Meaningful Quotes (Part 8)

“Tt is always important to ask fundamental questions, but when we do ask a fundamental question, most of us are seeking an answer, and then the answer is invariably superficial because there is no yes or no answer to life.” – J. Krishnamurti

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy

“The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.

“Progress doesn’t come from early risers – progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.” – Pythagoras (582 BC – 507 BC)

“Your effort to remain what you are is what limits you.”

“Well behaved women rarely make history.” – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

“Everything is plastic, we’re all gonna die.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel

“I don’t have low self-esteem. I have low esteem for everyone else.” – Daria

“I can’t help it if I know what I like. And I know what I like.” – Harriet the Spy

“You know what? You’re an individual, and that makes people nervous. And it’s gonna keep making people nervous for the rest of your life.” – Golly (Harriet the Spy)

“I thought I knew who I was when I woke up this morning but I have changed many times since then.” – Alice from Lewis Carrol’s Through the Looking Glass

“You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” – Anne Lamott

“Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armageddon.” – Rorschach

“The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.” – John Maynard Keynes

“One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.” – Chinua Achebe

“Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable than risk being happy.” – Robert Anthony

“Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.” – P. J. O’Rourke

“We are all born brave, trusting and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.” – Mignon McLaughlin

“Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion.” – Charlotte Bronte

“The trouble with Communism is the Communists, just as the trouble with Christianity is the Christians.” – Mencken

“Sunday: A day given over by Americans to wishing that they themselves were dead and in Heaven, and that their neighbors were dead and in Hell.” – Mencken

“Sunday School: A prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.” – Mencken

“Congress consists of one third, more or less, scoundrels; two thirds, more or less, idiots; and three thirds, more or less, poltroons.” – Mencken

“Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.” – Menken

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and then misapplying the wrong remedies.” — Groucho Marx

“Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule – and both commonly succeed, and are right.” – Mencken

“Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.” – Stephen Vizinczey

“Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.” – Mencken

“Look down at me and you see a fool; look up at me and you see a god; look straight at me and you see yourself.” – Charles Manson

“Whoever battles with monsters had better see that it does not turn him into a monster.” – Nietzsche

“I don’t think there’s anything dumber than thinking it is dumb to criticize how the government treats its people.” – Amir Dailami

The irony is that the people who think the government is doing such a fine job are more than willing to tell you “you don’t like it, leave”. If you ever encountered one these nut jobs, tell them, “it’s a democracy, and that’s what I’m meant to do in a democracy. You don’t like it, leave. Go live in a dictatorship”. – Amir Dailami

“I would like it if men had to partake in the same hormonal cycles to which women are subjected monthly. Maybe that’s why men declare war – because they have a need to bleed on a regular basis.” – Brett Butler

“Sometimes the thoughts in my head get bored and go for a stroll out through my mouth. This is rarely a good thing.” – Amanda Brandt

“What makes people weak? Their need for validation and recognition, their need to feel important. Don’t get caught in this trap.” – Paulo Coelo

“For what it’s worth, it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. you can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that stop you. I hope you feel things that you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” – Benjamin Button

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming.

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

“The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” – David Lloyd George

“What most mental health professionals, teachers, social workers and doctors label as mental illness, behavioral problems or learning problems in children are simply children reacting in a NATURAL manner to UNNATURAL, intolerable or traumatic circumstances.” – Laurie A Couture

“If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?” – Shantideva

“To the soul, there is hardly anything more healing than friendship.” – Thomas Moore

“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.” – Aung San Suu Kyi

Irony:
Person 1: MAN I HATE SCHOOL ESPECIALLY CALCULUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Person 2: *inoh everybody do..buhdd yhu havee 2 qoh to school &nd be moresuccesful &nd follow yur dreams..

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

“Being realisitic is the most commonly travelled road to mediocrity”

“…if you have to take just one thing from schools to emulate, don’t take their schedule, or methodologies, or teacher-student relationships, or curricula, or textbooks. Take their brochures.” – Clark Aldrich

I’m not sure I want popular opinion on my side — I’ve noticed those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts. – Bethania McKenstry

“Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.” – C.S. Lewis

It’s not procrastinating if you never intend to do it.

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela

You can only be young once. But you can always be immature. – Dave Barry

Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can’t be taken on its own merits. – Dan Barker

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

Noah Garrett you can walk into a pitch black room full of evil full of darkness and light a candle and instantly that darkness flees but you can’t do the opposite you can’t go into a well lit room full of truth and wisdom and righteousness and joy and health and harmony with the universal power you can’t take up any amount of darkness and go into that well lit room and have any effect whatsoever

Make crime pay. Become a Lawyer

“We may go to the moon, but that’s not very far. The greatest distance we have to cover still lies within us.”

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. ~ Elwyn Brooks White

“Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.” -Bob Marley

Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they’ve stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments.

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 ultimate understanding is that there is no ultimate understanding. – Nisargadatta Maharaj

“Do not seek the truth; only cease to cherish opinions.” – Seng-ts’an

None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear. – Ferdinand Foch

“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” – J. K. Rowling

It’s much more right to take punishment you don’t deserve rather than do something wrong to avoid it. – Ceiling Cat

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