Quotes April 22, 2018

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin

“To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, An Inland Voyage
“The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.”
Abraham Lincoln
“Maybe the reason my memory is so bad is that I always do at least two things at once. It’s easier to forget something you only half-did or quarter did.”
Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again
“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”
Franz Kafka
“I should say that happiness is being where one is and not wanting to be anywhere else.”
Michael Frayn, A Landing on the Sun
“Repose is a good thing, but boredom is its brother.”
Voltaire, attributed
“I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning.”
Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
Carl Jung
“Everyone is dragged on by their favorite pleasure.”
Virgil, Eclogues
“Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners.”
William Shakespeare, Othello
“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.”
Jane Austen, Emma
“Men more frequently require to be reminded than informed.”
Samuel Johnson, Selected Writings