Meaningful Quotes (Part 7)

“Doubt everything or believe everything: these are two equally convenient strategies. With either we dispense with the need for reflection.” – Henri Poincare

“Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.” – Jonathan Swift

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Don’t be afraid of showing your feelings, be afraid of regretting it when you don’t.” – Laura Springer

“We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.” – Adlai E. Stevenson

“Discipline divorced from wisdom is not true discipline, but merely the meaningless following of custom, which is only a disguise for stupidity.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“If only it were all so simple, if only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being, and who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?” – Alexander Solzhenitsyen

“Love cannot remain by itself – it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service. Whatever form we are, able or disabled, rich or poor, it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing; a lifelong sharing of love with others.” – Mother Teresa

The test of tolerance comes when we are in a majority. The test of courage comes when we are in a minority.

Just because someone doesn’t love you the way that you want, doesn’t mean that they don’t love you the best way they know how.

Failure is not the worst thing in the world, the very worst is not to try.

Unanswered questions are far less dangerous than unquestioned answers.

“We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow.” – Oscar Wilde

“In the attitude of silence what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way” – Viktor Frankl

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” – Schopenhauer

“The greatest homage to truth is to use it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.” – Einstein

“One definition of insanity is to keep doing what you did before, and expect different results.” – Einstein

“He who looks outside, dreams; he who looks within, awakens.” – Carl Jung

“The highest mountain of all to overcome is one’s own preconceptions.” – du Gabriel

“Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.” – Edmund Burke

“Keep away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children.” – Kahlil Gibran

“All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.” – Noam Chomsky

“Logic is an organized way of going wrong with confidence.” – Robert Heinlein

“One man with courage is a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

“Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.” – Nathaniel Branden

“Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge where there is no river.” – Nikita Khrushchev

“It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.” – Hermann Hesse

“The true test of intelligence is not how much we know how to do, but how to behave when we don’t know what to do.” – John Holt

“I would like to see people refusing to work in any job they felt was wrong. I would like to see work-dodgers: honourable and brave people who refuse to continue to feed this monstrous culture.” – Chris Busby

“I don’t agree with punishing your kid just because they don’t respect you. If they don’t respect you, think about why. It’s most likely because you’re an ass.” – clockworkgirl21

“We are all prisoners at one time or another in our lives, prisoners to ourselves or to the expectations of those around us. It is a burden that all people endure, that all people despise, and that few people ever learn to escape.” – R.A. Salvatore

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