World Quotes




The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

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

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.

If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.

God    World

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

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

Allegory    Books    Broad mindedness    Classic    Education    Imagery    Travel    World

Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Change    Cleverness    Self    Wisdom    World

Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

Loneliness    People    Scared    World

Maybe everbody in the whole damn world is scared of each other.

Loneliness    People    Scared    World

If the real world were a book, it would never find a publisher. Overlong, detailed to the point of distraction-and ultimately, without a major resolution.

Something Rotten

Jasper Fforde

Something Rotten
Life    World

We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.

Devil    Hell    World

I used to think I was the strangest person in the world
but then I thought, there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do
I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too.
well, I hope that if you are out there you read this and know that yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.

Bizarre    Feel    Flawed    Hope    Imgaine    Know    Misattributed frida kahlo    People    Person    Read    Strangest    Think strange    Thought    World

The real world is where the monsters are.

The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.

Doubt    Intelligent    Problems    Smart    Stupid    World

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

Why can't people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?

Books    Peace    People    Reading    World

Sometimes I feel like if you just watch things, just sit still and let the world exist in front of you - sometimes I swear that just for a second time freezes and the world pauses in its tilt. Just for a second. And if you somehow found a way to live in that second, then you would live forever.

Pandemonium

Lauren Oliver

Pandemonium
Delirium    Forever    Lena holoway    Live    Time    World

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.

The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice
Good deeds    Goodness    Humanity    Inspirational    Life    Light    World

Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.

Dance    Faeries    Mountains    Wind    World

Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.

Jail    Palace    World

It's a cruel and random world, but the chaos is all so beautiful.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

Change    Dance    Flow    Impermanence    Inspiration    Reality    Things    World

I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.

Life    Self    Travel    World

Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.

The Road

Cormac McCarthy

The Road
Allegory    Brooks    Creation    Destruction    Earth    Environment    Fish    Glens    Loss    Man    Maps    Mystery    Nature    Parable    Past    Trout    Wonder    World

No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.

Streams of Silver

R.A. Salvatore

Streams of Silver
Dragon    Faith    Magic    Mystery    World

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?

It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect.

Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha

But if you tame me, then we
shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I
shall be unique in all the world.

Me    Need    World    You

All right then," said the savage defiantly, I'm claiming the right to be unhappy."
"Not to mention the right to grow old and ugly and impotent; the right to have syphilis and cancer; the right to have too little to eat, the right to be lousy; the right to live in constant apprehension of what may happen tomorrow; the right to catch typhoid; the right to be tortured by unspeakable pains of every kind."
There was a long silence.
"I claim them all," said the Savage at last.

Brave New World

Aldous Huxley

Brave New World
Brave    New    World

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.

Destiny    Drama    Fate    Humanity    Humankind    Humor    Life    Stage    Theater    World

My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.

Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.

Alone    Help    Inspirational    Light    World

The whole world is divided for me into two parts: one is she, and there is all happiness, hope, light; the other is where she is not, and there is dejection and darkness...

Love    World

Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.

When she awoke, the world was on fire.

Uglies

Scott Westerfeld

Uglies
Awoke    Fire    Shay    Tally    Traveling    Uglies    Ugly    World

Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure:
1. Acceptance
2. Understanding
3. Appreciation
Remove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart.
Which, by the way, is something highly inadvisable. Think about it — do you really want to live in a world of only two dimensions?
So, for the love of a triangle, please keep love whole.

Tired, tired with nothing, tired with everything, tired with the world’s weight he had never chosen to bear.

The Beautiful And Damned

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Chose    Everything    Heavy    Never    Nothing    Tired    To bear    World

Remake the world, a little at a time, each in your own corner of the world.

Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.

Deception    Naive    Romance    World

To be ill adjusted to a deranged world is not a breakdown.

There's nothing more dangerous than someone who wants to make the world a better place.

My feelings are too loud for words and too shy for the world.

Dejan stojanovic    Feelings    Literature    Literature quotes    Loud    Poetry quotes    Quotes    Shy    Shyness    Thoughts    Wisdom    Words    World

You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches.

Besides the alternate universe offered by a book, the quiet space of a museum was my favorite place to go. My mom said I was an escapist at heart . . . that I preferred imaginary worlds to the real one. It’s true that I’ve always been able to yank myself out of this world and plunge myself into another.

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

As You Like It

William Shakespeare

As You Like It
Acting    Humanity    Life    Mankind    Poetry    Roles    Stage    Theatre    World

To hear never-heard sounds,
To see never-seen colors and shapes,
To try to understand the imperceptible
Power pervading the world;
To fly and find pure ethereal substances
That are not of matter
But of that invisible soul pervading reality.
To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul;
To be a lantern in the darkness
Or an umbrella in a stormy day;
To feel much more than know.
To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain;
To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon;
To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves;
To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets
Of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching.
To be a smile on the face of a woman
And shine in her memory
As a moment saved without planning.

Cities    Colors    Darkness    Dejan stojanovic    Eagle    Ethereal    Eyes    Face    Face of a woman    Feel    Feelings    Fly    Flying    Imperceptible    Invisible    Know    Lantern    Leaves    Matter    Memory    Moment    Moon    Mountain    Pedestrian    Planning    Poetry    Poets    Power    Read    Reality    Shapes    Shine    Smile    Soul    Sounds    Stormy day    Streets    Substances    Task of a poet    Tree    Umbrella    Understanding    Watching    Wave    Whisper    World

We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it.

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