Archive for June, 2017

Quote of the day, June 30

June 30, 2017

C.S. Lewis, on the road to success

“Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.”

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Quote of the day, June 29

June 29, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on creativity

“Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”

Quote of the day, June 28

June 29, 2017

Henry David Thoreau, on rules

“Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.”

Quote of the day, June 27

June 27, 2017

Marcus Tullius Cicero, on teaching

“The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.”

Quote of the day, June 26

June 26, 2017

Umberto Eco, on reality

“I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.”

Quote of the day, June 25

June 25, 2017

John Gardner, on writing book reviews

“Writing a review isn’t really analytical; it’s for the most part quick reactions—joys and rages. I certainly never write a book review about I don’t think worth reviewing, a flat-out bad book, unless it’s an enormously bad book.”

Quote of the day, June 24

June 25, 2017

Gilda Radner, on dogs

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.”

Quote of the day, June 23

June 23, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on knowledge

“I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”

Quote of the day, June 22

June 23, 2017

William Shakespeare, on action

“Action is eloquence.”

Quote of the day, June 21

June 23, 2017

Confucius, on self-reflection

“When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.”