Fernando Pessoa

13 Jun 1888 // 30 Nov 1935


I have thoughts which, if I could bring them forth and make them living, would add a new lightness to the stars, a new beauty to the world and a greater love to the heart of men.


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."