Culture Quotes

Epictetus: Two ears, one mouth

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.


Japanese Macaque in Jigokudani Yaen Kōen

Photo by Jasper Doest, Japan, 2013

Japanese Macaque in Jigokudani Yaen Kōen, a hot spring where wild monkeys come to bathe in Nagano Prefecture.

Animals Funny Nature

Mission impossible lizard


Ming Smith: Painting with Light

America Seen Through Stars and Stripes, New York City, New York Painted, 1976

Painting with Light: The Photography of Ming Smith

Life & Philosophy Productivity & Work Quotes

Viktor E. Frankl: ‘Don’t aim at success’

“Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it”

Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
Creativity Quotes

Lin Yutang on how to spend a perfect afternoon

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.

Lin Yutang