Thoughtful Quotes page 12

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
Albert Einstein
Most of what is unsual about man can be summed up in one word: 'culture'.
Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene (1989)
Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench.
Care about other people's approval and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.
Lao-Tse, Tao Te Ching
This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.
Horace Walpole or Jean de la Bryère
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
Euripides
It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
Alfred Adler
Logic is like the sword: those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
Samuel Butler
All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
St. Matthew, ch. 26, v. 52
Now we are all sons of bitches.
Kenneth Bainbridge, physicist, on the occasion of the Trinity atomic bomb test (7/16/45)
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Speech in St. Louis (3/22/64)
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Martin Luther King, Jr., "Strength to Love" (1963)
Knowing ignorance is strength. Ignoring knowledge is sickness."
Lao-Tse, Tao Te Ching
Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.
Sir Claus Moser (1990)
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
H.G. Wells, "The Outline of History" (1920)
Pity is reserved for those who have no fight left in them.
The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.
Bill Beattie
Whenever you fall, pick something up.
Oswald Avery
Defeat is worse than death because you have to live with defeat.
Bill Musselman
It is better to ask forgiveness than permission.
Jesuit saying

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