Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed. Blaise Pascal
I am mindful not only of my humanity, but also, and most especially, of my ignorance. Thus, I do not claim I am without error.
Judge of a tree by its fruit, not by its leaves. Periander of Corinth
The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers. Deepak Chopra
Rather than love, rather than money, rather than fame, give me truth. Henry David Thoreau
The reason why we have bad authors is that bad readers need them. Nietzsche
When virtue is the slave of pleasure it no longer deserves the name of virtue. Augustine
Knowledge, if it does not determine action, is dead. Plotinus
Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery. Bertrand Russell
Many things I do not want to know. Wisdom sets limits to knowledge. Nietzsche
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. Blaise Pascal
An interesting (and satirical) critique of moral relativism’s inability to make objective claims: babylonbee.com/news/moral-rel…
All men now live through too much and think through too little. Nietzsche
A promise can only be made about actions: no one can promise to go on feeling a certain way. C. S. Lewis
In his errors a man is true to himself. Observe the errors and you will know the man. Confucius
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. Epictetus
Violent delights have violent ends.
Every man who has a passion is always to some degree solitary, it is only the slobberers who wear their hearts wholly on their sleeves. S.K
You become what you understand.
It is not how many books you have read, but how many books you have read well that matters. Richard Baxter
Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge. Carl Gustav Jung
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history. Aldous Huxley
Work, not leisure, is the indispensable condition of happiness for every human being. Leo Tolstoy
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. Bertrand Russell
It is no small art to sleep: for that purpose you must keep awake all day.
The obvious is the hardest thing of all to point out to anyone who has genuinely lost sight of it. Owen Barfield
To do two things at once is to do neither. Publilius Syrus
I have the courage, I believe, to doubt everything; but I have not the courage to know anything; not the courage to possess, to own.
Night does not cover our troubles, it brings them to the mind. Seneca
All the problems of heaven and earth, if they confronted us at once, would be nothing compared with that overwhelming problem of God. A.W.T.
Whatever an enemy can do to an enemy, or a for to a foe, the ill-directed mind can do to itself, and even worse. Buddha
There is no wealth but life.
He who knows he has enough is rich. Lao-Tzu
We put the thought of all that we love into all that we make. Tolkien
He is richest who is content with what he has, little or much. Socrates
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Bertrand Russell
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Richard Steele
The things that we love tell us what we are. Thomas Aquinas
A man's maturity is to have rediscovered the seriousness he possessed as a child at play. Nietzsche
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson
In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.
The aim of education should be to teach us how to think, not what to think. Beattie
Be not hasty in your spirit to be angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools. Ecclesiastes
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. Einstein
Life contains two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it. Socrates
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Such is truth that even those most eager to deceive are at the same time most unwilling to be deceived. Augustine
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness. Schopenhauer