“The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” Epictetus “When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.” Malcolm S. Forbes “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Martin Luther King Jr. “Hope
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“The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere.” Terence McKenna “The world is but a canvas to the imagination.” Henry David Thoreau “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Albert Einstein “Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland) “Live out of your imagination, not your history.” Stephen Covey “Everything you can imagine is real.” Pablo Picasso “You can’t depend on
“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “The best thinking has been done in solitude.” Thomas A. Edison “The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.” Voltaire “Solitary trees, if they grow at all,
Security or freedom? My whole life these two values have battled it out. I still have the notebook from a number of years ago when I went through Tony Robbins’ program Personal Power 2. One of the exercises had you list out your values and then arrange them. Ten lines, ten values in order of importance. In my scribbled handwriting, the word FREEDOM is written on line 1, and SECURITY on line 2. Connecting them
Ah yes, the flâneur. The connoisseur of the street. He began as a literary figure and thanks to many commentators over the years, has evolved into a practical life philosophy. Here are some quotes and words related to the concept of the flâneur and his (or her) pastime, flânerie. Flâneur Quote from Edgar Allen Poe I felt singularly aroused, startled, fascinated. “How wild a history,” I said to myself, “is written within that bosom!” Then came
Quotes About Observing & Observation “I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking.” Christopher Isherwood “Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.” Marcus Aurelius “All of us are watchers – of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway – but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing.”