Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Do what you love. 
Know your own bone; 
gnaw at it, 
bury it, 
unearth it, 
and gnaw it still.

Monday, 13 July 2020

Sunday, 12 July 2020

We read deeply for varied reasons, 
most of them familiar: 
that we cannot know enough people profoundly enough; 
that we need to know ourselves better; 
that we require knowledge, 
not just of self and others, 
but of the way things are.

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Friday, 10 July 2020

In order to more fully understand this reality, 
we must take into account other dimensions of a broader reality.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Today, 
more than ever before, 
life must be characterised by a sense of Universal responsibility, 
not only nation to nation 
and human to human, 
but also human to other forms of life.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Monday, 6 July 2020

Happiness in this world, 
when it comes, 
comes incidentally. 
Make it the object of pursuit, 
and it leads us a wild-goose chase, 
and is never attained. 
Follow some other object, 
and very possibly 
we may find that we have caught happiness 
without dreaming of it.

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Solitude is independence.

Friday, 3 July 2020

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages 
to deny what exists 
and to explain what does not exist.

Monday, 29 June 2020

Sunday, 28 June 2020

The true measure of a man 
is what he would do 
if he knew he would never be caught.

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Friday, 26 June 2020

Things are the way they are 
because they were the way they were.

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

I am more and more convinced 
that our happiness or our unhappiness depends 
far more on the way we meet the events of life 
than on the nature of those events themselves.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Monday, 22 June 2020

It is only in our decisions that we are important.

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully 
as when they do it from religious conviction.

Friday, 19 June 2020

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Most of the dogmatic religions 
have exhibited a perverse talent 
for taking the wrong side 
on the most important concepts in the material universe, 
from the structure of the solar system 
to the origin of man.

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Any mind that is capable of real sorrow 
is capable of good.

Monday, 15 June 2020

Sunday, 14 June 2020

Being Irish, 
he had an abiding sense of tragedy, 
which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.

Saturday, 13 June 2020

Friday, 12 June 2020

If history and science have taught us anything, 
it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth.

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts
 — such is the duty of the artist.

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Monday, 8 June 2020

If you are possessed by an idea, 
you find it expressed everywhere, 
you even smell it.

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Saturday, 6 June 2020

The world is a strange and wonderful place.

Friday, 5 June 2020

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Poetry is emotion put into measure. 
The emotion must come by nature, 
but the measure can be acquired by art.

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Viewed freely, 
the English language is the accretion and growth
of every dialect, race, and range of time, 
and is both the free and compacted composition of all.

Monday, 1 June 2020

Sunday, 31 May 2020

The glory of gardening: 
hands in the dirt, 
head in the sun, 
heart with nature. 
To nurture a garden is to feed 
not just on the body, 
but the soul.

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Friday, 29 May 2020

An inconvenience is an adventure 
wrongly considered.

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

The earth laughs in flowers.

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Monday, 25 May 2020

Fundamental ideas are not a consequence of experience, 
but a result of the particular constitution and activity of the mind, 
which is independent of all experience in its origin, 
though constantly combined with experience in its exercise.

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Saturday, 23 May 2020

How prone to doubt, 
how cautious 
are the wise!

Friday, 22 May 2020

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Argument is meant to reveal the truth, 
not to create it.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

I think childhood is 
to everyone 
a lost land.

Monday, 18 May 2020

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Culture hides much more than it reveals, 
and strangely enough, 
what it hides, 
it hides most effectively 
from its own participants.

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Friday, 15 May 2020

Art is made to disturb, 
science reassures.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

A man who is not afraid 
is not aggressive, 
a man who has no sense of fear 
of any kind 
is really 
a free, a peaceful man.

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Monday, 11 May 2020

To be surprised, 
to wonder, 
is to begin to understand.

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Saturday, 9 May 2020

Take away love 
and our earth is a tomb.

Friday, 8 May 2020

Thursday, 7 May 2020

The voice of the intellect is a soft one, 
but it does not rest 
until it has gained a hearing.

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Sit down before fact
as a little child, 
be prepared to give up
every conceived notion, 
follow humbly
wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, 
or you will learn nothing.

Monday, 4 May 2020

Sunday, 3 May 2020

We never completely comprehend ourselves, 
but we can do far more than comprehend.

Saturday, 2 May 2020

Friday, 1 May 2020

It is not knowledge, 
but the act of learning, 
not possession 
but the act of getting there, 
which grants the greatest enjoyment.

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

You never really understand a person 
until you consider things from his point of view.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Monday, 27 April 2020

All day long the door of the sub-conscious remains just ajar; 
we slip through to the other side, 
and return again, 
as easily and secretly as a cat.

Sunday, 26 April 2020

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Too long has the public mind considered religion to be synonymous with priestcraft.

Friday, 24 April 2020

Thursday, 23 April 2020

The fate of our times is characterised
 by rationalisation and intellectualisation 
and, above all, 
by the disenchantment of the world.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Conventionality is not morality.

Monday, 20 April 2020

Sunday, 19 April 2020

Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination.

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Friday, 17 April 2020

Knowledge of the past 
and of the places of the earth 
is the ornament and food 
of the mind of man.

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

I believe we are put here to improve civilisation.

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Monday, 13 April 2020

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, 
never fearing to follow truth and reason 
to whatever results they led, 
and bearding every authority which stood in their way.

Sunday, 12 April 2020

Saturday, 11 April 2020

The insatiable thirst
for everything which lies beyond, 
and which life reveals, 
is the most living proof of our immortality.

Friday, 10 April 2020

Thursday, 9 April 2020

The best portion of a good man's life 
is his little, nameless, unremembered acts 
of kindness and of love.

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing; 
and as the judgment, 
so also the conscience, 
may be erroneous.

Monday, 6 April 2020