1. "The first moment in love is that I do not wish to be a self-subsistent and independent person and that, if I were, then I would feel defective and incomplete. The second moment is that I find myself in another person, that I count for something in the other, while the other in turn comes to count for something in me. Love, therefore, is the most tremendous contradiction; the Understanding cannot resolve it since there is nothing more stubborn than this point (Punktualität) of self-consciousness which is negated and which nevertheless I ought to possess as affirmative. Love is at once the propounding and the resolving of this contradiction. As the resolving of it, love is unity of an ethical type."
    — Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Elements of the Philosophy of Right
     
  2. photoaventures:

    Ballade N°1, G minor. Frederic Chopin

     

  3. "Love is not love
    Which alters when it alteration finds,
    Or bends with the remover to remove:
    O no; it is an ever-fixed mark,
    That looks on tempests, and is never shaken;
    It is the star to every wandering bark,
    Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
    Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
    Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
    Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
    But bears it out even to the edge of doom."
    — William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116
     
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  6. lonequixote:

    Self Portrait as a Tehuana, 1943 ~ Frida Kahlo

    (via lonequixote)

     
  7. lonequixote:

    Vase with Twelve Flowers 2 ~ Vincent van Gogh

     

  8. "Everything is inherently contradictory… . contradiction is the root of all movement and vitality; it is only in so far as something has a contradiction within it that it moves, has an urge and activity."
    — Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Science of Logic
     

  9. "

    One day, whether you
    are 14,
    28 
    or 65

    you will stumble upon
    someone who will start
    a fire in you that cannot die.

    However, the saddest,
    most awful truth
    you will ever come to find––

    is they are not always
    with whom we spend our lives.

    "
    — Beau Taplin, "The Awful Truth" {Hunting Season – 28 copies left} (via afadthatlastsforever)

    (via sidnugget)

     

  10. "To be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great."
    — Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (via esotericgadfly)