Short Inspirational Quotes
We see things not as they are,
but as we are.
- H.M. Tomlinson
What we think is less than what we know;
What we know is less than what we love;
What we love is so much less than what there is.
And to that precise extent we
are so much less than what we are.
- R.D. Laing (The Politics of Experience)
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Different is not necessarily better
but better is always different.
- Hugh Lendrum
If there is light in the soul,
There will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
There will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house,
There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world.
- Chinese Proverb
It's easier to fight for one's principles
than to live up to them.
The greatest deception men suffer
is from their own opinions.
- Leonardo da Vinci
When we are no longer able
to change a situation...
we are challenged to change ourselves.
- Victor Frankl
Talent hits a target no one else can hit;
Genius hits a target no one else can see.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
The great mass of people more easily
fall victim to a big lie than to a minor one.
- Adolph Hitler
You can discover what your enemy fears most
by what he uses to frighten you.
- Eric Hoffer
Experience is not what happens to you
- it's how you interpret what happens to you.
- Aldous Huxley
We do not see things as they are.
We see them as we are.
- The Talmud
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Those who make peaceful reform impossible
will make violent revolution inevitable.
- J. F. Kennedy
There is only one thing more painful
than learning from experience
and that is not learning from experience.
- Archibald McLeish
A friend is a person with whom
I may be honest.
Before him, I may think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Common sense is
the collection of prejudices
acquired by age eighteen.
- Albert Einsten
Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
- Johann von Goethe
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