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100 wonderful quotes

100 wonderful quotes

100 wonderful quotes
100 wonderful quotes

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.
Emil Cioran

Everyone gets the experience. Some get the lesson.
T. S. Eliot

Awareness of ignorance is the beginning of wisdom.
Socrates

We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.
Khalil Gibran

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.
Henry Miller

The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.
Aristotle

If you cannot do great things , do small things in a great way.
Napoleon Hill

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
Isaac Newton

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
Rumi

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.
Confucius

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Anais Nin

Truth can never be reached by just listening to the voice of an authority.
Francis Bacon

The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.
Seneca

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility.
Jane Austen

The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Marcus Aurelius

Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.
Boethius

Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
Mark Twain

It’s frightful that people who are so ignorant should have so much influence.
George Orwell

I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do.
James Baldwin

Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
Haruki Murakami

If you don’t know, ask. You will be a fool for the moment, but a wise man for the rest of your life.
Seneca

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Albert Einstein

Bees don’t waste their time explaining to flies that honey is better than shit!
Anonymous

Who questions much shall learn much and retain much.
Francis Bacon

You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.
Cormac McCarthy

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.
Rumi

It is no advantage to be near the light if the eyes are closed.
Saint Augustine

If my eyes could show my soul, everyone would cry when they saw me smile.
Kurt cobain

There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.
Seneca

Use your pain, don’t let your pain use you.
Motivational quote

Life begins on the other side of despair.
Jean-Paul Sartre

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.
Victor Hugo

The worst part about being lied to is knowing you werent worth the truth.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Love begins with song and music and ends in a sea of tears.
Italian Proverb

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.
Thomas Paine

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

The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
Socrates

There will always be suffering. But we must not suffer over the suffering.
Alan Watts

A high degree of intellect tends to make a man unsocial.
Arthur Schopenhauer

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.
Charles Dickens

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.
Hermann Hesse

The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
Joseph Joubert

Don’t ever judge anyone on how they handle a pain you’ve never felt.
Anonymous

It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone, so far.
Marilyn Monroe

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare

Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.
Pythagoras

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.
Marcus Aurelius

Good decisions come from experience, but experience comes from making bad decisions.
Mark Twain

Sometimes a question can hurt more than an answer.
Sarah Dessen

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
Albert Einstein

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.
Plato

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.
Plutarch

Artificial intelligence will be Man’s most important conquest. Too bad it could be the last.
Stephen Hawking

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Benjamin Franklin,

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.
Dan Koe

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.
Emil Cioran

Some people will never like you because your spirit irritates their demons.
Denzel Washington

When everything is easy one quickly gets stupid.
Maxim Gorky

Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.
Stephen King

The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
Plato

It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong.
Voltaire

There are more copies than original among people.
Pablo Picasso

Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.
Stephen King

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.
Philippe Geluck

Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
Oscar Wilde

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.
Seneca

I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
Charlie Chaplin

The man who fears death will never do anything worthy of a man who is alive.
Seneca

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.
William Faulkner

Education, the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.
Mark Twain

Never throw mud: you can miss the target, but your hands will remain dirty.
Dorothy Parker

No one is more hated than he who spoke the truth.
Plato

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Confucius

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.
William Blake

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
Jorge Luis Borges

Privilege is invisible to those that have it.
Anonymous

An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
Rene Descartes

When all else fails, give up and go to the library.
Stephen King

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Leonardo da Vinci

Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.
Aristotle

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Margaret Mead

It is unrealistc to expect people to see you as you see yourself.
Epictetus

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.
Oscar Wilde

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Rene Descartes

Great man is hard on himself; Small man is hard on others.
Confucius

True friends stab you in the front.
Oscar Wilde

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
Epictetus

Much learning does not teach understanding.
Heraclitus

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
Leonardo da Vinci

An investment in knowledge pay the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin

The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding because to understand is to be free.
Baruch Spinoza

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.
Anonymous

We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.
Rudyard Kipling

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.
Rumi

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