Archive for October, 2016

Quote of the day, Oct. 31

October 31, 2016

Agnes Allen

“Almost anything is easier to get into than to get out of.”

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Quote of the day, Oct. 30

October 30, 2016

Soren Kierkegaard, on the inner life

“A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 29

October 29, 2016

Sophocles

“Heaven never helps the men who will not act.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 28

October 28, 2016

Benjamin Franklin, on conceit (from Poor Richard’s Almanac)

“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 27

October 27, 2016

Karl Menninger, on problems

“Unrest of spirit is a mark of life; one problem after another presents itself and in the solving of them we can find out greatest pleasure.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 26

October 26, 2016

Blaise Pascal, on justice (from the Pensées)

“Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 25

October 25, 2016

From the I Ching

“To go one’s way with sincerity brings clarity.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 24

October 24, 2016

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, from Love in the Time of Cholera (1985)

“He repeated until his dying day that there was no one with more common sense, no stonecutter more obstinate, no manager more lucid or dangerous, than a poet.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 23

October 23, 2016

Horace, from Ars Poetica

“Whatever advice you give, be brief.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 22

October 23, 2016

Exodus, 2:22

“I have been a stranger in a strange land.”