Favorite Deep Quotes
Why quotes? Why do we enjoy reading what others have said?
Someone once said, "How does it profit a man to have
gained the whole world and lost his soul?" Someone
else said "I'm lost but I'm making good time."
Okay, that last was from Yogi Berra. But with or without the
humor, short pithy quotes touch us in a way that an argument
or explanation can't.
In fact, they don't really argue or explain at all, but instead
point to some aspect of truth for us to see and understand, each
in our own way. Deep quotes introduce us to new ideas, sometimes
helping us to see in seconds what we had never understood in
years. With that in mind, here are some of my favorites.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and
expecting different results. - Albert Einstein
Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible,
and suddenly you are doing the impossible. - Francis of Assisi
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also
dream; not only plan, but also believe. - Anatole France
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already
knows. - Epictetus
Some men see things as they are and say, "Why?"
I dream of things that never were and say, "Why not?"
- George Bernard Shaw
When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts
to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you
are, look within and examine your own self. - Confucius
I look at the world, and there is nothing to think... nothing
to say... nothing to do... nothing to feel... but gratitude.
It is common sense to take a method and try it; if it fails,
admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.-
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Never mistake motion for action. - Ernest Hemingway
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into
the same box. - Italian proverb
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but
in the expert's there are few. - Shunryu Suzuki
The eye, with which I see God, sees me; my eye and God's
eye is one eye, one seeing one realizing and one love. - Meister
Heaven never helps men who will not act. - Sophocles
Restless man's mind is,
So strongly shaken
In the grip of the senses...
Truly I think
The wind is no wilder.
- Bhagavad Gita
Adversity introduces a man to himself. - Anonymous
In music, in the sea, in a flower, in a leaf, in an act
of kindness... I see what people call God in all these things.
- Pablo Casals
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity
has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe
when he contemplates the mysteries of ...
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