Posts Tagged: quotes


"A place for everything.
Everything in its place."


Benjamin Franklin.

And my personal mantra as I organize my virtual world.


"If I always appear prepared, it is because before entering an undertaking, I have meditated long and have foreseen what might occur. It is not genius where reveals to me suddenly and secretly what I should do in circumstances unexpected by others; it is thought and preparation."

- Napoleon Bonaparte

"And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans"

- Happy birthday, Jorge Luis Borges: “You Learn,” a poem about love and loss (via explore-blog)

(via explore-blog)


"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices."


I’m researching my next tattoo.


John of Salisbury, in 1159, John wrote in his Metalogicon:

Bernard of Chartres used to say that we are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance, not by virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size.

It was famously uttered by seventeenth-century scientist Isaac Newton, as the statement If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.


"As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other’s permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

- Marianne Williamson adaptation

This is YOUR LIFE. 



Passion makes a person stop eating, sleeping, working, feeling at peace. A lot of people are frightened because, when it appears, it demolishes all the old things it finds in its path.

No one wants their life thrown into chaos. That is why a lot of people keep that threat under control, and are somehow capable of sustaining a house or a structure that is already rotten. They are the engineers of the superseded.

Other people think exactly the opposite: they surrender themselves without a second thought, hoping to find in passion the solutions to all their problems. They make the other person responsible for their happiness and blame them for their possible unhappiness. They are either euphoric because something marvelous has happened or depressed because something unexpected has just ruined everything.

Keeping passion at bay or surrendering blindly to it - which of these two attitudes is the least destructive?

I don’t know.


- Paulo Coelho

"When I look at the world I’m pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic."

- Carl Rogers, Psychologist

"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes."