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Two Thoughts (12 - 18 February)
Sunday 12 February
Two thoughts from Jawaharlal Nehru:
“There is nothing more horrifying than stupidity in action.”
“Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.”
Monday 13 February
Two thoughts from Percy Bysshe Shelley:
"The more we study the more we discover our ignorance."
"a single word even may be a spark of inextinguishable thought."
Tuesday 14 February
Two thoughts from J. M. Barrie:
"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."
"Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?"
Wednesday 15 February
Two thoughts from Henry Rollins:
“Half of life is fucking up, the other half is dealing with it.”
“I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.”
Thursday 16 February
Two thoughts from Tom Peters:
“If I read a book that cost me $20 and I get one good idea, I've gotten one of the greatest bargains of all time.”
“The best leaders...almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols.”
Friday 17 February
Two thoughts from Daniel Quinn:
“Why do you need prophets to tell you how you ought to live? Why do you need anyone to tell you how you ought to live”
“The obvious can sometimes be illuminating when perceived in an unhabitual way.”
Saturday 18 February
Two thoughts from James Carse:
“Only that which can change can continue: this is the principle by which infinite players live.”
“What will undo any boundary is the awareness that it is our vision, and not what we are viewing, that is limited.”
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