All Quotes

Thursday May 6, 2021

Susan Sontag: Attention

Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.

Susan Sontag

Wednesday May 5, 2021

Elizabeth Gilbert: Select your thoughts

You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Tuesday May 4, 2021

Sagar Prakash Khatnani: Self-esteem

Showing contempt for others is the clear sign of low self-esteem. Because whoever values himself does not need to prove it. A remarkable person is precisely one who does not need to be noticed.

Sagar Prakash Khatnani

Monday May 3, 2021

Roy T. Bennett: To love people

Most of us must learn to love people and use things rather than loving things and using people.

Roy T. Bennett

Friday Apr 30, 2021

Mahatma Gandhi: The meaning of leadership

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.

Mahatma Gandhi

Thursday Apr 29, 2021

Socrates: Employ your time wisely

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.


Wednesday Apr 28, 2021

Carl Jung: Are you aware how you look at things?

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.

Carl Jung

Tuesday Apr 27, 2021

William James: You can make a difference

Act as if what you do makes a difference.

It does.

William James

Monday Apr 26, 2021

Ralph Waldo Emerson: The pace of nature

Adopt the pace of nature:
her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday Apr 23, 2021

Amy Tan: Your fate

If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.

Amy Tan

Thursday Apr 22, 2021

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Secret sorrows

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Wednesday Apr 21, 2021

Fyodor Dostoevsky: A story to tell

But how could you live and have no story to tell?

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Tuesday Apr 20, 2021

Søren Kierkegaard: Life is not a problem

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

Søren Kierkegaard

Monday Apr 19, 2021

Roy T. Bennett: Life

Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.

Roy T. Bennett

Friday Apr 16, 2021

Marcel Proust: We don't receive wisdom

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us.

Marcel Proust

Thursday Apr 15, 2021

Benjamin Franklin: Your talents

Hide not your talents, they for use were made,

What's a sundial in the shade?

Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday Apr 14, 2021

Anaïs Nin: Life shrinks or expands

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

Anaïs Nin

Tuesday Apr 13, 2021

Ralph Waldo Emerson: A man of rare intellect

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday Apr 12, 2021

Roy T. Bennett: Choose to be happy

Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life.

Roy T. Bennett

Friday Apr 9, 2021

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Do kindnesses

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson