“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” - John Lennon
" This is my simple religion: There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. " -- Tenzin Gyatso (*1935), H.H., XIV. Dalai Lama
“If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs.” Tony Gaskins
Out of the night that covers me
Black as the pit from pole to pole
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul
In the fell clutch of circumstances
I have not winced nor cried aloud
Under the bludgeoning of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms the horror of the shade
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid
It matters not how strait the gate
How charged with punishment the scroll
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul
- W.E. Henley, In Victus
A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty - Rudyard Kipling.
The only one who is wiser than anyone is everyone - Napolean Bonapart.
Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from imdomitable will -Mahatma Gandhi.
If we are to live together in peace we must come to know each other better -Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Hasten Slowly -Augustus Caesar.
If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherver it takes him -John Fitzgeral Kennedy.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only > we seek them with our eyes open -Jawaharlal Nehru.
If you can't ignore an insult, top it, if you can't top it, laugh it off, and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved -Russell Lynes.
Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing (er?)
Every era has a currency that buys souls. In some the currency is pride, in others it is hope, in still others it is a holy cause. There are of course times when hard cash will buy souls, and the remarkable thing is that such times are marked by civility, tolerance, and the smooth working of everyday life.- Eric Hoffer
Explorers are not, perhaps, the most promising people with whom to build a society. Indeed, some might say that explorers become explorers precisely because they have a streak of unsociability and need to remove themselves at regular intervals as far as possible from their fellow men. Anonymous member of Royal Geographical Society, quoted by David Grann in The Lost City of Z. from http://blog.zachklein.com/
If I have learned anything from the Internet, it is this: be very, very careful when you put a number next to someone's name. Because people will do whatever it takes to make that number go up. - Coding Horror
To begin with we see that Europe can only reproduce what in India, under the people of thinkers, had already accomplished several thousand years ago as a commandment of thinking. - Friedrich Nietzche