To read a book for the first time is to make the acquaintance of a new friend to read it a second time is to meet an old one.
We know what the animals do, what are the needs of the beaver, the bear, the salmon, and other creatures, because long ago men married them and acquired this knowledge from their animal wives. Today the priests say we lie, but we know better.
Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal.
Jerome P Fleishman
The description is not the described; I can describe the mountain, but the description is not the mountain, and if you are caught up in the description, as most people are, then you will never see the mountain
Each today, well-lived, makes yesterday a dream of happiness and each tomorrow a vision of hope. Look, therefore, to this one day, for it and it alone is life.
What is the use of running when we are on the wrong.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
A man's dying is more his survivor's affair than his own
In the final analysis, a drawing simply is no longer a drawing, no matter how self-sufficient its execution may be. It is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary lines of projection meet higher dimensions, the better.
If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
Engineering is the professional and systematic application of science to the efficient utilization of natural resources to produce wealth.
T J Hoover
His spiritual insights were in three major areas: First, he has inspired mankind to see the world anew as the ultimate reality. Second, he perceived and described the physical universe itself as immanently divine. And finally, he challenged us to accept the ultimate demands of modern science which assign humanity no real or ultimate importance in the universe while also aspiring us to lives of spiritual celebration attuned to the awe, beauty and wonder about us.
The immature man wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mature man wants to live humanely for one.
Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of.
Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.
People will buy anything that is `one to a customer.
If the test of truth lay in a show of hands or a counting of heads, the system of magic might appeal, with far more reason than the Catholic Church, to the proud motto, Quod semper, quod ubique, quod ab omnibus (Always, everywhere, and by all), as the sure and certain credential of its own infallibility.
James G Frazer
One grows or dies. There is no third possibility.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
Do to others what you would have them do to you.
The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient. They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.
Nothing is lost yet, nothing broken, and yet the cold blue word is spoken: say goodbye now to the Sun, the days of love and leaves are done.
R P T Coffin
"As you go through history, I didn't think it was going to get quite this close. So it's just one of those recurring thingsâ¦ I hope this doesn't come true in our country. Maybe the film will waken people to the situation."