"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
― Albert Einstein
"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'.
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life." – John Lennon
"I awoke only to find that the rest of the world
is still asleep" — Leonardo da Vinci
"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."— Steve Jobs (adapted from Jack Kerouac)
"To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform." - Theodore H. White
"Read Everything. Listen to Everybody. Don't Trust Anything unless You Can Prove it with your Own Research."
— William Cooper (1943-2001)
"Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance" — Albert Einstein
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over
- and expecting different results." — Albert Einstein
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."
— Albert Einstein
"Only he who does nothing makes a mistake." — French Proverb
"Punishing honest mistakes stifles creativity. I want people moving and shaking the earth
and they're going to make mistakes." — Ross Perot
"Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones of genius." — Elbert Hubbard
"An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it." — JFK (Orlando A. Battista)
"With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another." — Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
"All Truth goes through three stages.
First it is ridiculed. Then it is violently opposed.
Finally it is accepted as self-evident." — Schopenhauer
"It is better to embrace an ugly Truth - than to ﬁnd comfort in a beautiful lie."
"Men occasionally stumble over the Truth -but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened." — Winston Churchill
"Truth is stranger than Fiction, but that is because
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t." — Mark Twain
"One of the world's greatest problems, is the impossibility of any person searching for the Truth...
when they believe they already have it." — Dave Wilbur
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge." — Hosea 4:6
"Anyone who doesn't take Truth seriously in small matters cannot be Trusted in large ones either." — Albert Einstein
"I have heard it remarked that men are not to be reasoned out of an opinion they have not reasoned themselves into."
— Fisher Ames, The Influences of Democracy on Liberty, Property, and the Happiness of Society Considered.
London: John W. Parker, 1835, p. 110.
"In all ages, in all lands, there have been those who seek truth. This seeking is an individual’s search for something more than self, and much more than the confines of this worldly system. It is the seeker, who understands there is more than what meets the eye, who is not afraid and makes the choice to go into the unknown. The process of awaking has begun, the discovery is underway."
— Alan Watt, A Course in Deprogramming
"Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
An error does not become Truth by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does Truth become error because nobody sees it." — Mohandas Gandhi
"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it.
I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against.
I'm a human being, first and foremost,and as such
I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole."
— Malcolm X
"Truth, for the tyrants, is the most terrible and cruel of all bindings;
it is like an incandescent iron falling across their chests.
And it is even more agonizing than hot iron, for that only burns the flesh,
while Truth burns its way into the soul." — Lauro Aguirre
"As you pursue the nature of reality you will find that
there are fewer and fewer people that you can talk to.
And the more you advance, the more you will be tested." — Val Valerian
"When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations,
the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic." - Dresden James
"Wisdom is knowing how little we know." — Socrates
"We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are." — The Talmud
"Absolute certainty is a privilege of uneducated minds and fanatics." — C.J. Keyser
"It has always seemed that a fear of judgment is the mark of guilt and the burden of insecurity." — Criss Jami
"Just look at us, everything is backwards: Doctors destroy health,
lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom,
the major media destroys information, and religions destroy spirituality." — Michael Ellner
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear."
"Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be." ― Elizabeth Gilbert
"The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." — Steve Biko
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Belief in the innocence of rulers depends upon the ignorance of those ruled." — Hugh Ross Williamson
"A fool tells you what he will do; a boaster, what he has done. The wise man does it and says nothing."
"No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry.
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." — Theodore Roosevelt
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil,
but because of the people who don’t do anything about it." — Albert Einstein
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." — Thomas Jefferson
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." — Sir Edmund Burke
"Those who have the privilege to know, have the duty to act." — Albert Einstein
"To remain neutral in situations of injustice, is to be complicit in that injustice." — Desmond Tutu
"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who
in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality" — Dante Alighieri
"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it, is really cooperating with it." — Martin Luther King Jr.
"A time comes when Silence is betrayal." — Martin Luther King
"The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society." — Mark Skousen
"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly..."