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Okakura Kahuzo

The simplicity of the tea-room and its freedom from vulgarity make it truly a sanctuary from the vexations of the outer world. There and there alone one can consecrate himself to undisturbed adoration of the beautiful. In the sixteenth century the tea-room afforded a welcome respite from labor to the fierce warriors and statesmen engaged in the unification and reconstruction of Japan. In the seventeenth century, after the strict formalism of the Tokugawa rule had been developed, it offered the only opportunity possible for the free communion of artistic spirits. Before a great work of art there was no distinction between daimyo, samurai, and commoner. Nowadays industrialism is making true refinement more and more difficult all the world over. Do we not need the tea-room more than ever?

Matthew Arnold

Inequality has the natural and necessary effect, under the present circumstances, of materializing our upper class, vulgarizing our middle class, and brutalizing our lower class.

Patience Johnson

When you go nearer to God, He shows you what to do, He tells you when to do it and He backs whatever He promised.

Jack Kerouac, born Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac

I felt great compassion for the trees because we were the same thing; I petted the dogs who didn't argue with me ever. All dogs love God.

Neil Gaiman, fully Neil Richard Gaiman

Watch out for that pedestrian! It's on the street, it knows the risks it's taking!

Winston Churchill, fully Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill

In the long years to come, not only will the people of this island but of the world, wherever the bird of freedom chirps in human hearts, look back to what we've done, and they will say 'do not despair, do not yield... march straightforward.

Debasish Mrida

Is it difficult to recognize spring when the air is dancing with joy and the flowers are blooming bright colorful smiles?

Michio Kaku

I guess my view of life is that you live your life and it?s short. The thing is to have as rich an experience as you possibly can.

William Shakespeare

ROMEO. Peace, peace, Mercutio, peace! Thou talk'st of nothing. MERCUTIO. True, I talk of dreams, which are the children of an idle brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy, which is as thin of substance as the air, and more inconstant than the wind.

Turkish Proverbs

The eagle does not feed on flies.

Edmund Burke

Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for, (including) the want of sufficient restraint upon their passions.

Tibullus, fully Albius Tibullus

A wise man sings his joy in the closet of his heart.

Albert Einstein

How extraordinary is the situation of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without going deeper than our daily life, it is plain we exist for our fellow men, in the first place for those upon whose smiles and welfare our happiness depends, and next for all those unknown to us personally but to whose destinies we are bound by the tie of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving.

Rodney Mullen, fully John Rodney Mullen

There is a beauty in dropping something into a community of your making.

Hungarian Proverbs

He laughs really, best who laughs last.

Neil Gaiman, fully Neil Richard Gaiman

You get on with your own life. Lettie gave it to you. You just have to grow up and try and be worth it.

Max Beerbohm, fully Sir Henry Maximilian "Max" Beerbohm

You will find my last words in the blue folder.

Gregory Bateson

The concept of communication includes all of those processes by which people influence one another... This definition is based on the premise that all actions and events have communicative aspects, as soon as they are perceived by a human being; it implies, futhermore, that such perception changes the information which an individual processes and therefor influences him.

Sam Harris, formally Samuel B. "Sam" Harris

The fact that millions of people use the term morality as a synonym for religious dogmatism, racism, sexism, or other failures of insight and compassion should not oblige us to merely accept their terminology until the end of time.

Skye Cleary

Next time you?re missing a loved one, instead of electro-flirting, try composing a crisply folded expression of affection.

Vedas, The Vedas

Desire links non-being to being. - Rig Veda

Erwin Schrödinger, fully Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger

Whence came I, whither go I? Science cannot tell us a word about why music delights us, of why and how an old song can move us to tears. Science is reticent too when it is a question of the great Unity – the One of Parmenides – of which we all somehow form part, to which we belong. The most popular name for it in our time is God – with a capital ‘G’. Whence come I and whither go I? That is the great unfathomable question, the same for every one of us. Science has no answer to it.

Yoruba Proverbs

The child that accuses his/her father of not grinding pepper right wants to hear about what

Ram Dass, aka Baba Ram Dass, born Richard Alpert

In India when we meet and part we often say,

Charles Pierre Baudelaire

O night! O refreshing dark! For me you are the summons to an inner feast, you are the deliverer from anguish! In the solitude of the plains, in the stony labyrinths of a city, scintillation of stars, outburst of gas-lamps, you are the fireworks of the goddess Liberty!