Sunday, December 9, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
-- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Joseph Heller

It was miraculous. It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth, impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and sadism into justice. Anybody could do it; it required no brains at all. It merely required no character.
-- Joseph Heller, Catch-22

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Rachel Ingalls

Sweep everything under the rug for long enough, and you have to move right out of the house. 
-- Rachel Ingalls

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Goethe

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Quote of the Day -- John Edward Williams

The young man, who does not know the future, sees life as a kind of epic adventure, an Odyssey through strange seas and unknown islands, where he will test and prove his powers, and thereby discover his immortality. The man of middle years, who has lived the future that he once dreamed, sees life as a tragedy; for he has learned that his power, however great, will not prevail against those forces of accident and nature to which he gives the names of gods, and has learned that he is mortal. But the man of age, if he plays his assigned role properly, must see life as a comedy. For his triumphs and his failures merge, and one is no more the occasion for pride or shame than the other; and he is neither the hero who proves himself against those forces, nor the protagonist who is destroyed by them. Like any poor, pitiable shell of an actor, he comes to see that he has played so many parts that there no longer is himself.
-- John Edward Williams

Friday, November 16, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Rachel Cusk

It is interesting how keen people are for you to do something they would never dream of doing themselves. 
-- Rachel Cusk

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Quote of the Day - C.S. Lewis

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
-- C.S. Lewis

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Sandra Day O'Connor

We pay a price when we deprive children of the exposure to the values, principles, and education they need to make them good citizens.
-- Sandra Day O'Connor

Friday, November 2, 2018

Quote of the Day --- Charles de Gaulle

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
-- Charles de Gaulle

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Wendell Berry

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
-- Wendell Berry

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Lewis Carroll

I can't go back to yesterday - because I was a different person then.
-- Lewis Carroll

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Joan Chittister

We do not have the right to give up growing just because age is assumed by many to have eclipsed the possibility.
-- Joan Chittister

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Freya Stark

Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.
-- Freya Stark

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Eleanor Roosevelt

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, October 19, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Stephen Hawking

I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
-- Stephen Hawking

Friday, October 12, 2018

Quote of the Day -- John Muir

Keep close to Nature’s heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
-- John Muir

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Helen Keller

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
-- Helen Keller

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Sarah Parish

Living with fear stops us taking risks, and if you don't go out on the branch, you're never going to get the best fruit.
-- Sarah Parish

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Jane Addams

The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.
-- Jane Addams, considered the founder of Social Work. Winner of Nobel Peace Prize 1931

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Laura Ingalls Wilder

The most valuable thing for life never changes by time or place—it is to be honest and cheerful, to find happiness in what you have, and to have courage in hardships. 
-- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, September 24, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Charles Dudley Warner

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
-- Charles Dudley Warner

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Aristotle

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
-- Aristotle

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Zig Ziglar

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
-- Zig Ziglar

Monday, September 17, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Franklin Roosevelt

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. 
— Franklin D. Roosevelt

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Elie Wiesel

We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
-- Elie Wiesel

Friday, September 14, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Virginia Woolf

But I don’t think of the future, or the past, I feast on the moment. This is the secret of happiness, but only reached now in middle age. 
-- Virginia Woolf

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Quote of the Day -- William Blake

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.
-- William Blake

Monday, September 10, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Bernard Berenson

It makes me happy to encounter goodness, love of work, humane intelligence, and people no matter at what kind of job, be it ever so humble, or ever so exalted, who do it well and con amore.
-- Bernard Berenson

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Mark Twain

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
-- Mark Twain

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Will Durant

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
— Will Durant

Friday, September 7, 2018

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Maya Angelou

Life is not measured by how many breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
-- Maya Angelou

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Samuel Johnson

To have management of the mind is a great art, and it may be attained in a considerable degree by experience and habitual exercise…Let [a man] take a course of chemistry, or a course of rope-dance, or a course of any thing to which he is inclined at the time. Let him contrive to have as many retreats for his mind as he can, as many things to which it can fly from itself. 
-- Samuel Johnson

Friday, August 31, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Zora Neale Thurston

Those that don't got it, can't show it. Those that got it, can't hide it.
-- Zora Neale Thurston

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Quote of the Day -- John Maynard Keynes

We were not aware that civilization was a thin and precarious crust erected by the personality and the will of a very few, and only maintained by rules and conventions skilfully put across and guilefully preserved.
-- John Maynard Keynes

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Elizabeth von Arnim

Books have their idiosyncrasies as well as people, and will not show me their full beauties unless the place and time in which they are read suits them.
-- Elizabeth von Arnem

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Robert Penn Warren

If you look at a thing, the very fact of your looking changes it…if you think about yourself, that very fact changes you.
-- Robert Penn Warren

Monday, August 27, 2018

Quote of the Day -- William Butler Yeats

Education is not the filling of a pail, but rather the lighting of a fire.
-- William Butler Yeats

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Edward Luce

Cities are becoming too successful for their own good...  A thousand multicultural flowers are blooming. Yet in squeezing out income diversity, the new urban economies are also shutting off the scope of serendipity. The West's global cities are like tropical islands surrounded by oceans of resentment.
-- Edward Luce, The Retreat of Western Liberalism

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Robert Anthony

Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.
-- Robert Anthony

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Pearl S Buck

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation.
-- Pearl S Buck

Monday, August 20, 2018

Quote of the Day -- Pico Iyer

We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.
-- Pico Iyer