A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communicati
Roy T. Bennett
No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not act on some sort of high, idea
Alfred North Whitehead
Thus the perception of the infinite is somehow prior in me to the perception of the finite, that is,
The most thrilling thing about heaven is that Jesus Christ will be there. I will see Him face to fac
I just needed time alone with my own thoughtsGot treasures in my mind but couldn’t open up my own va
A Stalin functionary admitted, "Innocent people were arrested: naturally - otherwise no one would be
An old joke has an Oxford professor meeting an American former graduate student and asking him what
I had long ago stopped believing in promises. Biological imperatives, yes. Environmental factors, ye
Feel compassion for your own heart that was broken open by grief or confusion.Then tune in to the ot
One could even argue that we have a duty to create and pass on stories about choice because once a p
He that can work is a born king of something.
If one does not develop, one goes down. In life, in ordinary conditions everything goes down, or one
It's hard to imagine hate that I am facing from allover the world yet I am not alone with mistakes.
What I want from you comrade, what the world wants from you, O dearest, are the neurons of steel, wi
Don’t think about those who are not doing it. Focus on your dreams, goals and actions and make sure
When I meet with the founders of a new company, my advice is almost always, 'Do fewer things.' It's
To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is is to say to the player that he may sit
James McNeill Whistler
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
Philip K. Dick
[Y]ou cannot mention everything in its proper place, you must choose, between the things not worth m
Good is not always good.
Silence is never an admission. We learn that in law school.
Your heart is the beacon, your heart is the storm. Dare to embrace it; you'll never be torn.
Those who never confront obstacles live with delays and postponements
Intuition is to develop a trust in yourself, and to the silent whisperings of your heart. If you tru
Swami Dhyan Giten
I am too fond of reading books to care to write them.
None of this Mad Mario showmanship- orange clogs and Bermuda shorts fit for Babar, sweetbreads garni
Wait, I got it. We, uh, won the battle and lost the war, or was it the other way around? 'Cause arou
Challenges make us grow in faith, in spirit and in strength.
I made this story up to make me feel better. Now I'm writing it down. It's not true.
Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
If it weren’t for physics and law enforcement, I’d be unstoppable.
Turns out, most girls would rather put on lip gloss than play with sand toads.
Well, but you two are dancing around in your iridescent little downpour, whooping and stomping as sa
Suddenly, there was an enormous flash of light, the brightest light I have ever seen or that I think
Isidor Isaac Rabi
Mourning is not forgetting. ... It is an undoing. Every minute tie has to be untied and something pe
Grateful souls focus on the happiness and abundance present in their lives and this in turn attracts
To be an enduring, great company, you have to build a mechanism for preventing or solving problems t
THE FIGHTING IN THE PEACH ORCHARD AT GETTYSBURGPROLOGUE"The same young men who crowded each other as
Sufism is, in operation, pragmatic.
The hammer never complains of the noise.
I'm a very loyal boyfriend. I'm a bit of a joker... I can be romantic, but not too sickly.
The overemphasis on standardized tests forces teachers to teach the same restricted, unintuitive cur
Some books leave us free and some books make us free.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
James had a theory about caged birds, one he hoped to prove when he became a scientist someday. He b
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work se
Even though we've devoted our lives to music, we both know that the most important things happen wit
Stung again by this queen bee of the Loren clan, Marissa shook it off and retorted, “See, that’s jus
In politics, religion and other areas of culture, people disagree on the worth of competing ideas. T
The key of success is knowing that each man you see, think you'll never make it, are the ones who de
I've teamed up with one of the headmasters at Eton College, and we're spearheading a kind of 'slow e
Oh my Valentine! I was waiting for you next to my wide open window just as a flower bud waits for th
Don't say it was "delightful"; make us say "delightful" when we've read the description.
Time wounds all wholes. To exist in Time is to suffer through an endless exile, a successive severin
Nothing - not prestige, power or pride - is worth sacrificing the things that you truly want, the th
What amazes me is that most days feel useless. I don't seem to accomplish anything-just a few pages,
Time is not a means to keep or prove your worth in the world, but a means to experience the richness
Elizabeth Grace Saunders
For you, my darlings, freedom to do what you like is the discovery of how unlikable what you like to
Do not find faults, only forgive.
It's great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learn
If you simply get detach from yourself, it gets easier for you to see, how you perceive life.
The American people need to know the truth. The American people need to see the truth. In a democrac
Life And Living
The only thing limiting you is yourself.
When in doubt, poke the beehive with a stick to see if anything interesting flies out.I clapped my h
Anyone who is desperate or alone will agree there is comfort in routine.
Simon Van Booy
...the government in Beijing continues to define itself as Marxist-Leninist, though 'Market-Leninist
A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
This thing about you that you think is your flaw - it's the reason I'm falling in love with you.
Failure isn't bad if it doesn't attack the heart. Success is all right if it doesn't go to the head.
For one to succeed, one must be a assured of failure.
True faith in God through Jesus Christ, must be manifested with fearless spirit and obedience to God
After one and a half cocktails, finding the appropriate response is a bit of a challenge. I finally
Setbacks are just stepping stones to great things.
It's a sad and beautiful world.
I wrote some of the worst poetry west from the Mississippi River, but I wrote. And I finally sometim
Artists could never, would never, harm anybody. They’re too busy painting. Same with ad drunks. They
Life And Living
That was what counted, she told herself: those unexpected moments of appreciation, unanticipated gli
Alexander McCall Smith
Let your boat of life be light packed only with what you need-a homely home and simple pleasures o
Jerome K. Jerome
Wisdom, itself, is often an abstraction associated not with fact or reality but with the man who ass
John Kenneth Galbraith
I give you," said Alexander, glancing at her, "what you need most from me.
Wake! For the Sun, who scatter'd into flightThe Stars before him from the Field of Night,Drives Nigh
Always doubting and questioning everything strikes me as a very miserable way to live.
Who will bear witness to these small islands and oases of wildness as land is divided and sold to be
Joni L. James
Apart from education, you need good health, and for that, you need to play sports.
Beggars do not envy millionaires though of course they will envy other beggars who are more success
Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous
A lot of lip service gets paid to being honest, but no one really wants to hear it unless what's bei
Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory---let the theory go.
They believe, along the lines of social networks, that love can be connected or disconnected at the
In science fiction, telepaths often communicate across language barriers, since thoughts are conside
There are seasons when to be still demands immeasurably higher strength than to act.
The person who waits upon moods in impoverished. If the painter only wanted to paint when in the moo
Paper tigers quake with fear when a real tiger enters the room.
'Green' is likely to be a big issue in the 2008 U.S. presidential election - largely in response to
The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture
I didn't really understand community until I moved to New Orleans.
Poetry is as precise a thing as geometry.
When family really needed you, nothing else mattered.
Only fool keeps mocking perseverance.
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