Theme Quote of the Day
If a man finds himself with bread in both hands,
he should exchange one loaf for some flowers
of narcissus, because the loaf feeds the body, but the flowers
feed the soul.
Note: One reader notes that "the prophet Muhammad spent
all his life in Saudi Arabia that is known as hot desert, and, moreover
Saudi Arabia doesn't have narcissus." Can anyone verify if the prophet
Muhammad (or which Muhammed) really said the above?
God is the friend of silence. See how nature -- trees,
grass -- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they
move in silence. . . . We need silence to be able to touch souls.
-- Mother Teresa
"Linnea".. . . A plant of Lapland, lowly, insignificant,
disregarded, flowering bur for a brief space
-- from Linnaeus who resembles it.
-- Carl Linnaeus
A committee is organic rather than mechanical in
its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows,
it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the
seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.
-- C. Northcote Parkinson
A root is a flower
-- Kahlil Gibran
I am following Nature without being able to grasp
her . . . . I perhaps owe having become a painter to
-- Claude Monet
Reason and happiness are like other flowers
-- they wither when plucked.
-- George Santayana
Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest
elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the
eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers,
so does art color life.
-- John Lubbock
Letting a hundred flowers
blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting
the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in
-- Mao Zedong
Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty
of flowers - and never succeeding.
-- Marc Chagall
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers,
looks around for the coffin.
-- H. L. Mencken
Reflection is a flower
the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower,
when rank and running to seed.
-- Martin Tupper
Creativity is so delicate a flower
praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the
-- Alexander F. Osborn
Managers must have the discipline not to keep pulling
up the flowers to see if their roots are healthy.
-- Robert Townsend
Never strike your wife, even with a flower.
-- Hindu Proverb
Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The mind I love must have wild places, a tangled
orchard where dark damsons drop in the heavy grass, an overgrown little
wood, the chance of a snake or two, a pool that nobody's fathomed the depth
of, and paths threaded with flowers planted
by the mind.
-- Katherine Mansfield
If the man who paints only the tree, or flower,
or other surface he sees before him were an artist, the king of artists
would be the photographer. It is for the artist to do something beyond
-- James McNeill Whistler
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little
to the little peanut they will give up their secrets, but I have found
that when I silently commune with people they give up their secrets also
-- if you love them enough.
-- George Washington Carver
Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower.
-- Charles Schwab
People from a planet without
would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things
-- Iris Murdoch
There are strange flowers
of reason to match each error of the senses.
-- Louis Aragon
The men of experiment are like the ant; they only
collect and use. But the bee . . . gathers its materials from the
of the garden and of the field, but transforms and digests it by a power
of its own.
-- Leonardo da Vinci
To create a little flower
the labor of ages.
-- William Blake
The world is made of people who never quite get into
the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower
-- Jacob Bronowski
Spring comes: the flowers
learn their colored shapes.
-- Maria Konopnicka
To see a world in a grain of sand, and heaven in
a wild flower; to hold infinity in the palm
of your hand and eternity in an hour -- is inspiration.
-- William Blake
You cannot endow even the best machine with initiative.
The jolliest steam-roller will not plant
-- Walter Lippmann
When I'm finishing a picture I hold some God-made
object up to it - a rock, a flower, or a tree
branch - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man
cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash, it's bad art.
-- Marc Chagall
Youth is like spring, an over- praised season more
remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower
season, and what we lose in flowers we more
than gain in fruits.
-- Samuel Butler
When you take a flower
your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want
to give that world to someone else. I want them to see it whether they
want to or not.
-- Georgia O'Keeffe