The true value of a man is not determined by his possession, supposed or real, of the truth, but rather by his sincere exertion to get to the truth. It is not possession of truth but rather the pursuit of … Read the rest
-Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
-Other people do not have to change for us to experience peace of mind.
Gerald Jampolsky… Read the rest
When everyone is somebody, then no one’s anybody.
W.S. Gilbert… Read the rest
-Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting.
John Russell… Read the rest
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
Walt Kelly… Read the rest
-Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause; He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws.
Sir Richard Francis Burton… Read the rest
-Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil.
-Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.
-Bureaucracy is not an obstacle to democracy but an inevitable complement … Read the rest
-In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal … Read the rest
Every successful enterprise requires three men – a dreamer, a businessman, and a son of a bitch.
Peter McArthur… Read the rest
There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry.
Martin Gardner… Read the rest
Doubts arise because of the absence of surrender.
Ramana Maharshi… Read the rest
-The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
-The secret to happiness lies in knowing this: that we live by the law of expenditure. We find the greatest joy not in getting, but in expressing what … Read the rest
-Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
Nikita Khrushchev… Read the rest
-If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read “President Can’t Swim”.
Lyndon B. Johnson… Read the rest
Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile… initially scared me to death.
Dorothy Bender… Read the rest
Have good trust in yourself — not in the One that you think you should be, but in the One that you are.
Maezumi Roshi… Read the rest
-F. Scott Fitzgerald: “The rich are different from you and me.”
Ernest Hemingway: “Yes, they have more money.”
-Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
-All good books are alike in that they are truer than if … Read the rest
-The thing is to stalk your calling in a certain skilled and supple way to locate the most tender and live spot and plug into the pulse.
-There are lots of things to see, unwrapped gifts and free surprises. The … Read the rest
-…in an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of … Read the rest
-It can seem as you look out that it’s just chaos and that we behave in terrible ways and we never really seem to get better. But we have to remember that compassion and love and altruism is equally deeply … Read the rest
-Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide.
Marva Collins… Read the rest
-The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself.
-Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?
-I loathe the expression “What makes him tick.” It … Read the rest
-The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
-On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
-It is not possible for any thinking person to live … Read the rest
-A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.
Edmond de Goncourt… Read the rest
-We cannot destroy kindred: Our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal… Read the rest
-In the end, we decide if we’re remembered for what happened to us or for what we did with it.
Randy K. Milholland… Read the rest
-Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying of a primary need.
Primo Levi… Read the rest
-In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite.
Paul Dirac… Read the rest
-Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.
Millicent Fenwick… Read the rest
-Who paints a figure, if he cannot be it, cannot draw it.
-In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.
-If the present world go … Read the rest
-It is easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who can smile,
When everything goes dead wrong.
For the test of the heart is troubled,
And it … Read the rest
-A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
-It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars.
Garrison Keillor… Read the rest
-I looked always outside of myself to see what I could make the world give me instead of looking within myself to see what was there.
Belle Livingstone… Read the rest
-There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try themselves, and those who are afraid that you will succeed.
Ray Goforth… Read the rest
-The human brain is unique in that it is the only container of which it can be said that the more you put into it, the more it will hold.
Glenn Doman… Read the rest
There should be no yelling in the home unless there is a fire.
David Oman McKay… Read the rest
-A child loves his play, not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.
-What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for … Read the rest
Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but … Read the rest
-The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.
-The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives … Read the rest
-What does it matter how one comes by the truth so long as one pounces upon it and lives by it?
-Living apart and at peace with myself, I came to realize more vividly the meaning of the doctrine of … Read the rest
-I often wish… that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
-Indifference may not wreck a man’s life … Read the rest
There’s time enough, but none to spare.
Charles W. Chesnutt… Read the rest
-If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
Rachel … Read the rest
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin)… Read the rest
Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
Lewis Grizzard… Read the rest
The two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change.
Seth MacFarlane… Read the rest
-Computer games don’t affect kids, I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music.
Marcus Brigstocke… Read the rest
-He can make me love something just by showing me the energy with which he loves it.
Heather Armstrong… Read the rest
-When you’re on the right path, the universe winks and nods at you from time to time, to let you know.
-Passion is what we are most deeply curious about, most hungry for, will most hate to lose in life. … Read the rest
I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn’t weird at all and that it was the people saying they were weird that were weird.
Paul McCartney… Read the rest
-This is pretty much what journals are all about, at least to me. I knew as I wrote them that even though they provided an excellent place for brain (and heart, and psyche) dump, they were mainly a map of … Read the rest
Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.
Faith Whittlesey… Read the rest
Solitude, if rightly used, becomes not only a privilege but a necessity. Only a superficial soul fears to fraternize with itself.
Alice Rice… Read the rest
-When we are writing, or painting, or composing, we are, during the time of creativity, freed from normal restrictions, and are opened to a wider world, where colors are brighter, sounds clearer, and people more wondrously complex than we normally … Read the rest
-Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on.
-If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old.
-Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make … Read the rest
-You’ve lost your horse and you’re looking for the rope.
Abdulrahman Zeitoun… Read the rest
-It may seem impossible to imagine that a technologically advanced society could choose, in essence, to destroy itself, but that is what we are now in the process of doing.
-The figures did not take into account the expected increase … Read the rest
-A great city is one that handles art and garbage equally well.
Bob Talbert… Read the rest
-There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening.
-Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the … Read the rest
-The one sure way to conciliate a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.
Konrad Adenauer … Read the rest
Never retreat, never complain, explain or apologize. Get the thing done and let them howl.
Nellie McClung… Read the rest
The only way to last a really long time is to build something useful enough that people will want to keep it going after you die, and to cultivate a sense of ownership in other people. In short: make good … Read the rest
-In the midst of winter I found within me an invincible summer.
-To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
-Any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
-Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life … Read the rest
The prime purpose of eloquence is to keep other people from talking.
Louis Vermeil… Read the rest
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for … Read the rest
There’s only so much you can do, but if somebody doesn’t give you a chance there is nothing you can do.
Charlize Theron… Read the rest
-Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
-I shut my eyes in order to see.
Paul Gauguin… Read the rest
-Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven’t committed.
-He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head or a very short creed.
-In the final analysis, the questions of … Read the rest
-Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely- read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.
Hesketh Pearson… Read the rest
-But if something is not done, and done soon, we shall be the murderers of our own children.
-The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
-I … Read the rest
-I know this now. Every man gives his life to what he believes. Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing, so they give their lives to little or nothing.
-The future … Read the rest
-Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing… Read the rest
-It’s not the situation… It’s your reaction to the situation.
Robert Conklin… Read the rest
One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.
Michael J. Fox… Read the rest
One doesn’t have a sense of humor. It has you.
Larry Gelbart… Read the rest
The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.
Russell Green… Read the rest
If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
Moshe Dayan… Read the rest
-The only thing that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for the good men and women to do nothing.
-He who wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
-There is … Read the rest
-It might make one in love with death, to be buried in so sweet a place.
-The great instrument of moral good is the imagination.
Percy Bysshe Shelley… Read the rest
-You are what your deepest desire is. As you desire, so is your intention. As your intention, so is your will. As is your will so is your deed. As is your deed, so is your destiny.
-The spirit down … Read the rest
When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.
Enrique Jardiel Poncela… Read the rest
-Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud and one the stars.
Frederick Langbridge… Read the rest
-Calendars are for careful people, not passionate ones.
-I like coincidences. They make me wonder about destiny, and whether free will is an illusion or just a matter of perspective. They let me speculate on the idea of some master … Read the rest
-Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
Gail Godwin… Read the rest
-Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
-I pay very little regard…to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that … Read the rest
-Something unknown is doing we don’t know what.
-We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong.
-Life would be stunted and narrow if we could feel no significance in the world … Read the rest
-When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer – say traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep – it is on such occasions … Read the rest
-If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.
Julia Sorel… Read the rest
Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian.
Lee Simonson… Read the rest
-Always expect the unexpected. Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out. It’s called Four Blind Mice and it’s a pretty amazing story about several murders inside the military.
-For many years I had heard about an … Read the rest
-The Pilgrims came to America not to accumulate riches but to worship God, and the greatest wealth they left unborn generations was their heroic example of sacrifice that their souls might be free.
Harry Moyle Tippett… Read the rest
Anxiety leads to a narrowing of the field of attention, the so-called tunnel vision, and when people are anxious, they are unable to attend to the total situation as is necessary to enable them to act rationally, but impulsively do … Read the rest
-When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven, as it were, and from it the work that he desires to create flows into him… For such is the immensity of man that he is greater than … Read the rest
I’d like to offer something to help you but in the zen school we don’t have a single thing!
Ikkyu … Read the rest
Actors don’t retire. Only people who don’t like their jobs retire.
Bea Arthur… Read the rest
-If I had my life to live over:
I would have talked less and listened more. I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded. I would have eaten the popcorn … Read the rest
-A finished person is a boring person.
-Think of life as a terminal illness, because, if you do, you will live it with joy and passion, as it ought to be lived.
-The world is full of women blindsided by … Read the rest
-I remember promising myself that should I live I would prove myself deserving of life.
-I’m not doing this run to become rich or famous. One of the problems with our world is that people are getting greedy and selfish.… Read the rest
It is in the small things we see it.
The child’s first step,
as awesome as an earthquake.
The first time you rode a bike,
wallowing up the sidewalk.
The first spanking when your heart
went on a journey … Read the rest