July 03, 2015

Dante Alighieri: In the...

In the middle of the journey of our life<br>where the straight road had been lost sight of.
/Dante Alighieri/

July 02, 2015

Henri Lefebvre: In this...

In this loveless everyday life eroticism is a substitute for love.
/Henri Lefebvre/

Boris Yeltsin: There are...

There are numerous bugbears in the profession of a politician. First, ordinary life suffers. Second, there are many temptations to ruin you and those around you. And I suppose third, and this is rarely discussed, people at the top generally have no friends.
/Boris Yeltsin/

July 01, 2015

Winston Churchill: The greatest...

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
/Winston Churchill/

June 30, 2015

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The moment...

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
/Elizabeth Cady Stanton/

Minna Antrim: The drama...

The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.
/Minna Antrim/

John D. Rockefeller: I can...

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
/John D. Rockefeller/

June 29, 2015

T. H. White: Please God,...

Please God, said the embryo, I think that You made me in the shape which I now have for reasons best known to Yourselves, and that it would be rude to change. If I am to have my choice I will stay as I am. I will not alter any of the parts which You have made for me, for other and doubtless inferior tools, and I will stay a defenceless embryo all my life, doing my best to make myself a few feeble implements out of the wood, iron, and other materials which You have seen fit to put before me. If I want a boat I will try to construct it out of trees, and if I want to fly, I will put together a chariot to do it for me.
/T. H. White/

June 28, 2015

Paul Graham: Great software,...

Great software, likewise, requires a fanatical devotion to beauty. If you look inside good software, you find that parts no one is ever supposed to see are beautiful too. I'm not claiming I write great software, but I know that when it comes to code I behave in a way that would make me eligible for prescription drugs if I approached everyday life the same way. It drives me crazy to see code that's badly indented, or that uses ugly variable names.
/Paul Graham/

June 27, 2015

Denis Leary: What I've...

What I've learned is that life is too short and movies are too long.
/Denis Leary/

June 25, 2015

Barbara Jordan: All my...

All my growth and development led me to believe that if you really do the right thing, and if you play by the rules, and if you've got good enough, solid judgment and common sense, that you're going to be able to do whatever you want to do with your life.
/Barbara Jordan/

Frederick Buechner: The life...

The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.
/Frederick Buechner/

June 21, 2015

Arthur Schopenhauer: There is...

There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome --to be got over.
/Arthur Schopenhauer/

John Muir: Thousands of...

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity; and that mountian parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life!
/John Muir/

June 20, 2015

Alexander Haig: Practice rather...

Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.
/Alexander Haig/