The task is, not so much to see what no one has sen yet; but to think what nobody has thought yet, about that which everybody sees. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility lies in being superior to your former self
No sane person should believe that something is subjective merely because it cannot be settles beyond controversy ~ Hilary Putnam
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. ~ John F. Kennedy
Two things fill the mind with ever-increasing wonder and awe, the more often and the more intensely the mind of thought is drawn to them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me. ~ Immanuel Kant
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. ~ Albert Camus
Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do. ~ Khalil Gibran
An arrognt person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person’s main task in life - becoming a better person. ~ Leo Tolstoy
The clock of time is wound but once, And no man has the power, to know when the clock will stop at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own, live, love, toil with a will, Place no faith in time, For the clock may soon be still
He that lets the small things bind him leaves the great undone behind him.
This technique of saying “what about…” is actually an old soviet propaganda tool and the reason it is dangerous is because it implies that all actions, regardless of context, share a moral equivalency, and since nobody is perfect, all criticism is hypocritical and everyone should do whatever they want. It is a depressingly effective tool..
Don’t Panic. ~ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. – Henry David Thoreau