Thoughtful Quotes page 66

A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Bruce Lee
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Bruce Lee
One great cause of failure is lack of concentration.
Bruce Lee
Change is freedom, change is life.

It's always easier not to think for oneself. Find a nice safe hierarchy and settle in. Don't make changes, don't risk disapproval, don't upset your syndics. It's always easiest to let yourself be governed.

There's a point, around age twenty, when you have to choose whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life, or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.

Those who build walls are their own prisoners. I'm going to go fulfill my proper function in the social organism. I'm going to go unbuild walls.

Ursula K. Le Guin, "The Dispossessed"
There is a correlation between silence and excellence.
My teacher
This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!
Adolf Hitler, 1935, History book
All our young lives we search for someone to love. Someone who makes us complete. We choose partners and change partners. We dance to a song of heartbreak and hope, all the while wondering if somewhere, somehow, there's someone perfect who might be searching for us.
The Wonder Years
Patriotism is thinly veiled racism.
Albert Einstein
You cannot wash away blood with blood.
Kindness is the language in which the deaf can hear and the blind can see
Mark Twain
Pride is tasteless, colorless, and sizeless, but the hardest thing to swallow.
The harder your work, the luckier you get
Gary Player
Two stonecutters were asked what they were doing. The first said, “I’m cutting this damned stone into blocks.” The second replied, “I’m on a team that’s building a cathedral.”
Just as eating against one’s will is injurious to health, so study without a liking for it spoils the memory, and it retains nothing it takes in.
Leonardo da Vinci
Don’t be afraid to take big steps. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom withdraw to their full extent.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear that you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Rene Descartes
Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various editions of men.
Lord Chesterfield

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