"Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you."
— Hillary Rodham Clinton (from Living History)
"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that is your own self. So you have to begin there, not outside, not on other people. That comes afterwards, when you have worked on your own corner."
— Aldous Huxley (via larmoyante)
"A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life."
— John Milton