I'm at the point in my life that I like reading and simple walking more than more grandiose adventures. But I do travel quite a bit. Still I feel that works of others often provide the framework for explaining to others what we feel better than our own words, when brevity is required. Read on, if you wish.
Somerset Maugham: If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too.
Henry Ward Beecher: A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
Erich Fromm: The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.
James Lovelock: No one who has experienced the intense involvement of computer modeling would deny that the temptation exists to use any data input that will enable one to continue playing what is perhaps the ultimate game of solitaire.
Jackson Browne: You could be laughing at me, you've got the right. But you go on smiling, so clear and so bright.
Du kamst, du gingst mit leiser Spur, You came, you went with quiet steps,
Ein flüchtiger Gast im Erdenland; A fleeting guest in this earthly world;
Woher? Wohin? Wir wissen nur: Where from? Where to? We only know:
Aus Gottes Hand in Gottes Hand. From God's hand into God's hand.
From the cowardice that dare not face new truth,
From the laziness that is contented with half truth,
From the arrogance that thinks it knows all truth,
Good Lord, deliver us.
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)
i am never without it (anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)
i want no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)