Saturday, 29 April 2017

Friday, 28 April 2017

In fact, it is a farce to call any being virtuous 
whose virtues do not result 
from the exercise of its own reason.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Monday, 24 April 2017

Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. 
And that is because, in the last analysis, 
we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Prejudices, 
it is well known, 
are most difficult to eradicate 
from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education; 
they grow firm there, 
firm as weeds among stones.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Thursday, 20 April 2017

To raise new questions, 
new possibilities, 
to regard old problems from a new angle, 
requires creative imagination 
and marks real advance in science.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Sunday, 16 April 2017

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Friday, 14 April 2017

In the landscape of extinction, 
precision is next to godliness.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

It is the supreme art of the teacher 
to awaken joy 
in creative expression 
and knowledge.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Monday, 10 April 2017

To handle a language skilfully 
is to practice a kind of evocative sorcery.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Saturday, 8 April 2017

What we need 
is not the will to believe, 
but the wish to find out.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Thursday, 6 April 2017

No man's error becomes his own Law; 
nor obliges him to persist in it.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Dare to be true. 
Nothing can need a lie: 
a fault which needs it most, 
grows two thereby.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Sunday, 2 April 2017

All we know is still infinitely less than all that remains unknown.

Saturday, 1 April 2017


Friday, 31 March 2017

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, 
as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Monday, 27 March 2017

Life is an unanswered question, 
but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Saturday, 25 March 2017

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. 
We don't know because we don't want to know.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The spirit of truth 
and the spirit of freedom — 
these are the pillars of society.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Sunday, 19 March 2017

The only business of the head in the world 
is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017

The gift of writing is to be self-forgetful, 
to get a surge of inner life 
or inner supply 
or unexpected sense of empowerment, 
to be afloat, 
to be out of yourself.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Power is not alluring to pure minds.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Monday, 13 March 2017

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield 
to trends and fads and popular opinion.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Saturday, 11 March 2017

People are like stained-glass windows. 
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, 
but when the darkness sets in, 
their true beauty is revealed 
only if there is a light from within.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Thursday, 9 March 2017

A mind that is stretched by a new experience 
can never go back to its old dimensions.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Light tomorrow with today!

Monday, 6 March 2017

Sunday, 5 March 2017

I am my own muse, 
the subject I know best.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Friday, 3 March 2017

The more that you read, 
the more things you will know. 
The more that you learn, 
the more places you'll go.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Science is the search for truth, 
that is, the effort to understand the world: 
it involves the rejection of bias, of dogma, of revelation, 
but not the rejection of morality.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Monday, 27 February 2017

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Reading is equivalent to thinking 
with someone else's head 
instead of with one's own.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The spirit of resistance to government 
is so valuable 
on certain occasions 
that I wish it to be
always kept alive.

Monday, 20 February 2017


Sunday, 19 February 2017

There is nothing 
with which it is so dangerous to take liberties 
as liberty itself.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Friday, 17 February 2017

They know enough 
who know how to learn.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Monday, 13 February 2017

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, 
for they often endure long; 
but false views, 
if supported by some evidence, 
do little harm, 
for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Saturday, 11 February 2017

He who closes his ears 
to the views of others 
shows little confidence 
in the integrity of his own views.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Thursday, 9 February 2017

There is never vulgarity in a whole truth, however commonplace. 
It may be unimportant or painful. It cannot be vulgar. 
Vulgarity is only in concealment of truth, or in affectation.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Taste is a result of a thousand distastes.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Everybody gets so much information all day long 
that they lose their common sense.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Friday, 3 February 2017

Doubt everything 
or believe everything: 
these are two equally convenient strategies. 
With either 
we dispense with the need for reflection.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Science is imagination 
in the service of 
the verifiable truth.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Monday, 30 January 2017

To be yourself 
in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else 
is the greatest accomplishment.

Sunday, 29 January 2017


Saturday, 28 January 2017

The love of learning, 
the sequestered nooks, 
And all the sweet serenity of books.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Thursday, 26 January 2017

This world is a comedy to those that think, 
a tragedy to those that feel.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017