Aglow Within

Aglow Within

“At times our own light goes out
and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
Albert Schweitzer

Aglow Within on Fine Art America

Just Jellin

Just Jellin

“PLATITUDE, n. The fundamental element and special glory of popular literature. A thought that snores in words that smoke. The wisdom of a million fools in the diction of a dullard. A fossil sentiment in artificial rock. All that is mortal of a departed truth. A jelly-fish withering on the shore of the sea of thought. A desiccated epigram.”
Ambrose Bierce

Eyes Can Seal

“There is nothing we like to communicate
to others as much as the seal of secrecy
together with what lies under it.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

False Consumption

“In our appetite for gossip,
we tend to gobble down everything before us,
only to find, too late,
that it is our ideals we have consumed,
and we have not been enlarged by the feasts
but only diminished.”

Pico Iyer

Rocky Dependence

“A true friend knows your weaknesses
but shows you your strengths;
feels your fears but fortifies your faith;
sees your anxieties but frees your spirit;
recognizes your disabilities
but emphasizes your possibilities.”

William Arthur Ward

Loving Assortment

“If you may count every drop of water in the ocean
and count every grain of sand in the sea –
multiply it by a thousand and that’s how much I love you.”

George of Langkloof

By the Soul’s Light

“There is one spectacle grander than the sea,
that is the sky;
there is one spectacle grander than the sky,
that is the interior of the soul.”
Victor Hugo

Arrow of Illusion

“He who knows that this body is like froth,
and has learnt that it is as
unsubstantial as a mirage,
will break the flower-pointed arrow of illusion,
and never see the king of death.”

The Dhammapada (c. BC 300)

Who? Me?

“Camouflage is a game we all like to play,
but our secrets are as surely revealed by
what we want to seem to be as by
what we want to conceal.”

Russell Lynes