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Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.

Albert Einstein

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Without music, life would be a mistake.

Friedrich Nietzsche , Götzen-Dämmerung

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.

Elie Wiesel's five-year-old grandson

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Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.

Benjamin Franklin Wade

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A day without laughter is a day wasted.

Nicolas Chamfort

Have you ever noticed how ‘What the hell’ is always the right decision to make?

Terry Johnson , Insignificance

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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Anne Frank Fonds Basel

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

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You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.

Kahlil Gibran The Prophet by , النبي

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May you live every day of your life.

Jonathan Swift

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Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.

آلبر كامو

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We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.

May Sarton

One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.

Stephen Hawking

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It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!

Friedrich Nietzsche

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

William Shakespeare KIing Lear , Hamlet

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

Isaac Asimov , Foundation

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein

You do not write your life with words...You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you

Patrick Ness Monsters of Men

Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.

Lao-Tse , Tao Te Ching: A New English Version

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Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.

Benjamin Spock

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Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

Frank Zappa

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!

Dr. suess

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There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.

Elie Wiesel's five-year-old grandson

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Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

Bertrand Russell

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The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

Albert Einstein , The World As I See It

A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.

D.H. Lawrence , Lady Chatterley's Lover

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We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.

Richard Dawkins , The God Delusion

I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Shakespeare , The Great Gatsby

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You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.

Malcom X

If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.

Mo Willems

The past has no power over the present moment.

Eckhart Tolle

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Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.

Adams Douglas , Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw , Man and Superman

I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think


We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.

Santosh Kalwar , Quote Me Everyday

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You only live twice:
Once when you are born
And once when you look death in the face

Ian Fleming (1953)

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter

John Keats , Ode on a Grecian Urn and Other Poems

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A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.

William S. Burroughs

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Music is ... A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy

Ludwig van Beethoven

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The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.

Mark Twain

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.

Gilles Deleuze

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Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.

Carl Sagan e Ann Druyan , The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

If you win, you need not have to explain...If you lose, you should not be there to explain!

Adolf Hitler

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Like all magnificent things, it's very simple.

Natalie Babbit

I must say a word about fear. It is life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always ... so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don't, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.

Yann Martel Life of Pi , Life of Pi

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Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people we personally dislike.

Oscar Wilde

Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.


It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.

Gabriel García Márquez