gasparin's quotes

Quotable Sources: John Muir

"Love of pure unblemished Nature seems to overmaster and blur out of sight all other objects and considerations. I know that I could under ordinary circumstances accumulate wealth and obtain a fair position in society, and I am arrived at an age that requires that I should choose some definite course for life. But I am sure that the mind of no truant schoolboy is more free and disengaged from all the grave plans and purposes and pursuits of ordinary orthodox life than mine."

— John Muir

Quotable Sources: Leonardo da Vinci

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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

— Leonardo da Vinci

Quotable Sources: The Goose and the Commons

The law doth punish man or woman
That steals the goose from off the common,
But lets the greater felon loose
That steals the common from the goose.

— Apocryphal (appearing among the people even before the 17th Century... by the 1600s enclosure was being publicly criticized by the government & clergy)

Quotable Sources: The Little Prince

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The Little Prince and the Fox

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Quotable Sources: Raoul Vaneigem

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"To work for delight and authentic festivity is barely distinguishable from preparing for a general insurrection"

— Raoul Vaneigem

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