Archive for the ‘human behaviour’ Category

Quote of the day, June 11

June 16, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr., on hope

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

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.”