Archive for March, 2015

Quote of the day, March 31

March 31, 2015

Dalai Lama, on religion

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”

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Quote of the day, March 30

March 28, 2015

Mark Tully, on India

“There are many arguments about the role of religion in the history of this country. (more…)

Quote of the day, March 29

March 28, 2015

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on truth

“The truth of a few will count. (more…)

Quote of the day, March 28

March 28, 2015

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on forgiveness

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

Quote of the day, March 27

March 26, 2015

Elvis Costello

“My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant, someone who disrupts the daily drag of life just enough to leave the victim thinking there’s maybe more to it all than the mere hum-drum quality of existence.”

Quote of the day, March 26

March 26, 2015

George Eliot, from Adam Bede

“We hand folks over to God’s mercy, and show none ourselves.”

Quote of the day, March 25

March 25, 2015

Jacques-Yves Cousteau, on the sea (1960)

“From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.”

Quote of the day, March 24

March 24, 2015

Mark Twain, on invention

“Name the greatest of all the inventors: Accident.”

Quote of the day, March 23

March 23, 2015

Peter Dicken, on reality (2003)

“Reality is far more complex and messy than many of the grander themes and explanations would have us believe.”

 

Quote of the day, March 22

March 22, 2015

Franz Boas, from Race and Democratic Society (1945)

“The passion for seeking the truth for truth’s sake … can be kept alive only if we continue to seek the truth for truth’s sake.”