Rollo May On Solitude

Rollo Reese May (April 21, 1909 – October 22, 1994) In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.

David Miliband On Lies

David Miliband (July 15, 1965 -) Constraints on the abuse of power are being weakened internationally and nationally. This cannot continue. Those who can must speak out plainly – and truthfully – or be complicit in a world of lies.

Alice Koller On Solitude

Alice Koller Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.

Rainer Maria Rilke On Transformation

Rainer Maria Rilke (December 04, 1875 – December 29, 1926) Self-transformation is precisely what life is, and human relationships, which are an extract of life, are the most changeable of all, rising and falling from minute to minute, and lovers are those in whose relationship and contact no one moment resembles another.

Steve Jobs On Death

Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face …

Theresa May On Government

Theresa May (October 01, 1956 -) The government I lead will be driven, not by the interests of the privileged few, but by yours (common folk). We will do everything we can to give you more control over your lives.

Seneca On Living

Seneca (c. 4 BC – AD 65) You are living as if destined to live for ever; your own frailty never occurs to you; you don’t notice how much time has already passed, but squander it as though you had a full and overflowing supply – though all the while that very day which you are …

Basarab Nicolescu On Life

Basarab Nicolescu (March 25, 1942 -) What keeps me alive is found between the images, between the words, between thought, the emptiness of feeling, and in the emptiness of the body...there arises the fullness and significance of life.

Pearl Buck On Creativity

Pearl S. Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973)  The creative instinct is ... an enormous extra vitality, a super-energy, born inexplicably in an individual ... an energy which no single life can consume.

Abraham Lincoln On Truth

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts… No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.