Swedish Proverbs

-Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.

-Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.

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Esther Dyson Quotations

-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.
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Heywood Brown

Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room.
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Joan of Arc

-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.

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Alice Miller Quotations

-People whose integrity has not been damaged in childhood, who were protected, respected, and treated with honesty by their parents, will be—both in their youth and in adulthood—intelligent, responsive, empathic, and highly sensitive. They will take pleasure in life and … Read the rest

John Belushi Quotations

-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

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

Michael Shermer Quotations

-Anecdotal thinking comes naturally; science requires training.

-But because we live in an age of science, we have a preoccupation with corroborating our myths.

-But the power of science lies in open publication, which, with the rise of the Internet, … Read the rest

Thomas Paine Quotations

-I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will … Read the rest

Patanjali

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, … Read the rest

William Gibson Quotations

-It’s impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.

-Time moves in one direction, memory in another.

-The deadliest bullshit is odorless and transparent.

-The future has already … Read the rest

Harry S. Truman Quotations

-It’s a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.

-The buck stops here.

-A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his … Read the rest

Thomas Homer-Dixon Quotations

-Three large spoonfuls of crude oil contain about the same amount of energy as eight hours of human manual labour. When we fill our car with gas, we’re pouring into the tank the energy equivalent of about two years of … Read the rest

James Carroll Quotations

-We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things [but] there are times when we stop. We sit still. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or … Read the rest

James Blunt Quotations

“No Bravery”

There are children standing here,
Arms outstretched into the sky,
Tears drying on their face.
He has been here.
Brothers lie in shallow graves.
Fathers lost without a trace.
A nation blind to their disgrace,
Since he’s been … Read the rest

Real Live Preacher Quotations

-Your world is made of your memories, and your memories are given to you by your world. The whispering voice of happenstance is always in our ears. ‘This is the world. This is the way things are. Look. Pay attention. … Read the rest

Jean Piaget Quotations

-The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done–men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.
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Adlai Stevenson Quotations

Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.
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