Friday, 31 December 2010

Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops.


Thursday, 30 December 2010

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.

Leonardo da Vinci

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.

John Burroughs

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work - that goes on, it adds up.

Barbara Kingsolver

Monday, 27 December 2010

Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.


Saturday, 25 December 2010

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

Leonardo da Vinci

Friday, 24 December 2010

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

Albert Camus

Thursday, 23 December 2010

An idea is a putting truth in check-mate.
Jose Ortega y Gasset

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it.

Charles M. Schulz

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Be above it! Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it.


Monday, 20 December 2010

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

Susan Ertz

Sunday, 19 December 2010

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.

Leonardo da Vinci

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.
Miguel de Unamuno

Friday, 17 December 2010

All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.


Thursday, 16 December 2010

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.

Jean-Paul Sartre

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

Mark Twain

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

Anton Chekhov

Monday, 13 December 2010

He who doesn't fear death dies only once.
Giovanni Falcone

Sunday, 12 December 2010

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.

Leonardo da Vinci

Saturday, 11 December 2010

A person hears only what they understand.


Thursday, 9 December 2010

Psychological Evolution

After a million years, of fifty thousand years, have we changed deeply? Aren't we very primitive, barbarous? So I am asking if you will consider whether there is psychological evolution at all? I question it. Personally, to the speaker, there is no psychological evolution: there is only the ending of sorrow, of pain, anxiety, loneliness, despair and all that. Man has lived with it for a million years. And if we rely on time, which is thought - time and thought go together - if we rely on evolution then another thousand years or more, and we will still be barbarous.
J. Krishnamurti New York United Nations 11th April 1985

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

True meditation

True meditation is making everything - coughing, swallowing, waving, movement and stillness, speaking and acting, good and evil, fame and shame, loss and gain, right and wrong - into one single koan.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

Charles M. Schulz

Monday, 6 December 2010

People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it.

Anthony de Mello

Sunday, 5 December 2010

They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.

Arthur Schopenhauer
All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.

Maurice Maeterlinck

Saturday, 4 December 2010

To have self-knowledge is to know the ways of your mind, to be aware of its subtleties, with all their implications; and for that you don't have to read a single book.
J. Krishnamurti

Friday, 3 December 2010

Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.
Leonardo da Vinci

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.

Benjamin Disraeli