Great Minds Quotes

Quotes tagged as "great-minds" (showing 1-26 of 26)
Aristotle
“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.”
Aristotle

Robert M. Pirsig
“It was the ghost of rationality itself ... This is the ghost of normal everyday assumptions which declares that the ultimate purpose of life, which is to keep alive, is impossible, but that this is the ultimate purpose of life anyway, so that great minds struggle to cure diseases so that people may live longer, but only madmen ask why. One lives longer in order that he may live longer. There is no other purpose. That is what the ghost says.”
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

“Great minds have no refuge; the world belongs to them.”
sir kristian goldmund aumann

Jeremy Aldana
“Great minds with great ideas usually share in the midst of their persecution”
Jeremy Aldana

Debasish Mridha
“Great minds find beauties and appreciate it. Average minds find commonalities and compare. Small minds find the problems and criticize.”
Debasish Mridha

Samuel Richardson
“But these great minds cannot avoid doing extraordinary things!”
Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady

“While small minds were bragging about their material possessions, great minds were busy expanding their assets.”
Edmond Mbiaka

“If you constantly brush shoulders with great minds, sooner or later you would surely become very familiar with what it takes to dwell in the land of greatness.”
Edmond Mbiaka

Samuel Richardson
“But these great minds cannot avois doing extraordinary things!”
Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady

“Books have immortalized great minds. Books have kept ancients secrets alive. A world which least value books, least value the real essence of wisdom and least know how to preserve what is precious!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Debasish Mridha
“Where a mediocre mind finds adversity, a great mind finds great opportunity.”
Debasish Mridha

“the pen is as wise as the mind that speaks through it”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Ambition is like a plague that can only be cured by success.”
Terrance Robinson- Artist Educator Scholar Entrepreneur

George Chapman
“Danger, the spur of all great minds.”
George Chapman

Matshona Dhliwayo
“A great mind is not sharpened by consorting with lesser minds.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“Great bodies die but great minds don't die! Inside the tomb of great men lay dead body's but at the library of great men lay the living minds of dead bodies!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Great views are like great minds. They both give you the feeling of eternity!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“Stop and think about who you are and where you've come from. Love yourself and comfort your spirit. Don't go wandering the streets looking for love and attention. Self love and respect must be a priority”
Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Heart Crush

Gudjon Bergmann
“None of us understand the infinite universe. Most people who start thinking about it, get overwhelmed, shrug their shoulders, and turn their attention back to something mundane, like drinking beer or watching TV. Only a few great minds have ever actually contemplated the nature of the universe. Fewer still have done it without going insane.”
Gudjon Bergmann, The Meditating Psychiatrist Who Tried to Kill Himself

Matshona Dhliwayo
“Greater minds will rule over lesser minds.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

“When we allow great minds to sleep, we allow great things to sleep!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Sivan P.L.
“Only through the ancient tradition of storytelling can we enter the magical minds of one another.”
Sivan P.L.

“Aristotle declared that, “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Does the intrinsic tension between opposing ideas create a lamplight of stereoscopic vision? Does the mental friction generated by antinomy, a contradiction between two apparently equally valid principles or between inferences correctly drawn from such principles, lead to war within the mind or does the natural rasping of abrasive thoughts spur the mind to create soothing metaphorical thoughts in order to attain conceptual peace?”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“American author F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) wrote a collection of essays entitled “The Crack-Up,” which makes the following astute observation: “the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideals in mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” For instance, he cites the ability to perceive that the situation is hopeless, and still be determined to make it otherwise. Sensitive people who came before me asked the same disconcerting questions that haunt me. Other troubled souls either drank themselves into oblivion or worked themselves to death in search of the elusive answer to this Fitzgeraldian question: Is it a sign of a lucid mind to place two contradictory ideas abreast and accept the merits of both propositions? Alternatively, is the deliberate act of embracing differing ideas with inapposite conclusions the warning sign of a troubled mind’s impending crackup?”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“Lack of a formal education is a death sentence to some and an opportunity to explore for others”
Nicky Verd