Communities use xenophobia to unify their cause, clan, tribe or religion – (guy on Radio 4 in evening 8th June 2006)

The only thing constant in life is the rate of change – (from speech given by guest parent speaker at King’s College Taunton between 1985 & 1987, can’t quite place the year)

Give an energy saving lightbulb for Christmas – Anon; Alternative Lifestyle Fayre, Powderham Castle June 4th 2006


A clever person solves a problem.
A wise person avoids it.

The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.


You must be the change
You wish to see in the world


A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
Less good when they obey and acclaim him.
Worse when they fear and despise him.
Fail to honor people, and they fail to honor you.
But of a good leader, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, “We did this ourselves.”

— Lao-Tzu