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.

People do not resist change; they resist being changed.

Gerald Nierenberg

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

Buckminster Fuller

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

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

Pliny the Elder23 - 79 AD

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

Marshall McLuhan

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic and power in it. Begin it now.

J W Goethe

To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing.

Raymond Williams

The world we have made as a result of the level of thinking we have done thus far creates problems that we cannot solve at the same level at which we have created them… We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humankind is to survive.

Albert Einstein

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

Charles Darwin

Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu – A person is a person through
other people.

Zulu saying

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