Favorite Quotes

One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things. – H.M.

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. – Eleanor Roosevelt

It is futile to try to determine whether men are stimulated politically by interests or by ideas, for people have ideas about interests. – E. Schattenschneider

I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.  – Baruch Spinoza

Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit. – J.N.

Between two theories you have to choose, but you have to live with the contradiction between two certainties. – unknown

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. – JFK

Grace is courage under pressure. – Ernest Hemingway

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead

There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees. – Michel de Montaigne

Das Verzweifelte, dass die Praxis, auf die es ankäme, verstellt ist, gewährt paradox die Atempause zum Denken, die nicht zu nutzen praktischer Frevel wäre. – Theodor W. Adorno

Society establishes set paths for us to follow. Change depends on not only questioning these paths, but creating alternatives. The fruits of human creativity exist beyond the worlds of galleries, libraries and concert halls. The world is our most important canvas, and our choices are our most important brush strokes. If enough of us choose to use our intelligence to serve the values of democracy, equality and sustainability, together we can create something of great and lasting beauty. – The Lottery of Birth