Quotes

‘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

 

Aphorisms

  • 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.

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