Quotes

Introduction

The neverending page of quotes than I came across and that stayed – for whatever reason – with me. I took great efforts to present them completely unsorted for your reading pleasure. You may notice that I have several quotes by specific people. That does not mean I am a “fan” of them or support their actions or share their views. It simply means these people (real of fictional) had some interesting things to say.

 

Quotes

A man only begins to be a man when he ceases to whine and revile, and commences to search for the hidden justice which regulates his life. And he adapts his mind to that regulating factor, he ceases to accuse others as the cause of his condition, and builds himself up in strong and noble thoughts; ceases to kick against circumstances, but begins to use them as aids to his more rapid progress, and as a means of the hidden powers and possibilities within himself.
James Allen

 

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.
Philip K. Dick

 

Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work.
Anatole France

 

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (Erasmus of Rotterdam)

 

This is a joke. This is all a joke.
Edward Blake, The Comedian (Watchmen, 2009)

 

I bow to no man.
Richard B. Riddeck (The Chronicles Of Riddeck, 2004)

 

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
Mahatma Gandhi

 

You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

 

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
Mahatma Gandhi

 

God has no religion.
Mahatma Gandhi

 

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
Mahatma Gandhi

 

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
Mahatma Gandhi

 

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

 

People’s behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives.
Thomas Mann

 

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
Lao Tse

 

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Lao Tse

 

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
Lao Tse

 

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.
Lao Tse

 

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Albert Einstein

 

God does not play dice.
Albert Einstein

 

God always takes the simplest way.
Albert Einstein

 

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein

 

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein

 

There is no spoon.
Spoon Boy (The Matrix, 1999)

 

Who looks outside, dreams.
Who looks inside, awakens.
Carl Jung

 

And the man in the rain picked up his bag of secrets, and journeyed up the mountainside, far above the clouds, and nothing was ever heard from him again, except for the sound of Tubular Bells.
Mike Oldfield (Far Above The Clouds, Tubular Bells III)

 

Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.
G. I. Gurdjieff

 

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Albert Einstein

 

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
Albert Einstein

 
 

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