I had a lot of quotes this past month, 139 of them. Here are some of my favorites from June. As always, you can find the full list posted on the Quotes Page.
ANSWERS: Someone, somewhere has to have a better answer. Jack Welch
ATHEISM: There are no gods, no purposes, no goal-directed forces of any kind. There is no life after death. When I die, I am absolutely certain that I am going to be dead. That’s the end for me. There is no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning to life, and no free will for humans, either. William B. Provine, professor of Biological Sciences, Cornell University
CHANGE: We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
CHARACTER: No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character. Ralph Waldo Emerson
CRITICISM: He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help. Abraham Lincoln
ENEMIES: Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them. Abraham Lincoln
FAITH: Faith is not belief in spite of evidence, but life in scorn of consequences. Kirsopp Lake, New
FAILURE TO LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE: Human beings, who are almost unqiue in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. Douglas Adams
FAILURE TO LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE: One never believes other people’s experience, and one is only very gradually convinced by one’s own. Vita Sackville-West
FAILURE TO LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE: Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. Franklin P. Jones.
FEAR: We must travel in the direction of our fear. John Berryman
LIFE: life is a long lesson in humility. James Barrie
OPPORTUNITIES, MISSED: Alas for those who never sing, but die with all their music in them. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
OPPOSITION: Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. Ralph Waldo Emerson
REALITY: Besides being complicated, reality, in my experience, is usually odd. It is not neat, not obvious and not what you expect… Reality, in fact, is usually something you could not have guessed. C.S. Lewis
WOMEN: Women have for centuries been recognized as talented listeners, nurturers, motivators, excellent communicators. These very qualities that we once were told were unbusinesslike are precisely the qualities that business needs most to tap human potential. Mary Cunningham Agee