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

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Power is not sufficient evidence of truth.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Biologically 
the species is the accumulation of the experiments 
of all its successful individuals 
since the beginning.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Friday, 20 January 2017

The third-rate mind is only happy 
when it is thinking with the majority. 
The second-rate mind is only happy 
when it is thinking with the minority. 
The first-rate mind is only happy 
when it is thinking.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Without freedom of thought, 
there can be no such thing as wisdom — 
and no such thing as public liberty 
without freedom of speech.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Monday, 16 January 2017

I have the fault 
of being a little more sincere 
than is proper.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Saturday, 14 January 2017

You are capable of more than you know. 
Choose a goal that seems right for you 
and strive to be the best, 
however hard the path. 
Aim high. 
Behave honourably. 
Prepare to be alone at times, 
and to endure failure. 
Persist! 
The world needs all you can give.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Genius...
means little more than
the faculty of perceiving
in an unhabitual way.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

I may not believe in myself, 
but I believe in what I'm doing.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Sunday, 8 January 2017

So let us die
And never part,
Die united,
Heart to heart,
Never waking,
Never fearing,
Nameless,
Endless rapture sharing,
Each to each devoted,
In love alone abiding.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Friday, 6 January 2017

Everything, 
at first, 
is an idea, 
a special creation.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Monday, 2 January 2017

Unless we remember 
we cannot understand.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Saturday, 31 December 2016

People have the power to redeem the work of fools.

Friday, 30 December 2016

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Through the Thou a person becomes I.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

If we are always arriving and departing, 
it is also true that we are eternally anchored. 
One's destination is never a place 
but rather a new way of looking at things.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world.

Saturday, 24 December 2016