Alan W. Watts Quotes

Alan W. Watts Quotes – 25 The Best Ones

“Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.”
― Alan W. Watts

“We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.”
― Alan W. Watts

“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”
― Alan W. Watts

“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”
― Alan W. Watts, The Culture of Counter-Culture: Edited Transcripts

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.”
― Alan W. Watts

“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.”
― Alan W. Watts

“The menu is not the meal.”
― Alan W. Watts

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say, like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see everything, and please, for God’s sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves. Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret, so we can wipe our brow and know that we’re not alone. Write like you have a message from the king. Or don’t. Who knows, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to.”
― Alan W. Watts

“You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.”
― Alan W. Watts

“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Jesus Christ knew he was God. So wake up and find out eventually who you really are. In our culture, of course, they’ll say you’re crazy and you’re blasphemous, and they’ll either put you in jail or in a nut house (which is pretty much the same thing). However if you wake up in India and tell your friends and relations, ‘My goodness, I’ve just discovered that I’m God,’ they’ll laugh and say, ‘Oh, congratulations, at last you found out.”
― Alan W. Watts, The Essential Alan Watts

“Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.”
― Alan W. Watts

“The art of living… is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.”
― Alan W. Watts

“The more a thing tends to be permanent, the more it tends to be lifeless.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Try to imagine what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up… now try to imagine what it was like to wake up having never gone to sleep.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.”
― Alan W. Watts

“A scholar tries to learn something everyday; a student of Buddhism tries to unlearn something daily.”
― Alan W. Watts

“Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.”
― Alan W. Watts, The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

“Life is like music for its own sake. We are living in an eternal now, and when we listen to music we are not listening to the past, we are not listening to the future, we are listening to an expanded present.”
― Alan W. Watts

“It’s like you took a bottle of ink and you threw it at a wall. Smash! And all that ink spread. And in the middle, it’s dense, isn’t it? And as it gets out on the edge, the little droplets get finer and finer and make more complicated patterns, see? So in the same way, there was a big bang at the beginning of things and it spread. And you and I, sitting here in this room, as complicated human beings, are way, way out on the fringe of that bang. We are the complicated little patterns on the end of it. Very interesting. But so we define ourselves as being only that. If you think that you are only inside your skin, you define yourself as one very complicated little curlique, way out on the edge of that explosion. Way out in space, and way out in time. Billions of years ago, you were a big bang, but now you’re a complicated human being. And then we cut ourselves off, and don’t feel that we’re still the big bang. But you are. Depends how you define yourself. You are actually–if this is the way things started, if there was a big bang in the beginning– you’re not something that’s a result of the big bang. You’re not something that is a sort of puppet on the end of the process. You are still the process. You are the big bang, the original force of the universe, coming on as whoever you are. When I meet you, I see not just what you define yourself as–Mr so-and- so, Ms so-and-so, Mrs so-and-so–I see every one of you as the primordial energy of the universe coming on at me in this particular way. I know I’m that, too. But we’ve learned to define ourselves as separate from it. ”
― Alan W. Watts

“Tomorrow and plans for tomorrow can have no significance at all unless you are in full contact with the reality of the present, since it is in the present and only in the present that you live. There is no other reality than present reality, so that, even if one were to live for endless ages, to live for the future would be to miss the point everlastingly.”
― Alan W. Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety

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Albert Camus Quotes

Albert Camus Quotes – 25 The Best Ones

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”
— Albert Camus

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
— Albert Camus

“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”
— Albert Camus

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”
— Albert Camus

“Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?”
— Albert Camus

“Live to the point of tears.”
— Albert Camus

“You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.”
— Albert Camus (The Fall)

“But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.”
— Albert Camus

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
— Albert Camus

“When I look at my life and its secret colours, I feel like bursting into tears.”
— Albert Camus (A Happy Death)

“Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”
— Albert Camus (Notebooks 1935-1942)

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.”
— Albert Camus

“An intellectual? Yes. And never deny it. An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. I like this, because I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched. “Can they be brought together?” This is a practical question. We must get down to it. “I despise intelligence” really means: “I cannot bear my doubts.”
— Albert Camus

“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”
— Albert Camus

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
— Albert Camus

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”
— Albert Camus

“Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.”
— Albert Camus

“I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure about what didn’t.”
— Albert Camus (The Stranger)

“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.”
— Albert Camus

“I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.”
— Albert Camus (L’Étranger)

“I used to advertise my loyalty and I don’t believe there is a single person I loved that I didn’t eventually betray.”
— Albert Camus (The Fall)

“At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.”
— Albert Camus

“Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth”
— Albert Camus

“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.”
— Albert Camus (The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays)

“Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.”
— Albert Camus

“When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune.”
— Albert Camus (The First Man)

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Albert Einstein Quotes

Albert Einstein Quotes – 25 The Best Ones

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
— Albert Einstein

“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.”
— Albert Einstein

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
— Albert Einstein

“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”
— Albert Einstein

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
— Albert Einstein

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
— Albert Einstein

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
— Albert Einstein

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
— Albert Einstein

“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”
— Albert Einstein

“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.”
— Albert Einstein

“Never memorize something that you can look up.”
— Albert Einstein

“A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”
— Albert Einstein

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
— Albert Einstein

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
— Albert Einstein

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”
— Albert Einstein

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
— Albert Einstein

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”
— Albert Einstein

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”
— Albert Einstein

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”
— Albert Einstein (Out of My Later Years: The Scientist, Philosopher, and Man Portrayed Through His Own Words)

“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. 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 each day.
— Albert Einstein

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”
— Albert Einstein

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his 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.”
— Albert Einstein

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
— Albert Einstein

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
— Albert Einstein

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
— Albert Einstein

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Aldous Huxley Quotes

Aldous Huxley Quotes – 25 The Best Ones

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
— Aldous Huxley (Complete Essays 2, 1926-29)

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
— Aldous Huxley (Music at Night and Other Essays)

“You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.”
— Aldous Huxley

“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)

“Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.”
— Aldous Huxley

“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”
— Aldous Huxley

“Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)

“I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)

“If one’s different, one’s bound to be lonely.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)

“I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.”
— Aldous Huxley (Point Counter Point)

“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. “Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does.” They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World Revisited )

“An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.”
— Aldous Huxley

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.”
— Aldous Huxley

“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.”
— Aldous Huxley (Collected Essays)

“I am I, and I wish I weren’t.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)

“I like being myself. Myself and nasty.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
— Aldous Huxley (Texts & Pretexts: An Anthology With Commentaries)

“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.”
— Aldous Huxley

“Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)

“All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.”
— Aldous Huxley (Crome Yellow)

“That all men are equal is a proposition which at ordinary times no sane individual has ever given his assent.”
— Aldous Huxley (Proper Studies)

“One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)

“Every man’s memory is his private literature.”
— Aldous Huxley

“We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone. Embraced, the lovers desperately try to fuse their insulated ecstasies into a single self-transcendence; in vain. By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude. Sensations, feelings, insights, fancies — all these are private and, except through symbols and at second hand, incommunicable. We can pool information about experiences, but never the experiences themselves. From family to nation, every human group is a society of island universes.”
— Aldous Huxley (The Doors of Perception)

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Anthony Robbins Quotes

Anthony Robbins Quotes – 25 The Best Ones

“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”
— Anthony Robbins

“If you can’t you must, and if you must you can.”
— Anthony Robbins

“I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy. ”
— Anthony Robbins

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”
— Anthony Robbins

“Every problem is a gift – without problems we would not grow.”
— Anthony Robbins

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”
— Anthony Robbins

“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.”
— Anthony Robbins

“I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.”
— Anthony Robbins

“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.”
— Anthony Robbins

“Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.”
— Anthony Robbins

“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take. ”
— Anthony Robbins

“People are not lazy, they simply have impotent goals.. that is.. goals that do not inspire them.”
— Anthony Robbins

“Success in life is the result of good judgment. Good judgment is usually the result of experience. Experience is usually the result of bad judgment.”
— Anthony Robbins

“Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one.”
— Anthony Robbins

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. ”
— Anthony Robbins

“Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions”
— Anthony Robbins

“Its not about the goal. Its about growing to become the person that can accomplish that goal.”
— Anthony Robbins

“We’ve all heard about people who’ve exploded beyond the limitations of their conditions to become examples of the unlimited power of the human spirit.
You and I can make our lives one of these legendary inspirations, as well, simply by having courage and the awareness that we can control whatever happens in our lives. Although we cannot always control the events in our lives, we can always control our response to them, and the actions we take as a result.
If there’s anything you’re not happy about–in your relationships, in your health, in your career–make a decision right now about how you’re going to change it immediately.”
— Anthony Robbins

“In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.”
— Anthony Robbins

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.”
— Anthony Robbins

“You become what you do most of the time.”
— Anthony Robbins

“The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the quality of your relationships.”
— Anthony Robbins

“If you talk about it, it’s a dream, if you envision it, it’s possible, but if you schedule it, it’s real.”
— Anthony Robbins (Get the Edge)

“It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute … that gives meaning to our lives.”
— Anthony Robbins

“Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.”
— Anthony Robbins

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Quotes

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Quotes – 25 The Best Ones

“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)

“Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“But if you come at just any time, I shall never know at what hour my heart is to be ready to greet you.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)

“The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“People have stars, but they aren’t the same. For travelers, the stars are guides. For other people, they’re nothing but tiny lights. And for still others, for scholars, they’re problems… But all those stars are silent stars. You, though, you’ll have stars like nobody else… since I’ll be laughing on one of them, for you it’ll be as if all the stars are laughing. You’ll have stars that can laugh!… and it’ll be as if I had given you, instead of stars, a lot of tiny bells that know how to laugh …”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)

“But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“One day,” you said to me, “I saw the sunset forty-four times!”
And a little later you added:
“You know– one loves the sunset, when one is so sad…”
“Were you so sad, then?” I asked, “on the day of the forty-four sunsets?”
But the little prince made no reply.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)

“He who must travel happily must travel light.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“And the fox said to the little prince: men have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Sorrow is one of the vibrations that prove the fact of living.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“We don’t ask to be eternal beings. We only ask that things do not lose all their meaning.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Only the children know what they are looking for. They waste their time over a rag doll and it becomes very important to them; and if anybody takes it away from them, they cry…”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“For instance, if you come at four in the afternoon, I’ll begin to be happy by three. The closer it gets to four, the happier I’ll feel. By four I’ll be excited and worried; I’ll discover what it costs to be happy! But if you come at any od time, I’ll never know when I should prepare my heart… There must be rites.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“No one has tamed you, and you have tamed no one. You are like my fox when I first knew him. He was only a fox like a hundred thousand foxes. But I have made him my friend, and now he is unique in all the world”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)

“She knew this man’s smile, his gentle ways of love, but not his godlike fury in the storm. She might snare him in a fragile net of music, love and flowers, but, at each departure, he would break forth without, it seemed to her, the least regret.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Night Flight)

“If somebody wants a sheep, that is a proof that one exists.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)

“The strong are strengthened by reverses; the trouble is that the true meaning of events scores next to nothing in the match we play with men. Appearances decide our gains or losses and the points are trumpery. And a mere semblance of defeat may hopelessly checkmate us.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Aristotle Quotes

Aristotle Quotes – 25 The Best Ones

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
— Aristotle

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
— Aristotle (Metaphysics)

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
— Aristotle

“Hope is a waking dream.”
— Aristotle

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
— Aristotle

“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.”
— Aristotle

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
— Aristotle

“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”
— Aristotle

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”
— Aristotle

“Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.”
— Aristotle

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”
— Aristotle

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
— Aristotle

“A friend to all is a friend to none.”
— Aristotle

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
— Aristotle

“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.”
— Aristotle

“To perceive is to suffer.”
— Aristotle

“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.”
— Aristotle

“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.”
— Aristotle

“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”
— Aristotle

“Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.”
— Aristotle

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.”
— Aristotle

“The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.”
— Aristotle

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
— Aristotle

“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.”
— Aristotle

“The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.”
— Aristotle

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Nikola Tesla Quotes

Nikola Tesla Quotes – 25 The Best Ones

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
― Nikola Tesla

“I don’t care that they stole my idea . . I care that they don’t have any of their own”
― Nikola Tesla

“The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.”
― Nikola Tesla

“The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.”
― Nikola Tesla

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”
― Nikola Tesla

“If your hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world.”
― Nikola Tesla

“Of all things, I liked books best.”
― Nikola Tesla

“My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.”
― Nikola Tesla

“Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.”
― Nikola Tesla

“I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.”
― Nikola Tesla

“What we now want is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth, and the elimination of egoism and pride which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife… Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment…”
― Nikola Tesla

“One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.”
― Nikola Tesla

“I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success . . . Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.”
― Nikola Tesla

“Everyone should consider his body as a priceless gift from one whom he loves above all, a marvelous work of art, of indescribable beauty, and mystery beyond human conception, and so delicate that a word, a breath, a look, nay, a thought may injure it.”
― Nikola Tesla

“Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more”
― Nikola Tesla

“All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed — only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.”
― Nikola Tesla

“Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine”
― Nikola Tesla

“Fights between individuals, as well as governments and nations, invariably result from misunderstandings in the broadest interpretation of this term. Misunderstandings are always caused by the inability of appreciating one another’s point of view. This again is due to the ignorance of those concerned, not so much in their own, as in their mutual fields. The peril of a clash is aggravated by a more or less predominant sense of combativeness, posed by every human being. To resist this inherent fighting tendency the best way is to dispel ignorance of the doings of others by a systematic spread of general knowledge. With this object in view, it is most important to aid exchange of thought and intercourse.”
― Nikola Tesla

“When we speak of man, we have a conception of humanity as a whole, and before applying scientific methods to the investigation of his movement we must accept this as a physical fact. But can anyone doubt to-day that all the millions of individuals and all the innumerable types and characters constitute an entity, a unit? Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them. I cut myself in the finger, and it pains me: this finger is a part of me. I see a friend hurt, and it hurts me, too: my friend and I are one. And now I see stricken down an enemy, a lump of matter which, of all the lumps of matter in the universe, I care least for, and it still grieves me. Does this not prove that each of us is only part of a whole?
For ages this idea has been proclaimed in the consummately wise teachings of religion, probably not alone as a means of insuring peace and harmony among men, but as a deeply founded truth. The Buddhist expresses it in one way, the Christian in another, but both say the same: We are all one. Metaphysical proofs are, however, not the only ones which we are able to bring forth in support of this idea. Science, too, recognizes this connectedness of separate individuals, though not quite in the same sense as it admits that the suns, planets, and moons of a constellation are one body, and there can be no doubt that it will be experimentally confirmed in times to come, when our means and methods for investigating psychical and other states and phenomena shall have been brought to great perfection. Still more: this one human being lives on and on. The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains. Therein lies the profound difference between the individual and the whole.”
― Nikola Tesla

“Life is and will ever remain an equation incapable of solution, but it contains certain known factors.”
― Nikola Tesla

“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. ”
― Nikola Tesla

“Invention is the most important product of man’s creative brain. The ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of human nature to human needs.”
― Nikola Tesla, My Inventions

“We crave for new sensations but soon become indifferent to them. The wonders of yesterday are today common occurrences”
― Nikola Tesla, My Inventions

“Nature may reach the same result in many ways. Like a wave in the physical world, in the infinite ocean of the medium which pervades all, so in the world of organisms, in life, an impulse started proceeds onward, at times, may be, with the speed of light, at times, again, so slowly that for ages and ages it seems to stay, passing through processes of a complexity inconceivable to men, but in all its forms, in all its stages, its energy ever and ever integrally present. A single ray of light from a distant star falling upon the eye of a tyrant in bygone times may have altered the course of his life, may have changed the destiny of nations, may have transformed the surface of the globe, so intricate, so inconceivably complex are the processes in Nature. In no way can we get such an overwhelming idea of the grandeur of Nature than when we consider, that in accordance with the law of the conservation of energy, throughout the Infinite, the forces are in a perfect balance, and hence the energy of a single thought may determine the motion of a universe.”
― Nikola Tesla

“If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have the key to the universe.”
― Nikola Tesla

“From childhood I was compelled to concentrate attention upon myself. This caused me much suffering, but to my present view, it was a blessing in disguise for it has taught me to appreciate the inestimable value of introspection in the preservation of life, as well as a means of achievement. The pressure of occupation and the incessant stream of impressions pouring into our consciousness through all the gateways of knowledge make modern existence hazardous in many ways. Most persons are so absorbed in the contemplation of the outside world that they are wholly oblivious to what is passing on within themselves. The premature death of millions is primarily traceable to this cause. Even among those who exercise care, it is a common mistake to avoid imaginary, and ignore the real dangers. And what is true of an individual also applies, more or less, to a people as a whole.”
― Nikola Tesla

“What one man calls God, another calls the laws of physics.”
― Nikola Tesla

“The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains.”
― Nikola Tesla

“I am credited with being one of the hardest workers and perhaps I am, if thought is the equivalent of labour, for I have devoted to it almost all of my waking hours. But if work is interpreted to be a definite performance in a specified time according to a rigid rule, then I may be the worst of idlers.”
― Nikola Tesla, My Inventions

“What we now want most is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth and the elimination of that fanatic devotion to exalted ideals of national egoism and pride, which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife.”
― Nikola Tesla

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