“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Rest In Power to a great soul !
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
--Nelson Mandela (via quotes-shape-us)
This still is the single greatest one liner movie, ever.
Kate Moss for Playboy Magazine
Photo: Mert & Marcus
Kate Moss photographed by Mert Alas + Marcus Piggott for Playboy January/February 2014 ‘the 60th Anniversary’
i have to reblog this every year
I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.
--Friedrich Nietzsche (via mashamorevna)
Maria Quitéria de Jesus Medeiros was the first woman to be part of the brazilian army. She joined the army in 1822, to help consolidate the brazilian independence and fought against portugueses at Bahia. Since women couldn’t join the army, Maria Quitéria chopped her hair and disguised herself as a man, Soldier Medeiros. Her father found out, but the major of the batallionship where she served refused to let her go, because she was a great soldier.
After the brazilian victory, Maria Quitéria went to the capital, Rio de Janeiro, and was condecorated by the emperor Dom Pedro I. She got married, had babies and died anonymously, but since 1953, every brazilian army unit has a painting of this amazing lady.