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In cleaning and decorating (eventually) my room at home, I’ve been thinking about quotes for the walls. I’ve seen some pictures on Pinterest that have inspired me, and frankly I’ve always liked the idea of writing on the walls. So, some ideas:

  • “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” — William Morris (I’ve been trying to put this into practice with limited success.)
  • “I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.” — William Morris
  • “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” — William Wallace
  • “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” — Abraham Lincoln
  • “Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?” — Abraham Lincoln
  • “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.” — Abraham Lincoln
  • “I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.” — Kurt Vonnegut (I like the idea of painting this on my bedroom wall, and thinking every day about the importance of happiness. And Vonnegut.)
  • If you knew how meat was made, you’d probably lose your lunch.” — k.d. lang (This I wouldn’t put on my wall, probably, because it riles me up.)
  • Let there be peace on earth
    And let it begin with me.” — Seymour Miller & Jill Jackson, “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” 1955
  • We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Well done is better than well said.” — Benjamin Franklin
  • “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” — Albert Einstein
  • “We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.” — H. G. Wells