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

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

All experience is subjective.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Monday, 8 May 2017

Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, 
which is the parent of the soul 
but is not compatible with innocence.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Saturday, 6 May 2017

People demand freedom of speech 
as a compensation 
for the freedom of thought 
which they seldom use.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Fidelity is the sister of justice.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Rise above principle and do what's right.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.

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