Sunday, April 27, 2008

Quotations

Travel only with thy equals or betters; if there are none, travel alone.
The Dhammapada

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.
Agnes de Mille (1909 -1993)

Soar, eat ether, see what has never been seen; depart, be lost, but climb.
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
James Bryant Conant (1893 - 1978)

There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
                                             Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Endeavor always to be patient of the faults and imperfections of others for thou has many faults and imperfections of thine own that require forbearance. If thou are not able to make thyself that which thou wishest. how canst thou expect to mold another in conformity to thy will?
Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

A ship in a port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.
Grace Murray Hopper (1906 - 1992)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello, Hans; this is Shayne in Salt Lake City: I have enjoyed visiting your site--and thank you for these quotes! The Voltaire, especially, gives me something to think about.

Here is a quote for you from my collection:

What is the use of running when we are not on the right road?

—German proverb

and one more:

How much I desire!
Inside my little satchel,
the moon, and flowers.

—Bashõ