Advertisment for ‘Cycles Clement’ by Ferdinand Mifliez, ca. 1895.
Description: The educated and beautiful female customer for Cycles Clement flips through the company’s latest catalogue, its logo of a rooster on a wheel echoed in the elaborate Art Nouveau wallpaper behind her.
"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that is your own self. So you have to begin there, not outside, not on other people. That comes afterwards, when you have worked on your own corner."
"Read books. Care about things. Get excited. Try not to be too down on yourself. Enjoy the ever present game of knowing."
"But eventually you learn that you just can’t save anyone no matter how hard you try. People have to want to change, they have to want to do better, and to be better. All you can do is love people and pray for them and be present when they need you. But you can’t save them; at the end of the day, we all have to save ourselves."
"If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives."