I’m not an environmentalist. I’m an Earth warrior.
Darryl Cherney… Read the rest
I’m not an environmentalist. I’m an Earth warrior.
I’m not an environmentalist. I’m an Earth warrior.
Darryl Cherney… Read the rest
-Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
-When we can begin to take our failures nonseriously, it means we … Read the rest
-I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
J.D. Salinger… Read the rest
-The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
-Sweet is the breath of vernal shower, The bee’s collected treasures sweet, Sweet music’s melting full, but sweeter yet The still small voice of gratitude.
Thomas Gray… Read the rest
The hardest thing about doing the right thing for yourself is you usually have to do it alone.
Po Bronson… Read the rest
If the human mind was simple enough to understand, we’d be too simple to understand it.
Emerson Pugh… Read the rest
-The first and great commandment is: Don’t let them scare you.
Elmer Davis… Read the rest
A mother never realizes that her children are no longer children.
Holbrook Jackson… Read the rest
-If a man has talent and can’t use it, he’s failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men … Read the rest
If you play it safe in life you’ve decided that you don’t want to grow any more.
Shirley Hufstedler… Read the rest
-When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
-To mistrust science and deny the validity of the scientific method is to resign your job as a human. You’d better go … Read the rest
-Overweight is one of America’s major health problems; I think that is because we love our food too little, not too much. If it tastes fabulous, if every bite delights, if we really pay attention, we will end up eating … Read the rest
-Ask about your neighbors, then buy the house.
-Don’t live in a town where there are no doctors.
-Make sure to be in with your equals if you’re going to fall out with your superiors.
-Don’t be sweet, lest you … Read the rest
Once the public decides what you are, you might as well give up trying to be anything else.
Burt Lancaster… Read the rest
Advice should always be consumed between two thick slices of doubt.
Will Schmidt … Read the rest
-Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
-No one can earn a million dollars honestly.
William Jennings Bryan… 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
-Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.
-Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.
Louis L’Amour… Read the rest
This world is the land of the dying; the next is the land of the living.
Tyron Edwards… Read the rest
-Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that … Read the rest
What Romantic terminology called genius
or talent or inspiration
is nothing other than finding the right road empirically,
following one’s nose,
Italo Calvino… Read the rest
-A stitch in time saves nine.
-I’m not okay and you’re not okay, but that’s okay.
-The only person you can change is yourself.
-One day at a time.
-Don’t cross your bridges until you’ve come to them.
-Don’t put … Read the rest
-First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
-It is not my place in society that makes me well off, but my judgments, and these I carry with me……These alone are my … Read the rest
-Your best shot at happiness, self-worth and personal satisfaction – the things that constitute real success – is not in earning as much as you can but in performing as well as you can something that you consider worthwhile.
William … Read the rest
When everyone is somebody, then no one’s anybody.
W.S. Gilbert… Read the rest
There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me.
Mary Wortley (Lady) Montagu… Read the rest
-I’ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not.
-Your life story would not make a good book. Don’t even try.
-Contrary to what many of you might imagine, a career … Read the rest
-Fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment. We rarely get tired when we are doing something interesting and exciting.
-You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than … Read the rest
-Things that don’t get better get worse.
Ellen Sue Stern… Read the rest
-Play is the beginning of knowledge.
George Dorsey… Read the rest
-In your 20s, you feel like you’re indestructible, that nothing can kill you and you laugh at death. You go on and stay up for days and do as many things as you can and then, in your 30s, you … Read the rest
-Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.
H. H. Williams… Read the rest
Time is no law of nature. It is a plan. When you look at it with awareness, or start to touch it, then it starts to disintegrate.
Peter Hoeg… Read the rest
It is not easy, but you have to be willing to make mistakes. And the earlier you make those mistakes, the better.
Jane Cahill Pfeiffer… Read the rest
When we are happy, we love Nature. When we are dull and depressed, it says nothing to us. Our feeling for it would therefore seem to be a reflection of our moods.
Gerald Brenan… Read the rest
One day the factory sports coach, who was very strict, pointed at four boys, including me, and ordered us to run in a race. I protested that I was weak and not fit to run, but the coach sent me … Read the rest
-Ah, but a man’s reach must exceed his grasp,
Or, what’s a heaven for?
-What’s the earth
With all its art, verse, music, worth –
Compared with love, found, gained, and kept?
Robert Browning… 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
-The greatest problem with Christianity is not that it has been tried and found wanting, but that it’s hardly been tried at all.
-The chief object of education is not to learn things but to unlearn things.
-To have a … Read the rest
-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
Adventure is just bad planning.
Roald Amundsen… Read the rest
-Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It’s unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don’t have to try.
Peggy Noonan… Read the rest
-The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be … Read the rest
Ours is the age that is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.
H. Mumford Jones… Read the rest
No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed.
No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined.
No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled.
No life ever grows great until it is focused, … Read the rest
-The unexamined life is not worth living.
-If a rich man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
-Remember there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore, … Read the rest
Here’s a message to the new borns, waiting to breathe: if you believe then you can achieve. Just look at me, against all odds ‘though life is hard, we carry on, livin’ in the projects, broke with no lights on. … Read the rest
-Reality is something you rise above.
Liza Minnelli… Read the rest
-The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
-Learn as much by writing as by reading.
Lord Acton… Read the rest
The cure for poverty has a name, in fact: it’s called the empowerment of women. If you give women some control over the rate at which they reproduce, if you give them some say, take them off the animal cycle … Read the rest
-My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends–
It gives a lovely light!
-Love is not all: It is not meat nor drink
Nor slumber nor a roof … Read the rest
Don’t tell me how talented you are. Tell me how hard you work.
Arthur Rubenstein… Read the rest
Technology adds nothing to art. Two thousand years ago, I could tell you a story, and at any point during the story I could stop, and ask, Now do you want the hero to be kidnapped, or not? But that … Read the rest
-It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
-The pleasures which we most rarely experience give us the greatest delight.
-War is delightful to those who have had no experience of … Read the rest
-More men become good through practice than by nature.
-By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Democritus… Read the rest
-The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population.
-Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great … Read the rest
That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
William J. H. Boetcker… Read the rest
-The power to question is the basis of all human progress.
-We must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.
Indira Gandhi… Read the rest
Vulgarity has its uses. Vulgarity often cuts ice which refinement scrapes at vainly.
Max Beerbohm… Read the rest
Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.
Wendell Johnson… Read the rest
A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
Jerry Seinfeld… Read the rest
A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
Dave Meurer… Read the rest
Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don’t.
Melody Beattie… Read the rest
-The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect.
Esther Dyson… Read the rest
-He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
Menander… Read the rest
-Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.
Coco Chanel… Read the rest
-Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it’s just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it.
David Sedaris… Read the rest
-The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.
-Social structure changes, develops, adapts itself to an altered situation, only through a change in the habits of thought of the … Read the rest
-The one sure way to conciliate a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.
Konrad Adenauer … Read the rest
Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.
Wayne Dyer… Read the rest
-I happen to feel that the degree of a person’s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.
Lisa Alther… Read the rest
-It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.
-Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
-Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely … Read the rest
-There is no better opportunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already have. Thanksgiving opens the windows of opportunity for ideas to flow your way.
-No one else “makes us angry.” We make ourselves angry when … Read the rest
-Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that … 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
-A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.
Ken Keyes Jr.… Read the rest
-Technology is making gestures precise and brutal, and with them men. It expels from movements all hesitation, deliberation, civility.
Theodor Adorno… Read the rest
-We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but … Read the rest
-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
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
-I was thrown out of college for cheating on a metaphysical exam; I looked into the soul of the boy next to me.
-Eighty percent of success is showing up.
-My education was dismal. I went to a series of … Read the rest
-Language is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
-To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements … Read the rest
-If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.
George Aiken… Read the rest
-One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is to have a happy childhood.
-I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite … Read the rest
One doesn’t have a sense of humor. It has you.
Larry Gelbart… Read the rest
-Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
Abigail Adams… Read the rest
Alan M. Eddison… Read the rest
-We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
-You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
-I’m seventeen and I’m crazy. My uncle says the two always go together. When people ask your age, he said, always … Read the rest
-He who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master- something that at time strangely wills and works for itself.
-A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
-Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which … Read the rest
-Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
-Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.
Edgar Allan Poe… Read the rest
-It’s very hard to take yourself too seriously when you look at the world from outer space.
Thomas K. Mattingly II… Read the rest
-Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place … Read the rest
-When I’m not doing something that comes deeply from me, I get bored. When I get bored I get distracted and when I get distracted, I become depressed. It’s a natural resistance, and it insures your integrity.
Maria Irene Fornes… Read the rest
To what appear to be the simplest questions, we will tend to give either no answer or an answer which will at first sight be reminiscent more of a strange catechism than of the straight forward affirmatives of physical science. … Read the rest
-I love life…Yeah, I’m sad, but at the same time, I’m really happy that something could make me feel that sad. It’s like…It makes me feel alive, you know. It makes me feel human. The only way I could feel … Read the rest