Monday, November 09, 2009

Quotes - 4

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts
- Henry Adams
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire
- William Yeats
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd.
The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been
- Alan Ashley-Pitt
What is a weed?
A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatsoever that it is not entirely absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible
- Bertrand Russell
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great
- Mark Twain
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away
- Henry David Thoreau
Some trees grow very tall and straight and large in the forest close to each other, but some must stand by themselves or they won't grow at all
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be
- Ellen Burnstyn
When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this... you haven't
- Unknown
It's better to learn wisdom late than never to learn it at all
- Anne Bradstreet
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Not all who wander are lost
- J.R.R. Tolkien
The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are there
- Yasutani Roshi
Patience will achieve more than force.
- Edmund Burke
Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold.
For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you.
So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will be powerless to vex your mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci
Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons. - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go
- T. S. Eliot
The truth knocks on the door and you say, 'Go away, I'm looking for the truth,' and so it goes away. Puzzling..
- Robert M. Pirsig
Many people suffer with their thoughts, not knowing that revealing them on paper, continuously over a two hour period, removes the stinging bitterness which they are tightly wrapped within.
- Asmos
Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness
- Chuang-tzu
Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
The thing you set your mind on is the thing you ultimately become
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion
- Carl G. Jung

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