Saturday, 31 January 2015

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, 
the heart of a heartless world, 
and the soul of soulless conditions. 
It is the opium of the people.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Ships that pass in the night, 
and speak each other in passing, 
only a signal shown, 
and a distant voice in the darkness; 
So on the ocean of life, 
we pass and speak one another, 
only a look and a voice, 
then darkness again and a silence.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The sole art 
that suits me 
is that which, 
rising from unrest, 
tends toward serenity.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Sunday, 25 January 2015

If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, 
let them not be written upon the heart. 
The spirit should never grow old.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Friday, 23 January 2015

The prospect of success 
in achieving our most cherished dream 
is not without its terrors. 
Who is more deprived and alone 
than the man who has achieved his dream?

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Try to learn something about everything 
and everything about something.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Monday, 19 January 2015

If the doors of perception were cleansed 
everything would appear to man as it is, 

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Nature will bear the closest inspection. 
She invites us to lay our eye 
level with her smallest leaf, 
and take an insect view of its plain.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Thursday, 15 January 2015

You do not need to leave your room. 
Remain sitting at your table and listen. 
Do not even listen, 
simply wait, 
be quiet, still and solitary. 
The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, 
it has no choice, 
it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

The reading of all good books 
is like a conversation 
with the finest minds 
of past centuries.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Sunday, 11 January 2015

like nature, 
half reveal 
and half conceal 
the soul within.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Friday, 9 January 2015

Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: 
each little adjustment of the dials
seems to achieve nothing, 
only when everything is in place
does the door open.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Nature is relentless and unchangeable, 
and it is indifferent as to whether 
its hidden reasons and actions 
are understandable to man or not.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Monday, 5 January 2015

To be conscious means not simply to be, 
but to be reported, known, 
to have awareness of one's being 
added to that being.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Life can only be understood backwards; 
but it must be lived forwards.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Thursday, 1 January 2015

And now we welcome the new year. 
Full of things that have never been.