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Probably the difference between man and the monkeys is that the monkeys are merely bored, while man has boredom plus imagination. (Quote by - Lin Yutang)

A mind that is fast is sick. A mind that is slow is sound. A mind that is still is divine. (Quote by - Meher Baba)

Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking. (Quote by - Olin Miller)

Passion holds up the botton of the world, while genius paints its roof. (Quote by - Ch'ao Chang)

Who so regardeth dreams is like him that catcheth at a shadow, and followeth after the wind. (Quote by - Bible)

I am what is mine. Personality is the original personal property. (Quote by - Norman O. Brown)

There are two modes of acquiring knowledge, namely by reasoning and experience. Reasoning draws a conclusion and makes us grant the conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, nor does it remove doubt so that the mind may rest on the intuition of truth, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience. (Quote by - Roger Bacon)

The natural inclination of a child is to take pleasure in the use of the mind no less than of the body. The child's primary business is learning. It is also the primary entertainment. To retain that orientation into adulthood, so that consciousness is not a burden but a joy, is the mark of the successfully developed human being. (Quote by - Nathaniel Branden)

Evil witnesses are eyes and ears of men, if they have souls that do not understand their language. (Quote by - Heraclitus)

Originality consists of the achievement of new combinations, and not of the creation of something out of nothing. (Quote by - Richard V. Clemence)

A great man is he who has not lost the heart of a child. (Quote by - Mencius)

It is the fate of every great achievement to be pounced upon by pedants and imitators who drain it of life and turn it into an orthodoxy which stifles all stirrings of originality. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

It is a juvenile notion that a society needs a lofty purpose and a shining vision to achieve much. Both in the marketplace and on the battlefield men who set their hearts on toys have often displayed unequal initiative and drive. And one must be ignorant of the creative process to look for a close correspondence between motive and achievement in the world of thought and imagination. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

You accept certain unlovely things about yourself and manage to live with them. The atonement for such an acceptance is that you make allowances for others - that you cleanse yourself of the sin of self-righteousness. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

I'll do my dreaming with my eyes wide open, and I'll do my looking back with my eyes closed. (Quote by - Tony Arata)

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials for knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. (Quote by - John Locke)

I have taken all knowledge to be my province. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

Civilization is an enormous device for economizing knowledge,. (Quote by - Thomas Sowell)

There couldn't be a society of people who didn't dream. They'd be dead in two weeks. (Quote by - William S. Burroughs)

The readiness to praise others indicates a desire for excellence and perhaps an ability to realize it. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Nothing has an uglier look to us than reason, when it is not on our side. (Quote by - Lord Halifax)

Idealism without realism is impotent. Realism without idealism is immoral. (Quote by - Richard Nixon)

The burning conviction that we have a holy duty towards others is often a way of attaching our drowning selves to a passing raft. What looks like a giving hand is often a holding on for dear life. Take away our holy duties and you leave our lives puny and meaningless. There is no doubt that in exchanging a self-centered for a selfless life we gain enormously in self-esteem. The vanity of the selfless, even those who practice utmost humility, is boundless. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Responsibility and danger do not tend to free or stimulate the average person's mind- rather the contrary; but wherever they do liberate an individual's judgement and confidence we can be sure that we are in the presence of exceptional ability. (Quote by - Carl Von Clausewitz)

Action based on reason, action therefore which is only to be understood by reason, knows only one end, the greatest pleasure of the acting individual. (Quote by - Ludwig Von Mises)


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