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 A ship under sail and a big-bellied woman, Are the handsomest two things that can be seen common. ✍ Benjamin Franklin

You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she’s pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment. ✍ Dave Barry

Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped. ✍ Sam Levenson

Love and pregnancy and riding on a camel cannot be hid. ✍ Arabic Proverb

People are giving birth underwater now. They say it’s less traumatic for the baby because it’s in water. But certainly more traumatic for the other people in the pool. ✍ Elayne Boosler

God’s interest in the human race is nowhere better evinced than in obstetrics. ✍ Martin H. Fischer

Pregnancy is a disease from which you recover in 18 years and 9 months. ✍ Carrie Latet

By far the most common craving of pregnant women is not to be pregnant. ✍ Phyllis Diller

Love is all fun and games until someone loses an eye or gets pregnant. ✍ Jim Cole

It is said that the present is pregnant with the future. ✍ Voltaire

Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated. ✍ Erma Bombeck

Some men are so macho they’ll get you pregnant just to kill a rabbit. ✍ Maureen Murphy

If men were equally at risk from this condition – if they knew their bellies might swell as if they were suffering from end-stage cirrhosis, that they would have to go nearly a year without a stiff drink, a cigarette, or even an aspirin, that they would be subject to fainting spells and unable to fight their way onto commuter trains – then I am sure that pregnancy would be classified as a sexually transmitted disease and abortions would be no more controversial than emergency appendectomies. ✍ Barbara Ehrenreich

If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family. ✍ Lawrence Housman

If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters. ✍ Nora Ephron,

I realize why women die in childbirth – it’s preferable. ✍ Sherry Glaser

A period is just the beginning of a lifelong sentence. ✍ Cathy Crimmins

Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside. ✍ Rita Rudner

Think of stretch marks as pregnancy service stripes. ✍ Joyce Armor

There are three reasons for breast-feeding: the milk is always at the right temperature; it comes in attractive containers; and the cat can’t get it. ✍ Irena Chalmers

60 Reality Quotes free

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another. ✍ John Burroughs

I have a very firm grasp on reality! I can reach out and strangle it any time! ✍ Author Unknown

Reality is not always probable, or likely. ✍ Jorge Luis Borges

Question reality, especially if it contradicts the evidence of your hopes and dreams. ✍ Robert Brault

What happens to the wide-eyed observer when the window between reality and unreality breaks and the glass begins to fly? ✍ Author Unknown

Okay, who put a "stop payment" on my reality check? ✍ Author Unknown

Listening to both sides of a story will convince you that there is more to a story than both sides. ✍ Frank Tyger

Truth, as any dictionary will tell you, is a property of certain of our ideas. It means their "agreement," as falsity means their disagreement, with "reality." ✍ William James

It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled seas of thought. ✍ John Kenneth Galbraith

I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything. ✍ John Steinbeck

Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you’re just a reflection of him? ✍ Calvin and Hobbes

Belief in God? An afterlife? I believe in rock: this apodictic rock beneath my feet. ✍ Edward Abbey

All the mind’s activity is easy if it is not subjected to reality. ✍ Marcel Proust,

Reality bites… and doesn’t let go. ✍ Author Unknown

The human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it. ✍ Francis Bacon

The formula "two and two make five" is not without its attractions. ✍ Fyodor Dostoevsky,

Reality is too much to take in heapfuls, but sprinkle it sparingly upon life’s path and most can tread it lightly. ✍ Astrid Alauda

How reluctantly the mind consents to reality! ✍ Norman Douglas

There is a fine line between dreams and reality, it’s up to you to draw it. ✍ B. Quilliam

Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it’s in my basement… let me go upstairs and check. ✍ M.C. Escher

There’s something beautifully soothing about a fact – even (or perhaps especially) if we’re not sure what it means. ✍ Daniel J. Boorstin

Reality is a palette that humans paint on to let themselves sleep better at night. ✍ Author Unknown

Anyone who can handle a needle convincingly can make us see a thread which is not there. ✍ E.H. Gombrich,

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality. ✍ Jules de Gaultier

Everything you can imagine is real. ✍ Pablo Picasso

Faith is a fine invention When gentlemen can see, But microscopes are prudent In an emergency. ✍ Emily Dickinson, "Faith Is a Fine Invention,"

Cloquet hated reality but realized it was still the only place to get a good steak. ✍ Woody Allen

After you’ve heard two eyewitness accounts of an auto accident, you begin to worry about history. ✍ Author Unknown

One bright day in the middle of night two dead boys rose to fight. Back to back they faced each other, drew their swords and shot one another. A deaf policeman heard the noise, and saved the lives of the two dead boys. If you don’t believe this lie is true, ask the blind man, he saw it too. ✍ Author Unknown

Illusion is the first of all pleasures. ✍ Voltaire

This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof. ✍ Neil Gaiman,

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures. ✍ Jessamyn West

Every time I close the door on reality it comes in through the windows. ✍ Jennifer Yane

As I was sitting in my chair, I knew the bottom wasn’t there, Nor legs nor back, but I just sat, Ignoring little things like that. ✍ Hughes Mearns

Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. ✍ Jane Wagner An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. ✍ Mahatma Gandhi

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away. ✍ Philip K. Dick

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. ✍ Albert Einstein

Are you really sure that a floor can’t also be a ceiling? ✍ M.C. Escher

No man will be found in whose mind airy notions do not sometimes tyrannize, and force him to hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability. ✍ Samuel Johnson

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg. ✍ Abraham Lincoln

Most passport pictures are good likenesses, and it is time we faced it. ✍ Katharine Brush

Relationship Quotes popular 40 plus

In the end, who among us does not choose to be a little less right to be a little less lonely. ✑ Robert Brault

You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you. ✑ Frederick Buechner

Present your family and friends with their eulogies now – they won’t be able to hear how much you love them and appreciate them from inside the coffin. ✑ Anonymous

Sometimes it is the person closest to us who must travel the furthest distance to be our friend. ✑ Robert Brault

Sticks and stones are hard on bones Aimed with angry art, Words can sting like anything But silence breaks the heart. ✑ Phyllis McGinley

Assumptions are the termites of relationships. ✑ Henry Winkler

I like her because she smiles at me and means it. ✑ Anonymous

Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings. ✑ Miles Franklin

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh!" he whispered. "Yes, Piglet?" "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you." ✑ A.A. Milne

I felt it shelter to speak to you. ✑ Emily Dickinson

Are we not like two volumes of one book? ✑ Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

Trouble is part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough. ✑ Dinah Shore

Lust is easy. Love is hard. Like is most important. ✑ Carl Reiner

Basically, the only thing we need is a hand that rests on our own, that wishes it well, that sometimes guides us. ✑ Hector Bianciotti,

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ✑ Marcel Proust

When something is missing in your life, it usually turns out to be someone. ✑ Robert Brault

To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship. ✑ Doménico Cieri Estrada

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. ✑ Flavia Weedn

No road is long with good company. ✑ Turkish Proverb

If fame were based on kindness instead of popularity, on understanding and not on worldwide attention, you would be the biggest celebrity on earth. And to my heart, you already are. ✑ Anonymous

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. ✑ Oprah Winfrey

Good company upon the road is the shortest cut. ✑ Author Unknown

There are times when two people need to step apart from one another, but there is no rule that says they have to turn and fire. ✑ Robert Brault

In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, the best thing to hold on to in this world is each other. ✑ Linda Ellerbee,

Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect but are always perfect for you. ✑ Author Unknown

There are couples a matchmaker would match every time – and couples who, for no rhyme or reason, rhyme. ✑ Robert Brault

People change and forget to tell each other. ✑ Lillian Hellman

Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you’re really strangers. ✑ Mary Tyler Moore

Sometimes two people need to step apart and make a space between that each might see the other anew, in a glance across a room or silhouetted against the moon. ✑ Robert Brault

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky. ✑ Rainer Maria Rilke

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with. ✑ Wayne W. Dyer

We are, many of us, a planet orbiting somebody’s sun, unconscious of a lonely moon, orbiting our planet. ✑ Robert Brault

Man is a knot into which relationships are tied. ✑ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,

Having someone wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night is a very old human need. ✑ Margaret Mead

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. ✑ Swedish Proverb

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand. ✑ Emily Kimbrough

There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found While journeying east and west - The only folks we really wound Are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guest, And deal full many a thoughtless blow To those who love us best. ✑ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade. ✑ Leo Buscaglia

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. ✑ From the movie

Free 41 Risk Quotes

Risk Quotes Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. ✒ Frederick B. Wilcox

Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is? ✒ Frank Scully

Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking. ✒ Tim McMahon

Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at. ✒Author Unknown

The fear of being laughed at makes cowards of us all. ✒ Mignon McLaughlin,

You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. ✒ Wayne Gretzky

I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean. ✒ G.K. Chesterton

What is more mortifying than to feel you’ve missed the Plum for want of courage to shake the Tree? ✒Logan Pearsall Smith

A ship in harbor is safe – but that is not what ships are for. ✒ John A. Shedd,

To eat an egg, you must break the shell. ✒ Jamaican Proverb

To win you have to risk loss. ✒ Jean-Claude Killy

The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one’s self to destiny. ✒ Napoleon Bonaparte

If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances. ✒ Julia Sorel (Rosalyn Drexler),

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise. ✒ Author Unknown

Prudence keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy. ✒ Samuel Johnson

This nation was built by men who took risks – pioneers who were not afraid of the wilderness, business men who were not afraid of failure, scientists who were not afraid of the truth, thinkers who were not afraid of progress, dreamers who were not afraid of action. ✒ Brooks Atkinson

The more chance there is of stubbing your toe, the more chance you have of stepping into success. ✒Author Unknown

The healthy being craves an occasional wildness, a jolt from normality, a sharpening of the edge of appetite, his own little festival of the Saturnalia, a brief excursion from his way of life. ✒ Robert MacIver

Of all the people I have ever known, those who have pursued their dreams and failed have lived a much more fulfilling life than those who have put their dreams on a shelf for fear of failure. ✒ Author Unknown

Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome. ✒ Samuel Johnson,

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. ✒ Robert F. Kennedy

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. ✒ Seneca

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? ✒ Robert H. Schuller

You must lose a fly to catch a trout. ✒ George Herbert

The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet. ✒ Lord Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide? ✒ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There are those who are so scrupulously afraid of doing wrong that they seldom venture to do anything. ✒ Vauvenargues

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble. ✒ Ralph Waldo Emerson

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. ✒André Gide

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. ✒ James Bryant Conant

You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward. ✒ James Thurber

We fail more often by timidity than by over-daring. ✒ David Grayson

Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down. ✒ Ray Bradbury

Don’t refuse to go on an occasional wild goose chase – that’s what wild geese are for. ✒ Author Unknown

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. ✒ Soren Kierkegaard

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ✒ Pablo Picasso

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap. ✒ Cynthia Heimel

I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I’m not afraid of falling into my inkpot. ✒ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Exclusive Running Quotes

 There are as many reasons for running as there are days in the year, years in my life. But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child, an artist and a saint. So, too, are you. Find your own play, your own self-renewing compulsion, and you will become the person you are meant to be. ~ George Sheehan

If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise. ~ P.Z. Pearce

Everyone who has run knows that its most important value is in removing tension and allowing a release from whatever other cares the day may bring. ~ Jimmy Carter

The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank. ~ George Sheehan

There is an itch in runners. ~ Arnold Hano

I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I’m damned if I’m going to use up mine running up and down a street. ~ Neil Armstrong on jogging

I don’t think jogging is healthy, especially morning jogging. If morning joggers knew how tempting they looked to morning motorists, they would stay home and do sit-ups. ~ Rita Rudner

Runners just do it – they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first. ~ Author Unknown

I always loved running… it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs. ~ Jesse Owens

Jogging is very beneficial. It’s good for your legs and your feet. It’s also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed. ~ Charles Schulz,

The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again. ~ Erma Bombeck

Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts. ~ Steve Prefontaine

You don’t run against a bloody stop watch, do you hear? A runner runs against himself, against the best that’s in him. Not against a dead thing of wheels and pulleys. That’s the way to be great, running against yourself. Against all the rotten mess in the world. Against God, if you’re good enough. ~Bill Persons

To a runner, a side stich is like a car alarm. It signifies something is wrong, but you ignore it until it goes away. ~ Author Unknown

I don’t jog. If I die I want to be sick. ~ Abe Lemmons

It’s unnatural for people to run around the city streets unless they are thieves or victims. It makes people nervous to see someone running. I know that when I see someone running on my street, my instincts tell me to let the dog go after him. ~ Mike Royko

Only think of two things – the gun and the tape. When you hear the one, just run like hell until you break the other. ~ Sam Mussabini

The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass. ~ Martin Mull

Finland has produced so many brilliant distance runners because back home it costs $2.50 a gallon for gas. ~ Esa Tikkannen

Blink and you miss a sprint. The 10,000 meters is lap after lap of waiting. Theatrically, the mile is just the right length – beginning, middle, end: a story unfolding. ~ Sebastian Coe

popular Science Quotes

Science Quotes In a manner which matches the fortuity, if not the consequence, of Archimedes’ bath and Newton’s apple, the [3.6 million year old] fossil footprints were eventually noticed one evening in September 1976 by the paleontologist Andrew Hill, who fell while avoiding a ball of elephant dung hurled at him by the ecologist David Western. ~ John Reader,

Amoebas at the start Were not complex; They tore themselves apart And started Sex. ~ Arthur Guiterman

Physics is geometric proof on steroids. ~ S.A. Sachs

Ethics and Science need to shake hands. ~ Richard Clarke Cabot

Science is all those things which are confirmed to such a degree that it would be unreasonable to withhold one’s provisional consent. ~ Stephen Jay Gould

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man’s upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.,

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. ~ Albert Einstein

Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind. ~ Marston Bates

But the great tragedy of Science – the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact – which is so constantly being enacted under the eyes of philosophers… ~ T.H. Huxley, "Biogenesis and Abiogenesis," The Royal Society President’s Address to the Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Liverpool,

How index-learning turns no student pale, Yet holds the eel of science by the tail! ~ Alexander Pope,

DNA was the first three-dimensional Xerox machine. ~ Kenneth Boulding, "Energy and the Environment,"

If it’s green or wriggles, it’s biology. If it stinks, it’s chemistry. If it doesn’t work, it’s physics. ~ Handy Guide to Science

It would be a poor thing to be an atom in a universe without physicists, and physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an atom’s way of knowing about atoms. ~ George Wald

The microwave oven is the consolation prize in our struggle to understand physics. ~ Jason Love

I have had my results for a long time: but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them. ~ Karl Friedrich Gauss

When gravity calls, something falls. ~ J.L.W. Brooks

Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art. ~ Will Durant,

Science, in the very act of solving problems, creates more of them. ~ Abraham Flexner,

Science is always wrong. It never solves a problem without creating ten more. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Reason, Observation, and Experience – the Holy Trinity of Science. ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

There is no national science just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science. ~ Anton Chekhov

But in science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs. ~ Francis Darwin

It is the man of science, eager to have his every opinion regenerated, his every idea rationalized, by drinking at the fountain of fact, and devoting all the energies of his life to the cult of truth, not as he understands it, but as he does not yet understand it, that ought properly to be called a philosopher. ~Charles Peirce

The most remarkable discovery made by scientists is science itself. ~ Gerard Piel

Theory helps us bear our ignorance of facts. ~ George Santayana,

In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken," and then they actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn’t happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. ~ Carl Sagan

Physics isn’t a religion. If it were, we’d have a much easier time raising money. ~ Leon Lederman

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. ~ Eden Phillpotts,

Ah gravity, thou art a heartless bitch. ~ From the television show

My mother made me a scientist without ever intending to. Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school, "So? Did you learn anything today?" But not my mother. "Izzy," she would say, "did you ask a good question today?" That difference – asking good questions – made me become a scientist. ~ Isidor Isaac Rabi

The effort to reconcile science and religion is almost always made, not by theologians, but by scientists unable to shake off altogether the piety absorbed with their mother’s milk. ~ H.L. Mencken,

Scientists, therefore, are responsible for their research, not only intellectually but also morally. This responsibility has become an important issue in many of today’s sciences, but especially so in physics, in which the results of quantum mechanics and relativity theory have opened up two very different paths for physicists to pursue. They may lead us – to put it in extreme terms – to the Buddha or to the Bomb, and it is up to each of us to decide which path to take. ~ Fritjof Capra,

Not fact-finding, but attainment to philosophy is the aim of science. ~ Martin H. Fischer

There is no gravity. The earth sucks. ~ Graffito

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. ~ Isaac Asimov,

In every department of physical science there is only so much science, properly so-called, as there is mathematics. ~ Immanuel Kant

The scientist, by the very nature of his commitment, creates more and more questions, never fewer. Indeed the measure of our intellectual maturity, one philosopher suggests, is our capacity to feel less and less satisfied with our answers to better problems. ~ G.W. Allport,

The improver of natural science absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, scepticism is the highest of duties: blind faith the one unpardonable sin. ~ Thomas Henry Huxley,

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics and chemistry. ~ H.L. Mencken, "Minority Report,"

Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science. ~Edwin Powell Hubble,

I think science has enjoyed an extraordinary success because it has such a limited and narrow realm in which to focus its efforts. Namely, the physical universe. ~ Ken Jenkins

No one should approach the temple of science with the soul of a money changer. ~ Thomas Browne

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate. ~ Henry J. Tillman

A biophysicist talks physics to the biologists and biology to the physicists, but then he meets another biophysicist, they just discuss women. ~ Author Unknown

Nature composes some of her loveliest poems for the microscope and the telescope. ~ Theodore Roszak,

There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact. ~ Mark Twain,

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. ~ Adam Smith

, Science is a cemetery of dead ideas. ~ Miguel de Unamuno,

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That’s funny…" ~ Isaac Asimov

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective. ~ Edward Teller

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing. ~ Wernher Von Braun

Science does not know its debt to imagination. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them. ~ William Lawrence Bragg

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men. ~ Jean Rostand

Scientists should always state the opinions upon which their facts are based. ~ Author Unknown

That theory is worthless. It isn’t even wrong! ~ Wolfgang Pauli

Louise: "How did you get here?" Johnny: "Well, basically, there was this little dot, right? And the dot went bang and the bang expanded. Energy formed into matter, matter cooled, matter lived, the amoeba to fish, to fish to fowl, to fowl to frog, to frog to mammal, the mammal to monkey, to monkey to man, amo amas amat, quid pro quo, memento mori, ad infinitum, sprinkle on a little bit of grated cheese and leave under the grill till Doomsday." ~ From the movie

Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house. ~ Henri Poincaré,

A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation. ~ Max Gluckman,

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart. ~ Walter Lippmann

Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whenever science makes a discovery, the devil grabs it while the angels are debating the best way to use it. ~ Alan Valentine

Science is simply common sense at its best. ~ Thomas Huxley

Great scientific discoveries have been made by men seeking to verify quite erroneous theories about the nature of things. ~ Aldous Huxley

To know the history of science is to recognize the mortality of any claim to universal truth. ~ Evelyn Fox Keller,

The greatest discoveries of science have always been those that forced us to rethink our beliefs about the universe and our place in it. ~ Robert L. Park, in

The great men of science are supreme artists. ~ Martin H. Fischer

It is characteristic of science that the full explanations are often seized in their essence by the percipient scientist long in advance of any possible proof. ~ John Desmond Bernal,

Science is the topography of ignorance. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.,

Darwin has interested us in the history of nature’s technology. ~ Karl Marx,

Observations always involve theory. ~ Edwin Hubble

The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this special attribute, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music. ~ Lewis Thomas

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he’s one who asks the right questions. ~Claude Lévi-Strauss,

Facts are not science – as the dictionary is not literature. ~ Martin H. Fischer

Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science. ~ Henry David Thoreau

I am compelled to fear that science will be used to promote the power of dominant groups rather than to make men happy. ~ Bertrand Russell,

Physics is mathematical not because we know so much about the physical world, but because we know so little; it is only its mathematical properties that we can discover. ~ Bertrand Russell

For every fact there is an infinity of hypotheses. ~ Robert M. Pirsig,

Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue. ~Robert K. Merton,

The whole history of physics proves that a new discovery is quite likely lurking at the next decimal place. ~ F.K. Richtmeyer

The quantum is that embarrassing little piece of thread that always hangs from the sweater of space-time. Pull it and the whole thing unravels. ~ Fred Alan Wolfe,

The doubter is a true man of science; he doubts only himself and his interpretations, but he believes in science. ~ Claude Bernard

In physics, you don’t have to go around making trouble for yourself – nature does it for you. ~ Frank Wilczek

There were two kinds of physicists in Berlin: on the one hand there was Einstein, and on the other all the rest. ~ Rudolph Ladenburg

Even if the open windows of science at first make us shiver after the cozy indoor warmth of traditional humanizing myths, in the end the fresh air brings vigor, and the great spaces have a splendor of their own. ~ Bertrand Russell,

Science is the record of dead religions. ~ The Oscariana of Oscar Fingall O’Flaherty Will Wilde [1856-1900] for George Bernard Shaw

Free Self Discovery Quotes

The contemplative life is often miserable. One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live. ~Nicolas Chamfort

The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while and watch your answers change. ~ Richard Bach

There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms. ~ George Eliot

Man can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as… from a lack of bread. ~ Richard Wright,

The truth is that it is natural, as well as necessary, for every man to be a vagabond occasionally. ~Samuel H. Hammond

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~ Anaïs Nin

The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose. ~ Richard Grant

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,

All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. ~ James Thurber

I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of. ~ Michel de Montaigne

If you don’t get lost, there’s a chance you may never be found. ~ Author Unknown

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. ~Henry David Thoreau

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. ~ George Moore

It is good to feel lost… because it proves you have a navigational sense of where "Home" is. You know that a place that feels like being found exists. And maybe your current location isn’t that place but, Hallelujah, that unsettled, uneasy feeling of lost-ness just brought you closer to it. ~ Erika Harris

If in the last few years you haven’t discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead. ~ Gelett Burgess

Endurance is frequently a form of indecision. ~ Elizabeth Bibesco,

Man never knows what he wants; he aspires to penetrate mysteries and as soon as he has, he wants to reestablish them. Ignorance irritates him and knowledge cloys. ~ Amiel,

The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. ~Muhammad Ali

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. ~ Wallace Stevens

One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star. ~ G.K. Chesterton, "The Logic of Elfland,"

If you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe? The things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions. ~ Author Unknown It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts. ~ K.T. Jong

I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself. ~ James Baldwin

There are chapters in every life which are seldom read and certainly not aloud. ~ Carol Shields

To the question of your life you are the answer, and to the problems of your life you are the solution. ~Joe Cordare

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. ~ Henry David Thoreau

No single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,

In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own. ~ Alice Walker

Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself. ~ William Butler Yeats

If you haven’t had at least a slight poetic crack in the heart, you have been cheated by nature. ~ Phyllis Battelle

Learning how to operate a soul figures to take time. ~ Timothy Leary

I’ve left Bethlehem and I feel free… I’ve left the girl I was supposed to be and some day I’ll be born. ~ Paula Cole

Resolve to be thyself; and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery. ~ Matthew Arnold, "Self-Dependence,"

To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet. ~ Charles Caleb Colton,

No one remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself. ~ Thomas Mann

Every one of us has in him a continent of undiscovered character. Blessed is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul. ~ Author Unknown

There’s a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside. ~ Pearl Bailey

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want. ~ Mark Twain

He who knows others is learned; He who knows himself is wise. ~ Lao-tzu,

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. ~ James A. Froude

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. ~ Alan Watts

Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark. ~ Zen Proverb

We are the products of editing, rather than authorship. ~ George Wald, "The Origin of Optical Activity,"

To be too conscious is an illness – a real thoroughgoing illness. ~ Fyodor Dostoevski

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. ~ Anaïs Nin

There are… things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. ~ Lucille Ball

Oh! that you could turn your eyes towards the napes of your necks, and make but an interior survey of your good selves. ~ William Shakespeare

Know thyself, or at least keep renewing the acquaintance. ~ Robert Brault

It’s terrifying to see someone inside of whom a vital spring seems to have been broken. It’s particularly terrifying to see him in your mirror. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering. ~ St. Augustine

When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before. ~ Clifton Fadiman

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. ~ Nelson Mandela

For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed. ~ Clifton Fadiman

Bypasses are devices that allow some people to dash from point A to point B very fast while other people dash from point B to point A very fast. People living at point C, being a point directly in between, are often given to wonder what’s so great about point A that so many people from point B are so keen to get there and what’s so great about point B that so many people from point A are so keen to get there. They often wish that people would just once and for all work out where the hell they wanted to be. ~ Douglas Adams,

Confusion now hath made his masterpiece. ~ William Shakespeare

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. ~Douglas Adams

We run away all the time to avoid coming face to face with ourselves. ~ Author Unknown

The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one’s opinion but rather to know it. ~ André Maurois

He not busy being born is busy dying. ~ Bob Dylan

It is a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I’m looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling. ~ Robert M. Pirsig

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. ~ Jean de La Fontaine

There is a limit to how much you can change to be liked for who you really are. ~ Robert Brault

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want. ~Ben Stein

Driving down the wrong road and knowing it, The fork years behind, how many have thought To pull up on the shoulder and leave the car Empty, strike out across the fields; and how many Are still mazed among dock and thistle, Seeking the road they should have taken? ~ Damon Knight,

Those who are brutally honest are seldom so with themselves. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. ~ Buddha

By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear. ~ George Herbert

Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something. ~ Carl G. Jung

We catch frightful glimpses of ourselves in the hostile eyes of others. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,

"Know thyself?" If I knew myself, I’d run away. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes. ~ Hugh Prather

And if you find everything as soon as you look for it, you find it in vain, you look for it in vain. ~Antonio Porchia,

You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart. ~ George Michael

To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying "Amen" to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to keep your soul alive. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen carefully. ~ Littlefoot’s mother,

You’re always in either first or fifth, but you know there’s a lot of great gears in between. ~ Tony to Angela on

If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life. ~ James A. Michener

It’s a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you can do that you’ve forgotten about. ~ Alan Ball,

One’s own self is well hidden from one’s own self; of all mines of treasure, one’s own is the last to be dug up. ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

If you’re not a rebel by the age of twenty, you’ve got no heart, but if you haven’t turned establishment by thirty, you’ve got no brains. ~ Swimming with Sharks

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. ~ Confucius

Your distress about life might mean you have been living for the wrong reason, not that you have no reason for living. ~ Tom O’Connor

In order to judge properly, one must get away somewhat from what one is judging, after having loved it. This is true of countries, of persons, and of oneself. ~ André Gide

You cannot fully understand your own life without knowing and thinking beyond your life, your own neighborhood, and even your own nation. ~ Johnnetta Cole

There’s more than one answer to these questions Pointing me in a crooked line. And the less I seek my source for some definitive The closer I am to fine. ~ Indigo Girls

A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything. ~ Samuel Johnson,

No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious. ~ George Bernard Shaw

There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives. ~Josephine Hart

God, why do I storm heaven for answers that are already in my heart? Every grace I need has already been given me. Oh, lead me to the Beyond within. ~ Macrina Wieherkehr

Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal. ~ Russell Lynes

[L]ife ceases to be a fraction and becomes an integer. ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick,

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. ~ Lorraine Hansberry,

Truth hurts – not the searching after; the running from! ~ John Eyberg

A man’s growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I… recommend to every one of my Readers, the keeping a Journal of their Lives for one Week, and setting down punctually their whole Series of Employments during that Space of Time. This kind of Self-Examination would give them a true State of themselves, and incline them to consider seriously what they are about. One Day would rectifie the Omissions of another, and make a Man weigh all those indifferent Actions, which, though they are easily forgotten, must certainly be accounted for. ~Joseph Addison

It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient one, too. ~ H.W. Shaw

For souls in growth, great quarrels are great emancipators. ~ Logan Pearsall Smith

Few people know so clearly what they want. Most people can’t even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a fountain. ~ Barbara Kingsolve

Living is being born slowly. It would be a little too easy if we could borrow ready-made souls. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,

If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven’t been born yet. ~ Neil Simon

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. ~Oscar Wilde

That’s the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they’ve been all along. ~ Madeleine L’Engle

Just as we outgrow a pair of trousers, we outgrow acquaintances, libraries, principles, etc., at times before they’re worn out and times – and this is the worst of all – before we have new ones. ~ G.C. Lichtenberg

There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

You will never come up against a greater adversary than your own potential, my young friend. ~Michael Piller and Michael Wagner,

"Know thyself" – a maxim as pernicious as it is odious. A person observing himself would arrest his own development. Any caterpillar who tried to "know himself" would never become a butterfly. ~André Gide,

Real birthdays are not annual affairs. Real birthdays are the days when we have a new birth. ~ Ralph Parlette

If you aren’t sure who you are, you might as well work on who you want to be. ~ Robert Brault

Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier. ~Barbara Kingsolver,

Readjusting is a painful process, but most of us need it at one time or another. ~ Arthur Christopher Benson

When your heart speaks, take good notes. ~ Judith Campbell

Like an old gold-panning prospector, you must resign yourself to digging up a lot of sand from which you will later patiently wash out a few minute particles of gold ore. ~ Dorothy Bryant

Everyone is born a king, and most people die in exile. ~ Oscar Wilde,

Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality. ~ Erich Fromm

Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves. ~ Robert Neelly Bellah,

We have five senses in which we glory and which we recognize and celebrate, senses that constitute the sensible world for us. But there are other senses – secret senses, sixth senses, if you will – equally vital, but unrecognized, and unlauded. ~ Oliver Sacks

There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it. ~ Elizabeth A. Behnke

God hides things by putting them all around us. ~ Author Unknown

I think that wherever your journey takes you, there are new gods waiting there, with divine patience – and laughter. ~ Susan M. Watkins

Quality begins on the inside… and then works its way out. ~ Bob Moawad

People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates. ~ Thomas Szasz, "Personal Conduct,"

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself. ~ Alan Alda

Never mind searching for who you are. Search for the person you aspire to be. ~ Robert Brault

Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor. ~ Dr. Alexis Carrel

The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart. ~ Julien Green

Free popular Self Quotes

Man is never alone. Acknowledged or unacknowledged, that which dreams through him is always there to support him from within. ~ Laurence van der Post

We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be. ~ Jane Austen

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. ~ Mark Twain,

The only man we have any respect for, is he who uses all the endowment he has, and uses it until he bleeds. ~ Martin H. Fischer

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are. ~ Confucius

There are at least two kinds of cowards. One kind always lives with himself, afraid to face the world. The other kind lives with the world, afraid to face himself. ~ Roscoe Snowden

So you are lean and mean and resourceful and you continue to walk on the edge of the precipice because over the years you have become fascinated by how close you can walk without losing your balance. ~ Attributed to Richard M. Nixon

The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge. ~ Eckhart

Self-destruction is the effect of cowardice in the highest extreme. ~ Daniel Defoe

My life has been one great big joke, A dance that’s walked, A song that’s spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke, When I think about myself. ~ Maya Angelou

What other dungeon is so dark as one’s own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one’s self. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne,

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. ~ Agnes Repplier

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am. ~ Sylvia Plath

In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be the gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

The words "I am" are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to. The thing you’re claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you. ~ A.L. Kitselman

People wish to be settled: only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,

You have the Answer. Just get quiet enough to hear it. ~ Pat Obuchowski

Your soul is all that you possess. Take it in hand and make something of it! ~ Martin H. Fischer

The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss – an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc. – is sure to be noticed. ~ The Sickness Unto Death

We are sure to be losers when we quarrel with ourselves; it is civil war. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

At some point in my life, I swallowed a Sun. And now it dawns and sets in my belly. ~ Erika Harris

My heart filled with love, flowing over with joy, my own little drum that I like to march by! ~ Gunda Fijnje-Nolan

A man is ever apt to contemplate himself out of all proportion to his surroundings. ~ Christina G. Rossetti

The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual – namely to You. ~ Walt Whitman,

You are your own judge. The verdict is up to you. ~ Astrid Alauda

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book shown to him by heart, and his friends can only read the title. ~ Virginia Woolf

One cannot spend forever sitting and solving the mysteries of one’s history. ~ Lemony Snicket

Sometimes at night I light a lamp so as not to see. ~ Antonio Porchia,

There comes a morning in life when you wake up a new person; that is to say, you wake up the same person but you realize it’s your own fault. ~ Robert Brault

It is often hard to bear the tears that we ourselves have caused. ~ Marcel Proust

The naïve follow their hearts. The wise lead with their hearts. ~ Author Unknown

At this very moment, you may be saying to yourself that you have any number of admirable qualities. You are a loyal friend, a caring person, someone who is smart, dependable, fun to be around. That’s wonderful, and I’m happy for you, but let me ask you this: are you being any of those things to yourself? ~ Phillip C. McGraw,

A wise man never loses anything if he have himself. ~ Michel de Montaigne

The finest thing in the world is knowing how to belong to oneself. ~ Michel de Montaigne,

Your heart knows your song, but you have to be willing to listen to the words. ~ Sue Rock

All men are sculptors, constantly chipping away the unwanted parts of their lives, trying to create their idea of a masterpiece. ~ Eddie Murphy

We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us. ~ W.B. Yeats

A bud can be beautiful, a work of art even. But I’m finding it simply can’t compare to the openness of the blossom. Looking for my sun. ~ Jeb Dickerson

Present yourself always As who you would be, And that is the person The world will see. ~ Robert Brault

Who has not sat, afraid, before his own heart’s curtain? ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,

What we do flows from who we are. ~ Paul Vitale

We do not deal much in facts when we are contemplating ourselves. ~ Mark Twain

Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny. ~ Eric Hoffer,

The bright shining only reflects back to myself, my own light blinding me. I can’t see the world and they can’t see me. ~ Anna Chrisrest

The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course. ~ Michelangelo

Do what you must, And your friends will adjust. ~ Robert Brault

Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past. ~ H.F. Hedge

My heart beat, beats me senselessly, Why’s everything gotta be so intense with me… ~ Katy Perry

There is nothing noble about being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self. ~ Hindustani Proverb

Renew thyself completely each day; do it again, and again, and forever again. ~ Chinese inscription cited by Thoreau in Walden

Almost always it is the fear of being ourselves that brings us to the mirror. ~ Antonio Porchia,

I loathe the expression "What makes him tick." It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm. ~ James Thurber

My life should be unique; it should be an alms, a battle, a conquest, a medicine. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,

No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys. ~ Doug Horton

When I look for my existence I do not look for it in myself. ~ Antonio Porchia,

The power inside you is energy amplified. ~ Claire Todae

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

It’s like, at the end, there’s this surprise quiz: am I proud of me? I gave my life to become the person I am right now! Was it worth what I paid? ~ Richard Bach

My flag is raised high today. For others to see, sure. But more so to find which way my wind is blowing. Almost time to chart a course. ~ Jeb Dickerson

Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man – the biography of the man himself cannot be written. ~ Mark Twain,

Misfortunes one can endure – they come from outside, they are accidents. But to suffer for one’s own faults – ah! there is the sting of life. ~ Oscar Wilde,

One’s only real life is the life one never leads. ~ Oscar Wilde

A criminal becomes a popular figure because he unburdens in no small degree the consciences of his fellow man, for now they know once more where evil is to be found. ~ Carl G. Jung

When the fight begins within himself, a man’s worth something. ~ Robert Browning

Many a one cannot loosen his own fetters, but is nevertheless his friend’s emancipator. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The man that shows off, to that one who wants to convince of his value is to himself. ~ Doménico Cieri Estrada

Some things become so completely our own that we forget them. ~ Antonio Porchia,

It is not impossibilities which fill us with the deepest despair, but possibilities which we have failed to realize. ~ Robert Mallett,

Up to a point a man’s life is shaped by environment, heredity, and movements and changes in the world about him. Then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing he wishes to be. Only the weak blame parents, their race, their times, lack of good fortune, or the quirks of fate. Everyone has it within his power to say, "This I am today; that I will be tomorrow." ~ Louis L’Amour

There is luxury in self-reproach…. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us. ~ Oscar Wilde

Take the time to come home to yourself every day. ~ Robin Casarjean

If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain. ~ André Maurois

That’s the thing about needs. Sometimes when you get them met, you don’t need them anymore. ~Michael Patrick King,

Alexandros of Antioch took a block of marble and chiseled away from it everything that was not his masterpiece, the Venus de Milo. If you will chisel away one fault from your character every day, you may discover - a) that you’re actually a statue of Margaret Thatcher. b) that you’re still just a block of marble. c) that there are pigeon droppings on your shoes. d) that you, too, are a hidden masterpiece. ~ Robert Brault

There is as much difference between us and ourselves as between us and others. ~ Michel de Montaigne

Reputation is in itself only a farthing candle, of a wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit. ~ James Russell Lowell

The only person you should ever compete with is yourself. You can’t hope for a fairer match. ~ Todd Ruthman

If we cannot be happy and powerful and prey on others, we invent conscience and prey on ourselves. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Unjust. How many times I’ve used that word, scolded myself with it. All I mean by it now is that I don’t have the final courage to say that I refuse to preside over violations against myself, and to hell with justice. ~ Lillian Hellman

Only you can set you free. ~ Living Colour

I say me, knowing all the while it’s not me. ~ Samuel Beckett,

Everything that I bear within me bound, is to be found somewhere else free. ~ Antonio Porchia,

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh, at yourself. ~ Ethel Barrymore

Daily I learn – sometimes painfully, other times with glee – that mine is a path never meant to be paved. ~ Jeb Dickerson

I am my own heaven and hell! ~ J.C.F. von Schiller

Most often, walking alone with my shadow is how I find my answer, the result of gathering together all agreeable parties. ~ Robert Brault

Falling, falling, falling, falling down. Look yourself in the eye before you drown. ~ Emily Saliers, "Center Stage,"

We must be our own before we can be another’s. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul. ~ Henry Van Dyke,

We are all primary numbers divisible only by ourselves. ~ Jean Guitton

We sometimes feel that we have been really understood, but it was always long ago, by someone now dead. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,

The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Every man has a mob self and an individual self, in varying proportions. ~ D.H. Lawrence,

To wash one’s hair, make one’s toilet, and put on scented robes; even if not a soul sees one, these preparations still produce an inner pleasure. ~ Sei Shonagon

Think positively about yourself…. ask God who made you to keep on remaking you. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Each of us is something of a schizophrenic personality, tragically divided against ourselves. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.,

I was right not to be afraid of any thief but myself, who will end by leaving me nothing. ~ Katherine Anne Porter

Looking back, you realize that a very special person passed briefly through your life, and that person was you. It is not too late to become that person again. ~ Robert Brault


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