Monday, July 26, 2010

Meandering, meandering, meandering we go . . .

Today is the birthday of George Bernard Shaw (July 26, 1856 – November 2, 1950), playwright. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925.

"I hear you say Why? Always Why? You see things; and you say Why? But I dream things that never were; and I say Why not?" - George Bernard Shaw

"The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity." - George Bernard Shaw

"The liar's punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe any one else." - George Bernard Shaw

"A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out." - George Bernard Shaw

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." - George Bernard Shaw

"Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed." - George Bernard Shaw

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Today is the birthday of Carl Gustav Jung (July 26, 1875 – June 6, 1961), psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology.

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart ... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." - Carl Jung

"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being." - Carl Jung

"The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach." - Carl Jung

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." - Carl Jung

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Today is the birthday of Aldous Leonard Huxley (July 26, 1894 – November 22, 1963), writer. He is best known for his novel, Brave New World.

"To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift. Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves." - Aldous Huxley

"There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self." - Aldous Huxley

"Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting." - Aldous Huxley

"Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him." - Aldous Huxley

"The trouble with fiction... is that it makes too much sense. Reality never makes sense." - Aldous Huxley

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." - Aldous Huxley

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