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Wisdom - Quotes

Dark // Light

  • In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. - Albert Camus

Reality // Building the impossible

  • No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now. - Alan Watts

  • I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is. - Alan Watts

  • We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. - Marie Curie

  • See that the imagination of nature is far, far greater than the imagination of man. - Richard P. Feynman

  • We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done. - Alan Turing

  • Life is a dream. We wake up when we die - Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Strength // Innocence

  • First principle: never to let one’s self be beaten down by persons or by events. - Marie Curie

  • All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child. - Marie Curie

  • Practice virtue by exhibiting compassion for others, living in moderation and being humble - Taoism

  • In any event, the more conscious force will win - Taoism

Cynics // Dreamers

  • A cynic is a human who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing. - Oscar Wilde

  • You are a dreamer, and that is your misfortune. - Hans Christian Andersen

  • Cynicism is no more mature than naïveté. You're no more mature, just more burned. - Karl Marlantes, What It is Like to Go to War

  • Why do we call all our generous ideas illusions, and the mean ones truths? - Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth

  • A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. - John Lennon

  • Humanity needs practical humans, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit. - Marie Curie

  • One gains the world by becoming blameless. - The I Ching

  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

  • The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. - Albert Camus

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