Quotes of life

Last updated June 9th 2018.

Phrases to live by
Part 1 of 4

Here are some of the quotes I've found to fit my lifestyle throughout the years.


It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses
Dag Hammarskjöld

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We must not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time
T. S. Eliot

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The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent to the concerns of such puny creatures as we
Carl Sagan

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The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge
Stephen Hawking

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To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me
Isaac Newton

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A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it the superficial appearance of being right
Thomas Paine

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The secret of success lies in forming the habit of doing things that failures don't like to do
Albert E. N. Gray

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently
Henry Ford

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Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom
Victor Frankl

The bad artists imitate, the great artists steal
Pablo Picasso

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The world is my country, science is my religion
Christiaan Huygens

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I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there
Richard Feynman

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You think of yourself a great man because you live in a little world
Odysseus (to Eurymachus)

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Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits
Fulton J. Sheen

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More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent
Billy Sunday

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The most obvious and important realities are often the ones that are hardest to see and talk about
David Foster Wallace

Books are like seeds. They can lie dormant for centuries and then flower in the most unpromising soil
Carl Sagan

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I have so much to do today that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer
Martin Luther

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Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm
Winston Churchill

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Humility is the mother of all virtues
Mother Theresa

I have not failed 700 times. I’ve succeeded in proving 700 ways how not to build a lightbulb
Thomas Edison

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There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self
Ernest Hemingway

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He who doesn't know the past is doomed to repeat it
Several

A greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions and not upon our circumstances
Martha Washington

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Life is no ‘brief candle’ for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw

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Keep and open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out
James E. Oberg

Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife
Johannes Kepler

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