Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

What we achieve inwardly 
will change outer reality.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Death does not concern us, 
because as long as we exist, 
death is not here. 
And when it does come, 
we no longer exist.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Friday, 26 December 2014

The key to growth is the introduction 
of higher dimensions of consciousness 
into our awareness.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Common sense and a sense of humour are the same thing, 
moving at different speeds. 
A sense of humour is just common sense, 

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Monday, 22 December 2014

Human life 
is as evanescent 
as the morning dew 
or a flash of lightning.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Saturday, 20 December 2014

You took my dreams from me
When I first found you

I kept them with me babe
I put them with my own
Can't make it all alone
I've built my dreams around you

Friday, 19 December 2014

Thursday, 18 December 2014

We are driven by the usual insatiable curiosity of the scientist, 
and our work is a delightful game.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The things that we love 
tell us what we are.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Sunday, 14 December 2014

I love to doubt 
as well as know.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Friday, 12 December 2014

Scientific views end in awe and mystery, 
lost at the edge in uncertainty, 
but they appear to be so deep and so impressive 
that the theory that it is all arranged as a stage 
for God to watch man's struggle for good and evil 
seems inadequate.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

The superior man acquaints himself
with many sayings of antiquity 
and many deeds of the past, 
in order to strengthen his character thereby.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Monday, 8 December 2014

We are born at a given moment, 
in a given place 
and, like vintage years of wine, 
we have the qualities 
of the year 
and of the season 
of which we are born.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Saturday, 6 December 2014

The future enters into us, 
in order to transform itself in us, 
long before it happens.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Thursday, 4 December 2014

This preservation of favourable variations 
and the rejection of injurious variations, 
I call Natural Selection. 
Variations neither useful nor injurious 
would not be affected by natural selection, 
and would be left a fluctuating element…

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Why are there beings at all, 
instead of Nothing?

Monday, 1 December 2014

Sunday, 30 November 2014

I should premise 
that I use the term Struggle for Existence 
in a large and metaphorical sense, 
including dependence of one being on another, 
and including (which is more important) 
not only the life of the individual, 
but success in leaving progeny.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Friday, 28 November 2014

If you would be loved, 
and be loveable.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

We must, 
as it seems to me, 
that man 
with all his noble qualities... 
still bears 
in his bodily frame 
the indelible stamp 
of his lowly origin.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Monday, 24 November 2014

Dogmatism and skepticism are both, 
in a sense, 
absolute philosophies; 
one is certain of knowing, 
the other of not knowing. 
What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, 
whether of knowledge or ignorance.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Life is not a problem to be solved, 
but a reality to be experienced.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The wise man regulates his conduct 
by the theories both of religion and science. 
But he regards these theories 
not as statements of ultimate fact 
but as art-forms.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Mankind is not a circle with a single centre 
but an ellipse with two focal points 
of which facts are one 
and ideas the other.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Sunday, 16 November 2014

You are not a human being 
in search of a spiritual experience. 
You are a spiritual being 
immersed in a human experience.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Friday, 14 November 2014

There are three classes of people: 
those who see, 
those who see when they are shown, 
those who do not see.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

I cannot give
any scientist of any age
better advice than this: 
the intensity of a conviction
that a hypothesis is true 
has no bearing
over whether it is true or not.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Monday, 10 November 2014

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, 
but talent instantly recognises genius.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Saturday, 8 November 2014

The eyes are more exact witnesses than the ears.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The soul becomes dyed 
with the colour of its thoughts.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The more powerful and original a mind, 
the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Music is a moral law. 
It gives soul to the universe, 
wings to the mind, 
flight to the imagination, 
and charm and gaiety to life 
and to everything.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Friday, 31 October 2014

If somebody asked me to design a religion
I would make it all about snow.
No good or evil and no suffering.
Just perfect crystals spinning
In ecstasy, ecstasy, ecstasy, ecstasy.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Science is simply common sense at its best, 
that is, 
rigidly accurate in observation, 
and merciless to fallacy in logic.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Monday, 27 October 2014

Paradise is exactly like where you are right now... 
only much, much better.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible. 
Thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. 
Thought is great and swift and free.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Thursday, 23 October 2014

There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... 
observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. 
Observation collects facts; 
reflection combines them; 
experimentation verifies the result of that combination.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Science is not only a disciple of reason 
but, also, one of romance and passion.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Sunday, 19 October 2014

The saddest aspect of life right now is 
that science gathers knowledge faster 
than society gathers wisdom.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Friday, 17 October 2014

We should look to the mind, 
and not to the outward appearance.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves 
in order to be like other people.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Monday, 13 October 2014

I have never wished to cater to the crowd; 
for what I know
they do not approve, 
and what they approve
I do not know.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Time is a sort of river of passing events, 
and strong is its current; 
no sooner is a thing brought to sight 
than it is swept by 
and another takes its place, 
and this too will be swept away.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Is the system going to flatten you out 
and deny you your humanity, 
or are you going to be able to make use of the system 
to the attainment of human purposes?

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The roots of education are bitter, 
but the fruit is sweet.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Sunday, 5 October 2014

which changes people, 
does not alter the image 
we have retained of them.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Friday, 3 October 2014

The endeavour to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

I hope it is true 
that a man can die 
and yet not only live in others 
but give them life, 
and not only life, 
but that great consciousness of life.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Monday, 29 September 2014

Those who have the strength and the love 
to sit with a dying patient 
in the silence that goes beyond words 
will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, 
but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Life is a long preparation 
for something that never happens.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Beauty is the promise of happiness.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014