Category: bibliophile

In life, finding a voice is speaking and livin…

In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth. Each of you is an original. Each of you has a distinctive voice. When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard.

We carry the same wound But have different cur…

We carry the same wound
But have different cures.
Similar injuries,
But opposite remedies.

There is nothing more important to us than our…

There is nothing more important to us than our own awareness. We see the breathtaking beauty of snowcapped mountains, the exhilarating grace and speed of a cheetah on a hunt. We hear melodic birdsong in our gardens. We fall in love, or experience the joy of our child’s first smile. We compose and appreciate music, art, and literature. We talk and laugh with our friends and family. All these, and everything else we care about, are conscious events. If none of these events were conscious, if we weren’t conscious to experience any of them, we’d hardly consider ourselves alive—at least not in any way that matters.
When I’m reveling in a glowing pleasure, or even if I’m enduring a sharp sadness, I always sense that behind everything there is the privilege and passion of experience. Our consciousness is the essence of who we perceive ourselves to be. It is the citadel for our senses, the melting pot of thoughts, the welcoming home for every emotion that pricks or placates us. For us, consciousness simply is the currency of life.

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but they make a…

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but they make a good excuse.

Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are…

Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the …

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

I understood that in this small space of time …

I understood that in this small space of time we had mutually surrendered our loneliness and replaced it with trust.

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may …

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.

My motto is: more good times.

My motto is: more good times.

But not all men seek rest and peace; some are …

But not all men seek rest and peace; some are born with the spirit of the storm in their blood…