September 28, 2014

Martin Buber: There are...

There are three principles in a man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do what I say.
/Martin Buber/

September 26, 2014

Les Brown: Your goals...

Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.
/Les Brown/

Henry L. Stimson: The chief...

The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him and show your distrust.
/Henry L. Stimson/

September 24, 2014

Doug Horton: We are...

We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior is our only hope for a pardon.
/Doug Horton/

September 23, 2014

Colin Wilson: It is...

It is true that there are exercises that can strengthen the 'muscle' that enable us to push back the bounds of acceptation. But these are relatively unimportant. The real problem is that we are trapped in misconceptions that always deceive us, as the matador's cape deceives the bull; that continue to deceive us a million times over the course of a lifetime. Wittgenstein once said that traditional philosophy causes a form of mental cramp, and that the aim of his philosophy was to remove this mental cramp, or to 'show the fly the way out of the bottle'. Our misconceptions involve the passive fallacy and notion that consciousness is a plane mirror that cannot lie about the world it reflects.
/Colin Wilson/

September 22, 2014

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Sleep lingers...

Sleep lingers all our lifetime about our eyes, as night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir-tree.
/Ralph Waldo Emerson/

Knut Hamsun: Heaven knows...

Heaven knows that there are plenty of opportunities in later life, too, for being carried away. What of it? We remain what we are and, no doubt, it is all very good for us!
/Knut Hamsun/

September 21, 2014

Earl R. Beck: No one...

No one can really know the life of his own day, let alone that of times long past. Always the historian sees as in a mirror darkly, the reds and the golds rendered drab by the shadows of time.
/Earl R. Beck/

September 16, 2014

Albert Schweitzer: There are...

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
/Albert Schweitzer/

George Sewell: When the...

When the adulation of life is gone, the coward sneaks to his death, but the brave live on.
/George Sewell/

September 15, 2014

Henry Van Dyke: No amount...

No amount of energy will take the place of thought. A strenuous life with its eyes shut is a kind of wild insanity.
/Henry Van Dyke/

September 14, 2014

Molly Ivins: Although a...

Although a life-long fashion dropout, I have absorbed enough by reading Harper's Bazaar while waiting at the dentist's to have grasped that the purpose of fashion is to make A Statement. My own modest Statement, discerned by true cognoscenti, is, Woman Who Wears Clothes So She Won't Be Naked.
/Molly Ivins/

September 13, 2014

J. P. Mcevoy: Life is...

Life is just a dirty four-letter word: W-O-R-K.
/J. P. Mcevoy/

Blaise Pascal: Most of...

Most of the evils of life arise from man's being unable to sit still in a room.
/Blaise Pascal/

September 12, 2014

Mahatma Gandhi: My life...

My life is an indivisible whole, and all my attitudes run into one another; and they all have their rise in my insatiable love for mankind.
/Mahatma Gandhi/