Daily Quotes

All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life.
–M. C. Richards

Data is not information. Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not understanding. Understanding is not wisdom.
– Cliff Stoll and Gary Schubert

If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
– Anatole France

There are no facts, only interpretations.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

It is terror, not love, not brotherhood that will help us to live together. Until this message percolates to the level of human consciousness, I don’t think there is any hope.
– UG

Love and hate are not opposite ends of the same spectrum; they are one and the same thing. They are much closer than kissing cousins.
– UG

There are billions of neurons in our brains, but what are neurons? Just cells. The brain has no knowledge until connections are made between neurons. All that we know, all that we are, comes from the way our neurons are connected.
– Tim Berners Lee

Once freedom has exploded in the soul of man, the gods no longer have any power over him.
– Sartre – The Flies

“Religion is mankind’s invention to deal with his neurological disorder.”
– Bill Maher

“Don’t look to society and its condemnation. Nobody is to judge you here and nobody can pretend to be a judge. Don’t judge others and don’t be perturbed and disturbed by others’ judgment. You are alone and you are unique. You never were before, you never will be again. You are beautiful. Accept it. And whatsoever happens, allow it to happen and pass through it. Soon, suffering will be a learning; then it has become creative.”
– Osho

The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church.
– Ferdinand Magellan

Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
– Richard Dawkins

The philosophy of Atheism represents a concept of life without any metaphysical Beyond or Divine Regulator. It is the concept of an actual, real world with its liberating, expanding and beautifying possibilities, as against an unreal world, which, with its spirits, oracles, and mean contentment has kept humanity in helpless degradation.
– Emma Goldman

I always like a dog so long as he isn’t spelled backward.
– G.K. Chesterton

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
– Ludwig Börne

Before enlightenment – chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment – chop wood, carry water.
– Zen Buddhist Proverb

By daily dying I have come to be.
– Theodore Roethke

Knock on the sky and listen to the sound.
– Zen Saying

If you think you’re free, there’s no escape possible.
– Ram Dass

No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head.
– Terry Josephson

The obstacle is the path.
– Zen Proverb

It is easy to stand a pain, but difficult to stand an itch.
– Chang Ch’ao

You cannot step into the same river twice.
– Heraclitus, in Diogenes Laertius, Lives

Seeking is not always the way to find.
– Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.
– Aleister Crowley, Book of Lies

You can see a lot by just looking.
– Yogi Berra

Who depends on another man’s table often dines late.
– John Ray

A thousand men can’t undress a naked man.
– Greek Proverb

The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
– Buddha

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
– Santayana, Essays

A thing, until it is everything, is noise, and once it is everything it is silence.
– Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Nearly all men die of their remedies, and not of their illnesses.
– Jean Baptiste Molière, Le Malade Imaginaire

Before I travelled my road I was my road.
– Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
– Henry David Thoreau

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