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Reading Time: 4 minutesMarch 24, 2014


Some people think that by quoting someone their wisdom and genius would “rub off” on them. Quoting others is easy, anyone can do it. To share something does not mean you truly understand and live by what it represents. Fortunately in most cases a shared quote reflect persons thoughts, feelings, and ideals. Some people though use them to “enhance” their image, creating a (false) appearance of intelligence, creativity or sense of humor. To share something is not equal to knowing and understanding something and being able to actually apply this knowledge and understanding.

I find the quotes shared with you inspirational and use them as a reminder or focus point for self-reflection and self-improvement.

For your consideration: 

The problem with quotes on the internet, is everybody has one, and most of them are wrong.” 
(Mark Twain)

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
(Mahatma Gandhi)

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the Truth.
(Marcus Aurelius)

Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
(Blaise Pascal)

Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
(Galileo Galilei)



Bill Nye - Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.

Originate, don’t imitate.” 
(George A. Hormel)

An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.” 
(De Chateaubriand)

Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.” 
(Dogen, Buddhist monk and philosopher)

If you walk in the footprints of others, you won’t make any of your own.” 
(unknown author)



Rudolf Steiner

As Above, So Below.
(Hermes Trismegistus)

I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream.” 
(Vincent Van Gogh)

Overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now.” 
(Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull)



Albert Einstein Lewis Thomas Dara O'Brian

Even though I don’t think I’ll convert the world to rationality, I may influence an occasional person here and there. And every small addition to the sum total of rationality is precious and I would like to be responsible for as many drops we could possibly add to that small pond.
(Isaac Asimov)

‎”Be yourself – everyone else is already taken.
(Oscar Wilde)

We must become the change we want to see in the world.” 
(M. Gandhi)

I celebrate myself, and sing myself, and what I assume you shall assume, for every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” – from a poem in the bundle “Leaves of Grass”
(Walt Whitman)

It’s easy to let life deteriorate into making a living instead of making a life. It’s not the hours you put in, but what you out into the hours that count. Learn to express rather than impress. Expressing evokes a ”me too” attitude while impressing evokes a ”so what” attitude.” 
(Jim Rohn)

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.” 
(Salvador Dali)

What other people think about you, is none of your business.” 
(unknown author)

I don’t believe in luck … but I do appreciate the sentiment.” 
(unknown author)

Time is fun when you’re having flies, said the frog.” 
(unknown author)

Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” 
(unknown author)

An intellectual is someone who can listen to the “William Tell Overture” without thinking of the Lone Ranger.” 
(John Chesson)

To weird to life, to rare to die.” 
(movie: Fear and Loathing in las Vegas)

Free your mind and your ass will follow!” 

People today are in danger of drowning in information; but, because they have been taught that information is useful, they are more willing to drown than they need be. If they could handle information, they would not have to drown at all.” 
(Idries Shah, Reflections)

Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection.
(Matthew Arnold)

Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding. Find out what you already know and you will see the way to fly.” 
(Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull)

Sticking Feathers Up your Butt Does Not Make You A Chicken.
(Fight Club – Movie)


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