Monday, 28 December 2009


Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
- Dalai Lama

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

No wise man ever wished to be younger.
- Jonathan Swift

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with colour, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn't it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it?
This is how I answe when I am asked - surprisingly often - why I bother to get up in the morning.
- Richard Dawkins

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

There's nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear.
- Daniel Dennett

Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
- George Bernard Shaw

Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
- Douglas Adams

There is nothing dreadful in life for the man who has truly comprehended that there is nothing terrible in not living.
- Epicurus

You only lose what you cling to.
- Gautama Siddharta (The Buddha)

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. That makes us something very special.
- Stephen Hawking

All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.
- Douglas Adams

Any fool can handle a crisis; it’s the day-to-day living that wears you down.
- Anton Chekhov

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.
- Anon

Only the wisest and stupidest of men don't change.
- Confucius

Not a single one of the cells that compose you knows who you are, or cares.
- Daniel Dennett

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