By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.


If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

Confine yourself to the present.

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.

[Marcus Aurelius]

As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.

Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.

Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.


The risk of a child born today suffering an early death due to nuclear war is at least 10 percent.

[Martin Hellman]

Who needs a corner office when mountains are free?

[Source Needed]

If the Bible is an ordinary book, and Christ an ordinary man, the history of Christian theology is the story of bookish men parsing a collective delusion. 

[Sam Harris]

War is a racket. It always has been... A few profit - and the many pay. But there is a way to stop it. You can't end it by disarmament conferences. You can't eliminate it by peace parleys at Geneva. Well-meaning but impractical groups can't wipe it out by resolutions. It can be smashed effectively only by taking the profit out of war.

[Major General Smedley Butler]

The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.

[Carl Sagan]

Smile, breathe and go slowly.

[Thich Nhat Hanh]

All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.

[Blaise Pascal]

He who would travel happily must travel light.

[Antoine de Saint-Exupery]

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. 

[Lao Tzu]

If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn't.

[Emerson M. Pugh]

Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.

[Dalai Lama]

Do not, as long as you live, ever again allow your real name to be coupled with your home address.

[JJ Luna]

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.

[Arthur C Clarke]