John Millington Synge

‘A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drownded,’ he said, ‘for he will be going out on a day he shouldn’t. But we do be afraid of the sea, and we do only be drownded … Read the rest

Michael Pritchard

-No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.

-You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop … Read the rest

Earl Warren Quotations

I’m very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. ‘Don’t complain about growing old – many, many people do … Read the rest

Harold B. Walker Quotations

-When you worry, you go over the same ground endlessly and come out the same place you started. Thinking makes progress from one place to another; worry remains static. The problem of life is to change worry into thinking and … Read the rest

Mel Brooks Quotations

-I really don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive, you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, you’ve got to make a lot of noise, because life … Read the rest

Plato Quotations

-Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.

-A society cultivates what is honoured there. It is important to know what we honour.

-Life must be lived as play.

-There are three classes of men: lovers … Read the rest

Joseph Epstein Quotations

-The acquisition of one sort of ability often makes that of another unlikely, if not impossible … To take the gifts one does have, to concentrate one’s strength upon their development, to disallow distractions – none of these is an … Read the rest

Anonymous

-Profound joy of heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life. One has to follow it even though one enters into a way full of difficulties.

-Death is not a problem if you have lived first.

-The … Read the rest

Bill Hicks Quotations

-It’s just a ride and we can change it any time we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money, a choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want … Read the rest

Herbert Otto Quotations

-Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.

-We are all functioning at a small fraction of our capacity to live life fully in its total … Read the rest

Lewis Thomas Quotations

-Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into war, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves, engage in child labour, exchange information ceaselessly. … Read the rest

Alberto Manguel Quotations

-In the winter the beauty is even stronger. The Prairies eliminate the obviousness of a horizon and leave the traveller with the magnificence of an infinite blank page, land blending with sky. I have never understood ‘snow’ to be a … Read the rest

Gloria Steinem Quotations

-Hierarchies ration self-esteem and create obedience to external authority by weakening belief in our own natural and internal wisdom.

-The status quo protects itself by punishing all challengers.

-Perhaps the worst thing about suffering is that it finally hardens the … Read the rest

John Heider

-When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

-If you want to be free, learn to live simply. Use what you have and be content where you are.
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