To live content with small means — to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich — to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart — to bear all cheerfully — do all bravely, await occasions — never hurry; in a word, to let the spiritual unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.

— William Ellery Channing

via Simply Lovely

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David Byrne and St. Vincent’s new collaboration “Who.”

“Democracy does not have to be a blood sport. It can be an honorable enterprise that advances the public interest.”

—Bill Clinton (via kateoplis)

Counting to one hundred in Dutch: 100 residents of Amsterdam tell us how old they are. 

via Parool

(Source: vimeo.com)

“There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did. Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea? God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”

Elizabeth Warren on paying it forward. (Re: this)

via kateoplis

This is what Amsterdam would look like during my benevolent dictatorship — I’d banish cars and taxis from the city center. 
weepling:

morning mood, reguliersgracht, Amsterdam, 1946photo by Dirk de Herder, from Amsterdam, city of Rembrandt

This is what Amsterdam would look like during my benevolent dictatorship — I’d banish cars and taxis from the city center. 

weepling:

morning mood, reguliersgracht, Amsterdam, 1946
photo by Dirk de Herder, from Amsterdam, city of Rembrandt

(Source: m3zzaluna, via leprintemps)

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