Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.

— Victor Hugo

We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.

— Bob Ross

I just want you to know that you’re very special… and the only reason I’m telling you is that I don’t know if anyone else ever has.

— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.

— Maya Angelou

If you want to be happy, be.

— Leo Tolstoy

It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Complete Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes.

— Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don’t have strength.

— Napoleon

Love: a single word, a wispy thing, a word no bigger or longer than an edge. That’s what it is: an edge; a razor. It draws up through the center of your life, cutting everything in two. Before and after. The rest of the world falls away on either side.

— Lauren Oliver, Delirium

No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.

— Eleanor Roosevelt