Thoughtful Quotes page 85
If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must taste the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.Mao Zedong
War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.Mao Zedong
We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.Mao Zedong
We should never pretend to know what we don't know, we should not feel ashamed to ask and learn from people below, and we should listen carefully to the views of the cadres at the lowest levels. Be a pupil before you become a teacher; learn from the cadres at the lower levels before you issue orders.Mao Zedong
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.Mao Zedong
In waking a tiger, use a long stick.Mao Zedong
Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but never gets you anywhereVan Wilder
The hardest things to achieve in life are always the most difficult to attain, but also the most worthwhile.
I would rather be called names, be noticed and known because I am myself, than be like everyone else and be unnoticed.
When we long for a life without difficulties, remember that diamonds are made under presure for a long time.
A promise made is a debt unpaid.
Isn't it grand, what an oyster can do with a morsel of sand? What couldn't we do if we'd only begin, with some of the things that get under our skin?
He who fears something, gives it power over himMoorish Proverb
They say you only live once. If you live like I do, once is enough.Frank Sinatra
Today we are alive and this is all the certainty we have so let us make the best of our present existance.Epicureanism, Ancient Rome
And it is a mark of prudence never to trust wholly in those things which have once deceived us.Rene Descartes
I will go forward until I know something is certain--or, if nothing else, until I at least know for certain that nothing is for certain.Rene Descartes
We're all a little wierd. And life's a little wierd. And when we find someone who's wierdness is compatible to ours, we join up with them and fall into a mutually satisfying wierdness and call it love, true love.
Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.Tao Te Ching
The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.Wilhelm Stekel
Page 85 of 153