Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.
Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.
-Benjamin Franklin Wade
Itâs no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
Have you ever noticed how âWhat the hellâ is always the right decision to make?
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.
May you live every day of your life.
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?
-Laurence J. Peter
One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
You do not write your life with words…You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.
Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!
We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.
If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.
I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
The past has no power over the present moment.
A truth that’s told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.
When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
-George Bernard Shaw
In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?
To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think
Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.
We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.
You only live twice:
Once when you are born
And once when you look death in the face
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard, are sweeter
A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what’s going on.
-William S. Burroughs
Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy
-Ludwig van Beethoven
The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.
A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.
If you win, you need not have to explain…If you lose, you should not be there to explain!
Like all magnificent things, it’s very simple.