Quotations

Words shape our reality, and a song or poem has that power in a potently condensed form. Likewise a pithy quotation can say it all – and lodge in the mind to drip-feed our own purpose and courage. Here are the quotations that  appear throughout this website – they will change from time to time as new ones find and inspire me.

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. It cannot lead; it can only serve.

Albert Einstein(1879-1955)

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

Charlie Chaplin

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you lived, this is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent that survive, but the ones that are most responsive to change.

Charles Darwin

In these matters, the only certainty is that nothing is certain.

Pliny the Elder23 - 79 AD

We don’t need to focus on the unanswered questions so much as the unquestioned answers.

Buckminster Fuller

We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a 1000 invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibres our actions run as causes and return to us as results.

Herman Melville(1819-1891)

Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience rather than understanding that influences behaviour.

Marshall McLuhan

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. We are faced now with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.

Martin Luther King Jr

You can never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Buckminster Fuller

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It is the loss of connection with the past, our uprootedness, which has given rise to the discontents of civilization and to such a flurry and haste, that we live more in the future and its chimerical promises of a golden age, than in the present.
C G Jung
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