Simple Truth Quotes

Quotes tagged as "simple-truth" (showing 1-21 of 21)
Sue Grafton
“The hard thing about death is that nothing ever changes. The hard thing about life is that nothing stays the same.”
Sue Grafton, J is for Judgment

Tawni O'Dell
“ A man spends his whole life trying to prove his worth to others. A woman spends her life trying to prove her worth to herself.”
Tawni O'Dell, Sister Mine

“No one else knows exactly what the future holds for you, no one else knows what obstacles you've overcome to be where you are, so don't expect others to feel as passionate about your dreams as you do.”
Germany Kent

Dennis Sharpe
“Why do you dwell on things that don’t matter when there are so many things that do?”
Dennis Sharpe, Destroyer of Worlds

“Owing to the shape of a bell curve, the education system is geared to the mean. Unfortunately, that kind of education is virtually calculated to bore and alienate gifted minds. But instead of making exceptions where it would do the most good, the educational bureaucracy often prefers not to be bothered.

In my case, for example, much of the schooling to which I was subjected was probably worse than nothing. It consisted not of real education, but of repetition and oppressive socialization (entirely superfluous given the dose of oppression I was getting away from school). Had I been left alone, preferably with access to a good library and a minimal amount of high-quality instruction, I would at least have been free to learn without useless distractions and gratuitous indoctrination. But alas, no such luck.

Let’s try to break the problem down a bit. The education system […] is committed to a warm and fuzzy but scientifically counterfactual form of egalitarianism which attributes all intellectual differences to environmental factors rather than biology, implying that the so-called 'gifted' are just pampered brats who, unless their parents can afford private schooling, should atone for their undeserved good fortune by staying behind and enriching the classroom environments of less privileged students.

This approach may appear admirable, but its effects on our educational and intellectual standards, and all that depends on them, have already proven to be overwhelmingly negative. This clearly betrays an ulterior motive, suggesting that it has more to do with social engineering than education. There is an obvious difference between saying that poor students have all of the human dignity and basic rights of better students, and saying that there are no inherent educationally and socially relevant differences among students. The first statement makes sense, while the second does not.

The gifted population accounts for a very large part of the world’s intellectual resources. As such, they can obviously be put to better use than smoothing the ruffled feathers of average or below-average students and their parents by decorating classroom environments which prevent the gifted from learning at their natural pace. The higher we go on the scale of intellectual brilliance – and we’re not necessarily talking just about IQ – the less support is offered by the education system, yet the more likely are conceptual syntheses and grand intellectual achievements of the kind seldom produced by any group of markedly less intelligent people. In some cases, the education system is discouraging or blocking such achievements, and thus cheating humanity of their benefits.”
Christopher Langan

Criss Jami
“Vivid simplicity is the articulation, the nature of genius. Wisdom is greater than intelligence; intelligence is greater than philosobabble.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Johnny Rich
“The only simple truth is that there is nothing simple in this complex universe. Everything relates. Everything connects”
Johnny Rich, The Human Script

Mark Haddon
“No more things should be presumed to exist than are absolutely necessary”
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Jay Woodman
“....the perfect beauty of the pattern that each raindrop makes as it joins its puddle.”
Jay Woodman

Gene Wilder
“Climbing hills was never one of my great ambitions. Perhaps I was just lazy, but I admit--now that I've been climbing a hill every other day--that it's very difficult to think about the stresses in your life while you're trying to avoid falling backwards when a goat with large horns is chasing you because you came too close to the little patch of grass he was planning to eat for breakfast.”
Gene Wilder, The Woman Who Wouldn't

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Something always attracts us towards the ruins, because ruins remind us our fundamental problem: The problem of impermanence! Amongst the ruins we see the very end of our road! Whatever shows you the simple truth, it is your Master Teacher; whoever repeatedly recalls you of the plain truth, he is your good master!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Katie Kiesler Nelson
“I want to be known as the 23 year-old who is foolishly in love with a Prince she can't see. I want to rejoice while holding the rose of singleness, even when my hands bleed from its thorns. I want to resist the urge to envy the pairs growing in the middle of my neighbors' gardens. I want to be rooted in the simple truth that unripen pairs taste like lies and lingering loneliness. 
I want to put Jesus on my bullet wound and cling to His heart wrenching hope because He was kind enough to be a Band-Aid when He should have stayed a King.”
Katie Kiesler, 22 and Single: A Coming of Age Story...in Progress

Matthew Woodring Stover
“...you must understand that not even the Jedi know all there is to be known about the Force; no mortal mind can. We speak of the will of the Force as someone ignorant of gravity might say it is the will of a river to flow to the ocean; it is a metaphor that describes our ignorance. The simple truth - if any truth is ever simple - is that we do not truly know what the will of the Force may be. We can never know. It is so far beyond our limited understanding that we can only surrender to its mystery.”
Matthew Woodring Stover, Revenge of the Sith

Fennel Hudson
“Every layer of complexity creates greater distance from life’s simple truths.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2

René Barjavel
“Moi, l'homme, je suis anglais ou patagon et heureux de l'être, mais je suis d'abord l'homme vivant, je ne veux pas tuer et je ne veux pas qu'on me tue. Je refuse la guerre, quelles qu'en soient les raisons.”
René Barjavel, La Nuit des temps

Devon Michael
“What you think you know about a thing is always the first obstacle you face when trying to get to know it better.”
Devon Michael, Hollo

Ronda Rousey
“Making a change in your life is as easy as making a decision and action on it. That's it.”
Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey
“Making a change in your life is as easy as making a decision and acting on it. That's it.”
Ronda Rousey

Robert Musil
“[Unser Leben] ist unüberwindlich verworren nur dann, wen man an sich denkt; aber in dem Augenblick, wo man nicht an sich denkt, sondern sich fragt, wie man einem anderen helfen könne, ist es sehr einfach.”
Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities

“How sick in your mind and your soul to be scared of my voice and my words.”
The Cure

Helen S. Rosenau
“What Do You Really Want: Live simply. Pray more. Stay healthy. Live quietly. Trust time”
Helen S. Rosenau, The Messy Joys of Being Human: A Guide to Risking Change and Becoming Happier