Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

~ Moses Maimonides (1135-1204 AD)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment.

~ Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Not Waving but Drowning

Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.

Poor chap, he always loved larking
And now he’s dead
It must have been too cold for him 
his heart gave way,
They said.

Oh, no no no, it was too cold always
(Still the dead one lay moaning)
I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.

~ Stevie Smith (1902-1971)

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world.

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero (107-43 BC)

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Never do a wrong thing 
to make a friend 
or to keep one.

~ Robert E. Lee (1807-1870)

Friday, November 20, 2015

"God is not willing to do everything and thus take away our free will 
and that share of glory 
which belongs to us."

~ Niccolo Machiavelli (1479-1527)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited 
to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, 
and all there ever will be to know 
and understand.

~ Albert Einstein (1879-1955)