"There is more to life than increasing its speed."
"No rain, no rainbows."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it".
"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
- Mark Twain
"Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero."
(Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow.)
- Horace [65-8 B.C], _Odes_, Book 11
"And this our life exempt from public haunt. Finds tongues in trees, books in brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything. I would not change it."
- William Shakespeare, on nature
"Take care of the land, and it will take care of you. Take what you need from the land, but need what you take."
- Aboriginal Law
"The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive."
- Robert A. Heinlein
"To discover new oceans, one needs the courage to lose sight of the shore."
"It is not the fruits of scientific research that elevate man and enrich his nature, but the urge to understand, the intellectual work, creative or receptive."
- Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions, 1954
"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed."
- Albert Einstein, The World as I See It, 1934
"The only way to hold on to something wild and free is with an open hand"
- Dr. Gerald W. Piaget
"A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' uttered merely to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble."
- Mahatma Ghandi
"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."
- John F. Kennedy
"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
- Aristotle (B.C. 384-322)
"The thing that was making them so happy was the space."
- Robert M. Pirsig
"I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them."
"Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it."
- Socrates said it, Plato wrote it
"It is not enough to teach man a speciality. Through it he may become a kind of useful machine but not a harmoniously developed personality. It is essential that a student acquire an understanding of and lively feeling for values. He must acquire a vivid sense of the beautiful and of morally good. Otherwise he-- with his specialized knowledge-- more closely resembles a well-trained dog than a harmoniously developed person. He must learn to understand the motives of human beings, their illusions, and their sufferings in order to acquire a proper relationship to individual fellow-men and to the community.
These precious things are conveyed to the younger generation through personal contact with those who teach, not-- or at least not in the main-- through textbooks.
... Overemphasis on the competitive system and premature specialization on the ground of immediate usefulness kill the spirit on which all cultural life depends, specialized knowledge included. It is also vital to a valuable education that independent critical thinking be developed in the young human being, a development that is jeopardized by overburdening him with too much and with too varied subjects (point system). Overburdening necessarily leads to superficiality. Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty."
- Albert Einstein, "Education for Independent Thought," N.Y. Times, Oct 5, 1954
"Your work is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good."
- Samuel Johnson
"When one door is closed, don't you know, other is open."
- Bob Marley
"Quae dant, quaeque negant, gaudent tamen esse rogatae."
(Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked.)
- Ovid [43 BC -18 AD], _The Art of Love_, Book 1, 345
"Well you can tell,
by the way I use my walk,
I'm a woman's man,
No time to talk."
- Bee Gees
"It all boils down to bullshit and money."
- Anuj Gujar
"Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose"
- Kris Kristoferson
"What's another word for Thesaurus?"
- Steven Wright
"I don't live to work, I work to live."
- Anuj Gujar
"I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things."
- George Grissing (1857-1903) English novelist, critic, essayist.
"Everybody has value; even if to serve as a bad example."
- Atilla the Hun
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
- Charles Darwin