‘The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways. The point however is to change it.’ – Karl Marx (posted on my wall throughout university)
‘Injure no one, on the contrary, help everyone as much as you can’ – Schopenhauer
‘Words are sacred… If you get the right ones in the right order you can nudge the world a little.’ – Tom Stoppard
‘I will prepare, and someday my chance will come.’ – Abraham Lincoln
‘Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves.’ – Leo Tolstoy
‘The nature of the universe is such that the ends can never justify the means. On the contrary, the means always determine the end.’ – Aldous Huxley.
‘The more one judges, the less one loves’ Honore de Balzac
‘The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.’ – Muriel Rukeyser
‘Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings… Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life.’ – Nelson Mandela
“Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison
‘My presumption is that your goal is to change the world – not study it.’ – Guy Kawasaki
‘He who opens a school door, closes a prison’ – Victor Hugo
‘Time is education’ – Anonymous
‘Music is what feelings sound like’ – Anonymous
‘Dont be a maryter be an example.’ – Anonymous
‘The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera’ – Dorothea Lange
‘Remember that your photograph is a rough index of your mind, it is a sort of a rough confession on paper.’ – Peter Henry Emerson
’Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.’ – Scott Adams
‘A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions’ – Oliver Wendell Holmes
‘Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you’ – Aldous Huxley
‘We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character’ – Henry David Thoreau
‘We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are’ – The Talmud
‘The greatest discover of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind’ – William James
‘Good judgement comes from experience, and experiences comes from bad judgement’ – Barry LePatner
‘Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation – Mason Cooley
‘Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending’ – Maria Robinson
‘When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.’ Lao Tzu
- Being is forgetting who you are.
- Our wellbeing is inextricably linked to everyone else’s.
- Knowing when to make the implicit explicit, and when to make the explicit implicit, is an art.
- Don’t be selfish in your selflessness.
- Be mindfully mindless.
- Make everyday as it comes.
- There is nothing wrong with feeling like you are important, as long as you realise you are insignificant.