Quote of the day, April 23

April 23, 2017

Franz Kakfa, from The Trial

“It’s often safer to be in chains than to be free.”

Quote of the day, April 22

April 23, 2017

Samuel Butler, from Note-Books

“Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions.”

Quote of the day, April 21

April 21, 2017

William Faulkner, from Essays, Speeches & Public Letters

“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.”

Quote of the day, April 20

April 20, 2017

Michel de Montaigne

“Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know.”

Quote of the day, April 19

April 19, 2017

Catullus, on living and loving

“Let us live and love, nor give a damn what sour old men say.
The sun that sets may rise again, but when our light has sunk into the earth it is gone forever.”

Quote of the day, April 18

April 18, 2017

Socrates, on teaching

“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them to think.”

Quote of the day, April 17

April 17, 2017

Abraham Lincoln, on preparation

“If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my ax.”

Quote of the day, April 16

April 16, 2017

Martin Luther

“God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.”

Quote of the day, April 15

April 15, 2017

Bill Bryson, on history

“All the things that are part of your heritage make you British—that makes this country what it is. It’s part of your history. And here, unlike America, it’s still living history.”

Quote of the day, April 14

April 14, 2017

Walter Benjamin, on wisdom

Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.”