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  • #1
    Benjamin Franklin
    “Lost Time is never found again.”
    Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack

  • #2
    John F. Kennedy
    “If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.

    [Response to questionnaire in Saturday Review, October 29 1960]
    John F. Kennedy

  • #3
    Daniel Patrick Moynihan
    “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.”
    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • #4
    Benjamin Franklin
    “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #5
    Leonardo da Vinci
    “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”
    Leonardo da Vinci

  • #6
    Theodore Roosevelt
    “To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
    Theodore Roosevelt

  • #7
    Abraham Lincoln
    “If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it.”
    Abraham Lincoln

  • #8
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “The future depends on what you do today.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #9
    Albert Einstein
    “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #10
    Albert Einstein
    “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #11
    Frank Zappa
    “If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #12
    Frank Zappa
    “If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #13
    Frank Zappa
    “The United States is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #14
    Seneca
    “True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”
    Seneca

  • #15
    G.K. Chesterton
    “I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #16
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #17
    Lao Tzu
    “The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms.”
    Lao Tzu

  • #18
    C.S. Lewis
    “If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.”
    C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

  • #19
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “There are no facts, only interpretations.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #20
    Vera Nazarian
    “It's a fact—everyone is ignorant in some way or another.

    Ignorance is our deepest secret.

    And it is one of the scariest things out there, because those of us who are most ignorant are also the ones who often don't know it or don't want to admit it.

    Here is a quick test:

    If you have never changed your mind about some fundamental tenet of your belief, if you have never questioned the basics, and if you have no wish to do so, then you are likely ignorant.

    Before it is too late, go out there and find someone who, in your opinion, believes, assumes, or considers certain things very strongly and very differently from you, and just have a basic honest conversation.

    It will do both of you good.”
    Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

  • #21
    Hermann Hesse
    “I have always thirsted for knowledge, I have always been full of questions.”
    Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

  • #22
    Aristotle
    “It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.”
    Aristotle, Selected Writings From The Nicomachean Ethics And Politics

  • #23
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #24
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #25
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #26
    Steve Maraboli
    “Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
    Steve Maraboli

  • #27
    Albert Einstein
    “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #28
    Anaïs Nin
    “We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #29
    Dante Alighieri
    “The path to paradise begins in hell.”
    Dante Alighieri

  • #30
    Deepak Chopra
    “When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.”
    Deepak Chopra



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