Friday, August 15, 2008

Quotations

Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman.
Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. You become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)

He who leaves home in search of knowledge walks in the path of God.
Muhammad (c.570 - 632)

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly: that is what each of us is here for.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)

I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)

Do not pursue what is illusory: property and position. All that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade and can be confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life: don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness. It is, after all, the same: the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918 - 2008)

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