October 05, 2015

Learned Hand: Life is...

Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
/Learned Hand/

John Burroughs: To find...

To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
/John Burroughs/

October 04, 2015

Nicholas Lore: It takes...

It takes courage to be the author of your life. When you are struggling through one of the difficult parts of turning your dreams into reality, you may wonder why you always get stuck with having to put up with so much fear and uncertainty. Why, you wonder, couldn't I feel more courageous, like those other people do? You don't feel courageous because courage is not an emotion. There is no such thing as feeling courageous. It is an imaginary emotion. Courage consists of doing what you said you would do even when you don't want to. In the face of danger you have a choice to be the delegate of either your commitments or your feelings. It's as simple and as difficult as that.
/Nicholas Lore/

October 03, 2015

Andy Rooney: Happiness depends...

Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.
/Andy Rooney/

October 02, 2015

Maurice Jarre: Soon I...

Soon I worked during twelve years in theater works of the prestigious Theatre National Populaire. It was the best time of my life, the most difficult, the most interesting, the most exciting.
/Maurice Jarre/

William Feather: One way...

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
/William Feather/

September 29, 2015

Francis Quarles: He that...

He that hath promised pardon on our repentance hat not promised life till we repent.
/Francis Quarles/

Jesse James: Just able...

Just able barely to mount a horse and ride about a little in the spring of 1866, my life was threatened daily, and I was forced to go heavily armed. The whole country was then full of militia, robbing, plundering and killing.
/Jesse James/

September 27, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt: The Roman...

The Roman Republic fell, not because of the ambition of Caesar or Augustus, but because it had already long ceased to be in any real sense a republic at all. When the sturdy Roman plebeian, who lived by his own labor, who voted without reward according to his own convictions, and who with his fellows formed in war the terrible Roman legion, had been changed into an idle creature who craved nothing in life save the gratification of a thirst for vapid excitement, who was fed by the state, and who directly or indirectly sold his vote to the highest bidder, then the end of the republic was at hand, and nothing could save it. The laws were the same as they had been, but the people behind the laws had changed, and so the laws counted for nothing.
/Theodore Roosevelt/

September 24, 2015

Arthur Keith: Tribal life...

Tribal life comes automatically to an end when a primitive people begins to live in a town or a city, for sooner or later a tribal organization is found to be incompatible with life in a city.
/Arthur Keith/

Plato: Attention to...

Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.

Scipio Africanus: I am...

I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 96% how I react to it.
/Scipio Africanus/

September 22, 2015

Anne Wilson Schaef: Life is...

Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process.
/Anne Wilson Schaef/

Donald Fagen: I had...

I had trouble distinguishing art from life. I don't now, and I feel much better!
/Donald Fagen/

September 21, 2015

Robert Frost: Poetry is...

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
/Robert Frost/