“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 “One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for
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“Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.” Shakespeare “Slower, it turns out, often means better—better health, better work, better business, better family life, better exercise, better cuisine and better sex.” Carl Honoré “Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast—you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” Eddie Cantor “Everything should be as simple as it can be, but not simpler.”
Quotes About Finding Yourself & Self Discovery “One’s own self is well hidden from one’s own self; of all mines of treasure, one’s own is the last to be dug up.” Friedrich Nietzsche “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” Aristotle “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.
Quotes About Idleness Being Positive “Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything.” Floyd Dell “Idleness is the parent of psychology.” Friedrich Nietzsche “Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues.” Franz Kafka “What fools call wasting time is most often the best investment.” Nassim Taleb “The exquisite art of idleness, one of the most important things that any University can teach.” Oscar Wilde “Idleness is
There I was, cruising along the slippery neighbourhood sidewalks of the Canadian small town suburbs, trying to avoid face-planting into a patch of black ice. Pulling me along was my freak on a leash, Ginger: an uber happy, hyperdetermined golden retriever puppy with a floppy tongue and an urge to explore. I was dog sledding sans sled. Waterskiing on wet snow. “Who’s walking who?” a passerby quipped. He had a fair point. I wasn’t
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” T. S. Eliot “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”