100 wonderful quotes and aphorisms by famous and great authors and writers to help improving your ideas and thoughts, to inspire and motivate your behavior.
Why is every silence sacred? Because the word, except in exceptional moments, is a profanation.
Everyone gets the experience. Some get the lesson.
T. S. Eliot
Awareness of ignorance is the beginning of wisdom.
We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.
I have a theory that the moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.
If you cannot do great things , do small things in a great way.
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
Carl G. Jung
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Truth can never be reached by just listening to the voice of an authority.
The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.
Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.
Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
It’s frightful that people who are so ignorant should have so much influence.
I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
If you don’t know, ask. You will be a fool for the moment, but a wise man for the rest of your life.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Bees don’t waste their time explaining to flies that honey is better than shit!
Who questions much shall learn much and retain much.
You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.
This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.
It is no advantage to be near the light if the eyes are closed.
If my eyes could show my soul, everyone would cry when they saw me smile.
There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.
Use your pain, don’t let your pain use you.
Life begins on the other side of despair.
Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist.
Guy de Maupassant
Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket.
The worst part about being lied to is knowing you werent worth the truth.
Love begins with song and music and ends in a sea of tears.
Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
William Arthur Ward
It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
There will always be suffering. But we must not suffer over the suffering.
A high degree of intellect tends to make a man unsocial.
In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong.
All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.
Gabriel García Márquez
Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest.
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
Don’t ever judge anyone on how they handle a pain you’ve never felt.
It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone, so far.
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.
It’s time you realized that you have something in you more powerful and miraculous than the things that affect you and make you dance like a puppet.
Good decisions come from experience, but experience comes from making bad decisions.
Sometimes a question can hurt more than an answer.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent my power and possessions.
Artificial intelligence will be Man’s most important conquest. Too bad it could be the last.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
If you don’t have ideas, read. If you have ideas, but can’t articulate them, write. If you have ideas, and have the clarity to execute, build.
Knowledge is no guarantee of good behavior, but ignorance is a virtual guarantee of bad behavior.
Martha C. Nussbaum.
The word – instrument of the elevation and fall of man. Man should have the freedom to open his mouth only from time to time. And the primary function of society should be the extermination of chatterboxes.
Some people will never like you because your spirit irritates their demons.
When everything is easy one quickly gets stupid.
Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.
The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong.
There are more copies than original among people.
Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.
When you are dead, you do not know you are dead. It’s only painful & difficult for others. The same applies when you are stupid.
Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
The man who fears death will never do anything worthy of a man who is alive.
Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.
Education, the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.
Never throw mud: you can miss the target, but your hands will remain dirty.
No one is more hated than he who spoke the truth.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
Jorge Luis Borges
Privilege is invisible to those that have it.
An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
When all else fails, give up and go to the library.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Leonardo da Vinci
Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
It is unrealistc to expect people to see you as you see yourself.
Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Great man is hard on himself; Small man is hard on others.
True friends stab you in the front.
It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
Much learning does not teach understanding.
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
Leonardo da Vinci
An investment in knowledge pay the best interest.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding because to understand is to be free.
The left wing and the right wing belong to the same bird.
Native American saying
While you can’t control someone’s negative behavior, you can control how long you participate in it.
We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
Leonardo da Vinci
Death of a thousand capable people does not cause as much harm as it does if one fool becomes the master.
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