A tragedy, when a mature mind and a romantic heart are in the same body.

- (via nymphetika)

(via lissenoelle)

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is my symphony.

- William Ellery Channing (via pureblyss)

(via lissenoelle)