Quotes

A compilation of quotes I have read along the way. Some were contributed by visitors and others I stumbled upon. Feel free to leave a quote behind…

“I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance”- Socrates

“Knowledge itself is power”- Frances Bacon

“The years teach you much which the days never know”- Emerson

“An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself”- Albert Camus

“It is much easier to make measurements than to know exactly what you are measuring”
-J.W.N. Sullivan

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. – Epictetus

“Nothing is worse than active ignorance.” -Goethe

It is only the first step that is difficult
-Marie De Vichy-Chamrond

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
-Norman MacEswan

It’s so important to believe in yourself. Believe that you can do it, under any circumstances. Because if you can, then you really will.
-Wally Amos

Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep for every dream precedes the goal.
-Pamela Vaull Starr

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
-Reinhold Neibuhr

True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
-Leo Tostoy

Respect yourself. Listen to what you really want and follow your instincts, they are usually right.
-Jerilyn Ross

The best way to predict your future is to create it.
-Stephen R. Covey

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
-Neitzsche

Be yourself. There is something that you can do better than any other. Listen to the inner voice and bravely obey that.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, today is a gift.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
Plato (429-347 BC)

Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens] (1835-1910)

I haven’t failed, I’ve found 10,000 ways that don’t work.
Thomas Edison (1847-1931)

Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man
-Shakespeare

Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
– Marianne Williamson, Author

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
– Malcolm S. Forbes, American Businessman

The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to achieving your dreams.
 – Og Mandino, Author

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. – HH The Dalai Lama

22 responses to “Quotes

  1. Thanks for sharing. “While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation. Maya Angleou

  2. Peace be upon you,

    I love the Edison quote, really. My little contribution:

    “O’ complainer who has no cause to grumble,
    Imagine how you would be if you become ill,
    Do you the thorn and the roses see yet remain blind?
    Or the dewdrops: do you miss them?
    He who himself is void of beauty,
    Sees nothing beautiful in nature.”
    (Ilyaa Abu Maadi)

    Kind regards,

    Dont be sad

  3. When is our millennium of great thinkers going to happen? I think it is time to see our past to find our future. Our way of thinking is over time for a change, embrace your differences.

  4. Just One Of My Favourites –

    Judge Your Success By What You Had To Give Up In Order To Get It – Dalai Lama

  5. These are all so beautiful, each in its own way containing such a powerful message, I thank you so much for sharing. I hope you don’t mind if I borrow some for my blog.
    Blessings to my my friend.
    Bill

    (((Bill))) I am so happy to see you again, I still keep tabs on you… You were one of the first inspirations in my Life… besides my Father of course! Thank You and I send Love and Light

  6. all looks so fine. Thank you.
    Yet I questioned myself: “People are used to rejoice over the quotes in spite of the fact that these words of wisdom hurt them IN CASE of the attempts to fit the truth to themselves in the concrete. Why does that happen? What do you think?

    I want to add one more quote here:
    “A different language is a different vision of life.” ~Federico Fellini

    What for do we need the different vision? What do you think ?

    (((Tomas))) We all see through different visions… it is through a Kaleidoscope called life… these visions are and always will be different… and yet… the sky is still blue, the sun is still bright, he ocean is still large and they mountains are still tall… there are some truths spoken in different tongues… yet they remain truths

  7. Pingback: Different Truths… « Journals Of Enreal

  8. ” If the world was like an orange,It would be far to small to live on” Neil.
    “We sow the seed, then nature grows the seed, then we eat the seed, and then we sow the seed,then nature grows the seed, then we eat the seed, and then we sow the seed,then nature grows the seed, then we eat the seed, and then we sow the seed,then nature grows the seed, then we eat the seed, and then we sow the seed,then nature grows the seed, then we eat the seed, and then we sow the seed….”Neil

    ~ fevah~ thank you for enriching this page

  9. lord our god is Christ…It is my logic.
    good lord is my protecting shield everyday…It is my glimpse.
    vanguard in respect give everlasting love…It is my name Virgel….

  10. Just amazing, very inspiring. I have two quotes to add:

    “Being vulnerable doesn’t have to be threatening. Just have the courage to be sincere, open and honest. This opens the door to deeper communication all around. It creates self-empowerment and the kind of connections with others we all want in life. Speaking from the heart frees us from the secrets that burden us. These secrets are what make us sick or fearful. Speaking truth helps you get clarity on your real heart directives.”
    – Sara Paddison
    Here is another:

    “Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.”
    – Grace Hansen

  11. “Enlightenment in a trice”.

    Learn to unlearn for space ……… Worship of work for pace ……….. Mind to no mind for surface…. You to yourself for own face…………… No one to know one for grace ……. Touch one to everyone for solace. Shower happiness for human race……. Sing new life for life’s ace…… Alive now for god’s place……………………..“Click here now “

  12. I finally got a few free minutes and somehow re-ended up on your blog..I missed it :) And as I have quite a passion for quotes (I’ve collected hundreds and hundreds), here’s a small contribution :) take care

    * If men could only know each other, they’d neither idolize nor hate (E. Hubbert)
    * We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves (Francois de la Rochefocault)
    * In Heaven, all the interesting people are missing (Nietzsche)
    * Blessed are the hearts that can bend, for they shall never be broken (Albert Camus)

    • Blue… I must say your collection is brilliant! Between Neitzsche and Camus I am always in awe. They are two of my most favorite philosophers/ authors/ brilliant men of all time ;)

      These quotes are great! And they are going on my list… thank you

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