Tuesday, 17 October 2017

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, 
and his punishment is that he sees the dawn 
before the rest of the world.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Sunday, 15 October 2017

To be nobody but yourself 
in a world which is doing its best, 
night and day, 
to make you everybody else 
means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; 
and never stop fighting.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Friday, 13 October 2017

The joy of life consists in 
the exercise of one's energies, 
continual growth, 
constant change, 
the enjoyment of every new experience.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

I think it is the responsibility of a citizen of any country to say what he thinks.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Monday, 9 October 2017

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Saturday, 7 October 2017

The opposite of a fact is falsehood, 
but the opposite of one profound truth 
may very well be 
another profound truth.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Thursday, 5 October 2017

The world does not speak. 
Only we do.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

There is always one moment in childhood 
when the door opens 
and lets the future in.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Friday, 29 September 2017

When you read and understand a poem, 
comprehending its rich and formal meanings, 
then you master chaos a little.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

As the ego cogito
subjectivity is the consciousness 
that represents something, 
relates this representation back to itself, 
and so gathers with itself.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Monday, 25 September 2017

We are drowning in information, 
while starving for wisdom.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Saturday, 23 September 2017

The important thing is to know how to take all things quietly.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Human history becomes more and more 
a race between education and catastrophe.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

He that overvalues himself 
will undervalue others, 
and he that undervalues others 
will oppress them.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Sunday, 17 September 2017

In short, not only are things not what they seem, 
they are not even what they are called!

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Friday, 15 September 2017

A wise man thinks it more advantageous 
not to join the battle 
than to win.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

One may believe in an idea absolutely, 
but not in a man.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Monday, 11 September 2017

All the world is birthday cake, 
so take a piece, 
but not too much.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Saturday, 9 September 2017

We soon believe the things we would believe.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Thursday, 7 September 2017

We keep passing unseen through little moments of other people's lives.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Ideas are one thing and what happens is another.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Today and always, 
there will be an obligation 
to pass on to the new generation 
the tradition of liberal scholarship 
– scientific or in the humanities – 
and to bring the understanding 
of things and human actions 
to everyone.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Friday, 1 September 2017

If intelligence is the triumph of life, 
the spoken word is the marvellous means by which 
this intelligence is manifested.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

To love our neighbour as ourselves 
is such a truth for regulating human society, 
that by that alone 
one might determine all the cases in social morality.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Monday, 28 August 2017

Everything in writing begins with language. 
Language begins with listening.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Languages are true analytical methods.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Incongruity is the mainspring of laughter.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Music is the arithmetic of sounds 
as optics is the geometry of light.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Sunday, 20 August 2017

What a man does for pay is of little significance. 
What he is, 
as a sensitive instrument 
responsive to the world's beauty, 
is everything!

Saturday, 19 August 2017

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