Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Inspirational Quotes

(please, keep scrolling down, there are many words of wisdom here)

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. - Albert Einstein

Do good things. Don't do bad things. - Birdsnest

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. - John F. Kennedy

Your children need your presence more than your presents. - Jesse Jackson

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. - Viktor E. Frankl

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin

The time is always right to do what is right. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law. It's nine-tenths of the problem. - John Lennon

If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. - Bob Hope

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. - Albert Einstein

Be the change that you want to see in the world. - Mohandas Gandhi

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. - Robert Frost

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others. - John F. Kennedy

Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts. - Mohandas Gandhi

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. - Mohandas Gandhi

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. - Albert Einstein

I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong. - John Lennon

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? - Abraham Lincoln

I don't like that man. I must get to know him better. - Abraham Lincoln

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help. - Abraham Lincoln

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. - Margaret Mead

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. - Albert Einstein

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. - Confucius

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. - Plato

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. - Theodore Roosevelt

Wisdom begins in wonder. - Socrates

If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been. - Robert H. Schuller

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. - Buddha

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. - Albert Einstein

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive. - Albert Einstein

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. - Albert Einstein

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. - Albert Einstein

Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right. - Henry Ford

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. - Henry Ford

Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up. - Colin Powell

Honesty is the best policy. - Benjamin Franklin

We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it. - William Osler

Freedom lies in being bold. - Robert Frost

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes. - Mohandas Gandhi

Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone. - Mohandas Gandhi

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. - Mohandas Gandhi

I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world. - Mohandas Gandhi

Where love is, there God is also. - Mohandas Gandhi

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up. - Jesse Jackson

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. - Mohandas Gandhi

Man is not made for defeat. - Ernest Hemingway

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Man's mind, stretched by a new idea, never goes back to its original dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Middle age is when you still believe you'll feel better in the morning. - Bob Hope

He who opens a school door, closes a prison. - Victor Hugo

Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come. - Victor Hugo

One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas. - Victor Hugo

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves. - Victor Hugo

There is nothing like a dream to create the future. - Victor Hugo

Toleration is the best religion. - Victor Hugo

To love another person is to see the face of God. - Victor Hugo

I demand more of myself than anyone else could ever expect. - Julius Irving

Of all our possessions, wisdom alone is immortal. - Isocrates

Keep hope alive! - Jesse Jackson

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. - Carl Jung

A child miseducated is a child lost. - John F. Kennedy

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind. - John F. Kennedy

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process. - John F. Kennedy

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. - John F. Kennedy

There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction. - John F. Kennedy

Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly. - John F. Kennedy

Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John F. Kennedy

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last. - John F. Kennedy

Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. - John F. Kennedy

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. - Rudyard Kipling

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble. - Rudyard Kipling

Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad. - Henry A. Kissinger

In crises the most daring course is often safest. - Henry A. Kissinger

No one will ever win the battle of the sexes; there's too much fraternizing with the enemy. - Henry A. Kissinger

The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. - Henry A. Kissinger

To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it. - Henry A. Kissinger

Whatever must happen ultimately should happen immediately. - Henry A. Kissinger

The more I see the less I know for sure. - John Lennon

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. - Abraham Lincoln

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. - Abraham Lincoln

Everybody likes a compliment. - Abraham Lincoln

Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old. - Abraham Lincoln

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. - Abraham Lincoln

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. - Abraham Lincoln

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. - Abraham Lincoln

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong. - Abraham Lincoln

I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end. - Abraham Lincoln

I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. - Abraham Lincoln

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? - Abraham Lincoln

If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will. - Abraham Lincoln

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. - Abraham Lincoln

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. - Abraham Lincoln

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. - Abraham Lincoln

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. - Abraham Lincoln

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. - Abraham Lincoln

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. - Abraham Lincoln

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was. - Abraham Lincoln

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes. - Maimonides

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. - Nelson Mandela

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. - Nelson Mandela

Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. - Og Mandino
Do all things with love. - Og Mandino

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. - Og Mandino

To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can. - Og Mandino

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings. - Margaret Mead

One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night. - Margaret Mead

We won't have a society if we destroy the environment. - Margaret Mead

Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible. - Margaret Mead

Don't be humble... you're not that great. - Golda Meir

Moses dragged us for 40 years through the desert to bring us to the one place in the Middle East where there was no oil. - Golda Meir

A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity. - Ralph Nader

There can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship. - Ralph Nader

When strangers start acting like neighbors... communities are reinvigorated. - Ralph Nader

The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction. - Jawaharlal Nehru

I don't know that there are any short cuts to doing a good job. - Sandra Day O'Connor

No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows. - J. Robert Oppenheimer

Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists. - Blaise Pascal

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. - Blaise Pascal

Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth. - Blaise Pascal

People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others. - Blaise Pascal

The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. - Bertrand Russell

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence that it is not utterly absurd; indeed, in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible. - Bertrand Russell

A stupid man's report of what a clever man says is never accurate because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand. - Bertrand Russell

It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions make it impossible to earn a living. - Bertrand Russell

We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart. - Blaise Pascal

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded. - Pope John Paul II

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. - Pope John Paul II

Violence and arms can never resolve the problems of men. - Pope John Paul II

War is a defeat for humanity. - Pope John Paul II

All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince. - Plato

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics. - Plutarch

It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything. - Plutarch

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. - Plutarch

The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil. - Plutarch

Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly. - Plutarch

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. - Plutarch

The oldest, shortest words - "yes" and "no" - are those which require the most thought. - Pythagoras

What else could this mean? - Tony Robbins

Seek first to understand, then to be understood. - Stephen Covey

Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming. - Jim Rohn

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die. - Jean-Paul Sartre

My biggest fear; that people, due to a lack of education, and therefore, a lack of enlightenment, understanding and empathy, in trying to protect their self-interest, lose sight of the bigger picture, and do not rise above our predatory, self-preservation mentality, and in the process, lose, not only our "perceived financial wealth", but much more than we ever thought possible, our ability to care for others, especially those with whom we have little emotional connection and from whom we can gain no financial benefit. That would be a step backwards for humanity. - Sukh Hayre

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