Category: books


“Who can reckon up the loss of moral power that arises from the constant impression that nothing is worth doing in itself, but only as a preparation for something else, which in turn is only a getting ready for some genuinely serious end beyond?”

John Dewey, Moral Principles in Education


“I am not good. I am not virtuous. I am not sympathetic. I am not generous. I am merely and above all a creature of intense passionate feeling. I feel—everything. It is my genius. It burns me like fire.”

Mary MacLane, I Await The Devil’s Coming


“One must always be ready to change sides with justice, that fugitive from the winning camp.”

Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace


“The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilized men.”

Bertrand Russell, Mysticism and Logic


“We spend a good part of our lives dreaming, especially when we’re awake.”

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Angel’s Game


“We have had the morality of submission, and the morality of chivalry and generosity; the time is now come for the morality of justice.”

John Stuart Mill, The Subjection of Women


“I loved you when you were unfaithful; what would I have done if you were true?”

Jean Racine, Andromaque


“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”

Henry David Thoreau, Journals

…Our existence is but a brief crack of light b…

…Our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.

Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giv…

Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible.