Saturday, March 19, 2011

Quotation Saturday


"The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good."
-- Brian Tracy

"A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."
-- William Shedd

"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."
-- George Bernard Shaw

"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar."
-- Helen Keller



Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: Each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open.
--Ludwig Wittgenstein

To make the most of dull hours, to make the best of dull people, to like a poor jest better than none. To wear a threadbare coat like a gentleman; to be outvoted with a smile, to hitch your wagon to the old horse if no star is handy--that is wholesome philosophy.
--Bliss Perry

I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.
--Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

All philosophies, if you ride them, are nonsense, but some are greater nonsense than others.
--SamuelButler (1835 - 1902)
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
--Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)
Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.
--Muhammad Ali (1942 - ), "More Than a Hero"
There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.
--Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
--Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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