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Wisdom Quotes

Wisdom Quotes

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hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat. - harry
emerson fosdick
consider the past and you shall know the future. - chinese proverb
you can't get where you want to go if you don't know where you are.
to many time we confuse motion with progress. - cyclops
if i wished to punish a province, i would have it governed by philosophers. -
frederick ii, the great
the best way to predict your future is to create it.
if you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.
the goal of the works of a genius' existance lies only in itself.
pleasure and joy are deceptive
analytic and romantic understanding should be united at a basic level.
reassimilate the passions from which the rational mind fled. - r.m.pirsig
fear is the mind killer. - paul muad'ib
to have and to want more that is life. - f. nietzsche
all our wanting comes from needs, thus we continiously suffer. the intellect
teaches free will, free from suffering. - arthur schopenhauer
knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment. - laotzu
the truth is realized in an instant; the act is practiced step by step. - zen
saying
if you work on your mind with your mind, how can you avoid immense confusion? -
seng-ts'an
do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.
- basho
teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. - chinese proverb
knock on the sky and listen to the sound! - zen saying
anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule
themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others. - edward abbey
smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. - african proverb
the man who has no imagination has no wings. - muhammad ali
the man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of
his life. - muhammad ali
there are two types of people in this world, good and bad. the good sleep better,
but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more. - woody allen
i have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it
in the right way, did not become still more complicated. - poul anderson
the most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not eureka! (i found it!) but rather, 'hmm.... that's funny...'. - isaac asimov
history does not repeat itself. historians repeat each other. - arthur balfour
behind every great fortune there is a crime. - honore de balzac
...the myth of socialism is far stronger than the reality of capitalism. that is
because capitalism is not really an ism at all. it is what people do if you leave
them alone. - arnold beichmen, hoover institute fellow
happiness is good health and a bad memory. - ingrid bergman (1917-1982)
there's nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know.
- ambrose bierce
never express yourself more clearly than you think. - n. bohr
the opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. but the opposite of a
profound truth may well be another profound truth. - niels bohr
you are not thinking. you are merely being logical. - neils bohr to albert
einstein
ability is nothing without opportunity. - napoleon bonaparte
in politics an absurdity is not a handicap. - napoleon bonaparte
if you are not an idealist by the time you are twenty you have no heart, but if
you are still an idealist by the time you are thirty, you don't have a head. -
randolph bourne
there's no government like no government. - bumper sticker, seen in berkeley, ca
absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles

the great. - comte de bussy-rabutin
whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up with a
better mouse. - james carswell
how many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. -
coco chanel
one sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak. - g. k.
chesterton
a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. - chinese proverb
behind an able man there are always other able men. - chinese proverb
in shallow waters, shrimps make fools of dragons. - chinese proverb
judge not the horse by his saddle. - chinese proverb
the palest ink is better than the best memory. - chinese proverb
the wise man learns more from his enemies than a fool does from his friends. -
chinese proverb
when you want to test the depths of a stream, don't use both feet. - chinese
proverb
i like a man who grins when he fights. - winston churchill
i like pigs. dogs look up to us. cats look down on us. pigs treat us as equals. -
winston churchill
the best argument against democracy is a five minute talk with the average voter.
- winston churchill
politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories. -
arthur c clarke
hear and you forget; see and you remember; do and you understand. - confucius
our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail. -
confucius
the superior man is distressed by the limitation of his ability; he is not
distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability he has. - confucius
love may not make the world go round, but i must admit that it makes the ride
worthwhile. - sean connery
love is a fire. but whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your
house, you can never tell. - joan crawford
nothing in life is to be feared. it is only to be understood. - marie curie
a man who dares to waste an hour of time has not discovered the value of life. -
charles darwin
there's nothing i like less than bad arguments for a view that i hold dear. -
daniel dennett
if there are no stupid questions, then what sort of questions do stupid people
ask? - dogbert
everybody is somebody else's weirdo. - dykstra
i'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to
have extreme prejudice. - - clint eastwood
results! why man, i have gotten a lot of results. i know several thousand things
that won't work. - thomas alva edison
anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. - albert
einstein
great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. -
albert einstein (1879-1955)
if i had my life to live over again, i'd be a plumber. - albert einstein
put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. sit with a
pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. that's relativity. - albert
einstein
an intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he
knows. - dwight d. eisenhower
the only way to have a friend is to be one. - ralph waldo emerson
scitum est inter caecos luscum regnare posse. (it is well known, that among the
blind the one-eyed man is king.) - gerard didier erasmus
it is never too late to be what you might have been. - farmer's almanac, 1995

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