Here are some famous quotes that have resonated with me at some time or another. I suppose, then, that they are quotes that I would agree with – often ‘working on a few levels’.
The intellectual, the moral, the religious seem to me all naturally bound up and interlinked together in one great and harmonious whole.
The more I study, the more insatiable do I feel my genius for it to be.
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.
Give a man a gun and he can rob a Bank. Give a man a Bank and he can rob the world.
It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
I have found that, to make a contented slave, it is necessary to make a thoughtless one…He must be able to detect no inconsistencies in slavery; he must be made to feel that slavery is right; and he can be brought to that only when he ceases to be a man.
He that plants trees, loves others besides himself.
If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.
Space and time are the framework within which the mind is constrained to construct its experience of reality.
Without data you’re just another person with an opinion.
If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.
On the CTRL + ALT + DEL interrupt… “I may have invented it, but I think Bill made it famous.”
On her greatest fear… “as we drifted towards this blandly amorphous generic world view not only would we see the entire range of the human imagination reduced to a more narrow modality of thought, but that we would wake from a dream one day having forgotten there were even other possibilities.”
Intimate relationships cannot substitute for a life plan. But to have any meaning or viability at all, a life plan must include intimate relationships.
Having a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing seems to me to be one of the most basic principles that you can adopt to contribute to individual and world peace.
Anytime you’re filled with resentment, you’re turning the controls of your emotional life over to others to manipulate . . . Resentments give you an excuse to return to your old ways. This is what got you there in the first place.
Don’t die with your music still in you.
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
We are not slaves of the market. Our human life has a greater meaning than making money, making profit, and working for the market or for multinational corporations.
Facts are irrelevant. What matters is what the consumer believes.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Man is the cheapest 150-pound nonlinear, all-purpose computer system which can be mass-produced by unskilled labor.
Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent.
That world’s not ours! That’s what we always say.
We’ll build a new one but some other day!
When will we wake from comfort and from ease,
and strive together to create a world of love and peace.
Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.
We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that most adaptable to change.
All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.
for a person to “grow”, they need an environment that provides them with genuineness (openness and self-disclosure), acceptance (being seen with unconditional positive regard), and empathy (being listened to and understood).
Without these, relationships and healthy personalities will not develop as they should, much like a tree will not grow without sunlight and water.
Arithmetic is to maths= like spelling is to journalism,
Greed is not good: Being rapacious doesn’t make you a capitalist. It makes you a sociopath
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
Zero is powerful because it is infinity’s twin. They are equal and opposite, yin and yang. They are equally paradoxical and troubling. The biggest questions in science and religion are about nothingness and eternity, the void and the infinite, zero and
Gold is money. Everything else is credit.
Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.
Black holes are where God divided by zero.
The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting.
Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.
Political correctness is facism disguised as manners.
“[political correctness] is destroying universities. And its invading the rest of our society. And the idea that there is something good behind it, that’s a dangerous idea. I don’t think so. I think what’s behind it is exactly what Nietzsche noted a hundred and fifty years ago. It’s resentment and the demand for power; disguising itself most reprehensibly as compassion and it’s time for the mask of that to be taken off and things set straight before we walk further down the path that will lead to no good.”