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Humanities 100

 

 

 

Curiosity

 

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
One cannot help but be in awe
when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.
It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day.
Never lose a holy curiosity.
-----Albert Einstein

 

There is no mistake so great
as the mistake of not going on.
-----John Wooden

 

Humanity’s deepest desire for knowledge
is justification for our continuing quest.
-----Stephen Hawking

 

A Universe that is unknowable
is no fit place for a thinking being.
-----Carl Sagan

 

I do not want the public to see the world they live in while in Disneyland.
I want them to feel they are in another world.
-----Walt Disney

 

Some people plan to become immortal through their children.
I plan to become immortal by not dying.
-----Woody Allen

 

 

Success

 

If hard work is the key to success,
most people would rather pick the lock.
-----John Wooden

 

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

 

Success is the ongoing process of striving to become more.
It is the opportunity to continually grow within yourself while contributing in some positive way to others.
The road to success is always under construction.
It is a progressive course, not an end to be reached
-----Anthony Robbins

 

Talent will get you to the top,
but it takes character to keep you there.
-----John Wooden

 

Believe me!
The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life
is to live dangerously.
-----Frederick Nietzche

 

Do or do not. There is no try.
-----George Lucas

 

Don’t look back. It might be gaining on you.
-----Shechtal Paige

 

A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting.
-----Abraham Maslow

 

 

Experience and Work

 

The most permanent lessons in morals are those which comenot of booky teaching,
but of experience.
-----Mark Twain

 

Two of the most important qualities we can have in this life
are hard work and love.
If you are lucky enough to love your work,
how great your reward.
-----Sigmund Freud

 

The difference between good and great is just a little extra effort.
-----John Wooden

 

Life is what passes you by
when you are doing other things.
-----John Lennon

 

The world considers me lazy because I do not earn bread.
The world expects of me that I should measure up to its standard of strength,
which means that if I got a job for eight hours of office work...I should be a man.
-----B.F. Skinner

 

Progress comes from the intelligent use of experience.
-----John Wooden

 

Individual and Society

 

It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion;
it is easy in solitude to live after our own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
-----Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

When walking in open territory, bother no one.
If someone bothers you, ask him to stop.
If he does not stop, destroy him.
-----Anton Lavey

 

Hell must be a pretty interesting place,
otherwise, they wouldn’t work so hard to keep us all out.
-----Al Capone

 

Men have become the tools of their tools.
-----Henry David Thoreau

 

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile,
hoping it will eat him last.
-----Winston Churchill

 

Do not take that which does not belong to you
unless it is a burden to the other person,
and he cries out to be relieved.
-----Anton Lavey

 

The man who goes alone can start today,
but he who travels with another must wait
till the other is ready.
-----Henry Thoreau

 

If you are not a liberal at 20, you have no heart
And if you are not a conservative at 40, you have no head.
-----Winston Churchill

 

 

Wisdom

 

Wise Leader is like water.
-----Tao Te Ching

 

A wise man will hear and increase learning,
And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel.
-----Proverbs 1:5

 

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom:
and with all thy getting,  get understanding.
-----Proverbs 4:7

 

Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace;
when he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.
-----Proverbs 17:28

 

The mind as the master over every kind of fortune
itself acts in both ways being the cause of its own happiness and misery.
-----Seneca

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