Hän tulee omia aikojaan, sanoi muumipeikon äiti. Niin hän itse sanoi heti alkuun. Ja hän on palannut aina ennenkin, niin että kai hän tulee kotiin myös tällä kertaa.

Kukaan ei ollut levoton, ja se oli hyvä juttu. He olivat päättäneet, etteivät olisi koskaan levottomia toistensa takia; siten he antoivat toisilleen hyvän omantunnon ja niin paljon vapautta kuin mahdollista. Tove Jansson (Hattivattien salaisuus, Näkymätön lapsi, 1962)

Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves. Alexis de TocquevilleOpetelkaa tekemään hyvää, tavoitelkaa oikeudenmukaisuutta, puolustakaa sorrettua, hankkikaa orvolle oikeus, ajakaa lesken asiaa. Jesaja 1:17Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it'll spend its whole life believing that it is stupid. Albert EinsteinYou put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can crash, drip, flow...be water my friend. Bruce LeeMeijä isä on sit vahv miäs, hä nost niimpal ko hä voes. Markku HeikkiläThe idle mind knows not what it is it wants. Quintus EnniusJos todella arvostat itseäsi, ymmärrät että olet lahja kenelle tahansa jonka tapaat. Rhonda Britten In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)'Egotist, n. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me.' Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), The Devil's DictionaryI have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened. Mark Twain (1835-1910)If I knew what I was so anxious about, I wouldn't be so anxious. Mignon McLaughlinThe art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much. William HazlittI have never let my schooling interfere with my education. Mark TwainWhatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Johann Wolfgang von GoetheThere is genuine dialogue -- no matter whether spoken or silent -- where each of the participants really has in mind the other or others in their present and particular being and turns to them with the intention of establishing a living mutual relation between himself and them. There is technical dialogue, which is prompted solely by the need of objective understanding. And there is monologue disguised as dialogue, in which two or men, meeting in space, speak each with himself in strangely tortuous and circuitous ways and yet imagine they have escaped the torment of being thrown back on their own resources. Martin BuberEn tiedä mitä tulevaisuutenne tuo, mutta yhden asian tiedän: todellisen onnen teistä tulevat saavuttamaan ainoastaan ne, jotka etsivät ja löytävät sen, kuinka palvella. Albert SchweitzerUsko minua,
Elämän kruunu ei ole onnellisuus,
vaan uskallus ja mahdollisuus olla tosi.
Martin Buber (via Daniel Nylund)
Opettakaa lapsillenne mitä me olemme opettaneet lapsillemme, että maa on meidän äitimme. Mitä tahansa tapahtuu maalle, tapahtuu maan lapsille. Tämän me tiedämme. Maa ei kuulu ihmiselle, vaan ihminen maalle. Kaikki luontokappaleet ovat yhtä. Mitä tapahtuu maalle, tapahtuu maan pojille. Ei ihminen ole kutonut elämän kudosta, hän on vain sen säie. Mitä hän kudokselle tekee, sen hän tekee itselleen. Kaikella voimallanne, kaikella mielellänne, kaikella sydämellänne, säilyttäkää maa lapsillenne. Ote intiaanipäällikkö Seattlen puheesta Yhdysvaltain presidentille vuonna 1854Ystävyys edellyttää jatkuvaa syntien anteeksiantoa. Blake Kun tapaat ihmisen, jonka kanssa kannattaa puhua, etkä puhu, heität hukkaan ystävän. Kun tapaat ihmisen, jonka kanssa ei kannata puhua, ja kuitenkin puhut, heität hukkaan sanasi. Viisas ei heitä hukkaan ystäviä eikä sanojaan. Kungfutse Meitä ei niinkään lohduta ystäviemme suoma apu, kuin se tieto siitä että he ovat aina valmiita auttamaan. Petra Ennen kuin ryhdyt arvostelemaan jotakuta, kulje ensin kilometri hänen kengissään. Sitten kun ryhdyt arvostelemaan häntä oletkin jo kilometrin päässä -- ja sinulla on hänen kenkänsä Frieda Norris Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent. Laurence J. PeterNice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in. Evan DavisTo have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it. G. K. ChestertonOur scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. Martin Luther King Jr.I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education. Wilson MiznerLife is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. Samuel ButlerWhen you are eight years old, nothing is any of your business. Lenny BruceCourage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death. Lenny BruceBut he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. Matthew 23:11In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away. Antoine de Saint-ExupéryTime you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. T. S. Elliotsotia rauhan puolesta on kuin harrastaisi seksiä säilyttääkseen neitsyytensä loesje"God is dead." -Nietzsche
"Nietzsche is dead." -God
kun viimeinen eläin on tapettu, viimeinen järvi saastutettu ja viimeinen puu kaadettu -- silloin ihminen toteaa, ettei hän voi syödä rahaa. intiaanien vanha mietelause nuoruus on ajanjakso, jonka aikana poika kieltäytyy uskomasta, että jonain päivänä hänestä tulee yhtä torvi kuin isästään H.R. Everhartylpeydestä typeryksen tunnistaa. kiinalainen sananlaskumaailmassa on vikana se, että tyhmät ihmiset ovat niin varmoja kaikesta -- ja älykkäät niin epävarmoja. Bertrand Russellkyky ajatella tänään erilailla kuin eilen erottaa viisaan itsepäisestä John Steinbeck The telegraph is a kind of very long cat. You pull his tail in New York, and his head is mewing in Los Angeles. Radio operates in exactly the same way, except there is no cat. Albert EinsteinFor animals, the entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks. Equal Rites [Pratchett, 1987]Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on. Winston ChurchillIn prayer, it is better to have a heart without words than words without heart. Mahatma GandhiDisorder increases with time
because we measure time in the direction
in which disorder increases. Stephen Hawking
The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well. Joe AncisIf only you could see what I've seen with your eyes Nexus, Blade runnerTreat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. Johann Wolfgang Von GoetheKohtele ihmisiä sellaisina kuin he voisivat parhaimmillaan olla, ja autat heitä tulemaan sellaisiksi. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe via PositiivaritAnna minulle anteeksi, sillä minä olen syntiä Garland: TesseraktiIf all you've got to do today is find peace of mind -- Come round, you can take a piece of mine Catatonia: Road RageOn paljon helpompi kaataa sata puuta kuin kasvattaa yksi. Henri Frederik AmielAs a computer, I find your faith in technology amusing. I love my chatting computer! An artist cannot speak about art, any more than a plant can discuss horticulture. Jean CocteauPeople who say they sleep like a baby, usually don't have one. Leo J. BurkeI do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. Galileo GalileiI like being single. I'm always there when I need me. Art LeoI was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know. Mark TwainThere's always one more bug. Programmer's LawMan is the only animal that blushes -- or needs to. Mark TwainI know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. Albert EinsteinNo one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor RooseveltWhenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform. Mark TwainThere's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes. Dr. WhoTo YOU I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition. Woody AllenCommon sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. Albert EinsteinThe nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. Andrew S. TanenbaumIf you think education is expensive - try ignorance. Derek BokThe man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. Mark TwainYou see things; and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?" George Bernard ShawI believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. Martin Luther KingA great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. Walter GagehotGenius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Thomas Alva EdisonThe reward of a thing well done is to have done it. Ralph Waldo EmersonBe the spoon. #philosophy, IRCNet on August 23, 2003Isot ihmiset eivät milloinkaan ymmärrä mitään itse, ja lapsista on väsyttävää alinomaan selittää heille selviä asioita. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Pikku prinssi In a nonsmoking area: "If we see you smoking, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action." Douglas AdamsÄlä tee minun kanssani mitään sellaista, jonka voisit säästää siihen, kun sinulla on mies jonka todella tahdot Zen CaféThe miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth. Chinese proverbHe who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows; he breathes, but does not live. Sanskrit proverbGod put me on this Earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now, I am so far behind I will never die. anonymousIf man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty. Japanese proverbLearn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon. Charles M. SchulzThe most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science. Albert EinsteinPeace is first of all the art of being. Henri J.M. NouwenWe make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. Winston S. ChurchillChristmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it. Richard LammFaith is not a question of the existence or non-existence of God. It is believing that love without reward is valuable. Emmanuel Levinas (January 12, 1906 - December 25, 1995)Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Old Chinese wisdomJos tänään en juoksisi, niin olisinko jäljessä
olisiko jäljellä enemmän vai vähemmän
entä olisiko vielä jalat, pysyisikö niillä pystyssä
Juha Rautio: Olen matkinut kaikkia lintuja
Look down at me, and you will see a fool. Look up at me, and you will see your Lord. Look straight at me, and you will see yourself. Charles MansonUbuntu: "A person is a person through (other) persons."
"A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed." Desmond Tutu
Symbioosi on kahden eliölajin läheinen, pysyvä, syvä, tarkoituksellinen yhdyselämä, josta molemmat osalliset (symbiontit) hyötyvät. Symbiontteja ovat mm. jäkälät, sienijuuret ja äkämäbakteerit Tasku-Fokus 1967 (via Sami Vuori)You look at the tree and allow it. You appreciate it.
And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are. Ram Dass
Here, start living moment to moment totally and intensely, joyfully and playfully and you will see that nothing goes out of control; that your intelligence becomes sharper; that you become younger; that your love becomes deeper. And when you go out into the world, wherever you go, spread life, playfulness, joy, as far away as possible-to every nook and corner of the earth. Osholet us live! let us love! let us share the deepest secrets of our souls!                ...you first. unknowndo not believe in miracles - rely on them. unknownan unbreakable toy is useful for breaking other toys. unknownI asked for a flower, God gave me a garden. I asked for a river, God gave me an ocean. I asked for a friend, He gave me your number. unknowndeath is nature's way of telling you to slow down. unknownEveryday I beat my own previous record for number of consecutive days I've stayed alive. unknownI live in my own little world. But it's OK...they know me here. unknownA man was given two ears and one mouth, to be used in that ratio. unknownLove your enemies: they'll go crazy trying to figure out what you're up to. unknownI like your game but we have to change the rules. unknownI really hate this damned machine I wish that they would sell it. It never does quite what I want but only what I tell it. unknownThe next time you feel like complaining remember: Your garbage disposal probably eats better than thirty percent of the people in this world. unknownOnly God can make random selections. unknownBe different: conform. unknownYou cannot achieve the impossible without attempting the absurd. unknownYou are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. unknownThe goal of Computer Science is to build something that will last at least until we've finished building it. unknownWhat makes the universe so hard to comprehend is that there's nothing to compare it with. unknownWhen in doubt, do what the President does - guess. unknownWe may not return the affection of those who like us, but we always respect their good judgement. unknownOne nice thing about egotists: they don't talk about other people. unknownEver notice that even the busiest people are never too busy to tell you just how busy they are. unknownHow come wrong numbers are never busy? unknownI haven't lost my mind - it's backed up on tape somewhere. unknownTact is the ability to tell a man he has an open mind when he has a hole in his head. unknownThe more things change, the more they stay insane. unknownWe can defeat gravity. The problem is the paperwork involved. unknownvaikka yrittäisit kuinka huolellisesti kasvattaa lapsia, usein he kuitenkin käyttäytyvät aivan kuin sinä itse. tuntematonihmisen on onnistunut kivuta kuolinsyytilastojen kärkeen. tuntematonmaailmanlaajuinen rauha tuntuu keskivertoperheen huoltajasta naurettavalta. tuntematonHistoria ei toista itseään, se änkyttää tuntematonOlemme enkeleitä joilla on vain yksi siipi. Pystyäksemme lentämään, meidän on syleiltävä toisiamme. tuntematonYstävyys on kuin kusi housussa. Kaikki sen näkevät, mutta vain itse voi tuntea kuinka se lämmittää ihanasti. tuntematon