Archive for the ‘human behaviour’ Category

Quote of the day, Feb. 2

February 2, 2017

John W. Gardner, on laws

“All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 8

December 8, 2016

Bill Bryson, from A Short History of Nearly Everything

“It is easy to overlook this thought that life just is. As humans we are inclined to feel that life must have a point. We have plans and aspirations and desires. We want to take constant advantage of the intoxicating existence we’ve been endowed with. But what’s life to a lichen? Yet its impulse to exist, to be , is every bit as strong as ours-arguably even stronger. If I were told that I had to spend decades being a furry growth on a rock in the woods, I believe I would lose the will to go on. Lichens don’t. Like virtually all living things, they will suffer any hardship, endure any insult, for a moment’s additions existence. Life, in short just wants to be.”

 

Quote of the day, June 21

June 21, 2016

Proverbs, 15:7

“The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 9

January 9, 2016

Eric Hoffer, on imitation

“When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.”