Life & Death

When I have looked Life in the eyes,Grown calm and very coldly wise,Life will have given me the Truth,And taken in exchange–my youth. “Wisdom” – Sara Teasdale, American lyric poet, born on 8 August 1884. Not one would mind, neither bird nor treeIf mankind perished utterly; And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn,Would scarcely… Read More Life & Death

Serenity Prayer

Reinhold Niebuhr (born on 21 June 1892) was an American theologian famous for his studies on the possibility of relating the Christian faith to the realities of modern politics and diplomacy. In his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Martin Luther King Jr., who claimed he had been more influenced by Niebuhr’s social and ethical ideals than… Read More Serenity Prayer

Spring

Wisdom (It Was A Night Of Early Spring) by Sara Teasdale – 1926 It was a night of early spring,The winter-sleep was scarcely broken;Around us shadows and the windListened for what was never spoken. Though half a score of years are gone,Spring comes as sharply now as then–But if we had it all to doIt… Read More Spring

Life

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” “The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” “We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.” William James, American psychologist and… Read More Life

Asimov

Isaac Asimov (born on 2 January 1920 – Ω 1992) was a Russian-born American scientist who was a prolific writer of both fiction (science fiction) and non-fiction. “Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”… Read More Asimov