Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.
Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.
If we judge others, it is because we are judging something in ourselves of which we are unaware.
John A. Sandford
Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Indian philosopher J. Krishnamurti once remarked that observing without evaluating is the highest form of human intelligence. When I first read this statement, the thought, ‘What nonsense!’ shot through my mind before I realized that I had just made an evaluation.
It’s a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
A humanist has four leading characteristics — curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.
When the world says, “Give up,”
Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”
Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
Saints are sinners who kept on going.
Robert Louis Stevenson
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.
Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce.