We’ve collected the best Which Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Deepak Chopra, George Bernard Shaw, C. S. Lewis, B. R. Ambedkar, Carl Jung. Use them as an inspiration.
Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
Political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the base of it social democracy. What does social democracy mean? It means a way of life which recognizes liberty, equality and fraternity as the principles of life.
It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.
The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society.
The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force.
The uncertainty principle refers to the degree of indeterminateness in the possible present knowledge of the simultaneous values of various quantities with which the quantum theory deals; it does not restrict, for example, the exactness of a position measurement alone or a velocity measurement alone.
Color is a power which directly influences the soul.
Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.
A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.
I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.
Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We, of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.
The world, we are told, was made especially for man – a presumption not supported by all the facts. A numerous class of men are painfully astonished whenever they find anything, living or dead, in all God’s universe, which they cannot eat or render in some way what they call useful to themselves.
Every man has three characters – that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.
It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited.
That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.
There are forms of oppression and domination which become invisible – the new normal.
Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.
Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.
A Christian reveals true humility by showing the gentleness of Christ, by being always ready to help others, by speaking kind words and performing unselfish acts, which elevate and ennoble the most sacred message that has come to our world.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Social psychology is especially interested in the effect which the social group has in the determination of the experience and conduct of the individual member.
I was never very good at school with… humanities… anything which was more a matter of opinion.
In the US, there is basically one party – the business party. It has two factions, called Democrats and Republicans, which are somewhat different but carry out variations on the same policies. By and large, I am opposed to those policies. As is most of the population.
Think about what people are doing on Facebook today. They’re keeping up with their friends and family, but they’re also building an image and identity for themselves, which in a sense is their brand. They’re connecting with the audience that they want to connect to. It’s almost a disadvantage if you’re not on it now.
That government is best which governs least.
In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?
Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded Consciousness. Our essential nature is usually overshadowed by the activity of the mind.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.
A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.
Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.
The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.
The instinct to improve oneself materially is necessary for growth. It is at the fountain of the enterprising spirit which drives private enterprise.
There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: twins.
Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
If you’re gonna make connections which are innovative… you have to not have the same bag of experiences as everyone else does.
The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.
What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.
Beauty is that which is simultaneously attractive and sublime.
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.
The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.
When I was a boy, the priest, my uncle, carefully inculcated upon me this proverb, which I then learned and have ever since kept in my mind: ‘Dico tibi verum, Libertas optima rerum; Nunquam servili, sub nexu vivito, fili.’ ‘I tell you a truth: Liberty is the best of things, my son; never live under any slavish bond.’
Study hard so that you can master technology, which allows us to master nature.
Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.
Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the future of mankind were meant to be sacrificed.
Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one’s death.
The foolish man conceives the idea of ‘self.’ The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of ‘self;’ thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.
There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.
Freedom of speech is a human right and the foundation upon which democracy is built. Any restriction of freedom of speech is a restriction upon democracy.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
Try and understand what part you have to play in the world in which you live. There’s more to life than you know and it’s all happening out there. Discover what part you can play and then go for it.
Any life is made up of a single moment, the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.
Let us reject violence and selfishness which could destroy our country’s unity.
A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
It’s that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so ‘don’t fuss, dear; get on with it.’
The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.
Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.
It seems that I have always been ahead of my time. I had to wait nineteen years before Niagara was harnessed by my system, fifteen years before the basic inventions for wireless which I gave to the world in 1893 were applied universally.
It is the greatest good to the greatest number of people which is the measure of right and wrong.
Ethics or simple honesty is the building blocks upon which our whole society is based, and business is a part of our society, and it’s integral to the practice of being able to conduct business, that you have a set of honest standards.
Do not share the knowledge with which you have been blessed with everyone in general, as you do with some people in particular; and know that there are some men in whom Allah, may He be glorified, has placed hidden secrets, which they are forbidden to reveal.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.
There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour.
Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
Sobriety was the greatest gift I ever gave myself. I don’t put it on a platform. I don’t campaign about it. It’s just something that works for me. It enabled me to really connect with another human being – my wife, Sheryl – which I was never able to do before.
Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link.
Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
God tests and proves us by the common occurrences of life. It is the little things which reveal the chapters of the heart.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
One of the more difficult tasks for me as president was to decide on the issue of confirming capital punishment awarded by courts… to my surprise… almost all cases which were pending had a social and economic bias.
The beginnings and ends of shadow lie between the light and darkness and may be infinitely diminished and infinitely increased. Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail but for shadow.
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.
The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.
Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
We’ve definitely had our share of ups and downs as a group, and there were times we’ve faced some pretty big challenges, but we were able to get through these times, which allowed our bond to grow stronger.
We’re running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere… can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe.
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
I suppose that every one of us hopes secretly for immortality; to leave, I mean, a name behind him which will live forever in this world, whatever he may be doing, himself, in the next.
I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes.
I believe that every single one of us, celebrity or not, has a responsibility to get involved in trying to make a difference in the world. Our generation faces many challenges, some of which were passed on to us by the past generations, but it’s up to us to find solutions today so that we don’t keep passing our problems on.
Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.
There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.
I’m a big believer that you surround yourself with good people which brings the best out of you.
This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.
If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I’m still waiting, it’s all been to seduce women basically.
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
Apart from values and ethics which I have tried to live by, the legacy I would like to leave behind is a very simple one – that I have always stood up for what I consider to be the right thing, and I have tried to be as fair and equitable as I could be.
That great Cathedral space which was childhood.
Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind.
‘Emergencies‘ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
Loneliness is different than isolation and solitude. Loneliness is a subjective feeling where the connections we need are greater than the connections we have. In the gap, we experience loneliness. It’s distinct from the objective state of isolation, which is determined by the number of people around you.
A fit body gives you confidence. And there’s nothing more impressive than a great attitude, which you can wear on your sleeve. But you’ll have to remember the difference between being rude and being confident.
Everyone has a purpose in life and a unique talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.
When it comes to social media, there are just times I turn off the world, you know. There are just some times you have to give yourself space to be quiet, which means you’ve got to set those phones down.
How easy it is to govern when one follows a system of consulting the will of the people and one holds as the only norm all the actions which contribute to the well being of the people.
Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.
There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
There is no greater power in Heaven or on Earth than pure, unconditional love. The nature of the God force, the unseen intelligence in all things, which causes the material world and is the center of both the spiritual and physical plane, is best described as pure, unconditional love.
I have been aware all the time that my peoples, spread far and wide throughout every continent and ocean in the world, were united to support me in the task to which I have now been dedicated with such solemnity.
Men freely believe that which they desire.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren’t sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better.
Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’
That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.
Ever since the Industrial Revolution, investments in science and technology have proved to be reliable engines of economic growth. If homegrown interest in those fields is not regenerated soon, the comfortable lifestyle to which Americans have become accustomed will draw to a rapid close.
Power is domination, control, and therefore a very selective form of truth which is a lie.
I am overwhelmed with gratitude, and my heart is full. ‘American Sniper’ has broken records, which follows such an honest path of Chris’s life.
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.
The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.
The inflated imitations of gold and silver, which after the rapture are thrown into the fire, all is exhausted and dissipated by the debt. All scrips and bonds are wiped out. At the fourth pillar dedicated to Saturn, split by earthquake and flood: vexing everyone, an urn of gold is found and then restored.
In our personal and professional lives, we are constantly hit with one adversity after the other, most of which we have no control over. But the four things we have total control over is how we react, how we adapt, how we breathe, and how we take action.
Whatever you wanna be, just, at the end of the day, if you’re being a good person, which is not hard to be, and you’re putting positive energy into the world, and you’re appreciative and loving to the people around you that care about you and everybody in general, then it’ll work out.
I know a lot about cars, man. I can look at any car’s headlights and tell you exactly which way it’s coming.
The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That’s the only difference.
A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
As a blind man has no idea of colors, so have we no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.
There exists only the present instant… a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence.
Do nothing which is of no use.
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.
Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.
The objective I propose is quite simple to state: to foster the infrastructure of democracy – the system of a free press, unions, political parties, universities – which allows a people to choose their own way to develop their own culture, to reconcile their own differences through peaceful means.
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.
The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments.
We are domesticated animals, revolving in a cage which we have built for ourselves – with its contentions, wranglings, its impossible political leaders, its gurus who exploit our self-conceit and their own with great refinement or rather crudely.
The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity – or it will move apart.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
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.
If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.
I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
I read, I study, I examine, I listen, I think, and out of all that I try to form an idea into which I put as much common sense as I can.
There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means – either may do – the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer.
Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds.
In this hectic life, we have no time to take care of ourselves, hence massage is needed for rejuvenation and stress reduction. A lot of people are looking for quick fixes: like, they are taking medications, and they are doing other things which are not healthy. But massage is very holistic and natural.
There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know.
You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.
Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.
Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.
The most persistent sound which reverberates through man’s history is the beating of war drums.
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.
One measure of your success will be the degree to which you build up others who work with you. While building up others, you will build up yourself.
A positive atmosphere nurtures a positive attitude, which is required to take positive action.
The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
For the only way in which a durable peace can be created is by world-wide restoration of economic activity and international trade.
When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
To live means to finesse the processes to which one is subjugated.
Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.
The value and utility of any experiment are determined by the fitness of the material to the purpose for which it is used, and thus in the case before us it cannot be immaterial what plants are subjected to experiment and in what manner such experiment is conducted.
There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.
It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any college student, but the monkey is serious because he itches.
Doing Good is a simple and universal vision. A vision to which each and every one of us can connect and contribute to its realisation. A vision based on the belief that by doing good deeds, positive thinking and affirmative choice of words, feelings and actions, we can enhance goodness in the world.
Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later you take on limitations and become the mind.
It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves.
You can think of the entire Internet as a place where ideas embodied in cyberspace are having a war, and it’s not much different than the war of gods in heaven, which has been taking place since there’s been human beings.
If I see anything vital around me, it is precisely that spirit of adventure, which seems indestructible and is akin to curiosity.
The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived.
Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.
If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.
All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue.
Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.
The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.
The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with the soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
Home – that blessed word, which opens to the human heart the most perfect glimpse of Heaven, and helps to carry it thither, as on an angel‘s wings.
God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It’s as simple as that.
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.
There is no absolute point of view from which real and ideal can be finally separated and labelled.
Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle.
I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
Most of life is showing up. You do the best you can, which varies from day to day.
To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
One of my favorite movies of all time is ‘It’s A Wonderful Life,’ which is a pretty interesting choice for a seasonal Christmas favorite, because it’s about a guy who wants to commit suicide and is presented with reasons not to.
The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.
Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.
I feel very lucky to have grown up having interaction with adults who were making change but who were far from perfect beings. That feeling of not being paralyzed by your incredible inadequacy as a human being, which I feel every day, is a part of the legacy that I’ve gotten from so many of the adult elders.
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.
Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It’s a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.
To a liar, the most dangerous individual is the person who catches lies but doesn’t say anything about it. Then the liar isn’t sure which lies are compromised.
Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.
For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Accordingly, globalization is not only something that will concern and threaten us in the future, but something that is taking place in the present and to which we must first open our eyes.
True freedom requires the rule of law and justice, and a judicial system in which the rights of some are not secured by the denial of rights to others.
Music has an intrinsic meaning, which has always been mysterious to me.
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame.
You have the ability to choose which way you want to go. You have to believe great things are going to happen in your life. Do everything you can – prepare, pray and achieve – to make it happen.
Putting forward your positive energy connects you back to basic human values which we all share. Good Deeds Day shows that no matter the size of the gesture, a smile that brightens someone else’s day or volunteering in your community, we can all take active part in making a difference.
They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.
The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves.
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.
Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.
Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.
The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
A good director creates an environment, which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.
The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.
If you don’t have sustainable energy, you have unsustainable energy. The fundamental value of a company like Tesla is the degree to which it accelerates the advent of sustainable energy faster than it would otherwise occur.
Men of lofty genius sometimes accomplish the most when they work least, for their minds are occupied with their ideas and the perfection of their conceptions, to which they afterwards give form.
We shall probably get nearest to the truth if we think of the conscious and personal psyche as resting upon the broad basis of an inherited and universal psychic disposition which is as such unconscious, and that our personal psyche bears the same relation to the collective psyche as the individual to society.
The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us – of becoming happy – is not attainable: yet we may not – nay, cannot – give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.
We look at science as something very elite, which only a few people can learn. That’s just not true. You just have to start early and give kids a foundation. Kids live up, or down, to expectations.
A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of intolerance… the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason.
The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.
Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.
The description of right lines and circles, upon which geometry is founded, belongs to mechanics. Geometry does not teach us to draw these lines, but requires them to be drawn.
Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love.
How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.
There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
The more colorful the food, the better. I try to add color to my diet, which means vegetables and fruits.
The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere.
Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
There’s a vintage which comes with age and experience.
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
We must exercise ourselves in the things which bring happiness, since, if that be present, we have everything, and, if that be absent, all our actions are directed toward attaining it.
Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.
The same thing which is now called Christian religion existed among the ancients. They have begun to call ‘Christian’ the true religion which existed before.
It is not the fact of liberty but the way in which liberty is exercised that ultimately determines whether liberty itself survives.
Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times in which we live.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish.
The sin which is indulged to the greatest extent, which separates us from God and produces so many spiritual disorders, and which are contagious, is selfishness.