Sunday Quotes – Imagination

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Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.

Terry Pratchett

Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.

Maria Montessori

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.

J.G. Ballard

Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.

L.M. Montgomery


Sunday Quotes – Knowledge

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When I examine myself and my methods of thought I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Albert Einstein

It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply it. It is not enough to have wishes, one must also accomplish.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.

Frank Herbert

Those who know are wise. Those who know themselves are enlightened.

Lao Tzu


Sunday Quotes – Judgement

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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.

Nancy Kerrigan

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.

Marshall Rosenberg

Sunday Quotes – Curisoity

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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.

Anne Sullivan

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

Albert Einstein

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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.

Eleanor Roosevelt

A humanist has four leading characteristics — curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.

E. M. Forster

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Sunday Quotes – Intuition

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The most decisive actions of our life… are most often unconsidered actions.

André Gide, The Counterfeiters, 1926

Trust your own instinct.  Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.

Billy Wilder

A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out.

Michael Burke

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Sunday Quotes – Perseverance

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The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.

Author Unknown

When the world says, “Give up,”
Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”

Author Unknown

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.

Dale Carnegie

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.

Author Unknown

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. 

Albert Einstein

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.

Walter Elliott

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.

Buddhist Saying

Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce.

Vivian Komori

Sunday Quotes – Discovery

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Simply being with other people who are also seekers and who are involved in the same quest you are is very meaningful.

– Dan Wakefield

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The most beautiful thing in the world is, precisely, the conjunction of learning and inspiration. Oh, the passion for research and the joy of discovery!

– Wanda Landowska

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