Good quotes that teach us something

Blunt Honesty

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This is just a collects of quotes I have in my archives. quote range from life lessons to philosophy.

NOTE: If you know for a fact that any one of my quotes are not valid, let me know by replying with the quote and the reason why.

Absence of proof is not proof of absence."

Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else."

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -- Arthur C. Clarke

Atheism is a non-prophet organization." - George Carlin

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

Be skeptical but don't close your mind."

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes." - William Gibson

CAUTION: Your ideologies may appear larger than they actually are...."

Comfort the sleeping. Inspire the Drowsy. Welcome the Awake" - Unknown

Do not only seek the truth, cease to cherish your opinions when challenged."

Don't give a hungry man a fish, teach him how to fish"

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Einstein

God sleeps in the Minerals, Awakens in Plants, Walks in the Animals and Thinks in Man."

I don't have to believe everything I think."

I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't." - Jules Renard

I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." - Stephen Hawking

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." - As Mohandas Gandhi

I really look with commiseration over the great body of my fellow citizens who, reading newspapers, live and die in the belief that they have known something of what has been passing in their times." - Thomas Jefferson

I think it's better to have ideas. You can change an idea. Changing a belief is trickier. Life should malleable and progressive; working from idea to idea permits that. Beliefs anchor you to certain points and limit growth; new ideas can't generate. Life becomes stagnant." - from the movie Dogma by Rufus (Chris Rock)

If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you're misinformed" - Mark Twain

In an age of synthetic images and synthetic emotions, the chances of an accidental encounter with reality are remote indeed." - Serge Daney

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

It's amazing what can be accomplished, if no one cares who gets the credit."

Just look at us. Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information and religions destroy spirituality." - Dr. Michael Ellner, an internationally prominent hypnosis educator and practitioner.

Knowing is not enough, you must apply; willing is not enough, you must do." - Bruce Lee

Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use." - Carlos Castaneda

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened." - Winston Churchill

Millionaires do not use astrology, billionaires do" - J.P. Morgan

My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am "

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness." - The Dalai Lama

Nothing causes more consternation in a group of hypocrits than one honest man." - Albert Einstein

One may gain from recognizing ourselves in each other." - Unknown

Ours is the age which is proud of machines which think, and suspicious of men who try to." - H. M. Jones

People dont pay attention until they have to" - Meredith Whitney

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors."

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again." - C.S. Lewis

Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that? - George Carlin RIP

The belief in coincidence is the prevalent superstition of the modern age."

The cost of sanity, in this society, is a certain level of alienation." - Terrence Mckenna

The easy confidence with which I know another mans religion is folly , teaches me to suspect that my own is also." - Mark Twain

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend."

The greatest victory over your worst enemy, is to turn him into your best friend."

The only thing new in this world is the history that you dont know." - Harry S. Truman

The past record of man is burdened with accounts of assassinations, secret combines, palace plots and betrayals in war. But in spite of this clear record, an amazing number of people have begun to scoff at the possibility of conspiracy at work today. They dismiss such an idea merely a conspiratorial point of view." - G. Edward Griffin

The planet have given you all that you have! What do you give in return?"

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." - Gandhi

The world needs dreamers. And the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do." - Sarah Ban Brethnach

There is not a single concept of which I am convinced that it will stand firm, and I am not sure if I was on the right track after all." - a statement made by Einstein himself on his seventieth birthday

They laughed at me because I am different. I laughed at them because they are all the same."

This is the strangest life I have ever known..." - Jim Morrison

Those who know the least obey the best"

To do more for the world than the world does for you - that is success." - Henry Ford

We have to learn how to stay in a good yet unruly mood as we overthrow the cockeyed mass hallucination that is mistakenly referred to as reality."

We need 3 eyes to see through the veil"

What you see depends on what you're looking for."

When I'm judging a theory, I ask myself whether, if I were God, I would have arranged the world in such a way." - Albert Einstein

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader." - Plato

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something." - Plato

You can easily judge the character of a person by how they treat those who can do nothing for them." - James D. Miles

You cannot find what you refuse to look for." - Lloyd Pye

You know, the interesting thing about skeptics, is that we're always looking for proof... the question is, what on earth would we ever do if we found it?" - From the movie The Rite

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, create a new model that makes the old model obsolete." - Buckminster Fuller

You were Born an Original - Don't Die a Copy!"

justice is merely vengeance, sugar-coated with heaped servings of self-righteousness" - Darksai from the Project Avalon forum

life is a dream"

paradise is not a place but a state of mind"

there are more things in heaven and earth than is dreamed of in your philosophy"

your human instrument is the most advanced technology you will have access to for a very long time." - Unknown

A guy talking about airplanes/ships in 1640, Note how this man was likely the object of ridicule and fierce opposition from mediocre minds(possibly even killed if he preached it enough, I didn't look into it):
Yet I do seriously and on good grounds affirm it possible to make a flying chariot in which a man may sit and give such a motion unto it as shall convey him through the air[This man I'm sure was the object of ridicule for stating such truths]. And this perhaps might be made large enough to carry divers men at the same time, together with food for their viaticum and commodities for traffic. It is not the bigness of anything in this kind that can hinder its motion, if the motive faculty be answerable thereunto. We see a great ship swims as well as a small cork, and an eagle flies in the air as well as a little gnat. . . . 'Tis likely enough that there may be means invented of journeying to the Moon; and how happy they shall be that are first successful in this attempt. - John Wilkins, 'A Discourse Concerning a New World and Another Planet,' book 1, 1640.

You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis


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