"The risk not taken is more dangerous than the risk taken."

@3 days ago with 7 notes
#inspiration #life #words to live by #things to remember 

"Decide what makes you happy and fight for it."

@2 months ago with 28 notes
#words to live by #things to remember #advice #life #relevant 

"Even the smallest positive effort can create a radical shift in your perspective. Even the smallest positive effort can begin to create a powerful, forward-focused momentum.
If it seems you’re going through a bad stretch, make the choice to change your momentum. Then step decisively forward and act on that choice.
The way to change something is to do something. You can wish and worry and complain until you’re blue in the face, yet nothing good is likely to happen until you act to make it happen.
When you avoid any effort, life can seem endlessly overwhelming. Yet the moment you start to do something you’re suddenly connected, almost as if by magic, to all kinds of positive options.
Though you may not feel like it, and though you may have to do it on faith, take a small positive step. Make a little effort in a good and positive direction, and you’ll be making a big change in your momentum.
Your actions absolutely can make a difference, so choose to use that power. Act to give your momentum a change for the better, and delight in the new direction in which you’re headed."

Ralph Marston
@4 months ago with 19 notes
#things to remember #words to live by #advice #inspiration #life #positive momentum 

Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.”

@8 months ago with 16 notes
#inspiration #life #words to live by #things to remember 

"Who you are today doesn’t have to be who you are tomorrow. In each of us, there is the potential to change and find a better version of ourselves. The cool thing is that the things we need to improve are already inside us. We just need to find them."

@9 months ago with 36 notes
#life #so so relevant #words to live by #things to remember #better yourself 

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."

@9 months ago with 54 notes
#this is so real #relevant #words to live by #things to remember #life #2013 

"Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."

@1 year ago with 7 notes
#words to live by #things to remember #life 

"I maintain that every civil rights bill in this country was passed for white people, not for black people. For example, I am black. I know that. I also know that while I am black I am a human being. Therefore I have the right to go into any public place. White people don’t know that. Every time I tried to go into a public place they stopped me. So some boys had to write a bill to tell that white man, “He’s a human being; don’t stop him." That bill was for the white man, not for me. I knew I could vote all the time and that it wasn’t a privilege but my right. Every time I tried I was shot, killed or jailed, beaten or economically deprived. So somebody had to write a bill to tell white people, “When a black man comes to vote, don’t bother him." That bill was for white people. I know I can live anyplace I want to live. It is white people across this country who are incapable of allowing me to live where I want. You need a civil rights bill, not me."

Stokely Carmichael, setting shit straight and placing responsibility for the “race problem” squarely where it belongs. 

 

The very language in regards to civil rights in this country is embedded in white supremacist ideology. How many of us have been duped into accepting the fallacious notion that whites have “given” blacks rights? The notion itself presupposes black inferiority while failing to acknowledge the root problem: white racism. Change the language, change your mind.

(via chancellorschamber)

Pair with “Racism is the white people’s disease”. Ya’ll brought on the problems.

(via kenobi-wan-obi)

yes. all of this. yes.

(via loveyourchaos)

@1 month ago with 20308 notes
#life #racism is the white people's disease #stokely carmichael #civil rights 

"You don’t have to be great to start. But you have to start to be great."

@2 months ago with 5 notes
#relevant #life #advice #words to live by #things to remember 

"It’s impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default."

@6 months ago with 4 notes
#words to live by #things to remember #life #advice 

"You know you’re on the right track when you become uninterested in looking back."

@8 months ago with 23 notes
#the most relevant #my life right now #moving on #words to live by #things to remember #life #advice #inspiration 

"The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them."

@9 months ago with 9 notes
#life #words to live by #things to remember 

"We will often find compensation if we think more of what life has given us and less about what life has taken away."

W. Barclay
@9 months ago with 7 notes
#words to live by #things to remember #advice #life 
"The risk not taken is more dangerous than the risk taken."
3 days ago
#inspiration #life #words to live by #things to remember 
"I maintain that every civil rights bill in this country was passed for white people, not for black people. For example, I am black. I know that. I also know that while I am black I am a human being. Therefore I have the right to go into any public place. White people don’t know that. Every time I tried to go into a public place they stopped me. So some boys had to write a bill to tell that white man, “He’s a human being; don’t stop him." That bill was for the white man, not for me. I knew I could vote all the time and that it wasn’t a privilege but my right. Every time I tried I was shot, killed or jailed, beaten or economically deprived. So somebody had to write a bill to tell white people, “When a black man comes to vote, don’t bother him." That bill was for white people. I know I can live anyplace I want to live. It is white people across this country who are incapable of allowing me to live where I want. You need a civil rights bill, not me."

Stokely Carmichael, setting shit straight and placing responsibility for the “race problem” squarely where it belongs. 

 

The very language in regards to civil rights in this country is embedded in white supremacist ideology. How many of us have been duped into accepting the fallacious notion that whites have “given” blacks rights? The notion itself presupposes black inferiority while failing to acknowledge the root problem: white racism. Change the language, change your mind.

(via chancellorschamber)

Pair with “Racism is the white people’s disease”. Ya’ll brought on the problems.

(via kenobi-wan-obi)

yes. all of this. yes.

(via loveyourchaos)

1 month ago
#life #racism is the white people's disease #stokely carmichael #civil rights 
"Decide what makes you happy and fight for it."
2 months ago
#words to live by #things to remember #advice #life #relevant 
"You don’t have to be great to start. But you have to start to be great."
2 months ago
#relevant #life #advice #words to live by #things to remember 
"Even the smallest positive effort can create a radical shift in your perspective. Even the smallest positive effort can begin to create a powerful, forward-focused momentum.
If it seems you’re going through a bad stretch, make the choice to change your momentum. Then step decisively forward and act on that choice.
The way to change something is to do something. You can wish and worry and complain until you’re blue in the face, yet nothing good is likely to happen until you act to make it happen.
When you avoid any effort, life can seem endlessly overwhelming. Yet the moment you start to do something you’re suddenly connected, almost as if by magic, to all kinds of positive options.
Though you may not feel like it, and though you may have to do it on faith, take a small positive step. Make a little effort in a good and positive direction, and you’ll be making a big change in your momentum.
Your actions absolutely can make a difference, so choose to use that power. Act to give your momentum a change for the better, and delight in the new direction in which you’re headed."
Ralph Marston
4 months ago
#things to remember #words to live by #advice #inspiration #life #positive momentum 
"It’s impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default."
6 months ago
#words to live by #things to remember #life #advice 
Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.”
8 months ago
#inspiration #life #words to live by #things to remember 
"You know you’re on the right track when you become uninterested in looking back."
8 months ago
#the most relevant #my life right now #moving on #words to live by #things to remember #life #advice #inspiration 
"Who you are today doesn’t have to be who you are tomorrow. In each of us, there is the potential to change and find a better version of ourselves. The cool thing is that the things we need to improve are already inside us. We just need to find them."
9 months ago
#life #so so relevant #words to live by #things to remember #better yourself 
"The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them."
9 months ago
#life #words to live by #things to remember 
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."
9 months ago
#this is so real #relevant #words to live by #things to remember #life #2013 
"We will often find compensation if we think more of what life has given us and less about what life has taken away."
W. Barclay
9 months ago
#words to live by #things to remember #advice #life 
"Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."
1 year ago
#words to live by #things to remember #life