Peter of Ravenna, author of the most famous memory textbook of the 15th century, said “if you wish to remember quickly, dispose the images of the most beautiful virgins into memory places.”
”The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”- Marcel Proust
“Work out your own salvation,” said the Buddha. “Do not depend on others.”
“Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks. Historians are pessimists because they ignore the banks for the river.” — Will Durant,Life, Oct. 18, 1963
“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” — Albert Einstein
“Why are numbers beautiful? It’s like asking why is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony beautiful.
If you don’t see why, someone can’t tell you. I know numbers are beautiful.
If they aren’t beautiful, nothing is.”
— Paul Erdös
“He who moves not forward, goes backward.” — Goethe