Archive for July, 2014

Quote of the day, July 21

July 21, 2014

M. C. Escher, on art

“It is human nature to want to exchange ideas, and I believe that, at bottom, every artist wants no more than to tell the world what he has to say. I have sometimes heard painters say that they paint ‘for themselves’: but I think they would soon have painted their fill if they lived on a desert island.

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Quote of the day, July 20

July 20, 2014

Desiderius Erasmus, on peace (1508)

“The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.’

Quote of the day, July 19

July 19, 2014

Nadine Gordimer, on novels

“Television and newspapers show people’s lives at a certain point. But novels tell you what happened after the riot, what happened when everybody went home.”

Quote of the day, July 18

July 18, 2014

Nelson Mandela, on freedom

“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.”

Quote of the day, July 17

July 16, 2014

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on ethics

“In my humble opinion, non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as cooperation with good.”

Quote of the day, July 16

July 15, 2014

Nadine Gordimer, on writing (1991)

This aesthetic venture of ours becomes subversive when the shameful secrets of our times are explored deeply, with the artist’s rebellious integrity to the state of being manifest in life around her or him. Then the writer’s themes and characters inevitably are formed by the pressures and distortions of that society as the life of the fisherman is determined by the power of the sea.”

Quote of the day, July 15

July 14, 2014

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on peace

“A soldier of peace unlike the one of the sword has to give all his spare time to the promotion of peace alike in war time as in peace time.”

Quote of the day, July 14

July 14, 2014

Voltaire

“It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.”

Quote of the day, July 13

July 12, 2014

Oliver R. Tambo

“We seek to create a united, democratic and non-racial society.”

Quote of the day, July 12

July 11, 2014

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on education

“Education to be universal must therefore be free.”