Archive for the ‘wisdom’ Category

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. 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 27

July 27, 2017

Pete Seeger, on education

“Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t.”

Quote of the day, July 24

July 24, 2017

William Shakespeare, from As You Like It

“Find tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.”

Quote of the day, June 24

June 25, 2017

Gilda Radner, on dogs

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.”

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 21

June 23, 2017

Confucius, on self-reflection

“When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.”

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 16

June 17, 2017

Isaac Newton, on building bridges 

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”