December 21, 2014

Christopher Morley: The man...

The man who never in his life<BR>Has washed the dishes with his wife<BR>Or polished up the silver plate -<BR>He still is largely celibate.
/Christopher Morley/

December 20, 2014

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nothing is...

Nothing is beneath you if it is in the direction of your life.
/Ralph Waldo Emerson/

December 19, 2014

Paul Auster: I've dealt...

I've dealt with numbers all my life, of course, and after a while you begin to feel that each number has a personality of its own. A twelve is very different from a thirteen, for example. Twelve is upright, conscientious, intelligent, whereas thirteen is a loner, a shady character who won't think twice about breaking the law to get what he wants. Eleven is tough, an outdoorsman who likes tramping through woods and scaling mountains; ten is rather simpleminded, a bland figure who always does what he's told; nine is deep and mystical, a Buddha of contemplation...
/Paul Auster/

Soren Kierkegaard: The commandment...

The commandment is that you shall love, but when you understand life and yourself, then it is as if you should not need to be commanded, because to love human beings is still the only thing worth living for; without this life you really do not live.
/Soren Kierkegaard/

December 18, 2014

Lou Holtz: Life is...

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
/Lou Holtz/

Epictetus: Neither should...

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
/Epictetus/

Charles Caleb Colton: There are...

There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.
/Charles Caleb Colton/

December 15, 2014

Abraham Lincoln: And in...

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
/Abraham Lincoln/

December 14, 2014

Sandra Day O'Connor: Despite the...

Despite the encouraging and wonderful gains and the changes for women which have occurred in my lifetime, there is still room to advance and to promote correction of the remaining deficiencies and imbalances.
/Sandra Day O'Connor/

December 12, 2014

Michael Ondaatje: The last...

The last three books are much more a case of a moment of history, what happened almost by accident or coincidence, like being in the same elevator or lifeboat.
/Michael Ondaatje/

December 11, 2014

Lech Walesa: When I...

When I recall my own path of life I cannot but speak of the violence, hatred and lies. A lesson drawn from such experiences, however, was that we can effectively oppose violence only if we ourselves do not resort to it.
/Lech Walesa/

Simone De Beauvoir: Change your...

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
/Simone De Beauvoir/

Ada Cambridge: O what...

O what is life, if we must hold it thus as wind-blown sparks hold momentary fire?
/Ada Cambridge/

December 10, 2014

George Sand: Faith is...

Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.
/George Sand/

Charles M. Crowe: Easter tells...

Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals.
/Charles M. Crowe/