“What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.” — John Ruskin, British art critic, writer and philanthropist
“The young always have the same problem — how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.” — Quentin Crisp, British writer
The value of life does not depend upon the place we occupy. It depends upon the way we occupy that place. — St. Thérèse de Lisieux
Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase i t. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away. –Unknown
Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life — facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, testing our resources against the unknown and in the process, discovering our own unique potential. —
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
There are times when you have to obey a call which is the highest of all, i.e. the voice of conscience even though such obedience may cost many a bitter tear, and even more, separation from friends, from family, from the state to which you may belong, from all that you have held as dear as life itself. For this obedience is the law of our being.
– MK Gandhi
Each birthday I seek an aphorism upon which I may meditate during the coming year. I will meditate upon it until I am that Truth.