"To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite;
To forgive wrongs darker than death or night;
To defy Power, which seems omnipotent;
To love, and bear; to hope till Hope creates
From it’s own wreck the thing it contemplates;
Neither to change, not falter, nor repent;
This, like thy glory, Titan, is to be
Good, great and joyous,beautiful and free;
This is alone Life, Joy, Empire, and Victory"
Percy Bysshe Shelley (via residualrandomtarian)
"We should not judge people by their peak of excellence, but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started."
Henry Ward Beecher (via aestheticintrovert)