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Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Good order is the foundation of all things.
- Edmund Burke
We have all the light we need, we just need to put it in practice.
- Albert Pike
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There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
- Charles Kettering
Ideals are the world's masters.
- Josiah Gilbert Holland
The mind cannot foresee its own advance.
- Friedrich August von Hayek
We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.
- Bernard Williams
Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature.
Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
- Henry Miller
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If in doubt, don't. If still in doubt, do what's right.
- Donald Rumsfeld
We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.
- John Henry Newman
We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.
- Dag Hammarskjold
The farther reason looks the greater is the haze in which it loses itself.
- Johann Georg Hamann
Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.
- Elon Musk
Memory is more indelible than ink.
- Anita Loos
We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.
People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.
You exist only in what you do.
- Federico Fellini
Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller
He who defends everything defends nothing.
- Frederick the Great
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
- Ansel Adams
Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
Unless we remember we cannot understand.
- E. M. Forster
If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?
- Erich Fromm
Every man must decide for himself whether he shall master his world or be mastered by it.
- James Cash Penney
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
- John Galsworthy
Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games.
- Babe Ruth
Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
There are no elements so diverse that they cannot be joined in the heart of a man.
- Jean Giraudoux
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
- James Joyce
God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.
- Franz Kafka
We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
You cannot step into the same river twice.
True greatness consists in being great in little things.
- Charles Simmons
To be is to do.
- Immanuel Kant
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
We do not judge the people we love.
- Jean-Paul Sartre
The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
- Eden Phillpotts
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always.
- Albert Schweitzer
You're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem.
- Eldridge Cleaver
It is only in our decisions that we are important.
- Jean-Paul Sartre
Fortune favors the audacious.
- Desiderius Erasmus
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
- Leonardo da Vinci
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident.
- Francesco Guicciardini
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
- John Locke
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt.
- Audre Lorde
We see things as we are, not as they are.
- Leo Rosten
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin
Genius is never understood in its own time.
- Bill Watterson
The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.
Genius is rarely able to give any account of its own processes.
- George Henry Lewes
Our first intuitions are the true ones.
- Emile M. Cioran
All serious daring starts from within.
- Eudora Welty
Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
- Abraham Lincoln
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.
- Lewis Mumford
The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
- Edward Gibbon
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
- Albert Einstein
Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.
- Khalil Gibran
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
- Aldous Huxley
Sometimes you can know too much. A lot of brainy people like Stephen Fry are quite depressive.
- Karl Pilkington
You create your own reality.
- Jane Roberts
Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.
- Lawrence Clark Powell
You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself.
- Andrew Carnegie
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin
Talent is a faculty that is highly developed, but genius commands all the faculties.
- Francis Herbert Hedge
The destiny of man is in his own soul.
An artist is he for whom the goal and center of life is to form his mind.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
- John Dryden
The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank
Never mistake motion for action.
- Ernest Hemingway
I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
- Albert Einstein
What do you hang on the walls of your mind?
- Eve Arnold
We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
- Charlotte Whitton
What worries you, masters you.
- John Locke