Thursday, April 24, 2008

Words of Wisdom

George Santayana:
Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.

Germaine Greer:
Security is when everything is settled. When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life.

A useless life is an early death.

HH the Dalai Lama:
What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.

Harry Emerson Fosdick:
Nothing else matters much -- not wealth, nor learning, nor even health -- without this gift: the spiritual capacity to keep zest in living. This is the creed of creeds, the final deposit and distillation of all important faiths: that you should be able to believe in life.

Helen Keller:
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

Henri Frederick Amiel:
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.

Henry David Thoreau:
However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.

Henry James:
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.

Henry Van Dyke:
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
and things are not what they seem.
Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art; to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Immanuel Kant:
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Isaac Asimov:
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.

James F. Bymes:
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death

Jean-Paul Sartre:
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.

Joan Baez:
You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.

John Dewey:
Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.

John Lennon:
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

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