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To be a philosopher is not merely t…

13 Oct , 2011  

To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, not even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. Great short quote and quotation by: Henry David Thoreau , US Transcendentalist author (1817 – 1862)

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To be good, according to the vulgar…

13 Oct , 2011  

To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability. Great short quote and quotation by: Oscar Wilde , Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet (1854 – 1900)

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Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book "Apocalypse Explained" #338

True wisdom is seeing what is benef…

13 Oct , 2011  

True wisdom is seeing what is beneficial to your eternal life, and managing your life according to that. You do this when you not only know these things and grasp them with your understanding, but also will and do them. Great short quote and quotation by: Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book “Apocalypse Explained” #338 , […]

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Dogen Zenji

Understand clearly that when a grea…

4 Aug , 2011  

Understand clearly that when a great need appears a great use appears also; when there is a small need there is small use; it is obvious, then, that full use is made of all things at all times according to the necessity thereof. Great short quote and quotation by: Dogen Zenji ,

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We have staked the whole future of …

15 Feb , 2011  

We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind of self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according […]

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James Madison, (attributed)

We have staked the whole future of …

15 Feb , 2011  

We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind of self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according […]

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We promise according to our hopes a…

15 Feb , 2011  

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears. Great short quote and quotation by: Author Unknown ,

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What is all wisdom save a collectio…

15 Feb , 2011  

What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes. Take fifty of our current proverbial sayings– they are so trite, so threadbare. None the less they embody the concentrated experience of the race, and the man who orders his life according to their teachings cannot be far wrong. Has any man ever attained to inner […]

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What is all wisdom save a collectio…

15 Feb , 2011  

What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? But the man who orders his life according to their teachings cannot go far wrong. Great short quote and quotation by: Norman Douglas ,

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Dag Hammarskjold

You are the lens in the beam. You c…

27 Apr , 2010  

You are the lens in the beam. You can only receive, give, and possess the light as the lens does. If you seek yourself, you rob the lens of its transparency. You will know life and be acknowledged by it according to your degree of transparency, your capacity, that is, to vanish as an end, […]

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Confucius

[The superior man] acts before he s…

11 Jan , 2010  

[The superior man] acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions. Great short quote and quotation by: Confucius, The Confucian Analects , Chinese philosopher & reformer (551 BC – 479 BC)

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