Archive for the ‘International’ Category

Quote of the day, Aug. 18

August 18, 2017

Leo Tolstoy, on change

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 17

August 17, 2017

Plato, on war

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 16

August 17, 2017

Oscar Wilde, on books

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 13

August 13, 2017

Plato, on falsehood

“False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 7

August 7, 2017

Graham Greene, on writing (from The End of the Affair)

“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.”


Quote of the day, Aug. 4

August 4, 2017

Bertrand Russell, on wisdom

“What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 2

August 2, 2017

Thomas Mann, from Death in Venice

“Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous—to poetry. But also, it gives birth to opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 1

August 1, 2017

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on prayer

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”

Quote of the day, July 30

July 30, 2017

Michel de Montaigne, from Essays

“Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.”

Quote of the day, July 28

July 28, 2017

Douglas Adams, from The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

“The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”