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