Gems of Wisdom

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates

The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.

Albert Schweitzer

To have striven, to have made an effort, to have been true to certain ideals—this alone is worth the struggle. We are here to add what we can to, not to get what we can from life.

Sir William Osler

You are used to listening to the buzz of the world, but now is the time to develop the inner ear that listens to the inner world. It is time to have a foot in each world and it can be done.

St. Bartholomew

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Leo Tolstoy

No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back.

Turkish proverb

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage—to move in the opposite direction.

E.F. Schumacher

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are who already possess it.  

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger. 

St. Basil

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