Thoughtful Quotes

Advice, truths and memorable quotes from the wise men and women of history.
There are a total of 3050 quotes in this category.


Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.
Confucius
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.
Malcolm Muggeridge
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
I think that technologies are morally neutral until we apply them. It's only when we use them for good or for evil that they become good or evil.
William Gibson
Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy
The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind
Freud
Nature abhors a hero. For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy. For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations where he is most likely to be creamed?
Solomon Short
After a time, you may find that "having" is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as "wanting." It is not logical, but it is often true.
Spock, "Amok Time"stardate 3372.7
Conquest is easy. Control is not.
Kirk, "Mirror, Mirror"stardate unknown
History tends to exaggerate.
Col. Green"The Savage Curtain"stardate 5906.4
Men of peace usually are brave.
Spock"The Savage Curtain"stardate 5906.5
There's no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy. There is nothing good in war. Except its ending.
Abraham Lincoln"The Savage Curtain"stardate 5906.5
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Chinese Proverb
Beauty is only skin deep, and the world is full of thin skinned people.
Richard Armour
"If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time -- a tremendous whack."
Winston Churchill
Ratio of Americans who die from tobacco-related illnesses each year to the number who are murdered : 17:1
September issue of Harper's Index

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