Category: quoteoftheday

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“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”

Lao Tzu

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“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

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“Oh, darling, you will be good to me, won’t you?
Because we’re going to have a strange life.”

Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

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

Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“There is no individual thing in nature, which is more useful to man, than a man who lives in obedience to reason.”

Baruch Spinoza, Ethics

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“All this hurrying from place to place won’t bring you any relief, for you’re traveling in the company of your own emotions, followed by your troubles all the way.”

Seneca, Moral Letters to Lucilius

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“Maybe I’m dreaming you. Maybe you’re dreaming me; maybe we only exist in each other’s dreams and every morning when we wake up we forget all about each other.”

Audrey Niffenegger