Relevant Quotes for February, 2024

The Two Big Assumptions: 1) Things will always be permanent and remain the same. 2) The Moment or Opportunity will still be there tomorrow and requires no action or choice in the here-and-now.

–Richard Davies

Money is not needed to buy one necessity of the soul.

–Henry David Thoreau

When money speaks, the truth is silent.

–Russian Proverb

I fear the day technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.

–Albert Einstein

We have met the enemy and he is us.

–‘Pogo’/Walt Kelly

Common sense is very uncommon.

-Horace Greeley

Shallowness spreads.

-Daniel Liebert

I shop, therefore I am.

-Barbara Kruger

Where there is no vision, the people perish.


I have to protect myself from the toxicity of this culture.

–Kate Braverman

Man’s inhumanity to man/Makes countless thousands mourn.

–Robert Burns

Violence is suicide.

–Mahatma Gandhi

An unexamined life is not worth living.


The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

–Henry David Thoreau

Orthodoxy means not thinking–not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.

–George Orwell

Most people would rather die than think and many of them do.

–Bertrand Russell

The quality of your happiness depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

–Marcus Aurelius

Irony is wasted on the stupid.

–Oscar Wilde

The goal of the journey is to discover yourself as consciousness.

–Joseph Campbell

Be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.


The last of human freedoms: to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.

–Viktor Frankl

Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing.

–Joseph Campbell

In delay, there lies no plenty.

–William Shakespeare

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.

–George Eliot

A man can do all things if he will.

–Leon Battista Alberti

Follow your bliss. Live from your own center.

–Joseph Campbell

Be yourself.; everybody else is already taken.

–Oscar Wilde

I must create a system or be enslaved by another man’s.

–William Blake

The proper study of mankind is books.

–Aldous Huxley

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug of mankind.

–Rudyard Kipling

Music is the best means of digesting time.

–W.H. Auden

Art serves to rinse out our eyes.

–Karl Kraus

Genuine poetry is conceived and composed in the soul.

–Matthew Arnold

We all live in the hope that authentic meeting between human beings can still occur.

–R.D. Laing

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.

–Jean Anouilh

I think women need kindness more than love. When one human being is kind to another, it’s a very deep matter.

–Alice Childress

Touch is the meaning of being human.

–Andrea Dworkin

Enthusiasm is life.

–Paul Scofield

The starsĀ  are in one’s brain.

–Bertrand Russell

I am large….I contain multitudes.

–Walt Whitman

That is happiness, to be dissolved into something complete and great.

–Willa Cather

The most exquisite pleasure is giving pleasure to others.

–Jean de La Bruyere

Happiness can only exist in acceptance.

–George Orwell

I am an optimist. It doesn’t seem too much use being anything else.

–Winston Churchill

If you want to be happy, be.

–Leo Tolstoy

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