Friday, August 30, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Rumer Godden

I suppose the more you have to do, the more you learn to organise and concentrate—or else get fragmented into bits. I have learned to use my ‘ten minutes.’ I once thought it was not worth sitting down for a time as short as that; now I know differently and, if I have ten minutes, I use them, even if they bring only two lines, and it keeps the book alive. 
-- Rumer Godden

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Robert Cialdini

There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.
-- Robert Cialdini

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Charles Bukowski

We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.
— Charles Bukowski

Monday, August 26, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Adam Smith

The desire of being believed, the desire of persuading, of leading, and directing other people, seems to be one of the strongest of all our natural desires.
-- Adam Smith

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Carl Jung

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
-- Carl Jung

Monday, August 19, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Ruth Benedict

The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.
-- Ruth Benedict

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Ho Chi Minh

To reap a return in ten years, plant trees. To reap a return in 100, cultivate the people.
-- Ho Chi Minh

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Winston Churchill

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
-- Winston Churchill

Friday, August 16, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Virginia Woolf

My mind works in idleness. To do nothing is often my most profitable way. 
-- Virginia Woolf

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

To be driven by our appetites alone is slavery, while to obey a law that we have imposed on ourselves is freedom. 
-- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, August 12, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Simone Weil

One does not play Bach without having done scales. But neither does one play a scale merely for the sake of the scale. 
-- Simone Weil

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Jack Welch

On the face of it, shareholder value is the dumbest idea in the world. Shareholder value is a result, not a strategy…your main constituencies are your employees, your customers and your products.
-- Jack Welch

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Randall Jarrell

The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.
-- Randall Jarrell

Friday, August 9, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Maria von Ebner-Eschenbach

The talent for domination often conceals the lack of any other talent.
-- Maria von Ebner-Eschenbach

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Ha-Joon Chang

When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.
-- Ha-Joon Chang

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Jawaharlal Nehru

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
-- Jawaharlal Nehru

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Agatha Christie

It's wonderful to be married to an archaeologist -- the older you get the more interested he is in you. 
-- Agatha Christie

Monday, August 5, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Madeleine L'Engle

The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.
-- Madeleine L'Engle

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Epictetus

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
-- Epictetus

Friday, August 2, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
-- Albert Camus

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Marcel Proust

Habit is, of all the plants of human growth, the one that has least need of nutritious soil in order to live. 
-- Marcel Proust