Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Zen, Work, Goals, Conversation Quotes

Mevlani Rumi
Sell all your cleverness and purchase bewilderment.

Barbara J. Winter
For the few who are passionate in their work, that passion is basic to their emotional well-being – and to their financial success.

David Viscott
Your ultimate goal in life is to become your best self. Your immediate goal is to get on the path that will lead you there.

Ludwig Wittgenstein
One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

More Quotes from The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich.
Timothy Ferriss. 2007. ISBN 978-0-307-35313-9

Steve Jobs
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.

Anne Lamott
To be engrossed by something outside ourselves is a powerful antidote for the rational mind, the mind that so frequently has its head up its own ass.

George Bernard Shaw
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

Oscar Wilde
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Travel, The System, Failure, Women Quotes

Mevlani Rumi
So the sea-journey goes on, and who knows where! Just to be held by the ocean is the best luck we could have. It’s a total waking up!

Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

Samuel Beckett
Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

Fay Weldon
A good woman knows that nature is her enemy. Look at what it does to her.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Time, Society, Dreams, Men Quotes

E. James Rohn
Time is our most valuable asset, yet we tend to waste it, kill it, and spend it rather than invest it.

Larry Wolters
A commentary on the times is that the word “honesty” is now preceded by “old-fashioned”.

Robert Louis Stevenson
An aim in life is the only fortune worth having.

Brigham Young
Any young man who is unmarried at the age of twenty-one is a menace to the community.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Quotes from The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

The 4-Hour Work Week:Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich.
Timothy Ferriss. 2007. ISBN 978-0-307-35313-9

Jean Cocteau
You have comfort. You don’t have luxury. And don’t tell me that money plays a part. The luxury I advocate has nothing to do with money. It cannot be bought. It is the reward of those who have no fear of discomfort.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.

Paul Fussel
Before the development of tourism, travel was conceived to be like study, and its fruits were considered to be the adornment of the mind and the formation of the judgment.

William Gibson
The future is here. It’s just not widely distributed yet.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Science, Media, Decision, Love Quotes

Wilhelm Roentgen
I didn’t think; I experimented.

Edmund Wilson
It is certainly very had to write about sex in English without making it unattractive.

Harold Thurman Whitman
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Francois, Duc De La Rouchefoucauld
If we judge of love by its usual effects, it resembles hatred more than friendship.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Philosophy, Government, Change, Interactions Quotes

Josiah Royce
Thinking is like loving and dying. Each of us must do it for himself.

Alfred North Whitehead
Governments are best classified by considering who are the “somebodies” they are in fact endeavoring to satisfy.

David Viscott
No one can make you change. No one can stop you from changing. No one really knows how you must change. Not even you. Not until you start.

Oscar Wilde
I like looking at geniuses, and listening to beautiful people.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Quotes from Deep Ecology by Bill McKibben

Deep Ecology: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. Bill McKibben. 2007. ISBN-13 978-0-8050-8722-2

Brian Halweil
In terms of converting inputs into outputs, society would be better off with small-scale farmers. As population continues to grow in many nations, and the amount of farmland and water available to each person continues to shrink, a small farm structure may become central to feeding the planet.

Michael Pollan
Mexico’s scarce water resources are leaching north, one tomato at a time. It’s absurd for a country like Mexico – whose people are often hungry – to use its best land to grow produce for a country where food is so abundant that its people are obese – but under free trade, it makes economic sense.

Charles Schultze
Harnessing the ‘base’ motive of material self-interest to promote the common good is perhaps the most important social invention mankind has achieved.

James Twitchell
Much of our shared knowledge about ourselves comes to us through a commercial process of storytelling called branding … ten percent of a two-year-old’s nouns are brand names.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Metaphysics, Education, Success, Drink Quotes

George Bernard Shaw
When we know what God is, we shall be Gods ourselves.

William Butler Yeats
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

Henry David Thoreau
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

Hervey Allen
Religions change; beer and wine remain.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ideas, Knowledge, America, Conversation Quotes

Laurence Sterne
Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.

Rutherford D. Rogers
We’re drowning in information and starving for knowledge.

Thomas Eugene Robbins
McDonald’s is a reductive kitchen for a classless culture that hasn’t time to dally on its way to the next rainbow’s end.

Oscar Wilde
I like to do all the talking myself. It saves time and prevents arguments.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Quotes from The Freedom Manifest by Tom Hodgkinson

The Freedom Manifesto: How to Free Yourself from Anxiety, Fear, Mortgages, Money, Guilt, Debt, Government, Boredom, Supermarkets, Bills, Melancholy, Pain, Depression, Work, and Waste. Tom Hodgkinson. 2006. ISBN 978-0-06-082322-1

Simone de Beauvoir
Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day.

Aldous Huxley
There will never be enduring peace unless and until human beings come to accept a philosophy of life more adequate to the cosmic and psychological facts than the insane idolatries of nationalism and the advertising man’s apocalyptic faith in Progress towards a mechanized New Jerusalem.

C.S. Lewis
I believe a man is happier and happy in a richer way, if he has ‘the freeborn mind’ … and in adult life it is the man who needs, and asks, nothing of the Government who can criticize its acts and snap his fingers at its ideology.

Jean-Paul Sartre
It is … senseless to think of complaining since nothing foreign has decided what we feel, what we live, or what we are.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Happiness, Work, Striving, Women Quotes

Bertrand Russell
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

Theodore Roosevelt
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

Ranier Maria Rilke
If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches.

Pierre-Jules Renard
Don’t tell a woman she’s pretty; tell her there’s no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Gratitude, Wealth, Stagnation, Men Quotations

Earl Nightingale
If the average person realized the power he wields over his life and destiny, he would live in a perpetual state of wonder and thanksgiving.

E. James Rohn
Money is usually attracted, not pursued.

Larry Winget
… if your life sucks it is because you suck.

Rebecca West
The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots.