Wise Words about Miscellaneous Topics


Love is merely the name for the desire and pursuit of the whole.

Matsuo Basho

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.


Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.

Mary Catherine Bateson


The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.

Charles Bukowski


Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?

Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Nothing is easier than denouncing the evildoer. Nothing more difficult than understanding him.


The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.

Darnella Ford


Nothing can drive one closer to his own insanity than a haunting memory refusing its own death.

Toni Morrison


At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint, or even        remember it. It is enough.


Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.

George Bernard Shaw


A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

Sojourner Truth

Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other.

Booker T. Washington


If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.    


Character is power.

Eudora Welty


All serious daring starts from within.

Never think you've seen the last of anything.

Thorton Wilder


Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it?—every, every minute?


Sarah Williams


I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.