That which sings in me dwells within the first moment which scattered
the stars into space.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When the mind is thinking, it is talking to itself.
The first step to knowledge is to know that we are ignorant.
Lord David Cecil
Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said
before, but in saying what you think yourself.
An idea is a feat of association.
The brain is as strong as its weakest think.
A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea
that possesses the mind.
To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for
you in your heart is true for all men - that is genius.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation
that is vanishing.
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
Henry Ward Beecher
It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible,
whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of
Between whom there is hearty truth, there is love.
Henry David Thoreau
There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously
The obligation to endure gives us the right to know.
All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
In philosophy an individual is becoming himself.
No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half
asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
The collective unconscious contains the whole spiritual heritage
of mankind's evolution born anew in the brain structure of every
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam;
I looked into the soul of the boy next to me.
I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
The computer is the most extraordinary of man's technological
clothing; it is an extension of our central nervous system. Beside
it the wheel is a mere hula-hoop.
Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
What does not destroy me, makes me strong.
Each waking day is a stage dominated for good or ill, comedy,
farce, or tragedy, by a dramatis personae, the 'self', and so
it will be until the curtain drops.
Sir Charles Sherrington
One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is
more distant than any star.
The Self is a circle whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference
Religion is a defence against a religious experience.
My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not
I maintain the cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest
motive for scientific research.
If God did not exist He would have to be invented.
To some of us the thought of God is like a sort of quiet music
playing in the background of the mind.
The finding of God is the coming to one's own self.
Many people fear nothing more terribly than to take a position
which stands out sharply and clearly from prevailing opinion.
The tendency of most is to adopt a view that is so ambiguous that
it will include everything and so popular that it will include
everybody. Not a few men who cherish lofty and noble ideals hide
them under a bushel for fear of being called different.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
It is right noble to fight with wickedness and wrong; the mistake is in supposing that spiritual evil can be overcome by physical means.
Lydia Maria Child
The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.
It is not the length of life, but the depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
Nature does not bestow virtue; to be good is an art.