Archive for the ‘wisdom’ Category

Quote of the day, Dec. 9

December 9, 2017

Robert Frost, on teaching

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”

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Quote of the day, Dec. 8

December 9, 2017

Jane Smiley, on books (from Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel)

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 3

December 3, 2017

Abraham Lincoln, on history

“Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good. Let us therefore study the incidents in this as philosophy to learn wisdom from and none of them as wrongs to be avenged.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 2

December 3, 2017

Robin Williams, on cousins

“We’ve had cloning in the South for years. It’s called cousins.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 18

November 19, 2017

Frank Lloyd Wright, on nature

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 27

October 29, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on action

“Always do what you are afraid to do.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 24

October 24, 2017

James Madison, on knowledge

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 9

October 9, 2017

Immanuel Kant, on knowledge

“All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.”

 

Quote of the day, Oct. 4

October 4, 2017

Samuel Johnson, on writing

“The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 11

September 11, 2017

Suzanne Vega, on her biggest disappointment

“How little money really changes things. It buys doctors but not health, clothes but not taste, makeup but not beauty. When I was young and didn’t have anything, I imagined money had more power.”