"Do not try to be pretty. You weren’t meant to be pretty; you were meant to burn down the earth and graffiti the sky. Don’t let anyone ever simplify you to just “pretty.”"

Things I Wish My Mother Had Taught Me | d.a.s (via backshelfpoet)

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."

Romans 15:13 (via simply-divine-creation)

"My father used to say, “Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument."

Archbishop Desmond Tutu (via te-hya)

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"I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being."

Maya Angelou  (via thatkindofwoman)

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"Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch & listen. You are the result of the love of thousands."

Linda Hogan
Native American Writer (via lucifelle)

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