Category Archives: Quotations

Echoes through time: They lose the day …

“They lose the day in waiting for the night, and the night in fearing the dawn.” Seneca (5 BC – 65 AD), On the Shortness of Life  

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The four agreements …

Don Miguel Ruiz, via Cultural Offering: 1. Be impeccable with your word. 2. Don’t take anything personally. 3. Don’t make assumptions. 4. Always do your best.” — Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

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Echoes through time: Definition of a gentleman

“The forbearing use of power does not only form a touchstone, but the manner in which an individual enjoys certain advantages over others is a test of a true gentleman. The power which the strong have over the weak, the … Continue reading

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Echoes through time: what guides the actions of the wise

“Observe carefully what guides the actions of the wise, and what they shun or seek.” Marcus Aurelius (AD 120 – 180), Meditations

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The journey of journalling – @patrickrhone

Here’s a comforting and inspiring thought from Patrick Rhone’s analogue writing blog, The Cramped: “even one of literature’s great writers and thinkers struggled to keep a journal, questioned the entire idea of it, did so only in fits and starts, … Continue reading

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You don’t always win your battles …

A great quote, via The Impossible Cool, from Lauren Bacall: “You don’t always win your battles, but it’s good to know you fought.”

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Echoes through time: A man’s power

“A man’s power is in the half-light, in the half-seen movements of his hand and the unguessed-at expression of his face.  It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, … Continue reading

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