We decide which is right and which is an illusion.

Archive for October, 2014

Venture Toward Trueness

‘You must dare to disassociate yourself from those who would delay your journey.
Leave, depart, if not physically then mentally.
Go your own way, quietly, undramatically, and venture toward trueness at last. ‘

Vernon Howard
American Spiritual Teacher, Author, and Philosopher

No Measure Of Health

‘It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a sick society.’

Jiddu Krishnamurti
Indian Writer and Speaker

Nature Never Deceives Us

‘Nature never deceives us. It is we who deceive ourselves.’

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Genevan Philosopher, Writer, and Composer of the 18th century
His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as well as the overall development of modern political, sociological, and educational thought 

The Art Of Being Happy

‘The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.’

Henry Ward Beecher
American Congregationalist Clergyman, Social Reformer, and Speaker
Known for his support of the abolition of slavery

The Only Constant

‘The only thing constant in life is change.’

François de La Rochefoucauld
French Author

Afraid Of Intimacy

‘We’re lonely but we’re afraid of intimacy. And so from social networks to sociable robots, we’re designing technologies that give us the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship.’

Sherry Turkle
Harvard educated Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Now Go Forth

‘Now go forth and spread beauty and light.’

These words spoken by Hackley School English Department Head Arthur Naething as he ended each of his classes. They were later inscribed in the interior lintel of the main doorway of Goodhue Hall at the private college preparatory school in Tarrytown, New York in his commemoration. Keith Olbermann, sports writer and commentator for ESPN2 was one of his students.