Florbela Espanca

8 Dec 1894 // 8 Dec 1930

Life is just this: a chain of good and bad accidents, without chaining logic, or reason; we have to look at it face to face with courage and think, without fainting, that our time will come, that there will be a day where we will be able to sleep, not hearing, not seeing, and not understanding anything.

Correspondence (1926)

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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."