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Inspirational Quotes.

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“Don’t be idle for long time. do something, don’t waste precious time”

“People aren’t against you; they are for themselves.”

“Go where you’re celebrated, not where you’re tolerated.””

“Comfort is the enemy of achievement”

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.”

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”

“A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.”

“Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.”

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

“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

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

“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”

“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”

All quoted by Albert Einstein.

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

“I want freedom for the full expression on my personality.”

“It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.”

“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”

All quoted by Mahatma Ghandi.

“Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.”

“Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.”

“In the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities.”

“Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law, and without justice.”

“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way…you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.”

“Hope is a waking dream.”

All quoted by Aristotle.

“Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.”

“Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.”

“Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.”

“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”

“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”

“Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.”

“He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.”

“He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed.”
“If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the love of the virtuous; if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost strength; if, in serving his prince, he can devote his life; if in his intercourse with his friends, his words are sincere – although men say that he has not learned, I will certainly say that he has.”

All quoted by Confucious.

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”

“Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more. ”

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”

“Do something every day that you don’t want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.”

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

“Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.”

“Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.”

“I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.”

“Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it.”

“Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.”

All quoted by Mark Twain.

“If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.”

“Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.”

“Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”

“Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.”

“Everything that deceives may be said to enchant.”

“He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.”

All quoted by Plato.

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

“Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.”

“It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.”

“The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.”

“It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.”

“In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest.”

“Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.”

“What a splendid head, yet no brain.”

“I will have nought to do with a man who can blow hot and cold with the same breath.”

All quoted by Aesop.

“Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.” -Henri Frederic Amiel

“Wit is educated insolence.” -Aristotle

“Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.” -Sophia Loren

“Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.” -Albert Einstein

“It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.” -Arthur C. Clarke

“Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth — more than ruin — more even than death…. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.” -Bertrand Russell

“Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.” -Bill Watterson

“There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.” -Don Herold

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.” -Harriet Martineau

“Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.” -Henrik Tikkanen

“There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.” -Henry Adams

“To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.” -Mary Pettibone Poole

“The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence.” -Robert J. Shiller