“The real you, the inner you, is pure, very pure. It understands. It has patience. It will wait forever while your ego trots all over everywhere trying to figure life out.”
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Love is the guardian deity of everything.
Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.
Vincent Van Gogh
The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others.
Saint John Chrysostom
The meaning of life is to give life meaning.
Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary it means accepting it as it comes…To accept is to say yes to life in its entirety.
There are no limitations to what you can do, have, or be except the limitations you place on yourself by your own thinking.
writer and motivational speaker
They muddy the water to make it seem deep.
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Criticism without suggestion is like trying to stop flood with flood and put out fire with fire. It will surely be without worth.
“The Little House was very happy as she sat on the hill and watched the countryside around her. She watched the sun rise in the morning and she watched the sun set in the evening. Day followed day, each one a little different from the one before . . . but the Little House stayed just the same.”
Virginia Lee Burton, The Little House
“Who looks upon a river in a meditative hour, and is not reminded of the flux of all things?”
Ralph Waldo Emerson,
“Nature,” Selected Essays, Lectures and Poems
Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Man is not a rational animal. He is only truly good or great when he acts from passion.
prime minister and writer
“Everything begins with a decision. Then, you have to manage that decision for the rest of your life.”
“The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.”
Don’t worry about hard times, because some of the most beautiful things we have in life come from changes or mistakes.
1529 – Treaty of Zaragoza divides the eastern hemisphere between Spain and Portugal along a line 297.5 leagues or 17° east of the Moluccas.
The Treaty of Zaragoza, or Treaty of Saragossa, also referred to as the Capitulation of Zaragoza, was a peace treaty between the Spanish Crown and Portugal, signed on 22 April 1529 by King John III and the Emperor Charles V, in the Aragonese city of Zaragoza. The treaty defined the areas of Castilian (Spanish) and Portuguese influence in Asia, in order to resolve the “Moluccas issue”, which had arisen because both kingdoms claimed the Moluccas islands for themselves, asserting that it was within their area of influence established by the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494. The conflict began in 1520, when expeditions of both kingdoms reached the Pacific Ocean, because no agreed meridian of longitude had been established in the orient.
1812 – Solomon Caesar Malan, Swiss-English orientalist (d. 1894)
Solomon Caesar Malan (April 22, 1812 – November 25, 1894) was a British divine and orientalist.
By birth a Swiss descended from an exiled French family, Malan was born in Geneva, where his father, Dr Henri Abraham César Malan (1787–1864) enjoyed a great reputation as a Protestant divine.
From his earliest youth he manifested a remarkable faculty for the study of languages, and when he came to Scotland as tutor in the marquis of Tweeddale’s family at the age of 18 he had already made progress in Sanskrit, Arabic and Hebrew. In 1833 he matriculated at St Edmund Hall, Oxford; and English being almost an unknown tongue to him, he petitioned the examiners to allow him to do his paper work of the examination in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Latin or Greek, rather than in English.
But his request was not granted. After gaining the Boden and the Pusey and Ellerton scholarships, he graduated 2nd class in Literae humaniores in 1837. He then proceeded to India as classical lecturer at Bishop’s College, Calcutta, to which post he added the duties of secretary to the Bengal branch of the Royal Asiatic Society; and although compelled by illness to return in 1840, laid the foundation of a knowledge of Tibetan and Chinese.
After serving various curacies, he was presented in 1845 to the living of Broadwindsor, Dorset, which he held until 1886 During this entire period he continued to augment his linguistic knowledge; he was able to preach in Georgian, on a visit which he paid to Nineveh in 1872. His translations from the Armenian, Georgian and Coptic were numerous. He applied his Chinese learning to the determination of important points connected with Chinese religion, and published a vast number of parallel passages illustrative of the Book of Proverbs.
In 1880 the University of Edinburgh conferred upon him the honorary degree of D.D.
No modern scholar, perhaps, has so nearly approached the linguistic omniscience of Mezzofanti; but, like Mezzofanti, Dr Malan was more of a linguist than a critic. He made himself conspicuous by the vehemence of his opposition to Westcott and Hort’s text of the New Testament, and to the transliteration of Oriental languages, on neither of which points did he have the general support of scholars. His extensive and valuable library, some special collections excepted, was presented by him in his lifetime to the Indian Institute at Oxford. He died at Bournemouth. His life has been written by his son.
“To enjoy the excitement of pleasure, but to be free from its vices and ill effects, – to have the sweet, and leave the bitter untasted, – that has been my study. The preachers tell us that this is impossible. It seems to me that hitherto I have succeeded fairly well. I will not say that I have never scorched a finger, – but I carry no ugly wounds.”
Anthony Trollope, An Autobiography
“The years from 7 to 13 seem to be particularly formative. We are young enough to be innocent and impressionable, yet old enough to think and feel deeply about what is happening to us.”
Ysenda Maxtone Graham, Mr. Tibbits’s Catholic School
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
Be careful who you make memories with.
Those things can last a lifetime.
Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.
I’ve always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be.
Dita Von Teese
Don’t let the mixed signals fool you. Indecision is a decision.
We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you don’t believe in miracles?
The key to success is playing the hand you were dealt like it was the hand you wanted.
Fashion says “me too”
style says “only me.”
Oh, I’m sorry. Did my back hurt your knife?
Everything is figureoutable.
You can’t do epic shit with basic people.
How to be successful; focus on your own shit.
The best apology is changed behavior.
A girl once told me
To be careful
When trying to fix
A broken person
For you may cut yourself
On their shattered pieces.