Category: Quotes

A new addition to our collection of wise quotes

I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. Source: W.B. Yeats

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Memory is like patches of sunlight in an overcast valley

Memory is like patches of sunlight in an overcast valley, shifting with the movement of the clouds. Now and then the light will fall on a particular point in time, illuminating it for a moment before the wind seals up the gap and the world is in shadows again. Source of quote: Tan Twan Eng “The Garden of Evening Mists”

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The Footpath Philosophers at the State Library of NSW

While wandering around the main foyer of the Library of NSW in Macquarie Street Sydney I came across an interesting exhibit. A very large book was on display. It was a collection of black and white photographic portraits accompanied by a philosophical quote. They change the page displayed every two months. The quote painted on the wall above the display caught my eye. It made me smile with understanding.

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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer – New Horizons

“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” Source: Chris McCandless – extracted from Jon Krakauer’s 1996 book “Into The Wild”

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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe, a story full of wisdom: “How infinitely good that Providence is, which has provided, in its government of mankind, such narrow bounds to his sight and knowledge of things; and though he walks in the midst of so many thousand dangers, the sight of which if discovered to him, would distract his mind and sink his spirits, he is kept serene and calm, by having the events of things hid from his eyes, and knowing nothing of the dangers which surround him.” Source: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe Chapter 14.

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Life is mostly froth and bubble . . .

A wise quote: Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own. Source: Adam Lindsay Gordon

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