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Wisdom Quotes

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. 

Change is certain. Progress is not

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority; still more when you superadd the tendency of the certainty of corruption by authority.”

If you possess a firm grasp of these tenets, you will see that nature, rid of harsh taskmasters, all at once is free and everything she does, does on her own, so that gods play no part...

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

The inconsistency of our actions, is to follow the inclinations of our appetite, to the left, to the right, uphill and down, as the wind of circumstances carries us

...there were multiple worlds, where the seeds of things, in their infinite numbers, would certainly combine to form other races of men, other creatures. Each of the fixed stars observed in the sky is a sun, scattered through limitless space. Many of these are accompanied by satellites that revolve around them as the earth revolves around our sun. The universe in not all about us, about our behaviour and our destiney; we are only a tiny piece of something inconceivably larger. And that should not make us shrink in fear. Rather, we should embrace the world in wonder and gratitude and awe.

After other things it is possible to obtain security, but when it comes to death we human beings all live in an unwalled city

Pleasures conceived in the world of the senses have a beginning and an end and give birth to misery

If I have seen further... it is by standing upon the shoulders of Giants

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. We are made of our thought; we are molded by our thoughts

 

No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain... All I'm after is just a mediocre brain, something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) Company...

 

The active expression of virtue gives rise to the keenest intelligence

 

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams...

 

No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain... All I'm after is just a mediocre brain, something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) Company...

 

But to live outside the law, you must be honest...

"Absolutely Sweet Marie"

It is the mark of an educated mind to expect that amount of exactness which the nature of the particular subject admits. It is equally unreasonable to accept merely probable conclusions from a mathematician and to demand strict demonstration from an orator

It is easy- terribly easy- to shake a man's faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a man's spirit is devil's work

A man should love all persons equally, because in the very numerous and varied lifespans of each man, every other being has at one time or another been dear to him...

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude...

 

A beautiful heart is a mark of an enlightened spirit... It is priceless and it is most valuable than any worldly wealth... Embrace it!!

The happiness of those who want to be popular depends on others; the happiness of those who seek pleasure fluctuates with moods outside their control; but the happiness of the wise grows out of their own free acts...

Life can only be understood backwards. But it must be lived forwards...