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  • #1
    Albert Einstein
    “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #2
    Albert Einstein
    “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #3
    “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
    Bob Samples

  • #4
    Albert Einstein
    “Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #5
    Albert Einstein
    “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #6
    Albert Einstein
    “The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #7
    Albert Einstein
    “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #8
    Albert Einstein
    “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters”
    Albert Einstein

  • #9
    Albert Einstein
    “What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #10
    Albert Einstein
    “A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #11
    Albert Einstein
    “Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #12
    Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
    “The search for truth is more precious than its possession.”
    Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

  • #13
    Albert Einstein
    “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #14
    Albert Einstein
    “From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other - above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #15
    Albert Einstein
    “Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #16
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “In case you haven't noticed, as the result of a shamelessly rigged election in Florida, in which thousands of African Americans were arbitrarily disenfranchised, we now present ourselves to the rest of the world as proud, grinning, jut-jawed, pitiless war-lovers with appalling powerful weaponry - who stand unopposed.
    In case you haven't noticed, we are now as feared and hated all over the world as the Nazi's once were.
    And with good reason.
    In case you haven't noticed, our unelected leaders have dehumanized millions and millions of human beings simply because of their religion and race. We wound 'em and kill 'em and torture 'em and imprison 'em all we want.
    Piece of cake.
    In case you haven't noticed, we also dehumanize our own soldiers, not because of their religion or race, but because of their low social class.
    Send 'em anywhere. Make 'em do anything.
    Piece of cake.
    The O'Reilly Factor.
    So I am a man without a country, except for the librarians and a Chicago paper called "In These Times."
    Before we attacked Iraq, the majestic "New York Times" guaranteed there were weapons of destruction there.
    Albert Einstein and Mark Twain gave up on the human race at the end of their lives, even though Twain hadn't even seen the First World War. War is now a form of TV entertainment, and what made the First World War so particularly entertaining were two American inventions, barbed wire and the machine gun.
    Shrapnel was invented by an Englishman of the same name. Don't you wish you could have something named after you?
    Like my distinct betters Einstein and Twain, I now give up on people too. I am a veteran of the Second World War and I have to say this is the not the first time I surrendered to a pitiless war machine.
    My last words? "Life is no way to treat an animal, not even a mouse."
    Napalm came from Harvard. Veritas!
    Our president is a Christian? So was Adolf Hitler.
    What can be said to our young people, now that psychopathic personalities, which is to say persons without consciences, without senses of pity or shame, have taken all the money in the treasuries of our government and corporations and made it all their own?”
    Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

  • #17
    Albert Einstein
    “All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom."

    [Moral Decay (first published 1937)]”
    Albert Einstein, Out of My Later Years: The Scientist, Philosopher, and Man Portrayed Through His Own Words

  • #18
    Albert Einstein
    “Imagination is the highest form of research.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #19
    Megan Hart
    “Sometimes when things break, you can hold them together for
    a while with string or glue or tape. Sometimes, nothing will hold
    what’s broken, and the pieces fly all over, and though you think you
    might be able to find them all again, one or two will always be
    missing.
    I flew apart. I broke. I shattered like a crystal vase dropped on a
    concrete floor, and pieces of me scattered all over. Some of them I
    was glad to see go. Some I never wanted to see again.”
    Megan Hart, Dirty

  • #20
    Sarah Ockler
    “I was, but then I realized that I was holding on to something that didn't exist anymore. That the person I missed didn't exist anymore. People change. The things we like and dislike change. And we can wish they couldn't all day long but that never works.”
    Sarah Ockler, Fixing Delilah

  • #21
    C.S. Lewis
    “There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done." All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. Those who knock it is opened.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce

  • #22
    Isaac Asimov
    “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #23
    Confucius
    “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
    Confucius

  • #24
    Alexandre Dumas
    “There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
    " Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope.”
    Alexandre Dumas

  • #25
    Voltaire
    “Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”
    Voltaire

  • #26
    Voltaire
    “I don’t know where I am going, but I am on my way.”
    Voltaire

  • #27
    Voltaire
    “Dare to think for yourself.”
    Voltaire

  • #28
    Voltaire
    “It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.”
    Voltaire, The Age of Louis XIV

  • #29
    Voltaire
    “Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one.”
    Voltaire

  • #30
    Voltaire
    “The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.”
    Voltaire



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