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What we know of other people's only our memory of the moments during which we knew them.

If you haven't the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.
Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.
Humankind cannot bear very much reality.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.
Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.
It is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Education is the progressive realization of our ignorance.
It is our American habit if we find the foundations of our educational structure unsatisfactory to add another story or wing. We find it easier to add a new study or course or kind of school than to recognize existing conditions so as to meet the need. strangled the holy curious of inquiry. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.
The bitter and the sweet come from the outside, the hard from within, from one's own efforts.
I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism have brought me to my ideas.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Many times a day I realize how much my own life is built on the labors of my fellowmen, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.
Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.
They come into being not through demonstration but through revelation, through the medium of powerful personalities.
To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god: it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
The difference between what the most and the least learned people know is inexpressibly trivial in relation to that which is unknown.
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth.
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.
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
Love is a better teacher than duty.
Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Man tries to make for himself in the fashion that suits him best a simplified and intelligible picture of the world; he then tries to some extent to substitute this cosmos of his for the world of experience, and thus to overcome it.
The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the power of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms -- this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the rank of devoutly religious men.
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices, but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
The opinion prevailed among advanced minds that it was time that belief should be replaced increasingly by knowledge; belief that did not itself rest on knowledge was superstition, and as such had to be opposed.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
We all try to escape pain and death, while we seek what is pleasant.
Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury -- to me these have always been contemptible. I assume that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind
The only way to escape the personal corruption of praise is to go on working.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the unlimitable superior who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
If we knew what we were doing it wouldn't be research.
Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow -- perhaps it all will.
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Science is the century-old endeavor to bring together by means of systematic thought the perceptible phenomena of this world into as thorough-going an association as possible.
Science is the attempt to make the chaotic diversity of our sense experience correspond to a logically uniform system of thought.
When the number of factors coming into play in a phenomenological complex is too large scientific method in most cases fails.
Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science
The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule...
Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living.
Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.
The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
When you examine the lives of the most influential people who have ever walked among us, you discover one thread that winds through them all. They have been aligned first with their spiritual nature and only then with their physical selves.
The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.
All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years, but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind.
The real difficulty, the difficulty which has baffled the sages of all times, is rather this: how can we make our teaching so potent in the motional life of man, that its influence should withstand the pressure of the elemental psychic forces in the individual?
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
It is theory that decides what can be observed.
Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting points and its rich environment. But the point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, although it appears smaller and forms a tiny part of our broad view gained by the mastery of the obstacles on our adventurous way up.
A theory is the more impressive the greater is the simplicity of its premises, the more different are the kinds of things it relates and the more extended the range of its applicability.
We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods.
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
How do I work? I grope.
To understand the world one must not be worrying about one's self.
The distinctions separating the social classes are false; in the last analysis they rest on force.
It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.
The ideas that have lighted my way and, time after time, have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
The legs are the wheels of creativity.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery everyday. Never lose a holy curiosity.
Never lose a holy curiosity.
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
It is not enough that you should understand about applied science in order that your work may increase mans blessings. Concern for the man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors; concern for the great unsolved problems of the organization of labor and the distribution of goods in order that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.
Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.
The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.
Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year.
The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.
Objectives are not fate; they are direction. They are not commands; they are commitments. They do not determine the future; they are means to mobilize the resources and energies of the business for the making of the future.
Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.
Leadership is not magnetic personality--that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not making friends and influencing people --that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
The better a man is the more mistakes he will make for the more things he will try.
The purpose of a business is to create a customer.
Business has only two functions -- marketing and innovation.
The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
Until we can manage TIME, we can manage nothing else.
The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.
Concentration is the key to economic results. No other principles of effectiveness is violated as constantly today as the basic principle of concentration.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Each victim of suicide gives his act a personal stamp which expresses his temperament, the special conditions in which he is involved, and which, consequently, cannot be explained by the social and general causes of the phenomenon.
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
When liberty destroys order the hunger for order will destroy liberty.
Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.
We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street an Broadway.
Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principles.
Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.
Be glad of life because it gives you a chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at stars.
There is only one way to get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life and live it as bravely and faithfully and cheerfully as we can.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.
Time is Too slow for those who wait, Too swift for those who fear, Too long for those who grieve, Too short for those who rejoice. But for those who love, time is not.
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Jesus tapped me on the shoulder and said, Bob, why are you resisting me? I said, I'm not resisting you! He said, You gonna follow me? I said, I've never thought about that before! He said, When you're not following me, you're resisting me.
He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is, with thoughts of what may be.
He who would search for pearls must dive below.
Fortune befriends the bold.
Far more numerous are those as such; who think too little and talk too much.
Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you don't let other people spend it for you.
Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
Like pilgrims to the appointed place we tend; The world's an inn, and death the journey's end.
To die is landing on some distant shore.

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