I think I could love myself quietly
and let the world go on.” —Michael Ryan, excerpt from Poem At Thirty (via grammatolatry)
Mr. Welch: You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?
whenever i watch the news, i think this.
THIS is what a Nobel Peace Prize winner sounds like.
He said that there was no difference
between life and death.
“Why, then,” said one to him, “do not you die?”
“Because,” said he, “it does make no difference.”
When he was asked what was very difficult,
he said, “To know one’s self.”
And what was easy,
“To advise another.”
When asked how men might live most virtuously,
he said, “If we never do ourselves what we blame in others.”
The apophthegm, “know yourself,” is his.”
from: Diogenes Laertius - Lives of the Eminent Philosophers