Sunday, May 15, 2011

More quotes in Body Worlds, collected by web searches

Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for training.
-- Lewis Mumford

"True life is lived when tiny changes occur."
— Leo Tolstoy

Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. ——mark twain

You stay young as long as you can learn, acquire new habits, and suffer contradictions. ~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Man bleibt jung, solange man noch lernen, neue Gewohnheiten annehmen und einen Widerspruch ertragen)

"My life was hurrying, racing tragically toward its end. And yet at the same time it was dripping so slowly, so very slowly now, hour by hour, minute by minute. One always has to wait until the sugar melts, the memory dies, the wound scars over, the sun sets, the unhappiness lifts and fades away."
— Simone de Beauvoir (The Woman Destroyed)

A man must have grown old and lived long
in order to see how short life is.
--Arthur Schopenhauer (1788—1860) German philosopher.

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
-- Franz Kafka

“To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.”
Henri Frederic Amiel quotes (Swiss writer known for his masterpiece Journal intime, 1821-1881)

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Mark Twain

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”
Abraham Lincoln quotes (American 16th US President)

“Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not”
Epicurus quote



  • Memory is the cabinet of imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience, and the council chairman of thought. (St. Basil)
  • A retentive memory is a great thing but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness. ( Elbert Hubbard)
  • You may forget the one with whom you have laughed, but never the one with whom you have wept. ( K. Gibran)
  • Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind. (F. Nietzche)
  • Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions (14th Dalai Lama)
  • The mind manifests itself by looks and words. For the soul is our swelling place. Our eyes are its windows and our lips its messengers. (K. Gibran)
  • We do not see things are they are, we see things as we are. (The Thalmud)
  • Your body is the harp of your soul and it brings forth sweet music from it or confused sounds. (K. Gibran)
  • The energy of the mind is the essence of life. (Aristotle)
  • Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring. ( Oscar Wilde)