William Blake On The Soul

William Blake (November 28, 1757 – August 12, 1827) First the notion that man has a body distinct from his soul is to be expunged: this I shall do by printing in the infernal method by corrosives, which in Hell are salutary and medicinal, melting apparent surfaces away and displaying the infinite which was hid.

Marion Milner On Experience

Marion Milner (1900 - 1998) I wanted to keep rigidly within the bounds of my own actual observation, to try as far as possible to forget everything I had read, everything I had been told, and to assume nothing that did not emerge out of my own direct experience.

Bishop Desmond Tutu On Peace

Bishop Desmond Tutu (November 07, 1931 -) How does peace come? Peace doesn’t come because allies agree. Allies are allies — they already agree! Peace comes when you talk to the guy you most hate. And that’s where the courage of a leader comes.

Elie Wiesel On Oppression

Elie Wiesel (September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016) The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of beauty is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, but indifference between life and death.

EE Cummings On Feeling

EE Cummings   (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962) Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel. Why? Because whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.

Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi) On Individuals

Amma (Mātā Amritānandamayī Devī) (September 27, 1953 -) Dedicated to the women around the world who have fought and sacrificed for the acceptance and equality of all life. International Day Of Women 💐 Society is made up of individuals. The thoughts and actions of each individual influence the culture of that society.  Instead of waiting …

Buddha On Love

Buddha  (c. 563 BCE/480 BCE – c. 483 BCE/400 BCE) You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and …

William Burroughs On Writing

William Burroughs (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) They asked me if I were on a desert island and knew nobody would ever see what I wrote, would I go on writing. My answer is most emphatically yes, I would go on writing for company.

Alice Meynell On Words

Alice Meynell (October 11, 1847– November 27, 1922) He kept, as it were, a harem of words, to which he was constant and absolutely faithful. Some he favored more than others, but he neglected none. He used them more out of compliment than of necessity.

Black Elk On Events

Black Elk  (December 1, 1863– August 19, 1950) Whether it happened so or not I do not know; but if you think about it you can see that it is true.     Little Big Horn 1876. United States of America.