Category: Quotation (page 2 of 9)

“Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.”

(Henry David Thoreau)
"A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both."

(Lawrence Pearsall Jacks)
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

(Pablo Picasso)
"When we speak of 'populism' today, we sometimes mean nothing more than a politics that is audible as well as intelligible to the man in the street - or, to be precise, the man and woman slumped on their sofa, their attention skipping fitfully from flat-screen TV to laptop to smartphone to tablet and back to television, or the man and woman at work, sitting in front of desktop PCs but mostly exchanging suggestive personal messages on their smartphones."

(Niall Ferguson)

I don’t think there’s an artist of any value who doesn’t doubt what they’re doing.

– Francis Ford Coppola
“Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.”

(Terry Pratchett)
“If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies.”

(Albert Einstein)
"One already wet does not fear the rain." (Turkish proverb)
"No man is free who is not master of himself." (Epictetus)
"Search for the seed of good in every adversity. Master that principle and you will own a precious shield that will guard you well through all the darkest valleys you must traverse. Stars may be seen from the bottom of a deep well, when they cannot be discerned from the mountaintop. So will you learn things in adversity that you would never have discovered without trouble. There is always a seed of good. Find it and prosper."

(Og Mandino)