QUOTES FOR JUNE 2023
QUOTES FOR MAY 2023
"In the deepening spring of May, I had no choice but to recognize the trembling of my heart. It usually happened as the sun was going down."
- Hanuki Murakami (1949-), Japanese novelist and short story writer
From the novel Norwegian Wood, published in 1987.
Love and Friendship
Love is like the wild rose-briar,
Friendship like the holly-tree -
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms
But which will bloom more constantly?
The wild-rose briar is sweet in spring
The summer blossoms scent the air;
Yet wait till winter comes again
And who will call the wild-briar fair?
Then scorn the silly rose-wreath now
And deck thee with the holly's sheen,
That when December blights thy brow
He still may leave thy garland green.
- Emily Brontë, (1818-1848), English novelist and poet
QUOTES FOR APRIL 2023
"No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn. April is a promise that May is bound to keep, and we know it."
- Hal Borland (1900-1978), American author, journalist and naturalist
From "April's End," a New York Times editorial, April 29, 1956
- Attributed to Evan Esar (1899-1995), American humorist
QUOTES FOR MARCH 2023
"In March, the soft rains continued, and each storm waited courteously until its predecessor sunk beneath the ground.
- John Steinbeck (1902-1968), American author
From East of Eden, published in 1952
From East of Eden, published in 1952
"To call women the weaker sex is a libel, it is man's injustice to women. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?"
- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian lawyer, anti-colonial activist and political ethicist who led a non-violent campaign to achieve Indian independence from British rule.
From Young India, October 4, 1930
QUOTES FOR FEBRUARY 2023
"Because in February the days were really getting longer and you could see it, if you really looked. You could see how at the end of each day the world seemed cracked open and the extra light made its way across the stark trees, and promised. It promised, that light, and what a thing that was."
- Elizabeth Strout (1956-), American novelist and author
From the novel Olive, Again 
"Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each includes the other.
Love is an echo of the feelings of a unity between two persons, which is founded both on likeness and on complementary differences. Without the likeness there would be no attraction; without the challenge of the complementary differences there could not be the closer interweaving and the inextinguishable mutual interest which is the characteristic of all deeper relationships."
- Felix Adler (1851-1933), German-American philosopher, professor of political and social ethics
From Life and Destiny 
QUOTES FOR JANUARY 2023
"January was a two-faced month, jangling like a jester's bells, crackling like snow crust, pure as any beginning, grim as an old man, mysteriously familiar yet unknown, like a word one can almost but not quite define."
- Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995), American novelist and short story writer
From the novel The Price of Salt , later republished as Carol
"You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough."
- Frank Crane (1861-1928), American writer, Presbyterian minister, speaker and columnist
As quoted in Business Education World [Volume 15, 1935, Page 172]
QUOTES FOR DECEMBER 2022
- Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author, dramatist. and journalist
From Return to Tipasa 
"The only freedom that deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others, or impede their efforts to obtain it."
- John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), English philosopher and political economist
- From On Liberty 
QUOTES FOR NOVEMBER 2022
"It is the same with people as it is with riding a bike. Only when moving can one comfortably maintain one's balance."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-born theoretical physicist
From a letter that Einstein wrote to his son Eduard on February 5, 1930. The quote is an English translation because the letter was written in German. The exact quote is "Beim Menschem ist es wie beim Velo. Nur wenn er faehrt, kann er bequem die Balance halten."
"The thinnest yellow light of November is more warming and exhilarating than any wine they tell of. The mite which November contributes becomes equal in value to the bounty of July."
- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), American naturalist, essayist, poet and philosopher
Autumn: From the journal of Henry David Thoreau (ed. 1892).
QUOTES FOR OCTOBER 2022
- John Burroughs (1837-1921), American naturalist, conservationist and writer
From Under the Maples, published posthumously by Clara Barrus in 1921
"Today's real borders are not between nations, but between powerful and powerless, free and fettered, privileged and humiliated. Today, no walls can separate humanitarian or human rights crises in one part of the world from national security crises in another."
- Kofi Annan (1938-2018), Ghanaian diplomat and seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006
Nobel Lecture, Oslo, Norway (December 10, 2001)