Friday, 18 August 2017

We first make our habits, 
and then our habits make us.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

In science, 
the credit goes 
to the man who convinces the world, 
not to whom the idea first occurs.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Monday, 14 August 2017

The disappearance of a sense of responsibility 
is the most far-reaching consequence 
of submission to authority.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Saturday, 12 August 2017

The world is given to me only once, 
not one existing and one perceived. 
Subject and object are only one. 
The barrier between them cannot be said to have broken down 
as a result of recent experience in the physical sciences, 
for this barrier does not exist.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Thursday, 10 August 2017

You don't understand anything until 
you learn it more than one way.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

The sciences are being held back 
by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas, 
maintained by powerful taboos. 
I believe that the sciences will be regenerated 
when they are set free.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Ring out the false, 
ring in the true.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Friday, 4 August 2017

Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, 
and makes familiar objects be 
as if they were not familiar.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Truth 
uncompromisingly told 
will always have its ragged edges.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Monday, 31 July 2017

I have dreamed in my life, 
dreams that have stayed with me ever after, 
and changed my ideas; 
they have gone through and through me, 
like wine through water, 
and altered the colour of my mind.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Thursday, 27 July 2017

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect 
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. 
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Only a man who has felt ultimate despair 
is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Sunday, 23 July 2017

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? 
It is the greatest of all possible evils; 
for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Friday, 21 July 2017

Nothing is too wonderful to be true, 
if it be consistent with the laws of nature.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Freedom is something that dies unless it's used.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Monday, 17 July 2017

Few have been taught to any purpose 
who have not been their own teachers.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Saturday, 15 July 2017

An artist is not paid for his labour 
but for his vision.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Rather than love, 
than money, 
than fame, 
give me truth.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Unlike scientism, 
science in the true sense of the word 
is open to unbiased investigation 
of any existing phenomena.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Your brain develops depending on your individual history. 
What has gone on in your own brain and its consciousness 
over your lifetime 
is not repeatable, 
ever 
— not with identical twins, 
not even with conjoined twins.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Friday, 7 July 2017

The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Perhaps in time 
the so-called Dark Ages 
will be thought of 
as including our own.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Monday, 3 July 2017

I maintain also that substances, 
whether material or immaterial, 
cannot be conceived in their bare essence without any activity, 
activity being of the essence of substance in general.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Tell me and I forget. 
Show me and I remember. 
Involve me and I understand.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Thursday, 29 June 2017

I may be no better, 
but at least I am different.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Science is bound, 
by the everlasting vow of honour, 
to face fearlessly every problem 
which can be fairly presented to it.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Doubt is the father of invention.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Friday, 23 June 2017

From bitter searching of the heart,
Quickened with passion and with pain
We rise to play a greater part.

This is the faith from which we start:
Men shall know commonwealth again
From bitter searching of the heart.

We loved the easy and the smart,
But now, with keener hand and brain,
We rise to play a greater part.

The lesser loyalties depart,
And neither race nor creed remain
From bitter searching of the heart.

Not steering by the venal chart
That tricked the mass for private gain,
We rise to play a greater part.

Reshaping narrow law and art
Whose symbols are the millions slain,
From bitter searching of the heart
We rise to play a greater part.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

We view things
not only from different sides, 
but with different eyes; 
we have no wish to find them alike.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Monday, 19 June 2017

Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, 
while in fact language remains the master of man.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The past, the present and the future are really one: 
they are today.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Words easy to be understood do often hit the mark; 
when high and learned ones do only pierce the air.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Our brain is mapping the world. 
Often that map is distorted, 
but it's a map with constant immediate sensory input.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Friday, 9 June 2017

An idea is salvation by imagination.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

For the myth is the foundation of life; 
it is the timeless schema, 
the pious formula into which life flows 
when it reproduces its traits out of the unconscious.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Monday, 5 June 2017

There never was any heart truly great and generous, 
that was not also tender and compassionate.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Fear is the mother of foresight.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Thursday, 1 June 2017

In the confusion 
we stay with each other, 
happy to be together, 
speaking without uttering a single word.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Sunday, 28 May 2017

There can be no knowledge without emotion. 
We may be aware of a truth, 
yet until we have felt its force, 
it is not ours. 
To the cognition of the brain 
must be added 
the experience of the soul.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Friday, 26 May 2017

Every particular in nature, 
a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time 
is related to the whole, 
and partakes of the perfection of the whole.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Monday, 22 May 2017

A little learning is a dangerous thing; 
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Most of the mistakes in thinking 
are inadequacies of perception 
rather than mistakes of logic.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Thursday, 18 May 2017

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, 
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Don't only practice your art, 
but force your way into its secrets; 
art deserves that, 
for it and knowledge can raise man to the Divine.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Sunday, 14 May 2017

To define a thing is to substitute the definition for the thing itself.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Friday, 12 May 2017

There is a vitality, 
a life force, 
an energy, 
a quickening, 
that is translated through you into action, 
and because there is only one of you in all time, 
this expression is unique.

Thursday, 11 May 2017