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Quotes Part Two

The following post is a collection of quotes meant to give you pause and meditate. Hopefully you find some value and inspiration (after all, that is the title of this website).

Dreams

“All the experts are experts on what was. There is no expert on what will be.”                                                 -David Ben Gurion

“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask is a fool forever.”                                         -Chinese Proverb

“If you will it, it is no dream.”                                                                                                                                       -Theodor Herzl

“The beginning of wisdom is awe and the beginning of awe is wonder.”                                                           -Abraham Joshua Heschel

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”                                                                                   -Audrey Hepburn

Life Philosophy

“Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.”                                                                                         -Henry David Thoreau

“We rise by lifting others.”                                                                                                                                           -Robert Ingersoll

“You only live once. But if you do right, that’s all you need.”                                                                                 -Mae West

“Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.”                                                                                                     -Louis D. Brandeis

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.”                                                                                                     -Anne Frank

“Talking comes by nature, silence by wisdom.”                                                                                                       -Yiddish Proverb

Empowerment

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate but that we are powerful beyond measure.”                     -Marianne Williamson

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”                 -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We know what we are, but not what we may be.”                                                                                                 -William Shakespeare

“Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout.”                                                                                             -Morihei Ueshiba

“Better one day as a lion than a hundred as a sheep.”                                                                                           -Italian Proverb

Accumulation

I realize that certain types of clutter really bother me while I recognize other types as the creative seeding necessary for great ideas. This summer, as I was preparing for college, I decided that I wanted to purge all the contents of my closet, leaving no survivors. Of course, my mother got in my way and prevented me from the veritable genocide I was about wreak upon my clothes. Meanwhile, in another corner of my room was a desk buried in years worth of scrap papers, personal notes, sketches, thoughts, and heavily annotated books.                                                Now don’t get me wrong; had that desk been covered in blank scrap paper I would have considered it clutter and unceremoniously disposed of it. For some reason, I am able to see past the substance of the clutter and value my thoughts and the memories associated with the mess. Life’s value comes from the people we share it with. Don’t buy things, seek experiences.” This is truly a great aspiration to live by.