Of Wisdom To Weigh & Consider

“Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions. Their lives a mimicry. Their passions a quotation.”
~ Oscar Wilde

“Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”
~ Arthur C. Clark

“Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
~ Albert Einstein

“Of all sad words of mouth or pen, the saddest are these: it might have been.”
~ John Greenleaf Whittier

“I fear not the man who has practised 10,000 kicks, but I do fear the man who has practised one kick 10,000 times.”
~ Bruce Lee

“And when you gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Don’t let schooling interfere with your education”
~ Mark Twain

“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.”

~ John F. Kennedy

“It is no measure of health to be well—adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
~ Jiddu Krisnamurti

“Every man dies, but not every man truly lives.”
~ William Wallace

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
~ Plato

“Some cause happiness wherever they go. others whenever they go.”
~ Oscar Wilde

“Have I not destroyed my enemy when I have made him into my friend?”
~ Abraham Lincoln

“To love is to recognize yourself in another.”
~ Eckhart Tolle

“Prejudices are rarely overcome by argument; not being founded in reason they cannot be destroyed by logic.”
~ Tryon Edwards

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead. teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

“Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.”
~ Indian Proverb

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”
~ Kahlil Gibran

“Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”
~ Vllilliam Saroyan

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school. they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
~ John Lennon

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree. it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
~ Albert Einstein

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world — that is the myth of the atomic age — as in being able to remake ourselves.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“The best people possess a feeling for beauty. the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable: they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.”
~ Ernest Hemingway

“In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”
~ Hunter S. Thompson

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
~ Lao Tzu

~ Dalai Llama. when asked what surprised him most about humanity. said:

“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die. and then dies having never really lived.”

“I see all this potential. and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history. man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.
~ Chuck Palahniuk

“The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost invariably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And if he is not romantic personally, he is apt to spread discontent among those who are.”
~ H.L. Mencken

The Ignorance Of Wisdom – Quote Collection

“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.”
~ Samuel Butler

“Ignorance is strength.”
~ George Orwell

“Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.”
~ Alfred North Whitehead

“To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.”
~ Benjamin Disraeli

“Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.”
~ Plato

“It is better to confess ignorance than provide it.”
~ Homer Hickam

“Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind.”
~ John Tillotson

“It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.”
~ James A. Baldwin

“True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.”
~ Akhenaten

“Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.”
~ Hugo De Groot

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
~ Winston Churchill

“Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.”
~ Thomas Jefferson

“It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance; for it requires knowledge to perceive it and therefore he that can perceive it hath it not.”
~ Jeremy Taylor

“Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.”
~ Mark Twain

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.”
~ Maya Angelou

“It’s innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn’t.”
~ Mignon McLaughlin

“Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.”
~ Plato

“Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.”
~ Publilius Syrus

“There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant.”
~ Saadi

“It is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance.”
~ Saint Jerome

“The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.”
~ Socrates

“Ignorant men don’t know what good they hold in their hands until they’ve flung it away.”
~ Sophocles

“You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.”
~ Will Rogers

“Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance.”
~ William Blake

“It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.”
~ William G. McAdoo