Wisdom 136 quotes

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Love is the only thing that we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy. Louisa May Alcott
Transparency breeds self-correcting behavior. Admiral Thad Allen
A teacher fills a bucket with big rocks and asks the students Is this bucket full? They all answer yes. Then she takes gravel from a pile hidden behind her desk and fills in around the big rocks until the bucket is full again. Now, with the same question, some students aren't quite so sure. She repeats the same with sand, and then with water. What's the lesson? she asks... The smaller stuff can always fit around the larger stuff, but if you don't put the big rocks in first, you'll never get them in. Anonymous
Viaggiare e vivere (To travel is to live) Anonymous
When Aeschines speaks, the people say, 'How well he speaks.' But when Demosthenes speaks, the people say, 'Let us march!' Ancient Greek adage Anonymous
Man stand on hillside with mouth open for a long time before fried duck fly into it. Vietnamese saying Anonymous
Error illuminates the truth. Thomas Aquinas
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. Aristotle
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties. Sir Francis Bacon
I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. James Baldwin
What gets us into trouble isn't what we don't know; its what we know for sure that just ain't so. Yogi Berra
As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes. Mel Brooks
Freedom is not constituted primarily of privileges but of responsibilities Albert Camus
The universe is but one vast Symbol of God. Thomas Carlyle
I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets... George Washington Carver
If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality. Norman Cousins
Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt. Norman Cousins
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than knowledge. Charles Darwin
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. Philip K. Dick
The soul should always stand ajar. Ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. Emily Dickinson
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation. Benjamin Disraeli
Hidden within an offensive there should always be a defense. Douglas Duany
The American experiment with individualism has crashed. It was a noble experiment; but we should now learn from the British. Douglas Duany
Lure the dogs in with the biscuit bits they are used to, and then feed them the steak. They will never go back. Andrés Duany
There is nothing worse than aiming low and missing. Andrés Duany
The only mortal sin is underestimating God. Douglas Duany
All I believe is...that you shouldn't be ignorant. Douglas Duany
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity. Albert Einstein
No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong. Albert Einstein
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science Albert Einstein
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. Albert Einstein
Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Albert Einstein
It is a scale of proportions which makes the bad difficult and the good easy. Albert Einstein
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. Albert Einstein
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein
I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down the one particular path than we have yet gone ourselves. E. M. Forster
Vision without implementation is hallucination. Ben Franklin
The soul is not where it lives but where it loves. Thomas Fuller
When there is a moment of grand unanimity, you can expect great foolishness. Paul Giacobbi
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. Kahlil Gibran
The veil that clouds your eyes shall be lifted by the hands that wove it. Kahlil Gibran
It can be proven beyond any reasonable doubt that you will miss 100% of the shots you never take. Wayne Gretzky
As art patrons, merchants can be to our time what the church and nobility were to the Middle Ages. Victor Gruen
Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump Mrs. Gump
There are some things that cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. Ernest Hemingway
E-mail is a party to which English teachers have not been invited. It has companies tearing their hair out. R. Craig Hogan
Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprung up. Oliver Wendell Holmes
I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Beware how you take away hope from another human being. Oliver Wendell Holmes