Random Quotes

Peter Diamandis, fully Peter H. Diamandis

And that's what we need to do in the space world to get to that point,

Samuel Butler

Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my doing so.

Marcel Proust, fully Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust

The stellar universe is not so difficult of comprehension as the real actions of other people.

Saul Bellow

We mustn't forget how quickly the visions of genius become the canned goods of intellectuals.

Edmund Burke

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Congo Proverbs

The fly has no pity for the thin man.

Woody Allen, formally Heywood "Woody" Allen, born Allan Stewart Konigsberg

The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small.

Virginia Woolf, nee Stephen, fully Adeline Virginia Woolf

Since our appearances, that part of us which appears, are so fleeting compared to the other, the unseen part of us, stretching away, means that the unseen can survive, be recovered somehow attached to a person or another , or even haunting certain places after death.

Thomas Carlyle

The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self activity.

Italian Proverbs

Too much prosperity makes most men fools.

Robert Anton Wilson, aka Bob, born Robert Edward Wilson

Entropy requires no maintenance.

William F. Buckley, Jr.

The loneliness of flight is not entirely overwhelmed by cabin movies, the drinks, the Gemtlichkeit of shoulder-to-shoulder life.

Emily Brontë, fully Emily Jane Brontë, aka pseudonym Ellis Bell

If he were in my place and I in his, though I hated him with a hatred that became my life to gall, I never would have raised a hand against him... Never would have missed her company, while she wanted. At the moment the affection disappeared, I would have ripped the heart and drank his blood. But until then... would have let me die in pieces before touching a hair on his head.

Sophocles

If my body is enslaved, still my mind is free.

Thomas Traherne

This visible world is wonderfully to be delighted in, and highly to be esteemed, because it is the theatre of God's righteous Kingdom.

Paul Gilding

Our system - of debt-fueled economic growth, of ineffective democracy, of overloading planet Earth - is eating itself alive.

Michael Pollan

Once upon a time, there were no flowers?two hundred million years ago?There were plants then, of course, ferns and mosses, conifers and cycads, but these plants didn?t form true flowers or fruit?Reptiles ruled? Flowers changed everything. The angiosperms..., as botanists call the plants that form flowers and then encased seeds? multiplied the world?s supply of food energy, making possible the rise of large warm-blooded mammals. Without flowers, the reptiles, which had gotten along fine in a leafy, fruitless world, would probably still rule. Without flowers, we would not be.

Morihei Ueshiba

Keep your mind as bright & clear as the vast sky, the great ocean & the highest peak, empty of all thoughts.

Jamaican Proverbs

Sleepy turtles never catch up with the sunrise.

Thomas Love Peacock

I like the immaterial world. I like to live among thoughts and images of the past and the possible, and even of the impossible, now and then.

Scottish Proverbs

It's the life o a auld hat tae be weel cocket.

Metastasio, aka Pietro Petastasio, pseudonymn for Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi

Every noble acquisition is attended with its risks; he who fears to encounter the one must not expect to obtain the other.

Seneca the Younger, aka Seneca or Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Man's ideal state is realized when he has fulfilled the purpose for which he is born. And what is it that reason demands of him? Something very easy-that he live in accordance with his own nature.

Jason A. Merchey

Why not strive for joie de vivre, beyond a life bereft of fervor? Why not decide to believe, thus taking you higher and further?

Paul Wellstone, fully Paul David Wellstone

Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers. Robert Kennedy once said, "The future will not belong to those who are content with the present." I think the future also will not belong to those who are cynical or those who stand on the sidelines. The future will belong to those who have passion and are willing to work hard to make our country better. The future will belong to those, in Eleanor Roosevelt's words, "who believe in the beauty of their dreams.