Monday Gleanings


“Great thoughts come from the heart.”
–Marquis de Vauvenargues

“O for a life of sensations rather than of thoughts!”
–John Keats

“Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world, and thus with the history of the human spirit.”
–Matthew Arnold

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”

“All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.”
–Walter Pater

“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“To burn always with this hard, gem-like flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life.”
–Walter Pater

“You can’t be any good to/for others unless you’re good to yourself.”
–Richard Davies

“In our rapidly changing society we can count on two things that will never change. What will never change is the will to change and the fear of change.”
–Harriet Goldher Lerner

“Cherish your wildness.”
–Maxine Kumin

“The readiness is all.”
–William Shakespeare

“To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.”
–Mother Teresa

“The necessity for choosing a path with the heart. I feel that one must deliberate and then act, must scan every life choice with rational thinking but then base the decision on whether one’s heart will be in it. No other person can tell you if your heart is involved, and logic cannot provide an answer.”
–Jean Shinoda Bolen

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