Archive for Gems


A quote by Leo Tolstoy (Lev Nikolayevitch Tolstoy, 1828-1910), Russian writer, philosopher and social activist.


A quote by James Grover Thurber (1894 – 1961), American cartoonist, author, humorist, journalist, playwright, and celebrated wit.

Insanity and mania

A quote by John Lennon.

Losing common sense

A quote by Gertrude Stein (1874 – 1946), famous American avant-garde novelist, poet, playwright and art collector.

Lay siege to the empire

A quote by Arundhati Roy.

Creatures of the same god

A quote by François-Marie Arouet (1694 – 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire.

Expiration date



A quote by Ram Dass (aka Richard Alpert), American spiritual teacher, former academic and clinical psychologist, and the author of the famous 1971 book, 'Be Here Now'.


A quote by Aldous Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963)

Profound truth

A quote by Dave Sim.

Men’s miseries

A quote by Pascal.


A quote by Aldous Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963)

Perpetual war

The endless war on our planet and some of the main performers...

There is no God

A quote by Stephen Hawking (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018)

Humanity hanging on a cross of iron

Quote by Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (1890 – 1969), American Army general and statesman who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.

Is it right?

A quote by Dr Martin Luther King Jr. (15 January 1929 – 4 April 1968)

Mark Twain’s words of wisdom…

...on New Year's resolutions

Those who are able to see

Plato (428 - 348 BCE), ancient Greek philosopher, student of Socrates, teacher of Aristotle; best known as the author of philosophical works of unparalleled influence.

Treating others

A quote by Ramana Maharshi (1879 – 1950).

Yesterday we obeyed kings…

A quote by Kahlil Gibran.

Statesmen and tyrants

A quote by John Adams (1735 – 1826), a Founding Father - a leader of the movement for American independence from Great Britain.

You Raise Me Up

Sung by Martin Hurkens to the delight of strollers in a Dutch town square (video).

Offending another person

A quote by Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 – 1951).

A child-like man

A quote by Aldous Huxley (1894 – 1963).

Every one rushes elsewhere…

A quote by the French Renaissance philosopher, Michel de Montaigne.

I awoke

A quote by Leonardo da Vinci.

The human heart

A quote by Kahlil Gibran.

It is rash to set limits

An excerpt from a recently uncovered 11-page essay by Sir Winston Churchill about the search for alien life.

The meaning of human life

A quote by Albert Einstein.

Sewing hope

12 year old Campbell spends his time making hundreds of teddy bears for sick children in Tasmania (video).

Praises of the Creatures

St. Francis composed The Canticle of the Creatures during the spring of 1225, when he was sick at San Damiano.

Whatever is Destined…

A quote by Ramana Maharshi.

I worship you for your own sake

A quote by Rabia al-Adawiyya.

Letting Go

Quote by Hermann Hesse.

The Strange Footprint

A quote by Sir Arthur Eddington, from the book, 'Space, Time and Gravitation'.


A quote by the 14th Dalai Lama.

Mathematical Law

A quote by George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (1866 - 1949)

A Final Warning

George Orwell's acute and chilling vision of the future - excerpt from the 2003 BBC 4 Television docudrama.

Alan Watts Interviews Laura Huxley

A radio broadcast of Alan Watts talking with Laura Huxley about her biography of Aldous Huxley.

It Is In Your Power

A quote by then Senator John F. Kennedy.

Anaïs Nin

Quote by essayist and memoirist Anaïs Nin (February 21, 1903 – January 14, 1977)

Why Your Life Is Not A Journey

Alan Watts talks about playfulness in this video by David Lindberg.

Governments Need Enemies

A quote by Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh

The Time Will Come When You Will Understand

A quote by Gurdjieff: People are machines.


Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) was a Florentine philosopher, statesman, diplomat and political theorist.

Great Indian Yogi: Neem Karoli Baba

Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji) - as narrated by Ram Dass.

Man Believes Himself to be Free

Quote by Aldous Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963)

Profoundly Sick Society

A quote by J. Krishnamurti.