• "A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions—as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all."
    ― Friedrich Nietzsche (via psych-quotes)
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  • "The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me."
    Oscar Wilde (via psych-facts)
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  • lostsplendor:

    Miss Guilmartin”, Montreal c. 1877 via Musée McCord Museum

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  • "It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things."
    ― Leonardo da Vinci (via psych-quotes)
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  • centuriespast:

    Rigot, 19th century, French        

    Portrait of a Lady Seated on a Balcony in a Blue Dress, 1851        

    Oil on canvas    

    La Salle University Art Museum

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  • "Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time."
    ― George Bernard Shaw (via psych-quotes)
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  • "

    Some of the books that I consider my favorite are ones that rock me to my core, that leave me feeling like someone squeezed my heart really tightly for those 300 to 400 pages. But the idea of going through that experience for a second time? No, thank you.

    Not only do I not want to experience that kind of emotional roller coaster for a second time (let’s ignore the fact that I continue to go through it, just with different books), but what if it is worse a second time around? Now that I know what is coming, will the ride only be worse because I am just waiting for events to occur? Will I even have the strength to continue through the book a second time around? Part of me thinks it is like knowing that an oven is hot and choosing to touch it anyway.

    from On Books I Love That I’ll Never Reread by Rincey Abraham (via bookriot)

    (via bookporn)

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  • Portrait of Margaretha van Raephorst (1625-1690), Detail.

    by Johannes Mijtens (circa 1614–1670)

    Dated: 1668

    (Source: sadnessdollart, via englishsnow)

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  • the-garden-of-delights:

    “The Accolade” (1901) by Edmund Blair Leighton (1853-1922).

    (via antiquelullaby)

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  • artschoolglasses:

    Equestrian statue of Louis XV, commissioned for the Place Louis XV (later Place de la Revolution and now the Place de la Concorde). The large scale sculpture was destroyed during the French Revolution.

    (via archaeoequestrian)

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