Meaningful Quotes (Part 1)

Intelligence is like a river. The deeper it is, the less noise it makes.

“Everyone is doing the best they can – not the best they know how but the best they can. So to judge others by our own standards is always a mistake.” – Dick Sutphen

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S Truman

“People stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.” – Sir Winston Churchill

“Life is like a phone call with a loved one. When it is cut short, we realize how much of it we have wasted.” – KLBseagull

“The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.” – Robert Pirsig

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

“In the choice between changing one’s mind and proving there’s no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.” – John K. Gilbraith

“There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask, “Why?”. I dream of things that never were, and ask, “Why not?” – Robert F. Kennedy

“The greatest problem you have is your greatest opportunity.” – Michael Wickett

“Success requires both urgency and patience. Be urgent about making the effort, and patient about seeing the results.” – Ralph Marston

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” – Grace Murray Hopper

“The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” – Gilbert Chesterton

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then there will be true peace.” – Sri Chin Moi Gosh

“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” – Mother Teresa

“A true friend is someone who is there for you when they would rather be anywhere else.” – Len Wein

“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” – Albert Einstein

“Love is giving and it has nothing to do with what you receive.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer

“It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.” – Lawrence Durrell

It disturbs you when you realise you know more than all great men on earth, because you need to know no more.

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” – Henry Van Dyke

There is no freedom at the end of compulsion; the outcome of compulsion is compulsion. – Krishnamurti 1953b

Merely to stuff the child with a lot of information, making him pass examinations, is the most unintelligent form of education. – Krishnamurti 1948

“Wise men talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something.” – Plato

“The world is a comedy to those who think; a tragedy to those who feel.” – Horace Walpole

“Many of the things you can count don’t count. Many of the things you can’t count really count.” – Albert Einstein

“Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do.” – Bertrand Russell

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” – Alice Walker

“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.” – Anita Koddick

Power is never brought to an end by power. The eternal law is that power ends by love.

“The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking… The solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.” – Albert Einstein

What lies before us and what lies behind us are tiny matters to what lies within us.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” – Albert Einstein

“People were made to be loved and things were made to be used. That’s why there’s so much chaos in the world – people are being used and things are being loved.” – Anonymous

“Do I think a time – out is better than spanking a kid? Well, sure – spanking a kid is also better than shooting a kid, but that’s not much of an argument for spanking.” – Alfie Kohn

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” – Bertrand Russell

“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.” – Katharine Hepburn

“All great truths begin as blasphemies.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.” – Andre Gide

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

“To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don’t want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.”

“No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.” – Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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