"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Finding Your Way

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“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”

Henry David Thoreau

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“In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for ”finding himself.” If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.”

Thomas Merton

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“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.”

Lloyd Alexander

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“If we are incapable of finding peace in ourselves, it is pointless to search elsewhere.”

François de la Rochefoucauld

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“There comes a point in many people’s lives when they can no longer play the role they have chosen for themselves. When that happens, we are like actors finding that someone has changed the play.”

Brian Moore

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“.. a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life’s point of no return.”

Dag Hammarskjold

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“Only in solitude do we find ourselves; and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude.”

Miguel de Unamuno

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Photographs taken at the Padmanabhapuram Palace


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2 responses

  1. I like this collections of photos and quotes very much.

    February 19, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    • Thank you very much. Being familiar with your own contributions to the blogosphere, I particularly value the comment.

      February 19, 2011 at 7:43 pm

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