The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers. Deepak Chopra
If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind. Seneca
Where men are the most sure and arrogant, there they are commonly the most mistaken. David Hume
There is no happiness where there is no wisdom. Sophocles
They do not love who do not show their love. Shakespeare
We are all in the same boat, in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty. G.K. Chesterton
Good can exist without evil, but evil cannot exist without good. Thomas Aquinas
Difficulties are things that show a person what they are. Epictetus
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation that give you happiness. Thomas Jefferson
We judge of man's wisdom by what he hopes for. Emerson
Beware of the person of one book.
Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one. Nietzsche
No truly great thing is created suddenly. Epictetus
Love of truth is the basis of all real virtue, and virtues based upon lies can only do harm. Bertrand Russell
David Foster Wallace on loneliness:
Violent delights produce violent ends. Shakespeare
I'm the type of guy who calls a taxi and says, "To the library, and step on it!" David Foster Wallace
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. Francis Bacon
Those who look for the bad in others will surely find it. Abraham Lincoln
Many things--such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly--are done worst when we try hardest to do them.
Tolerance is not a great virtue to aspire to. Love is much tougher and harder. N. T. Wright
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao Tzu
Your silence gives consent. Plato
Order is power. Frederic Amiel
Neither love, friendship, or respect, unite as much as common hatred. Anonymous
The truth is a trap. You cannot get it without it getting you; you cannot get the truth by capturing it, only by its capturing you.
Wonder is the desire for knowledge.
Who painted this picture of Mary and Jesus? Hint: the last person in the world you would think...
There is no great correlation between learning and wisdom. Francis Bacon
Much learning does not teach understanding. Heraclitus
He who establishes his argument by noise and command, shows that his reason is weak. Michel de Montaigne
When men are the most sure and arrogant, they are commonly the most mistaken. David Hume
You can drive people to do something, or you can draw people to do something, and therein lies all the difference.
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus
Character is determined by choice, not opinion. Aristotle
The virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so. Plato
What TV is extremely good at, and this is "all it does" - is discerning what large numbers of people think they want, and supplying it. DFW
No great wisdom can be reached without sacrifice. CSL
A sudden, bold, and unexpected question can many times surprise a man, and even lay him open. Francis Bacon
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. Camus
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Nietzsche
Who buys a minute's joy to wail a week? Or sells eternity to get a toy? For one sweet grape who will the vine destroy? Shakespeare
If you haven't heard this, you should. If you have, you should hear it again. "This Is Water." by D. F. Wallace youtu.be/PhhC_N6Bm_s
The truth will set you free, but not until it's had its way with you. David Foster Wallace
Political discourse is now a formulaic matter of preaching to one's own choir and demonizing the opposition. David Foster Wallace
An interview with one of my favorite writers. Clearly a genius. Also, insecure, nervous, and directionless. youtube.com/watch?v=91ytSd…