The School Where I Studied

I passed by the school where I studied as a boy
and said in my heart: here I learned certain things
and didn’t learn others. All my life I have loved in vain
the things I didn’t learn. I am filled with knowledge,
I know all about the flowering of the tree of knowledge,
the shape of its leaves, the function of its root system, its pests and
I’m an expert on the botany of good and evil,
I’m still studying it, I’ll go on studying till the day I die.
I stood near the school building and looked in. This is the room
where we sat and learned. The windows of a classroom always open
to the future, but in our innocence we thought it was only landscape
we were seeing from the window.
The schoolyard was narrow, paved with large stones.
I remember the brief tumult of the two of us
Near the rickety steps, the tumult
that was the beginning of a first great love.
Now it outlives us, as if in a museum,
Like everything else in Jerusalem

By Yehuda Amichai



A man who is empty on the inside must decorate himself on the outside.

Bruce Lee


Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. – Seneca the Younger


Aisling Song

Níl sa saol seo ach ceo,
Is ní bheimid beo,
ach seal beag gearr.

There is nothing in this life but mist,
And we will only be alive,
for a short time.

Aisling Song

A few good quotes

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.

Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.

Health is the greatest possession.

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.

Silence is a source of great strength.

If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.