“Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life.” Click here to read more
“The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer. There are many men who feel a kind of twister pride in cynicism; there are many who confine themselves to criticism of the way others do what they themselves dare not even attempt.” .....Theodore Roosevelt. Click here to read more
“Awe is the moment when ego surrenders to wonder. This is our inheritance - the beauty before us. We cry. We cry out. There is nothing sentimental about facing the desert bare. It is a terrifying beauty.” Terry Tempest Williams
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“Progress is never permanent, will always be threatened, must be redoubled, restated and re imagined if it is to survive.” Zadie Smith's Welt Literature Prize acceptance Speech
“Nature’s particular gift to the walker… is to set the mind jogging, to make it garrulous, exalted, a little mad maybe — certainly creative and suprasensitive.” www.brainpickings.org
I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand--
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep--while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?
Edgar Allan Poe - (1808 - 1849) American writer, editor, and literary critic
Brian Tracy - Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author. www.briantracy.com
“Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but most of all, endurance.” | By Maria Popova - Brain Pickings
"From trees to consciousness to black holes, an immersion into the glory of the knowable and the splendor of the unknown" www.brainpickings.org