Inspirational quotes and words

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Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
Albert Einstein
“I am not a mechanism, an assembly of various sections.
And it is not because the mechanism is working wrongly, that I am ill.
I am ill because of wounds to the soul, to the deep emotional self,
and the wounds to the soul take a long, long time, only time can help
and patience, and a certain difficult repentance
long difficult repentance, realization of life’s mistake, and the freeing oneself
from the endless repetition of the mistake
which mankind at large has chosen to sanctify.”
DH Lawrence

“Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind.
To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all.”
Buddha

…When people have light in themselves, it will shine out from them.
Then we get to know each other as we walk together in the darkness,
without needing to pass our hands over each other’s faces,
or to intrude into each other’s hearts.
Albert Schweitzer

Yes! I know from whence I came!
Ever hungry like the flame,
Glowing I consume myself.

Light shines forth from all I seize.
Coal remains of all I leave.
Flame, I am indeed!
Ecce Homo – Friedrich Nietzsche

Man has his being in truth — if he sacrifices truth he sacrifices himself. Whoever betrays truth betrays himself. It is not a question of lying, but of acting against one’s conviction.
Novalis

And the reason why all men honor love, is because it looks up and not down; aspires and not despairs.
Emerson

I know now that the world is not filled with strangers.
It is full of other people – waiting only to be spoken to.
Beth Day

“The meaning of human life is the establishment
of the kingdom of God on earth. And that means
the replacement of the egoistical, hating, dictatorial
and irrational things with a life of
brotherhood, freedom and reason.

Leo Tolstoy

“We do not become free by refusing to
acknowledge something above us, but by
respecting something above us.”

Goethe

I know now that the world is not filled with strangers.
It is full of other people – waiting only to be spoken to.
Beth Day

I am not I.
I am this one
walking beside me whom I do not see,
whom at times I manage to visit,
and whom at other times I forget;
who remains calm and silent while I talk,
and forgives, gently, when I hate,
who walks where I am not,
who will remain standing when I die.

by Juan Ramon Jimenez


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