Inquiries should be directed not to what others have thought, not to what we ourselves conjecture, but to what we can clearly and perspicuously behold and with certainty deduce; for knowledge is not won in any other way.
Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all living things. ~Thomas Merton
Virtues: Love, Compassion, Charity
Photo: Neighbor's garden, Urbana IL.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesteron
Photo: Sunset in east Champaign County, IL (March 2015)
A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for. ~Willian G. T. Shedd
Photo: San Fransisco Bay, California
We are a way for the cosmos to know itself. ~Carl Sagan
Virtues: Wonder, Spirituality
Image: PicMonkey.com stock photo
Be patient and kind to yourself. In time, you will transform. ~Think. Love. Live.
Virtues: Self-Compassion, Trust, Kindness, Patience
Photo: Monarch Chrysalis in Neighbor's Garden, Urbana IL (September 2014)
Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.
Virtues: Understanding, Knowledge, Curiosity
Photo: Near Bell Smith Springs, Southern IL, overlayed with magnolia tree from C-U, IL.
The earth has music for those who listen. ~George Santayana
Virtues: Consideration, Focus, Wisdom
Photo: Eureka Springs, AR
The world hates change, yet it's the only thing that has brought progress.
Virtues: Openness, Flexibility, Discernment
Photo: Somewhere over the midwest.