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2951George SantayanaThose who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.History
4394Abba EbanYou can't achieve anything without getting in someone's way.Miscellaneous
3348Graham GreeneNo human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another's happiness.Understanding
4230Joseph JoubertIdeas never lack for words. It is words that lack ideas. As soon as the idea has come to its last degree of perfection, the word blossoms; or, if you like, it blossoms from the word that presents it and clothes it.Ideas
3438AnonymousI'm not a complete idiot, some parts are missing.Stupidity
8595Alfred KorzybskiI want to make clear only that words are not the things spoken about, and that there is no such thing as an object in absolute isolation.Miscellaneous
2938Benjamin FranklinThose who give up liberty for the sake of security deserve neither liberty nor security.Freedom
2397H. H. Munro (Saki)He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.Death
4745Ambrose BierceZEAL: A certain nervous disorder afflicting the young and inexperienced. Work
8253Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)An open heart is an open mind.Miscellaneous
8222Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.Miscellaneous
6053Jean-Paul SartreEvil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete.Evil
8328Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)If your heart has peace, nothing can disturb you.Miscellaneous
4176Emil CioranThe poor, by thinking unceasingly of money, reach the point of losing the spiritual advantages of non-possession, thereby sinking as low as the rich.Poverty
7993Dan MillmanLife is not a private affair. A story and its lessons are only made useful if shared.Miscellaneous
6284Karl PopperIf we are uncritical we shall always find what we want: we shall look for, and find, confirmations, and we shall look away from, and not see, whatever might be dangerous to our pet theories. In this way it is only too easy to obtain what appears to be overwhelming evidence in favor of a theory which, if approached critically, would have been refuted.Miscellaneous
4035Pierre-Alain CotteOur mind is our main limitation.Mind
5052Alan GreenspanI guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've propbably misunderstood what I've said.Understanding
5874Fran LebowitzVery few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.Art
8479Sam HarrisThe problem is not that religious people are stupid. It's not that religious fundamentalists are stupid. I happen to think that you can be so well educated that you can build a nuclear bomb, and still get--and still believe that you will get the 72 virgins in paradise--that is the problem. The problem is that--religion--because it has been sheltered from criticism as it has been--allows people--perfectly sane, perfectly intelligent people--to believe en masse, what only idiots or lunatics could believe in isolation.Religion
3870AnonymousA man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is finished.Marriage
6062Jean-Paul SartreI tell you in truth: all men are Prophets or else God does not exist.Miscellaneous
2578George Bernard ShawMartyrdom is the only way a person can become famous without ability.Martyrdom
8019Dan MillmanYou are a dynamic whole greater than the sum of your parts. By integrating your body, mind, and emotions through training, you reshape your life.Miscellaneous
4542Ella FitzgeraldIt isn't where you came from; it's where you're going that counts.Miscellaneous
2250Erich FrommNot he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.Generosity
8465Sam HarrisUnlike statements of fact, which require no further work on our part, lies must be continually protected from collisions with reality.Truth
8450Sam HarrisA puppet is free as long as he loves his strings.Freedom
4262Giacomo LeopardiThe most solid pleasure in this life is the empty pleasure of illusion.Illusion
9904Jacques MonodWhat I have tried to show is that the scientific attitude implies what I call the postulate of objectivity - that is to say, the fundamental postulate that there is no plan, that there is no intention in the universe.Miscellaneous
3788Mark TwainIt is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.Talking
2524Woody AllenI tended to place my wife under a pedestal.Marriage
6858Jiddu KrishnamurtiThought is so cunning, so clever, that it distorts everything for its own convenience.Thinking
8265Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.Miscellaneous
2206Henry FordFailure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.Failure
4392Abba EbanHis ignorance is encyclopedic.Ignorance
7926Antonio DamasioSome of us, for better or worse, develop very stable, consistent, and largely predictable machineries of self. But in others, the self machinery is more flexible and more open to unexpected turns.Mind
8512Sam HarrisOne of the greatest challenges facing civilization in the twenty-first century is for human beings to learn to speak about their deepest personal concerns-about ethics, spiritual experience, and the inevitability of human suffering-in ways that are not flagrantly irrational. We desperately need a public discourse that encourages critical thinking and intellectual honesty. Nothing stands in the way of this project more that the respect we accord religious faith.Religion
4285George Bernard ShawActivity is the only road to knowledge.Knowledge
5605Larry EllisonWhen you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.Invention
7261Spider RobinsonShared pain is lessened; shared joy, increased — thus do we refute entropy.Sharing
2289Henry Louis MenckenCriticism is prejudice made plausible.Criticism
2836AnonymousAdvertising - the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.Advertising
9442Emil CioranOnly an idiot could think there is a point to any of this.Miscellaneous
8007Dan MillmanIf you desire to dig a well to reach water, your efforts are more fruitful if you dig one 100-foot-deep hole than if you dig ten holes each 10 feet deep.Miscellaneous
6287Karl PopperWe are social creatures to the inmost centre of our being. The notion that one can begin anything at all from scratch, free from the past, or unindebted to others, could not conceivably be more wrong.Miscellaneous
3243Bertrand RussellReligion may in most of its forms be defined as the belief that the gods are on the side of the Government.Religion
3512PlatoGood people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. Law
8299Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?Miscellaneous
7754William James It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.Miscellaneous
3105Gerhard UhlenbruckNo Body is perfect.Perfection
6031Jean-Paul SartreFreedom is what you do with what's been done to you.Freedom
8500Sam HarrisThe perpetrators of the Inquisition - the torturers, informers, and those who commanded their actions - were ecclesiastics of one rank or another. They were men of God - popes, bishops, friars, and priests.Religion
6847Jiddu KrishnamurtiIt is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.Society
8271Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside? Children don’t usually act in such a manner. If they feel angry with someone, they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day.Miscellaneous
3966Mark TwainIn religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination.Beliefs
8466Sam HarrisFundamentalism is only a problem if the fundamentals are a problem.Religion
8031Dan MillmanIn life, stress happens when you resist what arises.Miscellaneous
6515Thomas CarlyleHappy the people whose annals are blank in history books!History
6736Albert CamusMan is the only creature who refuses to be what he is. Mankind
3585Evan GuayIf you fear failure, you shall never succeed.Failure
6942Jiddu KrishnamurtiTruth is not something that can be followed; it has to be discovered. You cannot find truth through any book or through any accumulation of experience.Truth
5781Woody AllenI was involved in an extremely good example of oral contraception two weeks ago. I asked a girl to go to bed with me, she said 'no'.Humour
2887VoltaireIf God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.Religion
2727Albert EinsteinI do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority.Ethics
4792Ross CooperThe only way to change our lives is by changing our minds.Changing
8288Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)Happiness doesn’t always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it.Miscellaneous
8364Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)Anything that contradicts experience and logic should be abandoned.Miscellaneous
2283Friedrich NietzscheIt is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right - especially when one is right.Reality
4775Giovanni SorianoTo live: a quite complicated way of dying.Life and Death
7800William James Thus, when a superior intellect and a psychopathic temperament coalesce...in the same individual, we have the best possible conditions for the kind of effective genius that gets into the biographical dictionaries. Such men do not remain mere critics and understanders with their intellect. Their ideas posses them, they inflict them, for better or worse, upon their companions or their age.Miscellaneous
8494Sam HarrisWe have Christians against Muslims against Jews, and no matter how liberal your theology, merely identifying yourself as a Christian or a Jew lends tacit validity to this status quo. People have morally identified with a subset of humanity rather than with humanity as a whole.Religion
4297George Bernard ShawThe man who listens to Reason is lost: Reason enslaves all whose minds are not strong enough to master her.Reason and Feeling
2791Chinese ProverbGreat souls have wills; feeble souls have wishes.Will
6288Karl PopperIf God had wanted to put everything into the universe from the beginning, He would have created a universe without change, without organisms and evolution, and without man and man's experience of change. But he seems to have thought that a live universe with events unexpected even by Himself would be more interesting than a dead one.God
2195Erich FrommIf a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.Love
4665Abraham LincolnEverybody likes a compliment. Appreciation
6135George Bernard ShawLove consists of overestimating the differences between one woman and another.Love
3249Benjamin FranklinThere is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government. Honesty
8003Dan MillmanWe discover our character through decisions under pressure.Miscellaneous
2323AnonymousAll human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them.Morality
2129Robert K. MertonIt must be remembered that necessity is only the mother of invention; socially accumulated knowledge is its father.Progress
7758William James If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities, it becomes sick.Illness
2967Al CaponeYou can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.Crime
5068Robert DangoorYou cannot buy happiness but you have to pay the price.Happiness
8619Alfred KorzybskiAny object of thought is both 'more than what we think, and different'.Miscellaneous
4316Peter DruckerThe entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.Management
6891Jiddu KrishnamurtiAs long as one is escaping from loneliness, there is no essential difference between the worship of God and addiction to alcohol. Socially, there may be a difference; but psychologically, the man who runs away from himself, from his own emptiness, whose escape is his search for God, is on the same level as the drunkard.Religion
2966Alistair CookeA professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it. Work
2408Albert EinsteinMake everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.Simplicity
6850Jiddu KrishnamurtiFreedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom.Love
4429Erasmus DarwinHe who allows oppression, shares the crime.Crime
4615AnonymousGod must love stupid people, he made so many.God
4407SenecaLet us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.Desire
8604Alfred KorzybskiThese 'philosophers', etc., seem unaware, to give a specific example, that by teaching and preaching 'identity', which is empirically non-existent in this actual world, they are neurologically training future generations in the pathological identifications found in the 'mentally' ill or maladjusted.Miscellaneous
3681John ErskineThere's a difference between beauty and charm. A beautiful woman is one I notice. A charming woman is one who notices me.Beauty
3698Albert EinsteinNo amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.Science
6075Mark TwainWhen we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.Madness
8339Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)Wisdom is the best guide and faith is the best companion.Miscellaneous
3792Mark TwainIt is better to deserve honours and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.Honour
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