, I hope you enjoy these quotes and add them to your own collection!
Alexander the Great
“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”
“Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.”
“I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.”
“A leader is a dealer in hope.”
“Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.”
“Victory belongs to the most persevering.”
“He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.”
“Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.”
“The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.”
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”
“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.”
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
“Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.”
“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”
“The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.”
“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.”
“When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes - I already have everything that I really need.'”
“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.”
Catherine the Great
“I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.”
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.”
“Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.”
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
“The price of greatness is responsibility.”
“Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.”
“Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”
“It always seems impossible until its done.”
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.”
“There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
“Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.”
“Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose.”
Martin Luther King. Jr.
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”
“I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.”
“The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.”
“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”
“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”
“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.”
“If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”
“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
“What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”
“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.”
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”
“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
“With self-discipline most anything is possible.”
“The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.”
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”
“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”
“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.”
“Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.”
“I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!”
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
“Where there is love there is life.”
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
“The good man is the friend of all living things.”
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
“Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.”
“Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.”
“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”
“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
“Truth never damages a cause that is just.”
“Fear has its use but cowardice has none.”
“We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.”
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”
“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.”
“I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.”
“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”
“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”