Archive for July, 2014

Quote of the day, July 31

July 31, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr., on Mohandas K. Gandhi

“If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. We may ignore Gandhi at our own risk.”

Quote of the day, July 30

July 30, 2014

William Shakespeare, Helena from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“You draw me, you hard-hearted adamant;
But yet you draw not iron, for my heart
Is true as steel: leave you your power to draw,
And I shall have no power to follow you.”

Quote of the day, July 29

July 29, 2014

Valya Dudycz Lupescu, on magic (2010)

“Just when you think that life is slowing down, magic happens.”

Quote of the day, July 28

July 28, 2014

Joe Jackson, “Sunday  Papers”

Mother doesn’t go out any more
Just sits at home and rolls her spastic eyes
But every weekend through the door
Come words of wisdom from the world outside (more…)

Quote of the day, July 27

July 27, 2014

John Ruskin, on education

“Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.”

Quote of the day, July 26

July 26, 2014

Willem de Kooning, on art (1960)

“You know the real world, this so-called real world, is just something you put up with. Like everybody else. I’m in my element when I am a little bit out of this world. Then I’m in the real world – I’m on the beam. Because when I’m falling, I’m doing all right. When I’m slipping, I say: he, this is interesting. It’s when I’m standing upright that bothers me.”

Quote of the day, July 25

July 25, 2014

Hugo Grotius, on liberty

“Liberty is the power that we have over ourselves.”

Quote of the day, July 24

July 24, 2014

Geert Hofstede, on values (1980)

“Values are a broad tendency to prefer certain states of affairs over others.”

Quote of the day, July 23

July 23, 2014

Piet Mondrian, on art (1910)

“The surface of things gives enjoyment, their interiority gives life.”

Quote of the day, July 22

July 22, 2014

Peter Stuyvesant, on education (1660)

“Nothing is of greater importance than the right early instruction of youth.”