“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”—John Burroughs, naturalist and writer
“Vulnerability is absolutely essential to wholehearted living… It is our most accurate measurement of courage.”—Researcher-storyteller Brené Brown, author of The Gifts of Imperfection,at TED 2012. Get a taste for her fascinating work on vulnerability with her 2010 TEDxHouston talk.
“It is one of the maladies of our age to profess a frenzied allegiance to truth in unimportant matters, to refuse consistently to face her where graver issues are at stake.”—János Arany, Hungarian journalist and poet
“Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are the engines of change, windows on the world, ‘Lighthouses’ as the poet said ‘erected in the sea of time.’ They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind… Books are humanity in print.”—Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher