John Eliot Quotations

The idea of perfect closes your mind to new standards.. When you drive hard toward one ideal, you miss opportunities and paths, not to mention hurting your confidence. Believe in your potential and then go out and explore it; don’t … Read the rest

Adam Smith Quotations

-The great source of both the misery and disorders of human life, seems to arise from over-rating the difference between one permanent situation and another… some of these situations may, no doubt, deserve to be preferred to others, but none … Read the rest

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle.
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Leo Buscaglia Quotations

Perfect love is rare indeed – for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance … Read the rest

John of Ruysbroeck

To comprehend and to understand God above all similitudes, as He is in Himself, is to be God with God, without intermediary, and without any otherness that can become a hindrance or an intermediary. Whosoever wishes to understand this must … Read the rest

Joseph Persico

Never have so many experienced such intensity of emotions; never had comradeship–a sense of needing and being needed–struck so deeply and bound prior strangers so strongly in a blood brotherhood.
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Charles Mingus Quotations

-Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can play weird–that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple complicated is commonplace–making the complicated simple, awesomely simple–that’s creativity.
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Lu Xun Quotations

-Hope cannot be said to exist, nor can it be said not to exist. It is just like roads across the earth. For actually the earth had no roads to begin with, but when many men pass one way, a … Read the rest

Lucretius Quotations

Look at a man in the midst of doubt and danger, and you will learn in his hour of adversity what he really is. It is then that true utterances are wrung from the recesses of his breast. The mask … Read the rest

Giordano Bruno

It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a … Read the rest

Hebrew Saying

“Tikkun Olam”
-A Hebrew phrase that means to help repair the world every day, by mending what you are able to of what is in disrepair within you and near you. To do this to the best of your ability … Read the rest

Esther Dyson Quotations

-The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect.
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Harold B. Walker Quotations

-When you worry, you go over the same ground endlessly and come out the same place you started. Thinking makes progress from one place to another; worry remains static. The problem of life is to change worry into thinking and … Read the rest

Felix E. Schelling

True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success, the glorious inequality of talent, of genius.
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Shunryu Suzuki

-When you try to understand everything, you will not understand anything. The best way is to understand yourself, and then you will understand everything.

-Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it … Read the rest

Robert MacNeil

Parents can plant magic in a child’s mind through certain words spoken with some thrilling quality of voice, some uplift of the heart and spirit.
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