Archive for the ‘Literature’ Category

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 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 18

June 19, 2017

Mark Twain, on freedomĀ 

“It is by the fortune of God that, in this country, we have three benefits: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the wisdom never to use either.”

Quote of the day, June 17

June 17, 2017

Rudyard Kipling,on making the most of life

“Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.”

Quote of the day, June 10

June 16, 2017

Virgil, from The Aeneid

“Through various hazards and events we move.”

Quote of the day, June 9

June 16, 2017

Charles Dickens, from Martin Chuzzlewit

“What is exaggeration to one class of minds and perceptions, is plain truth to anotheR.”

Quote of the day, June 8

June 16, 2017

Henry David Thoreau, on wisdom

“It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.”

Quote of the day, June 6

June 16, 2017

Joseph Addison, on friendship

“The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.”

Quote of the day, June 5

June 16, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on one’s actions

“A man’s action is only a picture book of his creed.”