Life isn't about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.
-George Bernard Shaw, writer,
Nobel laureate (1856-1950)
Added by Peter Vizel on September 30, 2009 at 11:48am —
The books that the world calls immoral are books
that show the world its own shame.
-Oscar Wilde, writer
Added by Peter Vizel on September 29, 2009 at 5:00am —
The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
-Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Added by Peter Vizel on September 29, 2009 at 4:57am —
Language is an anonymous, collective and unconscious art;
the result of the creativity of thousands of generations.
-Edward Sapir, anthropologist,
Added by Peter Vizel on September 27, 2009 at 3:27am —
He had discovered a great law of human action,
without knowing it - namely,
that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing,
it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain.
-Mark Twain, author and
Added by Peter Vizel on September 24, 2009 at 4:28am —
Today you are You, that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
-Dr. Seuss, author and illustrator
Added by Peter Vizel on September 23, 2009 at 5:29am —
It is in the stillness of our heart that we find the peace we seek in the world. It is the connection deep within to the very source of our being where we recognize the oneness of life. It is here that we transcend the duality of perceived right and wrong thinking, judgment, control and attachment. In this awareness, we let go of the need to have the world behave according to our preconceived expectations and we dare to love unconditionally. We embrace love for love’s sake and in doing so, we… Continue
Added by Harold W. Becker on September 22, 2009 at 4:44pm —
I speak to everyone in the same way,
whether he is the garbage man or
the president of the university.
-Albert Einstein, physicist,
Nobel laureate (1879-1955)
Added by Peter Vizel on September 22, 2009 at 3:22am —
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies,
but just as much to stand up to our friends.
author (b. 1965)
Added by Peter Vizel on September 21, 2009 at 3:59am —
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion,
for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
-Bertrand Russell, philosopher,
Nobel laureate (1872-1970)
Added by Peter Vizel on September 17, 2009 at 4:25am —
Only the educated are free.
philosopher (c. 60-120)
Added by Peter Vizel on September 16, 2009 at 5:38pm —
I went utterly insane once, so believe me when I tell you I know exactly what it feels like. For a time during my experience I believed I was immortal and didn't need to ever eat or sleep again. I believed I could stare at the sun and receive cosmic information in the form of digestible light packets. I believed all I had to do was wish for something and it would come true for the world. I believed I could pick up an angry rattlesnake that had accidentally become trapped in our bedroom and… Continue
Added by Eileen Workman on September 15, 2009 at 9:29am —
All I ask is this: Do something. Try something.
Speaking out, showing up, writing a letter, a check,
a strongly worded e-mail.
Pick a cause -- there are few unworthy ones.
And nudge yourself past the brink of tacit support to action.
Once a month, once a year, or just once.
-Joss Whedon, writer and
film director (b. 1964)
Added by Peter Vizel on September 15, 2009 at 6:15am —
"Did God have a mother?"
Children, when told that God made the heavens and the earth, innocently ask whether God had a mother.
This deceptively simple question has stumped the elders of the church and embarrassed the finest theologians,
precipitating some of the thorniest theological debates over the centuries.
All the great religions have elaborate mythologies surrounding the divine act of Creation, but none of them adequately confronts the logical paradoxes inherent in the… Continue
Added by Peter Vizel on September 11, 2009 at 3:11am —
I refuse to answer that question on the grounds
that I don't know the answer.
Added by Peter Vizel on September 10, 2009 at 4:40am —
Human nature will not flourish, any more than a potato,
if it be planted and replanted, for too long a series of generations,
in the same worn-out soil.
My children have had other birthplaces, and, so far as their fortunes
may be within my control, shall strike their roots into unaccustomed earth.
Added by Peter Vizel on September 10, 2009 at 3:47am —
WORLDSHIFT NEWS - WEDNESDAY 9/9/9
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Making History At The British Museum
9/9/9 LONDON, UK: History is being made today at the British Museum where WorldShift 2012, a new global movement dedicated to co-creating the foundations of a peaceful, just and sustainable world by the end of 2012, launches with the help of a powerful alliance of change-focused organizations and committed individuals.
WorldShift 2012 draws… Continue
Added by Gareth Strangemore-Jones on September 9, 2009 at 8:26am —
Some humans would do anything to see
if it was possible to do it.
If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere,
with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch.
PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH',
the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.
novelist (b. 1948)
Added by Peter Vizel on September 9, 2009 at 3:48am —
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
Dr. Rolph Payet is opening his Seychelles University October 1 st !! He did it !!
Added by Peter Vizel on September 8, 2009 at 12:16pm —
All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
-Henry Ward Beecher,
preacher and writer (1813-1887)
Added by Peter Vizel on September 6, 2009 at 9:15am —