Inspirational quotes of wisdom

"You know... everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."
---Will Rogers

"When all think alike, no one is thinking."
---Walter Lippmann

"A student should not be taught more than he can think about."
---Alfred North Whitehead

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."
---Thomas Jefferson

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."
---Sherlock Holmes

"Love truth but pardon error."

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.
-- unknown

"Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them, but like the seafarer, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny."
-- paraphrase of Carl Schurz

"Knowledge is proud that she knows so much; Wisdom is humble that she knows no more."
-- Cowper

"I know not how I may seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small, bright pebble to content myself with."
-- Plato...427-347 bc

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Credit belongs to the man who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly...
-- paraphrase of Theodore Roosevelt

Self esteem comes from trying to do something no matter how small, and then accomplishing it.
-- Sheri Lewis

Education is more than the filling of a pail, it is also the lighting of a fire.
-- adaption of a quote of William Butler Yeats

"Keeping in touch with childhood memories keeps us believing in life’s simplest pleasures like a rainy afternoon, a swingset, and a giant puddle to play in."
-- Chrissy Ogden

"Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better."
-- George Santayana

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."
-- Dale Carnegie

"Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away."
-- Carl Sandburg "Poetry Considered"

"We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true."
-- Woodrow Wilson

"It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up. "
-- Muhammad Ali

"Your success and happiness lie in you. ...Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties."
-- Helen Keller

"Luck is preparation meeting opportunity."
-- attributed to Coach Darrel Royal and also Oprah Winfrey

"One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike - and yet it is the most precious thing we have."
-- Albert Einstein

Toilers lament -- Nobody notices what I do until I don't do it.

"If your plan is for one year, plant rice.
If your plan is for one hundred years, educate children."

-- Confucius

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
-- Eden Phillpotts
The influence of Alexander the Great, Julius Ceasar and all the great conquerors is not so great as the influence of Plato, Aristotle, Newton and all the great thinkers.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

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