Most people are other people.  Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Most people are other people.  Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.

A birth control pill for men, that’s fair.  It makes more sense to take the bullets out of the gun than to wear a bulletproof vest.

November 16, 2012 Anonymous ,

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never, in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony.

To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never, in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony.

I expect to pass through the world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness I can show to any creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it, for I shall not pass this way again.

I expect to pass through the world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness I can show to any creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it, for I shall not pass this way again.

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

November 16, 2012 Ghandi ,

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.

There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.

There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.