Archive for August, 2017

Quote of the day, Aug. 31

August 31, 2017

William Shakespeare, from Twelfth Night

“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”


Quote of the day, Aug. 30

August 31, 2017

Markus Zusak, from I Am the Messenger

Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.



Quote of the day, Aug. 29

August 29, 2017

Markus Zusak, on words

“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”


Quote of the day, Aug. 28

August 28, 2017

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, on truth

“Truth is contrary to our nature, not so error, and this for a very simple reason; truth demands that we should recognize ourselves as limited, error flatters us that, in one way or another, we are unlimited.”


Quote of the day, Aug. 27

August 28, 2017

Lyndon B. Johnson, on injustice

“We all know that the roots of injustice run deep. But violence cannot redress a solitary wrong, or remedy a single unfairness.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 26

August 26, 2017

Annie Dillard, on books (from The Living)

“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 25

August 25, 2017

Nathaniel Hawthorne, on mountains

“Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 24

August 24, 2017

Thomas à Kempis, on peace

“In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro.”

(Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.)

Quote of the day, Aug. 23

August 23, 2017

Carl Sagan, on reading

“Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 22

August 22, 2017

Bob Marley, from “Get Up, Stand Up”

So you better:
Get up, stand up! (In the morning! Git it up!)
Stand up for your rights! (Stand up for our rights!)
Get up, stand up!
Don’t give up the fight! (Don’t give it up, don’t give it up!)
Get up, stand up! (Get up, stand up!)
Stand up for your rights! (Get up, stand up!)
Get up, stand up! ( … )
Don’t give up the fight! (Get up, stand up!)
Get up, stand up! ( … )
Stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up!
Don’t give up the fight!