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"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it - even if I have
said it - unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."
The Buddha

"To find yourself - think for yourself."

"Neither believe nor reject anything because any other person's rejected or 
believed it.  Your own reason is the only oracle given you by heaven."

Thomas Jefferson

 "Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 "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."
Henry David Thoreau

 "The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone."
Albert Camus

 "The most courageous act is still to think for yourself.  Aloud."
Coco Chanel

 "Habit rules the unreflecting herd."
William Wordsworth

 "Force, violence, pressure or compulsion with a view
to conformity are both uncivilized and undemocratic."
Mahatma Gandhi

 "No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible."
Stanislaus Lezczynski

 "A collective tyrant, spread over the length and breadth of the land,
is no more acceptable than a single tyrant ensconced on his throne."
Georges Clemenceau

 "In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the
greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action."
Justice Louis Brandeis

 "There is a continuing, mandatory need for heresy in its most profound
sense;for freedom to choose and follow truth wherever it leads."
William Edelen

 "All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man."
Henry David Thoreau

 "All great truths begin as blasphemies."
George Bernard Shaw

 "Without deviation, progress is impossible."
Frank Zappa

 "Every society honors its live conformists and its dead trouble makers."
M. McLaughlin

 "The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher
esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."
Friedrich Nietzsche

 "In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."
Dalai Lama

 "He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord
would suffice."
Albert Einstein

 "Good men must not obey the laws too well."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 "A little rebellion now and then is a good thing."
Thomas Jefferson

 "You have not converted a man because you have silenced him."
John Morley

 "There is no need to seek truth, only cease to cherish opinion."
Seng Ts'an, Third Zen Patriarch

 "Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all."
George Lichtenberg

 "I donít know. I donít care. And it doesn't make any difference."
Jack Kerouac

 "Anything capable of being believed is an image of truth."
William Blake

 "Truth is in all things, even partly in error."
Jean Luc Godard

 "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable,
but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."
George Bernard Shaw

 "I can believe anything, provided it is incredible."
Oscar Wilde

 "We believe as much as we can.  We would believe everything if we could."
William James

 "The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them,to the impossible."
Arthur C. Clarke

 "Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn
for it.  Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other
new insights begin."
Herman Hesse

 "There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth:
not going all the way, and not starting..."

 "Man's mind is a mirror of the universe that mirrors man's mind."
Joseph Pearce

 "The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven."
John Milton

 "Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think."
Jean de La Bruyère

 "Man's mind, stretched to a new idea, never goes back to its original dimension."
Oliver Wendell Holmes

 "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few."
Shunryu Suzuki

 "Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan
of thinking."
Kahlil Gibran

 "In my soul rages a battle without victor, between faith without proof and reason without charm."
Rene Sully-Prudhomme

 "A mind all logic is like a knife all blade; it makes the hand bleed that uses it."
Rabindranath Tagore

 "Do I contradict myself?  Very well then, I contradict myself(I am large, I contain multitudes)."
Walt Whitman

 "There are no elements so diverse that they cannot be joined in the heart of a man."
Jean Giraudoux

 "Logic only gives a man what he needs.   Magic gives him what he wants."
Tom Robbins

 "It is far, far better to have a firm anchor in nonsense, than to put forth on the troubled sea of thought."
John Kenneth Galbraith

 "True wisdom knows it must comprise
Some nonsense as a compromise,
Lest fools should fail to find it wise."
Piet Hein

 "It is better to speak wisdom foolishly like the saints, than to speak folly wisely like the deans."
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

 "Where ignorance is bliss, tis folly to be wise."
Thomas Gray

 "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 "You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star."
Friedrich Nietzsche

 "The whole order of things is as outrageous as any miracle which could presume to violate it."
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

 "The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 "To see a world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wildflower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour."
William Blake

 "For every man the world is as fresh as it was at the first day,
and as full of untold novelties for him who has the eyes to see them."
Thomas Henry Huxley

 "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we will find it not."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 "For everything that lives is holy; life delights in life."
William Blake

 "If you propose to speak, always ask yourself - is it true, is it necessary, is it kind?"

 "The universe is sacred. You cannot improve it."
Lao Tsu

 "Everything begins in mysticism and ends in politics."
Charles Peguy

 "When war is declared, Truth is the first casualty."
Arthur Ponsonby

 "There was never a good war, or a bad peace."
Benjamin Franklin

 "Be just before you're generous."
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

 "Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up."
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

 "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."
Dorothy Parker

"No clever arrangement of bad eggs ever made a good omelet."
C S Lewis

 "At the feast of ego, everyone leaves hungry. "

 "God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through."
Paul Valery

 "All men's lives are fairy tales written by the fingers of God."
Hans Christian Anderson

 "God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper."
R Buckminster Fuller

 "God is subtle but he is not malicious."
Albert Einstein

 "Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say,
abstains from giving wordy evidence of that fact."
George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

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Marcel Marceau

Links To Other Quote Pages:
Asian Inspiration
Motivational Quotes
Cyber Quotations
Famous Quotes & Quotations
Quotes for the Surfer
The Quotation Database
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