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“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.” —John F. Kennedy

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” —Marcel Proust

“When freedom prevails, the ingenuity and inventiveness of people creates incredible wealth. This is the source of the natural improvement of the human condition.” —Brian S. Wesbury

“Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.” —Ralph Marston

“To try is to risk failure. But risk must be taken because the greatest hazard of life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, live, and love.” –Leo Buscaglia

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” —Joseph Chilton Pearce

“When I take on a new problem, I’m not interested in how it’s been done before. I only want to know, of all the constraints people tend to assume, which ones are actually fundamental and which ones are just habit?” –Jeff Bonwick, Sun Microsystems

“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.” –Alan Cohen

“You can never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” –Buckminster Fuller

“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.”Albert Einstein

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.”Arthur Schopenhauer

“Different is not necessarily better but better is always different.”
—Hugh Lendrum

 

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“Imagination is everything; it is the preview of life’s forthcoming attractions.” —Albert Einstein

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”George Bernard Shaw

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams, who looks inside awakes.” —Carl Gustav Jung

“No great artists ever sees things as they really are. If he did then he would cease to be an artist.” —Oscar Wilde

“Perhaps the only limits to the human mind are those we believe in.” —Willis Harman

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it… “ —Alan Kay

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” —Mary Lou Cook

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” —Wayne Gretzky

“You can’t depend on your judgement when your imagination is out of focus.” —Mark Twain

“The aspects of a thing that are most important to us are hidden to us because of their simplicity and familiarity.” —Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have run out.” —Chinese proverb

“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.” —Albert Einsten

“You are the masterpiece of your own life; you are the Michelangelo of your own life. The David that you are sculpting is you.” —Joe Vitale

“Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.”Belva Davis

“Life is creation — self and circumstances, the raw material.”Dorothy M. Richardson

“Life in itself is an empty canvas; it becomes whatsoever you paint on it. You can paint misery, you can paint bliss. This freedom is your glory.” —Osho

“”When something exceeds your ability to understand how it works, it sort of becomes magical.” —Jonathan Ive

“God gives talent, work transforms talent into genius.” —Anna Pavlova

“Change cannot be avoided… change provides the opportunity for innovation. It gives you the chance to demonstrate your creativity.” —Felice Jones

“Going against the grain may result in a few splinters, and it may rub a few people the wrong way, but going with it is like forcing your TRUE self to walk the plank!” —David Roppo

“When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.” —Anthony J. D’Angelo

“A dream is a wish your heart makes.” —Annette Funicello

 

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“We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers. Intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong.” —Carl Sagan

“If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.” —Isaac Newton

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It often takes more courage to change one’s opinion than to keep it.” —Willy Brandt

“Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.” —Margaret Shepherd

“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.” —Theodore Rubin

“Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.” –Paul McCartney

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.” –Albert Einstein

“In each of us are places where we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do we ever find them.” –Dr. Joyce Brothers

“Life’s gift to you is your unique vantage point. Your gift to life is expressing from it.” —Alan Cohen

“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be.” —Abraham Maslow

“The deepest longing in the human breast is the desire for appreciation.” —William James

“Intuition is not contrary to reason, but outside the province of reason.” —Carl Jung

“The road to enlightenment is paved with authenticity, not imitation.” —Alan Cohen

“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, it’s unlikely you will step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume that there’s no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, there is a chance you may contribute to making a better world. The choice is yours.” —Noam Chomsky

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” —Charles Darwin

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” —Pantanjali

“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that remains is a compromise.” —Robert Fritz

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” —T. S. Eliot

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” —Albert Einstein

“If you’re not living on the edge… you’re taking up too much room.” —African Proverb

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
—Goethe

“If life doesn’t offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.” —Anthony J. D’Angelo

“It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.” —Henri Poincare

“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” —WolfgangMozart

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” —George Bernard Shaw

“Vision without action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare.” —Japanese proverb

“The impossible is often the untried.” —Jim Goodwin

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” —Alexander Graham Bell

“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” —Albert Einstein

“When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.”

“If it’s stupid but it works, it isn’t stupid.”

“It takes more courage to alter an opinion than to stick with it.”

“Comfort is found among those who agree with you; growth among those who don’t.”

“Pay no attention to critics. No one ever erected a statue to a critic” —Werner Ehrhart

“Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.” —Jean-Louis Etienne

 


“Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.

They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They invent. They imagine. They heal.
They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

We make tools for these kinds of people.
While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think
they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

—Steve Jobs, Apple C.E.O.

“When you’re young, you look at most of the programs on television and think, ‘There’s a conspiracy! The networks have conspired to dumb us down!’ But when you get a little older, you realize that’s not true. The networks are in the business to make money by giving people exactly what they want. That’s a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic. You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revolution!” —Steve Jobs

“Without death there would be very little progress.” —Steve Jobs
To see what he means by this, read Steve Jobs’ Commencement Speech at Stanford (June 2005) – a moving and inspirational message from one of my heroes. Also you can watch the video of Steve giving his speech at Stanford.

“You know, we don’t grow most of the food we eat. We wear clothes other people make. We speak a language that other people developed. We use a mathematics that other people evolved… I mean, we’re constantly taking things. It’s a wonderful, ecstatic feeling to create something that puts it back in the pool of human experience and knowledge.” —Steve Jobs

“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? So this is what we’ve chosen to do with our life. We could be sitting in a monastery somewhere in Japan. We could be out sailing. Some of the team could be playing golf. They could be running other companies. And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it. And we think it is.” —Steve Jobs

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” —Steve Jobs

 

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Best Motivational Quotes by Great Minds Part 1

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Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Dalai Lama

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale

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After a storm comes a calm.
Matthew Henry

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Jim Rohn

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Ayn Rand

If you’re going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
Confucius

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Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.
Wayne Dyer

I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
Ken Venturi

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Helen Keller

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Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
Alfred A. Montapert

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.
Denis Waitley

If you can dream it, you can do it.
Walt Disney

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Thomas Jefferson

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
Epictetus

Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.
Victor Kiam

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
Albert Einstein

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Benjamin Franklin

Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Jim Rohn

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ALBERT EINSTEIN QUOTES- THE BEST OF THE GREAT FATHER OF RELATIVITY

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.
Albert Einstein

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Albert Einstein

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
Albert Einstein

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.
Albert Einstein

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Albert Einstein

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Albert Einstein

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.
Albert Einstein

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?
Albert Einstein

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Albert Einstein

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein

Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
Albert Einstein

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
Albert Einstein

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
Albert Einstein

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Albert Einstein

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
Albert Einstein

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
Albert Einstein

Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.
Albert Einstein

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein

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JOHN F. KENNEDY QUOTES- THE BEST OF THE ICON

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
John F. Kennedy

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
John F. Kennedy

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
John F. Kennedy

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
John F. Kennedy

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John F. Kennedy

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.
John F. Kennedy

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
John F. Kennedy

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The best road to progress is freedom’s road.
John F. Kennedy

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
John F. Kennedy

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
John F. Kennedy

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
John F. Kennedy

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
John F. Kennedy

Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.
John F. Kennedy

When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
John F. Kennedy

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A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
John F. Kennedy

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
John F. Kennedy

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
John F. Kennedy

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
John F. Kennedy

Israel was not created in order to disappear – Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.
John F. Kennedy

Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
John F. Kennedy

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
John F. Kennedy

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.
John F. Kennedy

 

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Humorous Quotes for the Soul

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“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

“The only normal people are the ones that you don’t know very well.” —Alfred Adler

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” —Berthold Auerbach

“Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.” —Robert Orben

“What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.” —Yiddish Proverb

“If you can’t get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one.” —Mark Twain

“If you talk to God, you are praying; if God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.” —Thomas Szasz

 

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“A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.” —Charles Gordy

“If you want to leave footprints in the sands of time, don’t drag your feet.” —Anon.

“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” —Oscar Wilde

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” —Oscar Wilde

“The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.” —Anonymous

“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” —Ingrid Bergman

“When one is at home, he dreams of adventure. When one is on an adventure, he dreams of home.” —Anonymous

 

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“True humor is fun – it does not put down, kid, or mock. It makes people feel wonderful, not separate, different, and cut off. True humor has beneath it the understanding that we are all in this together.” —Hugh Prather

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” —Albert Einstein

“I prefer to be a pessimist; it makes it easier to deal with my inevitable failure.” —Film: The McMullen Brothers

“My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference!” —Harry Truman

“Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool that follows him?” —Alec Guiness

“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” —Winston Churchill

“To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.” —Amos Bronson Alcott

“Turn your melodrama into a mellow drama.” —Ram Dass

 

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“A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.” —Robert Benchley

“If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.” —Betty Reese

“Life in Lubbock, Texas, taught me two things: One is that God loves you and you’re going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love.” —Butch Hancock, Flatlanders

“The only stupid question is the one that goes unasked.”

“Every time we open our mouths, people can look into our minds.”

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem wonderful at all!” —Michelangelo

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.” —Henry Ford

“Don’t be so humble; you’re not that great.” —Golda Meir, to a visiting diplomat

“Years ago, my momma taught me that two wrongs don’t make a right – but I soon figured out that three left turns do.” —Jim Hightower

Best corporate IT quote ever: “I don’t think iPhone brings anything new to the table. It has a great user experience, but that’s all.” —Manjit Singh, CIO

“Always remember you’re unique. Just like everyone else.”

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.”

“I’m going to stop procrastinating … once I get around to it.”

“If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.”

“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.”

“Never test the depth of the water with both feet.”

“Don’t be irreplaceable. If you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted.”“If you lend someone $25 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.”

“Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.”

“Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.” —Susan Ertz

“Do not do unto others as you would have them do unto you. They may have different tastes.” —George Bernard Shaw

“The difference between erotic and kinky is that one uses a feather, the other uses the whole chicken.”

The graduate with a Science degree asks, “Why does it work?”
The graduate with an Engineering degree asks, “How does it work?”
The graduate with an Accounting degree asks, “How much will it cost?”
The graduate with a Liberal Arts degree asks, “Do you want fries with that?”

“Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.” —F. P. Jone

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Quotes on Creativity

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“Creativity reduces instinctual tension, it fuses pleasure with reality, and satisfies the libido.” —Peter Shepherd

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” —Richard Buckminster Fuller

“An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.” —Charles Dickens

“If I had asked my customers what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.” —Henry Ford

“The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” —Linus Pauling

“You get told that the world is the way it is, but life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact; and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people no smarter than you. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” —Steve Jobs

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and have forgotten the gift.” —Albert Einstein

“Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.” —Jacob Bronowski

“The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.” —John Kenneth Galbraith

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift; the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.” —Albert Einstein

“Change cannot be avoided… change provides the opportunity for innovation. It gives you the chance to demonstrate your creativity.” —Felice Jones

“Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.” —Horace, Roman poet

“Vision without execution is hallucination.” —Thomas Edison

“There are three kinds of people: 1. Innovators. 2. Imitators. 3. Idiots.” —Warren Buffett

“Some people say that dreaming gets you nowhere in life. But I say you can’t get anywhere in life without dreaming.” —Rose Zadra

“It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.” —Jules H. Poincare

 

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“The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination.” —John Schaar

“Change. It has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experience and create excitement in life. Certainly it is worth the risk.” —Leo Buscaglia

“The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question.” —Pierre Abela

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” —Albert Einstein

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” —Ronald E. Osborn

“The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to paint the canvas of our lives.” —Louise Hay

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” —T. S. Eliot

“Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.” —Ralph Gerard

“If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.” —Susanne K. Langer

“Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” —George Bernard Shaw

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” —Henry Ward Beecher

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.” —Copernicus

“A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power.” —Mark Rutherford

 

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“To assume is to be deceived.” —Yiddish proverb

“High values offer broad vision. Broad vision gives rise to burning desire. Burning desire leads to focused intent. Focused intent stimulates committed action. Then God arranges the details!” —Wallace Huey

“Creativity is a marrying of our values, which determine the field of our endeavor, with our intentions, which draw to us the people, resources and finance. Creative genius values love and service and intends whatever is most urgently required.” —Wallace Huey.

“Creativity gives rise to the limited out of the unlimited, to sanity out of madness, to the valuable out of the priceless, to abundance out of nothingness, to the original out of the familiar and to hope out of despair.” —Wallace Huey

“To create an original work you must become a seer with eyes of spirit, that penetrate an invisible world and see the unformed future, which is the potential birthing place of an innovative product, service, invention or artistic achievement. Then you need to go into labour!” —Wallace Huey

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” —Joseph Chilton Pearce

“If you gave your inner genius as much credence as your inner critic, you would be light years ahead of where you now stand.” —Alan Cohen

“Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations.” —Albert Einstein

 

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“Mastery is not perfection, it is journey, and the true master must be willing to try and fail and try again.” —George Leonard

“To be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great.” —G. W. F. Hegel

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” —M. Scott Peck

“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” —Cyril Connolly

“It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits to our abilities do not exist.” —Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing anything better, faster or more economically has his future and his fortune at his fingertips.” —John Paul Getty

“The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing.” —Michael E. Gerber

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” —William A. Ward“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.” —John F. Kennedy

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” —Marcel Proust

“When freedom prevails, the ingenuity and inventiveness of people creates incredible wealth. This is the source of the natural improvement of the human condition.” —Brian S. Wesbury

“Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.” —Ralph Marston

“To try is to risk failure. But risk must be taken because the greatest hazard of life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, live, and love.” –Leo Buscaglia

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” —Joseph Chilton Pearce

“When I take on a new problem, I’m not interested in how it’s been done before. I only want to know, of all the constraints people tend to assume, which ones are actually fundamental and which ones are just habit?” –Jeff Bonwick, Sun Microsystems

“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.” –Alan Cohen

“You can never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” –Buckminster Fuller

“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” —Albert Einstein

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.” —Arthur Schopenhauer

“Different is not necessarily better but better is always different.”
—Hugh Lendrum

 

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“Imagination is everything; it is the preview of life’s forthcoming attractions.” —Albert Einstein

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” —George Bernard Shaw

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams, who looks inside awakes.” —Carl Gustav Jung

“No great artists ever sees things as they really are. If he did then he would cease to be an artist.” —Oscar Wilde

“Perhaps the only limits to the human mind are those we believe in.” —Willis Harman

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it… “ —Alan Kay

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” —Mary Lou Cook

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” —Wayne Gretzky

“You can’t depend on your judgement when your imagination is out of focus.” —Mark Twain

“The aspects of a thing that are most important to us are hidden to us because of their simplicity and familiarity.” —Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have run out.” —Chinese proverb

“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.” —Albert Einsten

“You are the masterpiece of your own life; you are the Michelangelo of your own life. The David that you are sculpting is you.” —Joe Vitale

“Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.” —Belva Davis

“Life is creation — self and circumstances, the raw material.” —Dorothy M. Richardson

“Life in itself is an empty canvas; it becomes whatsoever you paint on it. You can paint misery, you can paint bliss. This freedom is your glory.” —Osho

“”When something exceeds your ability to understand how it works, it sort of becomes magical.” —Jonathan Ive

“God gives talent, work transforms talent into genius.” —Anna Pavlova

“Change cannot be avoided… change provides the opportunity for innovation. It gives you the chance to demonstrate your creativity.” —Felice Jones

“Going against the grain may result in a few splinters, and it may rub a few people the wrong way, but going with it is like forcing your TRUE self to walk the plank!” —David Roppo

“When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.” —Anthony J. D’Angelo

“A dream is a wish your heart makes.” —Annette Funicello

 

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“We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers. Intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong.” —Carl Sagan

“If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.” —Isaac Newton

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It often takes more courage to change one’s opinion than to keep it.” —Willy Brandt

“Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.” —Margaret Shepherd

“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.” —Theodore Rubin

“Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.” –Paul McCartney

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.” –Albert Einstein

“In each of us are places where we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do we ever find them.” –Dr. Joyce Brothers

“Life’s gift to you is your unique vantage point. Your gift to life is expressing from it.” —Alan Cohen

“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be.” —Abraham Maslow

“The deepest longing in the human breast is the desire for appreciation.” —William James

“Intuition is not contrary to reason, but outside the province of reason.” —Carl Jung

“The road to enlightenment is paved with authenticity, not imitation.” —Alan Cohen

“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, it’s unlikely you will step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume that there’s no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, there is a chance you may contribute to making a better world. The choice is yours.” —Noam Chomsky

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” —Charles Darwin

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” —Pantanjali

“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that remains is a compromise.” —Robert Fritz

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” —T. S. Eliot

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” —Albert Einstein

“If you’re not living on the edge… you’re taking up too much room.” —African Proverb

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
—Goethe

“If life doesn’t offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.” —Anthony J. D’Angelo

“It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.” —Henri Poincare

“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” —WolfgangMozart

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” —George Bernard Shaw

“Vision without action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare.” —Japanese proverb

“The impossible is often the untried.” —Jim Goodwin

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” —Alexander Graham Bell

“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” —Albert Einstein

“When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.”

“If it’s stupid but it works, it isn’t stupid.”

“It takes more courage to alter an opinion than to stick with it.”

“Comfort is found among those who agree with you; growth among those who don’t.”

“Pay no attention to critics. No one ever erected a statue to a critic” —Werner Ehrhart

“Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.” —Jean-Louis Etienne

 


“Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.

They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They invent. They imagine. They heal.
They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

We make tools for these kinds of people.
While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think
they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

—Steve Jobs, Apple C.E.O.

“When you’re young, you look at most of the programs on television and think, ‘There’s a conspiracy! The networks have conspired to dumb us down!’ But when you get a little older, you realize that’s not true. The networks are in the business to make money by giving people exactly what they want. That’s a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic. You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revolution!” —Steve Jobs

“Without death there would be very little progress.” —Steve Jobs
To see what he means by this, read Steve Jobs’ Commencement Speech at Stanford (June 2005) – a moving and inspirational message from one of my heroes. Also you can watch the video of Steve giving his speech at Stanford.

“You know, we don’t grow most of the food we eat. We wear clothes other people make. We speak a language that other people developed. We use a mathematics that other people evolved… I mean, we’re constantly taking things. It’s a wonderful, ecstatic feeling to create something that puts it back in the pool of human experience and knowledge.” —Steve Jobs

“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? So this is what we’ve chosen to do with our life. We could be sitting in a monastery somewhere in Japan. We could be out sailing. Some of the team could be playing golf. They could be running other companies. And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it. And we think it is.” —Steve Jobs

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” —Steve Jobs

 

Think different

 


Famously wrong insights . . .

“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.” —Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” —Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

“I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year.” —The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957

“But what … is it good for?” —Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968,commenting on the microchip.

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” —Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

“This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.” —Western Union internal memo, 1876.

“The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?” —David Sarnoff’s associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.

“The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C,’ the idea must be feasible.” —A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

“I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falling on his face not Gary Cooper.” —Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in “Gone With The Wind.”

“A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say America likes crispy cookies, not soft and chewy cookies like you make.” —Response to Debbi Fields’ idea of starting Mrs. Fields’Cookies.

“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.” —Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.” —Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.

“If I had thought about it, I wouldn’t have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said you can’t do this.” —Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3-M “Post-It” Notepads.

“So we went to Atari and said, ‘Hey, we’ve got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we’ll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we’ll come work for you.’ And they said, ‘No.’ So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, ‘Hey, we don’t need you. You haven’t got through college yet.'” —Apple Computer Inc. founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and HP interested in his and Steve Wozniak’s personal computer.

“Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools.” —1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard’s revolutionary rocket work.

“Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You’re crazy.” —Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859.

“Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.” —Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929.

“Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.” —Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre.

“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” —Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899.

“Louis Pasteur’s theory of germs is ridiculous fiction”. —Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872

“The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon”. —Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria 1873.

“640K ought to be enough for anybody.” —Bill Gates, 1981

“Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?” —H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.

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Quotes on Community and Society

community“When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities.” —Dalai Lama

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world.” —Anne Frank

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” —Mahatma Gandhi

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.” —Theodore Roosevelt

“Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.” —Albert Schweitzer

“I’m okay, you’re okay. Now let’s go to work. “ —Lyanla Vanzant

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” —William Shakespeare in All’s Well That Ends Well

“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.” —Nelson Mandela

 

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“All historical experience demonstrates the following: Our earth cannot be changed unless in the not too distant future an alteration in the consciousness of individuals is achieved.” —Hans Kung

“A radical inner transformation and rise to a new level of consciousness might be the only real hope we have in the current global crisis brought on by the dominance of the Western mechanistic paradigm.” —Stanislav Grof

“Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Formal education will make you a living; self education will make you a fortune.” —Jim Rohn

“Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.” —Dalai Lama

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.” —Jim Rohn

“I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.” —Galileo Galilei

“Home is not where you live, but where they understand you.” —Christian Morganstern

“Man’s greatest actions are performed in minor struggles. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment and poverty are battlefields which have their heroes – obscure heroes who are at times greater than illustrious heroes.” —Victor Hugo

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” —Nelson Mandela

“It is your prime responsibility to acquire useful knowledge from others and to apply it appropriately. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel, but you do have to learn from those who did.” —Gary Ryan Blair

“It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly.” —Mabel Newcomber

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” —Dr. Seuss

“It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier.” —Thomas Robert Gaines

“Patriotism is the conviction that your country is superior to all others because you were born in it.” —George Bernard Shaw

“Now is the moment. Act in harmony with your values, no matter what or whom you face. When you do, you will live with integrity and feel free and at peace.” —Mary Mackenzie

“Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.” —Isaac Asimov

“The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” —Hugh White

“Little evil would be done in the world if evil never could be done in the name of good.” —Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible — and achieve it, generation after generation.” —Pearl S. Buck

“Virtue means doing the right thing, in relation to the right person, at the right time, to the right extent, in the right manner, and for the right purpose. Thus, to give money away is quite a simple task, but for the act to be virtuous, the donor must give to the right person, for the right purpose, in the right amount, in the right manner, and at the right time.” —Aristotle

“Unswerving loyalty to duty, constant devotion to truth, and a clear conscience will overcome every discouragement and surely lead the way to usefulness and high achievement.” —Grover Cleveland

“Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know – that man is here for the sake of other men.” —Albert Einstein“I believe each individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other man’s rights.” —Abraham Lincoln

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” —Barack Obama

“A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.” —Edgar J. Mohn

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Who among us is not at a loss for words? Tears pour out. Tears of joy. Tears of relief. A stunning, whopping landslide of hope in a time of deep despair. In a nation that was founded on genocide and then built on the backs of slaves, it was an unexpected moment, shocking in its simplicity: Barack Obama, a good man, a black man, said he would bring change to Washington, and the majority of the country liked that idea.” —Michael Moore

“On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does.” —Will Rogers

“It is nobler to lose honor and save the lives of men than it is to gain honor by taking them.” —David Borenstein

 

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“How very important it is to bring about in the human mind the radical revolution. The crisis is a crisis in consciousness, a crisis that cannot anymore accept the old norms, the old patterns, the ancient traditions. Considering what the world is now with all the misery, conflict, destructive brutality, aggression and so on… man is still as he was, is still brutal, violent, aggressive, acquisitive, competitive and has built a society along these lines.” —Krisnamurti

“When freedom prevails, the ingenuity and inventiveness of people creates incredible wealth. This is the source of the natural improvement of the human condition.” —Brian S. Wesbury

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” —Martin Luther King

“The measure of a man cannot be whether he ever makes mistakes, because he will make mistakes. It’s what he does in response to his mistakes. The same is true of companies. We have to apologize, we have to fix the problem, and we have to learn from our mistakes.” —Wil Shipley

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly… you are doing the impossible.” —Francis of Assisi

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” —Mark Twain

“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” —Albert Einstein

“None of us can do great things. We can only do a small thing with great love every day!” —Mother Teresa

“If you really want to create peace on the earth, create peace in your heart, in your being. That is the right place to begin with… and then spread and radiate peace and love.” —Osho

“When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” —John Maynard Keynes

“Half of your power lies in your sameness with others. The other half lies in your uniqueness.” —Alan Cohen

“We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.” —Barack Obama

“We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility.” —Albert Einstein

“Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can unleash.” —Harriet Rubin

“No one knows what is in him till he tries, and many would never try if they were not forced to.” —Basil W. Maturin

 

community quote

“In the new enlightenment, the reason we are driven to become one with the life-process is not merely to experience some form of mystical oneness with everything. We strive to become one with it for the biggest reason there could be – so we can ultimately take responsibility for where it’s going.” —Andrew Cohen

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” —Upton Sinclair

“The question in life is not whether you get knocked down. You will. The question is, are you ready to get back up… and fight for what you believe in?” —Dan Quayle

“In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.” —Eric Hoffer

“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of Love; and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.” —Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it.” —Marianne Williamson

“This planet can be made a happier, more peaceful place to live, but the change will have to come from within the hearts of all of us living here.”Wisdom from Science of Identity Foundation

“Re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book and dismiss whatever insults your own soul.” —Walt Whitman

A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. –Albert Einstein

“If you’re not tough it’s hard to survive in this world; and if you’re not kind then you don’t deserve to survive.” –Raymond Chandler (from the novel, ‘Dick Tracy’)

“It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.” —Sir Josiah Stamp

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” —George Bernard Shaw

“The judgment of others does not change who I am. Quite the opposite is true. It reveals who they are.” —Terry McPhearson

“The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.” —Margaret Chase Smith

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” —Abraham Lincoln

“The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness. He alone lives, while other people, slaves of ceremony, let life slip past them in a kind of dream.” —Virginia Woolf

“It is not the strongest of the species who survive, not the most intelligent, but those who are the most adaptive to change.” —Charles Darwin

 

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“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher regard those who think alike than those who think differently.” —Nietzsche

“A truth’s initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed… When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker, a raving lunatic.” —Dresden James

“I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.” —Robert A. Heinlein

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” —Abraham Lincoln

“If there is righteousness in the heart
There will be beauty in the character;
If there is beauty in the character
There will be harmony in the home;
When there is harmony in the home
There will be order in the nation;
When there is order in the nation
There will be peace in the world.”

—Sai Baba

“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” —Noam Chomsky

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” —R. Buckminster Fuller

“So many gods, so many creeds,
So many paths that cross and wind,
While just the art of being kind
Is all the sad world needs.”

—Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” —Reinhold Niebuhr

“When I despair, I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it, always.” —Mahatma Gandhi

“A lie can go halfway around the world before the truth even gets its boots on.” —Mark Twain

“It’s easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.” —Adler

“The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” —Leonardo da Vinci

“When we are no longer able to change a situation… we are challenged to change ourselves.” —Victor Frankl

“Those who do not forgive history are assigned to repeat it until compassion replaces judgment.” —Alan Cohen

“The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.” —Margaret Chase Smith

“History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely only after they have exhausted all other alternatives.” —Abba Eban

“A nation that values it’s privileges above its principles soon loses both.” —Eisenhower

“Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.” —Euripedes

“Opinions founded on prejudice are always defended with the greatest violence.” —Hebrew proverb

“What luck for the rulers that men do not think.” —Adolph Hitler

“The great mass of people more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a minor one.” —Adolph Hitler

“You can discover what your enemy fears most by what he uses to frighten you.” —Eric Hoffer

“Those who make peaceful reform impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” —J. F. Kennedy

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” —Martin Luther King

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” —Mark Twain

“If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each man’s life a sorrow and a suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” —Henry Longfellow

“If war is ever lawful, then peace is sometimes sinful.” —C. S. Lewis

“Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else get your way.”

“It is not the function of government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.” —Justice Robert jackson

“When you look at the long history of man, you see that more hideous crimes have been comitted in the name of obedience than have been comitted in the name of rebellion.” —C. P. Snow

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” —Mark Twain

“If you are seeking revenge, start by digging two graves.” —Ancient Chinese proverb

“Do you know what astonished me most in the world? The inability of force to create anything. In the long run, the sword is always beaten by the spirit.” —Napoleon Bonaparte – stated near the end of his life

“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” —William James

“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” —Albert Einstein

“We all judge others, but we all hate it when others judge us.”

“The measure of a person’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.” —Thomas Macaulay

“Everyone needs to be loved, especially when they do not deserve it.”

“I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.” —Galileo Galilei

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” —H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” —Mother Teresa

“The art of progress is to preserve order amid change – and to preserve change amid order” —Alfred North Whitehead

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” —Albert Camus

“He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.” —Raymond Hull

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.” —Goethe

 

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“You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims.” —Harriet Woods

“An eye for an eye will only serve to make the whole world blind.”
—Mahatma Ghandi

“Common sense, to most people, is nothing more than their own opinions.” —William Hazlitt

“Just because you are not interested in politics, does not mean that politics is not interested in you.” —Pericles

“Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.”

“Everything can be taken from a man but…the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” —Viktor Frankl

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” —Albert Einstein

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” —George Bernard Shaw

“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” —Noam Chomsky

“All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing.” —Edmund Burke

“Real peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the presence of justice” —Film: ‘Air Force One’

“A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.” —Albert Schweitzer

“Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.” —Northrup Christiane

“Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is what happened on the banks.” —Will Durant

“This above all: to thine own self be true. And it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” —William Shakespeare (Hamlet)

“All mankind is divided into three classes: those who are immovable, those who are movable; and those who move.”
—Benjamin Franklin

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

 

 

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