Archive for the ‘wisdom’ Category

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.”

 

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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.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 2

September 2, 2017

Epictetus, on freedom

“Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 21

August 21, 2017

Stephen Hawking, on science, work, and love

“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.”

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.”