Some of us are fascinated with numbers and we see beauty in them, but maybe don’t know to explain easily why, or what numbers actually are. We might say quickly 1, 2, 3, … , when asked about them, but we might need to think a little bit longer to say that numbers are abstractions, and they have nothing to do with the characteristics of the things we are counting.
“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the life-long attempt to acquire it.” — Albert Einstein
“Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” — Sydney J. Harris
Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make the most out of my days. Realizing that everything we go through in our lives lead us to the priceless moments of living, we should focus on not missing them. And we shouldn’t make our lives complicated. If we feel like things don’t come together for us immediately, they eventually will. If we struggle, it takes us forward. There is always something for which we can be thankful. When the world takes away something from us, what counts is, what we do with what’s left. Trust your intuition and take chances. […]
“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world […] as in being able to remake ourselves.” — Mahatma Gandhi
“A number of porcupines huddled together for warmth on a cold day in winter; but, as they began to prick one another with their quills, they were obliged to disperse. However the cold drove them together again, when just the same thing happened.
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” — Maya Angelou
To be great, be whole To be great, be whole; exclude Nothing, exaggerate nothing that is you. Be whole in everything. Put all you are Into the smallest thing you do. The whole moon gleams in every pool, It rides so high. — Fernando Pessoa
“Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand.” — Confucius
“Always remember: If you’re alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who’s going to know?” — Julia Child