Mark Twain

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

- Mark Twain

Thursday, April 11, 2013


"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
- Goethe

Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.
- Carl Sagan

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one."
- Elbert Hubbard

Love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self.
- Erich Fromm

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is.
- Erich Fromm

The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man.
- Erich Fromm

That man can destroy life is just as miraculous a feat as that he can create it, for life is the miracle, the inexplicable. In the act of destruction, man sets himself above life; he transcends himself as a creature. Thus, the ultimate choice for a man, inasmuch as he is driven to transcend himself, is to create or to destroy, to love or to hate.
- Erich Fromm, The Sane Society

Anything you fully do is an alone journey.
- Natalie Goldberg

Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.
- Natalie Goldberg

If you are not afraid of the voices inside you, you will not fear the critics outside you.
- Natalie Goldberg

Immature love says, "I love you because I need you." Mature love says, "I need you because I love you."
- Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives to his life by the unfolding of his powers.
- Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.
- Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.
- Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by unfolding of his powers.
- Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

Sleep is often the only occasion in which man cannot silence his conscience; we forget what we knew in our dream.
- Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.
- Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)
US (German-born) psychologist

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