Quotes of life

Last updated June 9th 2018.

Phrases to live by
Part 3 of 4

True scientific discovery renders the brain incapable at such moments of shouting vigorously to the world “Look at what I’ve done! Now I will reap the benefits of recognition and wealth.” Instead such discovery instinctively forces the brain to thunder “We did it” in a voice no one else can hear, within its sacred, but lonely, chapel of scientific thought
Clair Cameron Patterson

We detect rather than invent our missions in life
Victor Frankl

Knowing a great deal is not the same as being smart; intelligence is not information alone but also judgement, the manner in which information is coordinated and used
Carl Sagan

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Light reading (by this, I mean books of little importance) may amuse me for the moment, but leaves nothing solid behind
George Washington

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It is not in numbers but in unity that our great strength lies
Thomas Paine

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Clearly one must read every good book at least once every ten years
C. S Lewis

Success or not, a conscious person is always steady in his/her determination
Prabhupada

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The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Quick decipherment is very important to avoid the systematic errors which invariably arise from prolonged reflection
Jean Francois Champollion

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Hunger and love are what move the world
Friedrich Schiller

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Once someone has reached the point of accepting uncritically all the absurdities presented by religious doctrines, and even of overlooking their mutual contractions, the intellectual weakness of such a person should not greatly surprise us
Sigmund Freud

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We cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individual. Toward this end, each of us must work towards his/her own highest development, accepting at the same time his/her share of responsibility in the general life of humanity
Marie Curie

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There is no practice more dangerous than borrowing money
George Washington

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Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil
Thomas Paine

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The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct them to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently
Friedrich Nietzsche

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The duty of the man who investigates the writings of scientists—if learning the truth is his goal—is to make himself an enemy of all that he reads...and attack it from every side. He should also suspect of himself, as he performs this critical examination, to avoid falling into either prejudice or careless thinking
Alhazen

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I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow
Woodrow Wilson

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Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise
Benjamin Franklin

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Fortune favors the prepared mind
Louis Pasteur

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It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled
Mark Twain

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Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid
Unknown
Often attrubuted to Albert Einstein

Renunciation of objects, without the renunciation of desires, is shortlived, however hard you may try
Nishkulanand Swami

It is only when one sees one’s own mistakes with a convex lens, and does just the reverse in the case of others, that one is able to arrive at a just relative estimate of the two
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

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It is morally as bad not to care whether a thing is true or not, so long as it makes you feel good, as it is not to care how you got your money so long as you've got it
Carl Sagan

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A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither
Thomas Jefferson

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Neither look for nor expect gratitude but rather get whatever comfort you can out of the belief that your effort is constructive in purpose
Winston Churchill

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If you think education is expensive, try ignorance
Robert Orben

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