Posts Tagged ‘world’

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, July 31

July 31, 2016

J.K. Rowling, on the imagination

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.”

Quote of the day, June 13

June 13, 2016

Marie Curie, on the individual

“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 15

November 15, 2015

Gabriel Marcel, on being reflective

“We are living in a world which seems to be founded on the refusal to reflect.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 6

September 6, 2015

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, on man

“Man is a paradoxical being—the constant glory and scandal of this world.”

Quote of the day, June 9

June 9, 2015

Berenice Abbott, on photography (1951)

“I believe there is no more creative medium than photography to recreate the living world of our time. Photography gladly accepts the challenge because it is at home in its element: namely, realism—real life—the now.”

Quote of the day, May 29

May 30, 2015

Elisha Gray, on science (1900)

“The world is now rapidly advancing in light, in knowledge, in power to use the infinite gifts that the Creator has hidden in nature; but hidden only to stimulate and reward our seeking. Every man can help in this grand progress—if not by research and positive thought-power, at least by grateful acceptance and realization of what is gained. Look forward!”

Quote of the day, Oct. 24

October 24, 2014

George Moore, on travel (1916)

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”

Quote of the day, April 1

April 1, 2013

Thomas Paine, on independence (1791)

“I speak an open and disinterested language, dictated by no passion but that of humanity.  (more…)