30 May 2013

Words of Wisdom

Creativity is the connection to God

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility

To say yes you have to plunge both hands into life. 
It is easy to say no even if no means death

Nothing is to be had for nothing

Pride is the mask of our own faults

Always do right. It will gratify some people and amaze others

Seek the truth and the truth shall set you free

Exuberance is beauty

Never be in a hurry. Do everything calmly and in a calm spirit

Who can find a virtuous woman? Her value is above rubies. 
She works in wool and flax and works willingly with her hands

Competitions are for horses not artists

It is better to begin in the evening that not at all

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?

Laughter is the beginning of prayer

They do not love who do not show their love

Life is short, art long; judgement difficult

For everything there is a season, a time to be born and a time to die

War does not determine who is right, only who is left

The older the man, the faster he ran as a boy

There is no bad mood that fresh air and exercise can’t mend

You cannot build a reputation on the things you are going to do

What if?

Never be so focused on what you are looking for that you overlook what you find

The answers you get depend on the questions you ask

Love is above all a gift of yourself

Spirituality is applied poetry

It is better to be alone than to be in bad company

We are all self made, but only the successful admit it

This too shall pass

Brevity is the sister of talent

Do not be afraid

Love kindness

—collected by Emmy Robertson

(for printing)


  1. Laughter is the best medicine.

    Love is a verb.

  2. Dr. Joseph E. Murray, a great surgeon and healer, died today at 93. May he R.I.P.

    "Work is a prayer," he told the Harvard University Gazette in 2001

  3. Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.
    ~ Origin unknown

    I am I plus my surroundings and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself.
    ~ Jose Ortega Y Gasset

    The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.
    ~ Isaak Dinesen

    The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you have been.
    ~ Madeleine L'Engle