Archive for April, 2014

Quote of the day, April 30

April 30, 2014

Justin Halpern, on gatekeeping

“The Internet has really democratized ideas. There are no real gatekeepers any more, because if you have a great idea, and you put it online, people will find it and it will get in front of who it needs to get in front of.”

Quote of the day, April 29

April 29, 2014

Huangbo Xiyun, on wisdom

“The foolish reject what they see and not what they think; the wise reject what they think and not what they see.”

Quote of the day, April 28

April 28, 2014

Hugh Walpole, on the secret of life (1928)

“The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and a thousand other things well.”


Quote of the Day, April 27

April 27, 2014

John Banville, on history (2005)

The past beats inside me like a second heart.”

Quote of the day, April 26

April 26, 2014

Friedrich Schiller, on mountains (1803)

“On the mountains there is freedom!”

Quote of the day April 25

April 25, 2014

Thomas Paine (1776)

“It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all. (more…)

Quote of the day, April 24

April 24, 2014

Northwest Ordinance (1787)

“Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.”

Quote of the day, April 23

April 23, 2014

Confucius, on education

“To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.”

Quote of the day, April 22

April 22, 2014

Umberto Eco, on books (1980)

“Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry. When we consider a book, we mustn’t ask ourselves what it says, but what it means …”

Quote of the day, April 21

April 21, 2014

William Saroyan, on writers (1944)

“There is little pride in writers. They know they are human and shall some day die and be forgotten. Knowing all this a writer is gentle and kindly where another man is severe and unkind.”