I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
— Nelson Mandela
The greatest happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
— Victor Hugo (via johnshadenumber2)
Almost. It’s a big word for me. I feel it everywhere. Almost home. Almost happy. Almost changed. Almost, but not quite. Not yet. Soon, maybe.
— Joan Bauer, Almost Home (via larmoyante)