Character is simply habit long continued.



The first draft of anything is shit.

Earnest Hemingway


If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

Albert Einstein


We design our world, while our world acts back on us and designs us.

Anne-Marie Willis in Ontological Designing


The way we do anything is the way we do everything.



The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.



Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.

ralph waldo emerson


The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. 

Walter Bagehot


If you know the way broadly you will see it in all things.

Miyamoto Musashi


Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.

Baron de Montesquieu


Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.

Malachy McCourt


Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value.

Albert Einstein


The only sin is mediocrity.

Martha Graham


That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.

Aldous Huxley


The respect of those you respect is worth more than the applause of the multitude.

Arnold Glasow


When we learn to tolerate boredom, we find out who we really are.

Naomi Alderman



Music is the shorthand of emotion.

Leo Tolstoy


Several excuses are always less convincing than one.

Aldous Huxley


If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery


Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.

Lily Tomlin


To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable.

Barry Goldwater


The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

St. Augustine


Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.

Edward Abbey